“Take Your Dance Meds!” (release date TBA) is a digital dance class for healing on the mind-body-spirit levels. The class is appropriate for people of all levels of ability and disability, including you, even if you think you “can’t dance.” To make the class safe for participants, it will draw from the Dancing with Pain® method for natural pain relief – which has been featured in top media including the New York Times, ABC News, and Fox News.

There is a requested contribution of $5-$20, to support the time and energy that have gone into developing, producing, and promoting the class, and to honor the 16 years of experience, research, and knowledge that have gone into developing and teaching the Dancing with Pain® method. Contributions can be made on Venmo. No payment is required, however, so that everyone who needs the class can access it, regardless of financial circumstances.

Dancing with Pain® method founder Loolwa Khazzoom is the producer and facilitator for this class. The class is being offered in honor of her mother, visual artist EJ Khazzoom, who took her last breaths on July 16, 2019, as Loolwa held her tight. Sixteen years earler, when Loolwa discovered that she could heal chronic pain through dance, she had a hard time trusting her experience. Her mother, however, immediately recognized the power and potential of the method that Loolwa intuitively had created, and she regularly offered the refrain of encouragement, “Loolwa, dance!” Brainwashed by the medical system, however, and thinking she had to outsource her healthcare to the “experts,” Loolwa still had a hard time trusting herself, until her mother exclaimed one day, “Loolwa, you are the healer you have been seeking!” Following that, Loolwa began dancing every day, and sure enough, completely healed herself from chronic pain – to the point that she was able to bike up to 30 miles at a shot, pain-free.

The class playlist exclusively features original music by womxn musicians in the greater Seattle area – in particular, those who have healed themselves mentally, emotionally, and physically through music – and most of the songs were produced at Seattle studios as well. Below is the featured playlist, along with information about the artists and producers – including where to purchase the featured songs and how to tip the contributing musicians!

Song: Baruch Babeh
Artist: Shaddai
Producer: Mikkel Lee Meyers and Sean Sebastian

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Song: Dear Dolores
Artist: Mikkel Lee Meyers
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Song: Raven
Artist: Beth Whitney
Producer: Brandon Bee
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Song: It Is Enough
Artist: Gina Belliveau
Producer: Brandon Bee
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Song: Heart and Sky
Artist: Gretchen Yanover
Producer: Garrett Reynolds and Rachel Field
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Song: May You Be
Artist: Erika Lundahl
Producer: Dylan Fant and Issac Castillo
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Song: Anxious
Artist: Scarlet Parke
Producer: Elan Wright and Nima Skeemz 
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Song: Dam Dam
Artist: KPH Canary Collective
Producer: Ryan Oxford and Amy Dragon (Oregon)
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Song: Cancer Is My Engine
Artist: Iraqis in Pajamas
Producer: Sean Sebastian
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Song: Spent
Artist: Iraqis in Pajamas
Producer: Michael Springer
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Song: Time
Artist: La Fonda
Producer: Garrett Reynolds and Greg Calbi 
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Song: On a Clear Day
Artist: Jean Lenke
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Song: Mantra
Artist: Cynthia Alexander
Producer: Cynthia Alexander and Angelo Rozul (Phillipines)
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Song: Love Notes from Heaven
Artist: Rachel Nisbet
Producer: Joseph DeNatale
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Song: Pray for You
Artist: Branik
Producer: Trevor Jarvis and Hillary Reynolds (California)
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Song: Undertow
Artist: KPH Canary Collective
Producer: Peter Larkin (Virgina)
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