EVENTS

Mar 21

Downtemple and Cacao

"Sounds from the Deep"

Saturday, March 21

7pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a not-to-be-missed edition of our monthly Edance gathering honoring our Oceans and the sentient song of Whales. Featuring authentic recordings mixed and blended with artistic interpretation, live musicians and a DJ will create an otherworldly, underwater soundscape combined with contemporary conscious bass music.

 

As with all our Downtemple nights you'll have plenty of time and space to relax and chill in our cozy zone. You are also welcome move and express through freeform dance in whatever ways you feel inspired. This is a Contact Improv friendly event (of course you are always at choice about connection!)

What really takes this to the next level is the use of some patented technology that we are blessed to have for this special event only. We'll be experiencing "super subs" that reproduce the ultra low frequencies that whales actually sing through the water and into each others bodies. Because of this highly specialized sound equipment, we get to feel it too...wow!

 

Opening cacao invocation by Samantha Stelk. Set your intention and enjoy this sacred beverage before diving below the surface. Doors open at 6:45pm. Cacao begins promptly at 7:15pm and no one will be admitted during the invocation.

 

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! Ages 14 and up only for this event.

Apr 18

O L O X

Saturday, Apr 18

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center

 

Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents an incredible evening of "Neoshamanism" and Ecstatic Dance. OLOX is the creative union between Andreas Jones and Zarina Kopyrina which is a fusion of heart rhythms and electronic sounds mixed with ethnic songs from the native Sakha people from Siberia characterized by animal, bird and deep nature vocals.

ZARINA was born in a small village in Sakha (arctic Siberia) and was three years old when she started to learn the language of the birds and animals. Her voice takes its breath from traditional Sakha culture and is truly an instrument. She is the creator of “arctic beatbox” - the reindeer breath and is the author of “Neoshamanic Healing.”

ANDREAS was born to a Greek-Armenian family of healers and musicians and was four years old the first time he played the drums. He is the creator of a unique drumming technique where one person can become a multi-instrumentalist. His vocals are rooted in ancient Armenian singing and Tibetan bon chanting.

This year, OLOX headlined Lucidity Festival, RelaxPansion, OmRising, Beloved and played multiple shows at Burning Man. OLOX also took part in the international forum Arctic Circle-2015 in Iceland and in the French-American Arctic expedition Pax Arctica (DeLong Islands) sponsored by the Prince Monaco Foundation.

 

$25 cash only at the door

$20 students/seniors

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! This is an ALL AGES event.

May 16

MANifest

Men's Drum and Dance

Saturday, May 16

7pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center

Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a potent offering for the embodied expression of the masculine. All men will be welcomed at this evening gathering.

 

A chance to move, connect, and express our masculine energy. A half hour drum circle leading into a facilitated movement exploration, and followed by some wild-ass dancing. A closing circle and meditation for integration.

 

Facilitation team and event details TBA.

$20 cash at the door only

$15 students/seniors

FREE to vets/active military

Ages 14 and up. Anyone who currently identifies as a man or has historically been treated as one is welcome. It is a smoke and scent free space. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to brotherhood, creativity, connection, sacredness, and expression!

Jun 20

K R 3 T U R E

Saturday, Jun 20

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a live DJ set by one of the best Ecstatic DJs/musicians/producers in the world. The one and only KR3TURE (Krikor Andonian) will be bringing his unparalleled magic to the dance floor for a two-hour, full spectrum journey.

KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and scientist from Santa Cruz, CA creating melodic bass music that bends genres and lifts spirits. His music inspires joy and movement in all creatures, big and small.

As always, one of the real treats will be the combination of original tracks, masterful remixes, and live instrumentation. Saxophone, guitar, harmonica, percussion, clarinet, accordion, all are possible at any time based on the mood of the moment.

 

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! This is an ALL AGES event.

