When you come to Dance, you will likely observe several of the following happening:
People dancing by themselves
People dancing with others – in any number of styles from freeform to swing and salsa to contact improv, or more likely a blend of all of them
People witnessing people
Emotional release – laughing, crying, shouting, whooping, animal noises or any number of other auditory expressions of human emotion
What are the guidelines?
Although we always have one or more Facilitators present at Ecstatic Dance Evolution events, they are not teachers, and there is no instruction. We therefore have the following guidelines and agreements to help us all create and experience a safe, sacred, and respectful space:
Ecstatic Dance is a non-verbal practice. We ask that conversations or chit-chat be taken outside the Dance space or saved for later.
We dance barefoot, unless medically unable for safety or agility, and to help us ground and connect soul to soul with the Earth.
We practice acceptance of what is including dropping judgments and expectations of ourselves and others. This give us permission to show up fully and be ourselves.
We practice respect for our own and others’ comfort levels, AND we practice expanding our boundaries and trying new things.