Ecstatic Dance
January 31 (Friday) at 8:00 pm

Abbi Blanton
Class length
1 hour 30 minutes
Ecstatic dance is a conscious dance space where we dance to express, not to impress. It's about moving in a way that feels good to you. We try to get out of our heads and into our bodies and hearts through movement to music. There's no doing it wrong.

The music will start gently. People often stretch and warm up in the beginning. Loosely following Gabrielle Roth's 5 rhythms (flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, stillness), the music will build in intensity, peak, and then come back down, ending in stillness.

Some guidelines:

The dance floor is a non-verbal space:
We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways. This does not mean non-vocal. You can use your voice, just not for talking.

The dance floor is a place of respect and safety:
Ecstatic Dance has been created as a safe container, whether we’re dancing alone or with others. Ecstatic Dance is contact-friendly, but keep in mind that we all have different levels of comfort when it comes to being approached and touched. Please be mindful and make sure the way you approach other dancers is resonant with them. If somebody offers you a shared dance and you are not interested, simply give them a bow with hands at your heart to say, “no thank you”.

The dance floor is sober:
Please refrain from drugs and alcohol.

Please keep the dance floor free from:
Talking, street shoes, photos, videos, and scents.

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