July 18

Downtemple and Cacao

Saturday, July 18

7pm to 10pm

Held outdoors at private residence tba

 


Several times each year Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a luscious evening of downtempo beats and ambient soundscapes for you. Until we can return to the PCC this event will be held at a private residence tba. As with all our Downtemple nights you'll have plenty of time and space to relax and chill in our cozy zone. You are also welcome move and express through freeform dance in whatever ways you feel inspired. Though individual dance and movement is emphasized, this is is a Contact Improv friendly event. Of course you are always at choice about connection and we will have a group checkin about that. Gathering limited to 25 people.

Opening cacao invocation by Christina "White Wolf". Set your intention and enjoy this sacred beverage before diving below the surface. Doors open at 6:45pm. Cacao begins promptly at 7pm and no one will be admitted during the invocation.

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

Limited to 25 people max. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! Ages 14 and up only for this event.

Aug 15

Ecstatic Dance 80's Night

Saturday, Aug 15

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents our first ever 80's night! After many requests, we are finally doing it. Super stoked because the music of this era so informed my early love of dance. Can't wait to DJ this special journey for you all.

Need I say dress in costume?!?

 

— Costumes Encouraged! Neon colors, spandex, day-glo animal prints, ray bans, etc.

— Per the above, it’s still a shoeless thang so sorry no shoes on the dance floor.

— $5 off admission for everyone who dresses to fit the occasion!

— If you don’t wanna costume up for the theme that’s fine, too. Just come and dance in whatever!

$15 cash only at the door

$12 students/seniors

(local Edance passes accepted, no advance ticket sales)

 

This event will feature DJ Daniel Mollner serving up your 80's favorites featuring both original artists plus plenty of remixes. Be prepared for a few obscure surprises as well.

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! This is an ALL AGES event.

Sep 19

ED Conscious Hip Hop Night

Saturday, Sep 19

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center

 

Do you LOVE hip hop? Do you want to dance to conscious, inspiring lyrics and bootie-shakin' beats in an atmosphere of respect and consent? Yeah, us too ;-)


Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents an evening of Conscious Dance powered by the passion and vision of Hip Hop. Come move your body and BE moved by a mixture of live performance and DJ'd music with Makana Curtis and Daniel Mollner.

 

More Guest Artists to be announced!

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!!

 

This is an ALL AGES event.

Oct 17

Downtemple and Cacao

Saturday, Oct 17

7pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


Several times each year Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a luscious evening of downtempo beats and ambient soundscapes for you. As with all of our Downtemple nights, you'll have plenty of time and space to relax and chill in our cozy zone. You are also welcome move and express through freeform dance in whatever ways you feel inspired. This is a Contact Improv friendly event. And of course you are always at choice about connection!

 

Opening cacao invocation by Justin Polgar of Yes Cacao. Set your intention and enjoy this sacred beverage before diving below the surface. Doors open at 6:45pm. Cacao begins promptly at 7pm and no one will be admitted during the invocation.

 

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!!

 

Ages 14 and up only for this event.

Oct 31

5th Annual

Halloween Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, Oct 31

7pm to Midnight

Motion Pacific Studios

Announcing our 5th Annual Halloween Ecstatic Dance event! Mark your calendars, get your costumes ready, and prepare for more thrills, chills, and spookaliciousness than ever before on this very special night!!

Held in the same fantastic venue as the past two years with a main room for DJs, dance, and performances plus an upstairs space for connecting, food and drink, oracle readings, massage, and a chill zone.

 

Motion Pacific Studios in downtown Santa Cruz is located at 131 Front St.

 

Advance purchase begins October 1st with tiered pricing and early bird discounts.

Please hold the integrity of the conscious dance space on Halloween night as we gather together for celebration, connection, and creative expression on this special holiday - No substances.

Nov 21

Womxn DJs Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, Nov 21

7pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center

Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents an evening of empowerment, awareness, and celebration for the growing number of Womxn behind the decks at Ecstatic Dances all over the world!

 

DJs to be announced in the coming month, but be sure this will be a phenomenal night of talent, skill, devotion, transformation, and passion for the art and craft of DJing.

