Dance like no one is judging, because no one is.
💚 Host - Charity Loring , LMSW
💗 DJ - DJ Sity
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.
💜 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
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. 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: 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:
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 the group.