Nexus Ecstatic Dance


7:00 pm

Ecstatic Dance

Nexus Ecstatic Dance is a free form dance space curated by Brian Edgar and the Nexus Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz team. We enjoy a 2-wave format with contemporary bass music woven by a professional Ecstatic Dance DJ.

Do you want to dance for free? We are looking to fill work trade opportunities for set up, takedown and safety emissary (for more information ask me after closing circle). For those who just want to dance we have a sliding scale from $10 to $25. No one turned away for lack of funds. We also have various scholarship opportunities (talk to me). All are welcome.
7:00 pm
9:00 pm
The 418 Project 155 S. River St. Santa Cruz, Ca
How Much
$10 - 25 Sliding scale

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Dance Guidelines

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.

We follow the simple Ecstatic Dance Guidelines. In addition, we are actively practicing inclusivity, diversifying leadership, and practicing racial equity, in our own way. Our space is  held as expressly anti-racist.

Entering the space: 1. please free your feet of shoes and turn your cell phones off or silent. 2. Please enjoy the beyond-verbal-zone as you warm up your miraculous body on the sprung wood floor. 3. please deepen into your awareness to create safety and respect for yourself and for others–but please don’t stop at safety! We love your courageous expressions of full range aliveness!