2 weekly dances!
An indoor dance with full sound system plus an outdoor dance using silent disco headsets that I provide. All are welcome, all are at choice. Each individual takes full responsibility for their own health and safety.
Wednesday Nights in Santa Cruz, CA
1010 Center Street (Indoor)
7pm to 9pm
Saturday Afternoons in Santa Cruz, CA
Ocean View Park (Outdoor)
2pm to 4pm
Outdoor dances $10 cash per headset
Indoor dance $20 cash at the door
(Discount passes and BIPOC Scholarships available)
** Dance Guidelines **
Be yourself, accept others.
Respect the space and everyone in it.
Yes to embodiment, creativity, and community! Please keep the dances drug/alcohol free and conversation off the dance floor!
Every BODY is unique.
All are welcome, especially People of Color, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Same-Gender Loving People, seniors, and neurodiverse. Whatever your shape, size, age, or ability you are welcome and wanted here!
photo N. Nelson
photo A. Orion
photo N. Nelson
10 REASONS TO MAKE THIS YOUR REGULAR
THE MANY BENEFITS OF FREEFORM MOVEMENT
Have fun while staying in shape
Create new friendships
Enjoy more play and spontaneity in your life
Studies prove dance makes you happier (fer realz)
Build confidence and self-esteem
Improve coordination and balance
Deepen your connection with self
Enhance memory and brain function (yep, studies prove this too!)
Build healthy reflexes and responses to the unexpected
Join a welcoming, conscious community of movers
WHAT TO EXPECT
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform movement space. Move however you wish. And you are always at choice about whether you want to dance solo or with other people.
You can expect a two-hour, DJ'd musical "journey". Music for the first 10-15 minutes is ambient and downtempo for you to arrive, warm up, and stretch as you like. The tempo begins to build gradually from there reaching a peak or catharsis in the second half of the dance. Afterwards the music comes down, softening and slowing towards the end for relaxation and rest as we conclude the dance. Listen to a sample journey HERE.
It is VERY important to me that dances feel reasonably safe and welcoming for ALL people…especially those who’ve been marginalized (LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, body type, neurodiverse, seniors). I ask everyone who comes to help me in making it so. I also ask for the willingness of traditionally marginalized people to come and dance with us as we improve and grow in this way!