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MOVE . CONNECT . EXPRESS

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4 weekly dances!

Weekly indoor dancing resumes!
Continuing outdoors using silent disco headsets.

Monday Nights in Santa Cruz, CA
Ocean View Park (Outdoor)
5pm to 7pm

Wednesday Nights in Santa Cruz, CA
155 River St. (Indoor)
8pm to 10pm

Thursday Nights in Santa Cruz, CA
Ocean View Park (Outdoor)
5pm to 7pm

Saturday Aternoons in Santa Cruz, CA
Ocean View Park (Outdoor)
2pm to 4pm

Outdoor dances $10 cash per headset
Indoor dance $15 cash at the door
(BIPOC Scholarships available)

 

** Ecstatic 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!

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Curious about the music? Listen to a sample set HERE

Curious about the music? Listen to a sample set HERE

 
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photo N. Nelson
photo N. Nelson
photo A. Orion

10 REASONS TO MAKE THIS YOUR REGULAR

THE MANY BENEFITS OF FREEFORM MOVEMENT
  1. Have fun while staying in shape
  2. Create new friendships
  3. Enjoy more play and spontaneity in your life

  4. Studies prove dance makes you happier (fer realz)

  5. Build confidence and self-esteem

  6. Improve coordination and balance

  7. Deepen your connection with self

  8. Enhance memory and brain function (yep, studies prove this too!)

  9. Build healthy reflexes and responses to the unexpected

  10. 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). 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!

 

Wanna learn more?

(plus view the world-wide locator map!)

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Click on the image above to visit the official EcstaticDance.org website for more info on my dances as well as the rest of the global Ecstatic Dance community! There's an interactive map to locate dances all over the world as well as some of the history behind the "movement". You'll also find a helpful and well written description of Ecstatic Dance agreements and guidelines plus plenty of other items of interest. Want to start your own dance? Well there are resources for that too...and they're free!

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