©2024 ECSTATIC DANCE
Santa Cruz Wednesday Ecstatic Dance
Santa Cruz Wednesday Ecstatic Dance is a unique expression of a global movement. It is a place for freeform dance and movement meditation with a rich musical tapestry spun by Daniel Mollner and occasional guest DJs. It is a non-conversational space where we express with our bodies. All are welcome over 14 years of age.
The dance space is sacred. Move in the way that feels right for you. Dance however you wish. We support each individual’s range and style of expression while respecting and considering our impact on each other and the space.
Please arrive at least one hour before the dance ends as we do close the doors to set the container. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in. Bring water and anything else you might need to dance deep, wide, and free.
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.