Next Meetup

6:30 Hoop Class with Jennifer Ann, 7:30 DJ Rose, Drum Middle, 2nd Set Nina Coil
Dance Freedom: At 6:30 JenniferAnne will teach a hoop class. She is excellent at teaching simultaneously to all levels! She also brings a great selection of hoops for you to use. DJ Rose will play an eclectic song mix to hoop to. The first dance set starts at 7:30, you can practice hoop or dance your freestyle dance! At 8:50 there will be a drumming middle. Bring your drums, jingles, jangles or knocking sticks! At 9:15ish Nina Coil will DJ the second half. Such a deal! Dance Freedom believes that music and free style dance together are one of the most powerful vehicles for the expression of joy, creativity, human unity, as well as healing, and the experiencing of deeper consciousness, spirit and transformation At Dance Freedom we are experiencing the joy of dance and leaving behind the cultural expectation of social dancing being part of courting behavior. A dance is just a dance, a brief perfect moment in time, free yourself from expectations enjoy dancing alone, with a partner, or in a group. There is no wrong way to move. Dance Freedom is a weekly barefoot improvisational jam for for people who love to dance., continuously running for 50 years. In a drug, alcohol, and shoe-free environment. Holding a Safe and Sacred Space • Be curious, open, and accepting. Please suspend judgements of self or other • Refrain from talking on the dance floor. Take conversations to the library behind the DJ. • Move with care and awareness through the space. Help avoid collisions on the dance floor. • Be mindful of others’ personal boundaries. Dance Freedom is very contact-friendly, but we all have different levels of comfort when it comes to being approached and touched. Get enthusiastic non-verbal Consent before touching anyone. If you don't want to dance with someone, empower your no. One way is to bring your hands closed to your chest and bow in a gesture of 'no thank you’. · Wear a solo dance bracelet if you feel more comfortable dancing alone or if you want to select your own dance partners rather than being asked. • No taking pictures or video without explicit permission from those in the photo. • A White board is available for community announcements. Being with Our Music During the dance a very wide variety of music across different genres gets played . If there's a song that doesn't seem danceable at first, we invite you to be curious and try to discover it in your body. Or hold witness for how others are feeling the music. Or take a break to get some water and make a new friend. Just know that the music keeps changing, so something different is coming soon. We keep a comment book in the hall for feedback and requests for music from dancers. Before You Arrive •Be clear-minded. We dance free of alcohol and illegal substances. • Leave your shoes and cellphones off the dance floor. And please leave any valuables at home or safely hidden in your car. (Note: If you need shoes for foot health, we welcome soft-soled dance shoes that have not been worn outside.) • Please Bring a Dance Bag with your name on it. Use the bag to carry in your dance clothes and shoes and a water bottle, store your street clothes and shoes in it while you dance. Dancers can apply help with set-up or take-down or offer a middle, and get in free! It's a great chance to get to know the community better. Welcome! For more information, E-mail: [masked]

First Church in Cambridge

11 Garden Street · Cambridge, MA

What we're about

Dance Freedom and Dance Friday are spontaneous free-style dances for people who love to dance. They are, for dancers, what musical jams are for musicians. If your previous experience dancing has been mainly in night clubs, our dances might feel like swimming in the ocean after having swum only in swimming pools--finally you have space and support for creativity, natural movement, freedom! You'll see all levels of dancers at our weekly events, moving together or separately, lifted by our DJs' creative mixes of dance styles, varied beats, continents and eras.

Dance Freedom is held every Wednesday. Dance Friday/The Movement Collective, is held 2 Friday's a month and holds one Dance Weekend of classes and Dances Per year . Both are a 501(c)(3) nonprofits dedicated to promoting dance in the community. These dances are safe places to dance creatively and make new friends. Respect for others is essential. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited.

Dance Freedom :

Begins with a class 6:30-7:45pm Check meet up calendar or WWW.dancefreedom .org.
Dance Every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m
• At the First Congregational Church, Mason and Garden Streets, Cambridge, MA, 02138. (
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• Ages 18+ are welcome.
• Admission is on a sliding scale of $10.00 - $20.00.
• Admission is free if you help with setup from 6:45 to 7:30 PM, or takedown from 10:30 to 11:00 PM.
• Dress code: Street shoes prohibited!
• Dress to move the world.

Dance Friday

Dance Friday 1st and third Fridays 8:00-11:00pm
@74 Pleasant St.• Arlington, MA St. John’s Episcopal Church

This season’s schedule

2018: Fridays September 7th, 14th, October 19th, Nov 2nd, 16th, 30th,

DNE Dance weekend March 29-31, 2019

• All ages are welcome! children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
• Suggested Donation: $10-15
• Admission is free if you help with setup from 7:30 to 8:00PM, or takedown from 11:00-11:30 PM.
• Dress code: Street shoes prohibited!
• Dress to move the world.

Each one of our events is unique. Check the calendar for DJ details and special classes.

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