World Dance is joyful, natural, free movement to world beat rhythms. It benefits body, mind and soul and is an effective tool for personal growth. As easy as rhythmic walking or as complex as ecstatic dancing, it is adaptable to any age or ability. World Dance provides: alignment, flexibility, balance, strength, control, therapeutic release, self-esteem, body awareness, grounding, healing, fitness and FUN!

Roberta Meilleur founded World Dance in 1987 from her background in African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Latin movements. Born as a way of inspiring people to access the joy in rhythmic dance, World Dance is also the dream of people of the world dancing in joy, unity and peace.

World Dance is available through workshops, a book and DVDs.

“Through World Dance I know my bones are healthier, my toes are tappier, my torso is looser, my hair is bouncier, my mind is saner and my life is happier. I want to be doing it when I’m 80.”
Elinore Harwood, Clinical Psychologist

“World Dance goes beyond just simple exercise and dance. It is a life-affirming form of therapy. Frequent doses of World Dance contribute to balance, well-being, healing and growth.”
Heather McNeil, M.S.W. Counselor

“The movement, the rhythm, the people with their smiles and energy can only rub off in a good way on everyone who participates.”
Elaine Kerr, O.D.

“Inspires not only freedom of the body to move but also freedom of the spirit to move.”
Maxine Zalkow, Participant



World Dance workshops loosen, uplift, energize, inform and celebrate. They incorporate the whole body and include stretching, body awareness, plenty of dance and play. They are adaptable to any time frame from 30 minutes to 3 days and can include, or focus on, African, Bellydance or Latin movements.

Client Comments

“I had a chance to review the evaluations and they were MARVELOUS! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as the participants did.”
Julie McNeney, The Fitness Group

“World Dance was the perfect ending to a day that involved a lot of sitting! Your enthusiasm and energy are absolutely contagious… exactly the kind of ‘fun finale’ we were looking for.”
Judy Atkinson, Anne Taylor, Georges O. Vanier Secondary School

“You were energizing and inspirational and ‘just right’ for the finishing touch...”
Elaine Harvey, Comox Valley Community Health Council



World Dance: A Joyful Path to Free Movement and Personal Growth
by Roberta Meilleur
© 2001, Free & Footloose Publications

Awaken your bones and being with this one-of-a-kind, transform-your-life book. It’s a free-movement manual, a rhythmical-play workbook, a natural dance recipe book and a body awareness guidebook.

Over 200 pages and illustrations guide participants towards movement joy. Chapters on body safety, stretching, loosening and control set the stage for basic as well as advanced dance information. Music lists, comments from participants, a chapter on problem-solving and a summary dance chart add everything else but the sound system.

“Roberta Meilleur’s expertise from years of teaching natural movement and dance is evident in her easily accessible and highly readable book. A must for anyone interested in learning to know their body and celebrate it joyfully.”
Tanis Helliwell, Founder, International Institute of Transformation, Author of “Take Your Soul to Work”



World Dance DVDs safely and thoroughly guide participants through the key ingredients for natural, joyful movement and dance. They are beneficial as individual programs as well as a series, and are designed as companions to the World Dance book. Each DVD is approximately 40 minutes.

1: Stretches
World Dance Stretches open the body fully in preparation for free, joyous movement. They are also excellent for maintaining flexibility, healing back pain, establishing body awareness, correcting alignment, unblocking energy and contributing to an overall sense of well-being.

2: Isolation Movements
World Dance Isolation Movements establish the necessary muscle control to enhance natural movement and to inspire joyful dance. From head to toe, each body part learns to move independently and rhythmically, increasing range of motion, body vocabulary, creative choices and dancing pleasure.

3: Dance Basics
World Dance Basics are the building blocks of natural dance. When learned and combined, these simple movements and rhythms lead to greater dancing joy and feelings of upliftment. Includes tips for undoing foot tangles (a.k.a. the ‘two-left-feet’ syndrome).

DVDs are $25 individually or $72 for the set of three.

To order the World Dance Book or DVDs contact:

Roberta Meilleur
Phone: (250) 334-0963
Email: info@RobertaMeilleur.com

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