©2024 ECSTATIC DANCE
Boulder Ecstatic Dance (BED)
Boulder Ecstatic Dance is a weekly ecstatic dance in Boulder for our radiant community!!
BED happens on Sundays from 6:30 – 9:30pm, sometimes at Nevei Kodesh: 1925 Glenwood Dr., Boulder, CO, 80304, and sometimes at The Avalon Ballroom: 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO 80303.
You can find out which dance we’re at when by checking our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boulderecstaticdance or our instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boulderecstaticdance/
Ecstatic Dance is a free-form dance meditation that encourages you to express oneself through movement with the support of an intentionally curated musical journey. The ‘ecstatic’ aspect refers to spontaneous and unrestrained movement, without concern for the aesthetics of the dance. By allowing ourselves to freely dance, we can express emotion and release stress, tension or emotions stored in our bodies. Ecstatic Dance provides a safe space to embark on a journey designed to encourage deeper connection with ourselves and others.
Interaction and connection on the dance floor is encouraged. When desiring to dance with another, we are mindful, sensitive and slow, listen for their body’s “YES.” Some invitations are: mirroring their dance moves, offering a hand, making eye contact and smiling. If they turn away or offer prayer hands in front of their heart, this is their “NO.” There is no rejection, only an honoring of ourselves and each other. We don’t make someone’s no about us, instead redirecting ourselves and continuing to dance. If someone isn’t listening to your no, being inappropriate or causing you to feel uncomfortable, please tell someone on the BED team immediately.
Ecstatic Dance – 3 Simple Guidelines
1. We Dance without shoes (or: We Dance Barefoot)
This allows us to connect more fully with the Ground (socks are OK)
If you have a physical condition that you need dance shoes, then OK
2. We Dance without words (or: We Dance with Body Language)
This makes it easier to be in a Meditative State
No Verbal Instruction from the Facilitators
No Talking from the Dancers
3. We Dance as We Are
No Drugs/Alcohol, No Phones, No Camera/Video, No Scents, No Expectations, No Judgements, No Shoulds, No Oughts… Just Be Yourself; With Respect for Ourselves, the Space, and One Another.