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What is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is a Community Freeform Dance party that is about expression, not perfection. Some call it moving meditation to music, some call it a sober dance club. You call it what you want. Our dances are held in a non-verbal, drug/alcohol free and sonically stunning atmosphere. People may dance solo or together, as long as everyone respects the Space, One Another & Themselves. Ages 18 and up.

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Dance Therapy

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Metro Detroit Ecstatic Dance Lab presents: Dance Therapy 🦚 Receive & Release ♥️ Metro Detroit Ecstatic Dance Lab‘s mission is to bring movement to the community to further help people feel freedom in their own bodies. 🌈You do not need to be a dancer to take this workshop. 🌸 Included: Workshop & Vegan Gluten Free food. ☀️ Rates: (Cash preferred) Workshop: $20 Ecstatic Dance: $20 Workshop + Ecstatic Dance: $30 One of life‘s bigger lessons is learning how to receive what is useful, and release what is not useful. In Dance therapy, we will learn how to do so through the movement in our bodies. Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Dance Instructor, Charity Loring, LMSW will guide you through how to experience feeling comfortable in your own skin by learning basic dance movements and how to expand them into your own natural movements by using Cognitive and Somatic Central Nervous System therapeutic practices. Music will be a backdrop in this workshop to experiment with how our bodies respond physically, and emotionally to different stimuli. What is the benefit of this? When you give your body, thoughts and emotions permission to move through you as a natural part of the human condition, with non-judgement, you are more able to learn the process of acceptance and love for your own mind & body. This also leads to more love & acceptance for others. Possible Side effects: a calmer central nervous system, feeling comfortable in your own skin, connection with yourself and others and helpful coping skills. If you would like to take what you’ve learned and bring it with you into our March Ecstatic Dance, it will be directly following the workshop. A vegan snack will be provided in between the workshop and dance itself. This workshop is a prelude to our March Metro Detroit Ecstatic Dance, where you can dance like no one is judging, because no one is. All are encouraged to move freely, because there is no right or wrong way to dance. Ecstatic dance is like a nightclub, but is held in a nonjudgmental, consent-based and substance free environment at The same venue as the workshop. For more info on our Feb. Ecstatic Dance: https://www.facebook.com/events/273162653598209 Open to Men, Women, All Genders, Non-Genders, LGBTQ, All Races and everyone else. All are welcome in this safe & non-judgmental atmosphere. All bodies included -- Light Box is a wheelchair accessible space. Itinerary: 5:30 pm- Workshop Doors open, Vegan & Gluten free food provided. 6:00 pm- Workshop begins, arrive on time. 7:15- Workshop ends, food provided. *If you wish to stay for Ecstatic Dance ... Connect with each other, eat yummy vegan food in between workshop and dance. 7:45 - 10 pm- Ecstatic dance – doors open, Doors close at 8 PM For opening circle. We will cover respect based parameters to create a non-judge mental space for everyone. Location, Parking & Details: Light Box Googlemaps link: https://goo.gl/maps/rA1Hcp8DnQA2 See additional photos for parking options * Parking - 2 lots next to each other. Free parking in gravel lot next to building and grass lot next to gravel lot. Additional free parking on street. * Entrance: Use rear entrance.

April Metro Detroit Ecstatic Dance

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Dance like no one is judging, because no one is. 💚 Host - Charity Loring , LMSW 💗 Music Mixers - ‘Sploring w/Loring (Charity Loring & Max Loring-Hale) 💜 Lighting Artist Danny from Japan So get up, move your body and be a part of this amazing and welcoming dance community. We play most music genres: World, EDM, Trance, House, Dub, Avant-garde, Down tempo, Drum & Bass, and much more. Our dance is about expression, not perfection. Men, Women, All Races, Genders, Non-Genders, LGBTQ, body abilities and everyone else is welcome in this safe & non-judgmental atmosphere. All bodies included -- Light Box is a wheelchair accessible space. Ages 18 and up at this time. What is Ecstatic Dance? Ecstatic Dance is a Community Freeform Dance party. In Ecstatic Dance, you move from the inside out, letting music be your intoxicant (substance & alcohol free). Just as soundwaves can move through walls, shake glasses and water, let them move through you. You can choose to dance, do yoga, contact improv, flow arts (small props only, no fire) or whatever else moves you. You can also choose to not move at all and just be surrounded by good people and good music. Our dances are held in a non-conversational, drug/alcohol free setting with mind blowing music, held at the Lightbox Theater. People may dance solo or together (with consent), as long as everyone respects the Space, One Another & Themselves. 💜 7:45 pm: Ecstatic Dance $10-$25 Sliding scale is based on the honor system, contribute what you can afford. (If you cannot afford the minimum admission, contact us directly via Fb messenger and arrangements can be made.) ED Doors open 7:45 pm. ED Doors close & opening circle begins at 8:00 pm. Arrive on time for opening circle so we can cover parameters for an accepting & non-judgmental space and welcome everyone warmly. Late comers after 8:00 are not permitted. *You are welcome to leave at any point during the dance, just know that the doors will lock behind you. ❤️ 8:15- Music begins 💜 9:45- Closing circle to share our experiences. ❤️ 10 pm: Head home knowing you were fully accepted by those around you. Pay at the door, or, with credit card. https://www.paypal.me/metrodetroitecstatic Bring: Water, yoga mat if you’d like to do some stretching, earplugs if you need them. Shoes off - The shoes you wore in from outside need to be left in lobby. You are welcome to dance with bare feet or change into a clean pair of shoes, slippers, socks etc. Location, Parking & Details: Light Box Googlemaps link: https://goo.gl/maps/rA1Hcp8DnQA2 Parking - 2 lots next to each other. Free parking in gravel lot next to building and grass lot next to gravel lot. Additional free parking on street. Entrance: Use rear entrance. Remember, no late admittance after 8:00 pm. Movement & Safety Parameters: •Move as you wish - There is no right or wrong way to move in ecstatic dance. You can also choose to not move at all. Listen to your body, and let it do what it needs. •Do not come intoxicated. Let the music intoxicate you instead. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted. This includes vaping and marijuana. This allows for a safe and consent based atmosphere. •Non-conversational - The only expression on the dance floor is physical. If you must talk to someone, take it out into the lobby. This allows the dancers to be fully into the music and their own movements. Singing and expressing feelings during music is welcome. •Consent based - If you would like to dance with someone, make eye contact and give clear indication. If you do not want to dance with someone, or if you are ready to end dancing with partners, bow out by using Namaste hands. 🙏 •No Photos or videos during dance unless facilitator gains informed consent from the group.

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