Ecstatic Dance is freeform movement — without verbal guidance — to dance in whatever ways feel good to you. Dancing solo or with partners are equally welcome.
Ecstatic Dance is an intentional music journey mixed by a live DJ. Each dance includes a period of gentle warm-up, peaks of ecstatic intensity, and resolves into peaceful stillness.
The music of Ecstatic Dance is characterized by the meeting of Conscious Dance with Modern Electronic Bass Music
Ecstatic Dance is held in an inspiring temple-like space with enough room for a critical mass of people (50-100++) with premium sound (including subwoofers to feel the music), an altar space for peaceful contemplation and puzzle / yoga mats to stretch on.
Ecstatic Dance seeks to build community connection in many ways, including circling together at the opening, mid dance, and/or closing of dance.
Ecstatic Dance is held to support a safe, healthy, clear-minded space (No alcohol or illegal drugs; everyone is expected to move with awareness & care & respect; no scents; no shoes except as needed for medical reasons). Also, Ecstatic Dance is held free of social distractions (no conversations, no cell phones, no photography, no videos)
Obviously yes, as long as you don’t harm anybody. Please follow these GUIDELINES OF CONSENT
1. OBSERVE YOURSELF.
What are you feelings? What makes you feel safe? You are free to move as you want, but please become aware of the way you move and make sure that you’re not affecting others in the same space.
2. WAIT FOR A CLEAR YES.
Please respect other dancers. If you want to get a physical contact, ask for permission before.No contact at first, until you receive a clear YES. If it’s not a clear Yes, then it’s a No. Please pay attention when somebody sets their boundaries.
3. CHOOSE FOR YOURSELF, SUGGEST TO OTHERS.
Please make suggestions for others, rather than choose for them.If anything, suggest and see how they respond.
4. EXIT WHEN YOU WANT.
Feel free to leave whenever you want to or dance even a portion of any song. It will be ok, if it’s ok for you
5. PLATONIC TOUCH ONLY.
If any sexual feeling could arise, please transform it into dance on the dance floor.
6. PLEASE DON’T FEEL OFFENDED FOR A “NO”.
Each of us has her/his own story, please don’t take a “no” personally.None could have a good experience if feeling uncomfortable, so please let it go. The dance floor is full of people to dance with, or maybe just meet yourself if you never tried.
7. BODY TALKING.
Just use your body to express your feelings (prayer hands or a palm up for “NO”). If you need to speak, please feel free to do it off the dance floor. You are doing them (and other people on the dance floor) a favor to express your concerns, boundaries, or correct their behavior if they have breached your consent.