Fridays 7:30p – 9:30p, Sundays 11:11a –1:11p

Living Arts Ecstatic Dance offers a shared experience and a shared place for spontaneous, free-form movement. What each of us brings to this shared place affects everyone, and we create this experience together with. 

SUNDAYS:
Arrive: 11:11am
Open Circle: 11:33am
Closing Circle by: 1:11pm
*Children are Welcome!

FRIDAYS:
Arrive: 7:00pm
Open Circle: 7:30pm
Close Circle: 9:30pm
*18 and older

Cost: $10 requested — $7 – 20 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds) – https://www.facebook.com/events/2224593101161340/

DANCE GUIDELINES: 

Awareness of others and ourselves
Permission from others and ourselves
Participation through movement and presence

We practice moving in healthy community by:

  • Arriving without strong scents (including perfumes, oils, and body scents)
  • Dancing in bare feet, socks, or supportive footwear
  • Maintaining a nonverbal dance space
  • Encouraging a substance-free space
  • Technology free space (no photos or video recording) 
  • Honoring the physical space and bodies of others with awareness and continual consent (check-in)
  • Check your assumptions about other peoples (identity, gender, intentions)
  • We hold ourselves and each other accountable.

Pets (with the exception of service animals) are not allowed on the dance floor, or unattended in the lobby area. 

*We at the Living Arts Collective, embrace all forms of diversity, including gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and we work to understand and dismantle all kinds of oppression present within our community.

The dance floor is a non-verbal space
We join together to create a safe and sacred space for movement. Eliminating talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies, hearts, and souls. We leave behind the words and worries of the day and connect with spirit and one another in new ways.

The dance floor is a place of respect and safety
Ecstatic Dance has been created as a safe container, whether we’re dancing alone or with others. Ecstatic Dance is contact-friendly, but keep in mind that we all have different levels of comfort when it comes to being approached and touched. Please be mindful and make sure the way you approach other dancers is resonant with them. If somebody offers you a shared dance and you are not interested, simply give them a bow with hands at your heart to say, “no thank you”.

Please keep the dance floor free from:
Talking, street shoes, photos, videos, and scents.

FUN FACT: We have a CARE TO SHARE table on Sunday’s in the Lobby:
Do you have some “thing” that is actually quite nice but you just don’t need anymore?? GOOD if you do.
If so and it’s no bigger than a shoe box or at least as manageable, then please bring it to the dance and leave it on the table in the lobby for another LAC member to enjoy. Also cool is if you see something on the table that would best go home with you, it’s yours. More good news, were opening the Care to Share table up to “kids” stuff. So if any of our wonderful youngens want to share some of their stuff, so much the better. We are our brothers and sisters keeper, so take 20 seconds of your mind time and think what you can bring to share this Sunday.

IMAGE ART CREDIT // Taylor White taylurk.com