Last Friday Night I was Providence Ecstatic Dance DJ for the first time and had a great time! I have been there once before and was looking forward to the opportunity to share my rhythm and beats with the Providence Ecstatic Dance Community.
Providence Ecstatic Dance DJ and Ecstatic Dance Guidelines
Ecstatic Dance Guidelines are taken from the Ecstatic Dance Community Page. They are drawn up by the Ecstatic Dance Community as a whole and its origins in Hawaii and the Bay Area. I was first introduced to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland in 2009 and was blown away by the energy and excitement in the community.
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space
Please also refrain from photos, video, and shoes & scents.
Many people dance in their own space, and others share their space with another.
To engage in a dance with someone, use sensitivity: Are they open to sharing their space with me? Mirror movements, offer a hand, brush by, make eye contact, and see & feel how they respond…
If you’d rather not dance with someone, or are ending a dance with someone,
simply thank them by placing your hands in prayer at your heart.
Namaste… Thank You.
“My Spirit Recognizes Yours”
Ecstatic Dance is
what you make of it…
a freeform movement space where:
creativity breaks out
ritual is reinvented
The beat deepens
as an electronic tapestry
of world rhythms
weave us together
within a greater family.
For me, Ecstatic Dance reminds me of Barefoot Boogie in NYC where I was DJ and Coordinator of DJs and Teachers for several years till I moved here to Providence. The freestyle dance community is aligned with many incredible dancers and individuals.
Hope to see you there next month!
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