Ecstatic Dance


Friday, December 8, 2023


07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Join Us in Conscious Dance! Presented by the Space Upstairs, 39 Copeland St, Burk's Falls, ON We don’t teach steps, we rediscover rightful movement in the body. We dance to please our intuition, play with our imagination and abandon the blockages of the body. We reveal our inner selves to our outer selves, by way of cathartic movement. There are no mirrors in this type of dance, so go ahead and be you. We ask to leave judgment at the door. This form of dancing is generally without talking or partners, allowing a sense of awareness to be created from within. The music guides the energy and the collective group shifts with every rhythm offered. What is Conscious Dance? Conscious Dance is a dynamic dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body. Conscious Dance is a barefoot expression that requires no prior dance experience, which brings out your perfect, and natural energy that lives deep within. It's a journey of inspiration, to get out of your head, into your body and feel energy move through you. The experience is guided by music. It starts slow, very slow, and encourages you to tune in and check-in with yourself. A crescendo starts to build as you journey upwards and begin to move through space more quickly to the tempo. The arc builds into an elevated state, where you find yourself at the peak of the mountain and the vibrational journey leads your body and mind to let go. As the journey comes to a close, slower rhythms return dancers to a stillness alive with new information. It will be a physical movement practice, with music that follows an arc-like flow to capture you into different rhythms; warm-up, build-up, chaos, release, cool-down. Mostly all guided by the tempo of the music. No prior dance experience required. Cost is a sliding scale: $10-$20. Please bring cash, and pay the amount that feels good to you. We are also looking for generous offerings in lieu of cash such as playlist curation, live drumming, music, media promoting, ect. We are happy to let your talents shine! Doors will be open around 7:00pm and closed by 7:45pm. The opening circle will start around 7:45pm and close just after 9:30pm. We ask that you arrive on-time for the enjoyment of all beings participating, as we will honour these time boundaries. Please leave shoes and personal belongings (including your phone) in the kitchen. Enter the dance area when you are ready to be in the space. Lights will be dimmed and curtains will be closed. This is a time for you. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. We encourage you to break a sweat, so bring a change of clothes if needed. No physical barriers, we all have a body and any body can move. Take rests, slow down, focus on your breathing state if at any time you become winded or light-headed. Please avoid chemical/synthetic perfumes and deodorants, as some are sensitive.