Ecstatic Dance is a a global network of freeform conscious dance gatherings for connection and community through movement and music. Ecstatic Dance gatherings are thriving globally in places such as San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, New York, Hawaii, Amsterdam, and Ibiza, to name just a few!
And now it's time for the DC conscious dance tribe to blossom fully...
Ecstatic Dance DC (EDDC) is a community that is stoked about getting great exercise while liberating the mind and heart; connecting with self and with others in a vibrant, healthy space. We're excited about moving in organic and inventive ways that reflect how we feel, not how anyone else tells us to move.
Dress to sweat + move to heal. No booze, no shoes, no chit-chat on the dance floor. We come to move, play and drop the persona. There are spaces available for rest, stretching, mediation and connecting with others in conversation outside the dance floor.
The journey is guided by music that has an ambient, ethereal start and explores various tempos, emotions and themes to an intense crescendo and gentle return to soft stillness. Setlists feature a blend of high quality, recently released electronic dance music, world rhythms, funk, groove, jazz, throwbacks and hip-hop, depending on the personal flair of the guest DJ. Check out the Ecstatic Dance Official Souncloud for similar sets!
Come and go as you please! You're encouraged to dive deep and welcome to stay throughout the entire experience, however it's not required. You may join just for the dance. All ages are welcome!
8:45am Doors open
9-10am Feldenkrais Method warm-up with Seth Dellinger
10am-12:00pm Ecstatic Dance journey curated by DJ Nerio
12:00-12:15pm Violin sound healing with Danielle Waldman
12:15-12:30pm Closing reflection circle
Reiki energy work with Zach Street
Bhava DC is a community organization rooted in DC and dedicated to producing transformational events to promote collective consciousness and connection. In partnership with the Dance Loft on 14, we're bringing you the first ever wave of Ecstatic Dance in DC.
Stay connected with the growing Ecstatic Dance DC community and updated on our upcoming events via Ecstatic Dance DC Meetup and bhava DC Facebook page ... You can find more unique conscious dance events throughout DC on Conscious Dancer DC Meetup too!