Past Meetup

Jan. Detroit Ecstatic Dance!

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11 people went

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Get up, move your body and be a part of this amazing dance community. Our dance is about expression, not perfection. Men, Women, All Genders, Non-Genders, LGBTQ and anyone else is welcome in this safe & nonjudgmental atmosphere.

Host: Charity Loring
DJ/Mixer: TBA

Doors open 6:45 pm.
Doors close at 7:00 pm.
$5-$20 exact cash at the door,
-or-
To pay with credit card, please do so in advance, by Fri 1/11, 5:00 pm. Pay $15-$20 (not a lesser rate due to PayPal fees) at this link: https://www.paypal.me/metrodetroitecstatic

Arrive on time so we can cover parameters and welcome everyone warmly. Late comers after 7:00 are not permitted.

$5-$20 sliding scale admission at the door.
Sliding scale is based on the honor system, contribute what you can afford. Ages 18 and up at this time.

What is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is a Community Freeform Dance party. Some call it moving meditation to music. Some call it a sober dance club. You call it what you want. In Ecstatic Dance, you move from the inside out, letting music be your intoxicant. 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, as long as everyone respects the Space, One Another & Themselves.

Bring: Exact change for $5-$20 sliding scale admission, yoga mat or towel If you would like to do some stretching, water, 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 7:00 pm.

Movement & Safety Parameters:
•Move as you wish - There is no right or wrong way to move in ecstatic dance. Listen to your body, and let it do what it wants.
•Do not come intoxicated. Let the music intoxicate you instead. Alcohol and drugs are not permitted. This includes vaping and marijuana.
•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 fine.
•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.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/562002200939422/?ti=icl