© 2020 ECSTATIC DANCE
Ecstatic Dance Charleston
Ecstatic Dance Charleston is our local chapter of a global movement that represents the fusion of conscious dance and DJ culture. We create a sacred space for a local DJ to play a consciously crafted set, and for dancers to express themselves freely while they move through this musical journey.
At the end of each dance, we circle up to share about our experience – people constantly report feeling liberated, connected, and genuinely healed and happy after we come together to release and to merge in this way.
Under this umbrella, there is no pressure to be a “good” dancer; the invitation is more so to move as you feel, and to shed the structure that surrounds most conscious movement practice.
$20 for entry – children free
An altar item (stone, picture, artwork, candle, fabric, or anything sacred to you; you will take home at the end of the night)
Fun clothing with room to breathe
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.