Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance is the largest weekly conscious dance in the San Francisco Bay Area where people from all walks of life convene to celebrate life, to heal, to move and connect through dancing and music. The sacred space is enhanced through two very simple guidelines: “no talking on the dance floor” and “respect the space and one another.”

Sunday morning. Walk up the stairs. Notice the sunlight streaming through the windows onto the 8,000 sq ft sprung-wood dance floor at the Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the spacious home of Ecstatic Dance in Oakland. See kind faces of those you know and those you have yet to meet. Take a deep breath and relax into the flowing music. Visit the nondenominational altar. Glide back to the dance floor as the DJ begins to awaken the dancers with a stronger beat. Listen deeper to your heart, and hear the reflection in the music. Allow the music, the space, the people, to wash over you as the journey unfolds.

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