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Ecstatic Dance Sacramento (Midtown)
// We are Ecstatic Dance Sacramento (Midtown)! //
Ecstatic Dance Sacramento (Midtown) is a DJ led community dance gathering.
It is an alcohol free, family friendly event. Leave shoes and conversations at the door.
ECSTATIC DANCE MIDTOWN-SACRAMENTO GUIDELINES:
VERBAL & NON-VERBAL SPACES:
We’ve created one VERBAL and one NON-VERBAL space for you to engage with your ecstatic dance experience.
The social lounge/Tea area is the space you first walk into that has been created for you to enjoy and experience verbal conversations and connections.
This is the main dance floor area located in the Auditorium.
If a SHORT conversation needs to happen in the NON-VERBAL space, lean into your partner’s ear and whisper to them. If the short conversation turns into a longer one, please take your conversation into the social lounge.
We believe that movement is medicine and this is why we stress non-verbal spaces. Silence allows the attention to drop out of the mind and into the depth of the body where magic resides.
***BODY AWARENESS: LISTENING FOR CONSENT IN EVERY MOMENT***
We encourage interaction and connection on the dance floor. When you want to dance with another, please be sensitive, mindful and slow.
Listen for their body’s “YES.”
Some suggestions are: mirroring their dance moves, offering a hand, making eye contact and smiling.
If they turn away from you, or give you prayer hands in front of their heart in Namaste, this is their “NO.” Don’t take it personally, just redirect yourself and keep dancing. If someone isn’t listening to your NO, or they are making you feel uncomfortable or they are being inappropriate, please tell someone immediately.
This can be a deepening movement experience. However, please be aware of your surroundings, move with care and stay in your space.
No heavy perfume or oils. Please practice good body hygiene when you come to dance. Seriously, no one likes to dance with stinky people. Bare feet and dance shoes only on the dance floor please.
One attentive adult to one child at all times. Please be aware of little ones around you if they are unattended and help them to get reunite
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
This is a comfortable place for you to drop out of your head, into your body, and let loose.
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.