 

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 


This is an all ages event and ALL HUMANS ARE WELCOME. It is a smoke and scent free space. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to community, creativity, connection, sacredness, and expression!

 

Dec 19

Winter Solstice Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, Dec 19

7pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


At this special time of year, Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays at the PCC presents a unique and powerful edition of our monthly Edance gathering…a community gathering to move, meditate, sing, and make ceremony together.

All the basic Ecstatic Dance guidelines still apply, and...

— Portions of the evening will be facilitated.

— Some time will be spent in silence.

— Daniel will offer a one hour DJ'd journey

— Opportunity to join our voices in song

— Darkness to Light Candle Ceremony!

Guest artists and facilitators to be announced.

$20 cash only at the door

$15 students/seniors

 

All humans are welcome over the age of 14. This is a cell phone free environment so power off or silence them please. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to sacredness, respect, community, diversity, and consent!!

Dec 31

3rd Annual Ecstatic Dance

NYE Costume Ball

Thursday, Dec 31

8pm to 1am

The 418 Project

Ring in 2021 with the Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz Community! The evening will include:
-- 4 DJ Line-up
-- Two delightful spaces
-- Bass-filled sound system
-- Silent Disco
-- An intention-setting ritual
-- Body and face painting
-- Fire dancing & other special performances
-- Vegetarian snacks & food to keep your energy high
-- Midnight countdown ceremony

And much, much more! Advance purchase begins December 1st with tiered pricing and early bird discounts.

 

Please hold the integrity of the conscious dance space on New Year's Eve as we gather together for celebration, connection, and creative expression on this special day. This is a recreational drug and alcohol free space. No smoke/vape/scents/cell phone use.

Jan 9, 2021

2nd Saturdays Kickoff Event

Saturday, Jan 9

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center

** FREE TO ALL**

Announcing a shift to Ecstatic Dance 2nd Saturdays at the PCC!!! We start the New Year by shifting what has been our Ecstatic Dance 3rd Saturdays events to one week earlier each month. So just like in the past you can expect a monthly ED offering that expands and experiments with what Ecstatic Dance can be...just now we'll be doing that every 2nd Saturday from here on out.

We will be celebrating the "kickoff" of this new monthly timing with a FREE event designed to get you moving, connected, and fully expressed. Hosted and DJ'd by Daniel with guest artists TBA.

 

IMPT NOTE: 2nd Saturdays are a chance to stretch and play and grow our sense of what an Ecstatic Dance container can be. Sometimes these events are more social and party-like, sometimes they are facilitated, sometimes they are educational or awareness raising, and sometimes they are more ceremonial and spiritual in nature. Who knows, we are always experimenting!

FREE TO ALL ... Come feel the love and start the New Year off right!

 

This is an all ages event. Please help us make this a scent and cell phone free environment. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!!

Feb 13, 2021

Funkstatic Dance

Saturday, Feb 14

8pm to 10pm

Pacific Cultural Center


Ecstatic Dance 2nd Saturdays at the PCC presents a special edition of our monthly Edance gathering…an All-Funk version of the two hour dance journey that Ecstatic Dance is famous for. 

All the basic Ecstatic Dance guidelines still apply, and...

— Costumes Encouraged! Dress up in your funkified best.

— Per the above, it’s still a shoeless thang so sorry no platform shoes on the dance floor.

— $5 off admission for everyone who dresses to fit the occasion!

— If you don’t wanna costume up for the theme that’s fine, too. Just come and throw down in whatever!

$15 cash only at the door

$12 students/seniors

(local Edance passes accepted, no advance ticket sales)

 

Please join the Ecstatic Dance community for our third “Funkstatic Dance” raising the funk for your dancing pleasure. DJ pHonky cHicken (Daniel Mollner) will serve up the phunkalicious beatz featuring both original artists from back in the day plus plenty of remixes and new tracks from contemporary “funk influenced” producers.

 

This is a scent free and cell phone free environment. No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor. Yes to respect, community, diversity, and consent!! This is an ALL AGES event.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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