Ecstatic Dance Sarasota
What do I need to know…
Ecstatic Dances are for all people! All ages, body types, abilities and more. The experience begins with soft music. Participants are barefoot ( unless shoes are needed for support) and it’s a drug and alcohol free as well as “no talking” space. Some come for expression, others for connection, some for health and release and still others may come for joy, playfulness or fitness. It’s different for everyone. We open with a gently guided welcome and then off into the flow of the music. Dances generally end in a circle with time to share ( your welcome to also keep it close to your heart or simply listen).
The practice is taking personal responsibility, listening to your body and finding what dance feels right. This is also a “contact friendly” dance meaning those who practice Contact Improv are welcome. This means you are welcome to dance alone, with another or with everyone. Simply walk away or turn in a new direction if you’ d rather not touch or connect to another body. This is a safe space to practice clarity of your desires and being affirmed in community. It ‘s YOUR dance. Your choice.
Dances are ongoing on Wednesdays 9:30-10:45am and Sundays 10:30-12. Simply arrive a few minutes early. Get settled in. The fee is $15-20 sliding scale in the basket. Stay tuned for more evenings and workshops coming up! All classes are currently held at Soul Studios 3303 Bahia Vista Ave. Our room is darkened with just a few lights for mood and lots of mats and other things in room to “play “with. bring water and wear comfy clothes.