Ecstatic Dance

April 21st (2018)

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    Room: West Loop Shambhala Center, 37 N. Carpenter St.

    Born from the Sunday Morning Ecstatic Dance in Oakland, California, we focus on nurturing a space where you can play and interact authentically. Picture the vibe of the Daybreaker and Morning Gloryville sunrise dance parties, but more intimate. All in a healthy and loving community space where you can stretch, play, dance, and explore.

    Our dance floor is a conversation-free space which allows for more movement and non-verbal communication. There is also a separate place to have long conversations.

    Wear comfortable clothes that allow your body to move without restraint. Please do not use any strong perfumes, oils, or other scents. The temperature in the space will heat up as we get moving.

    Please bring a bottle or a cup for water which we have on-site. There are also free snacks made by some participants in exchange for entry to the event.

    If you find yourself in a dance with someone that you would like to complete, simply say, or bring your hands into a prayer position and bow to your partner(s) to signal “Thank you. I’m done.”

    We realize that not everyone is ready just yet to let go/be free/dance openly. With this in mind, we invite those who are curious to simply come by and get a feel for the atmosphere. Soak up some of the amazing energy — the smiles are contagious! And who knows, maybe you’ll be ready when the next Ecstatic Dance rolls around!

    Event Schedule (You can arrive or leave at anytime):

    7pm - 8pm:Dance/Movement Workshop
    8pm - 10pm:Opening Circle, Dance
    10pm - 10:30pm:Sound Journey, Closing Circle

    For more info on Ecstatic Dance Chicago, our event Guidelines, and Work Exchange opportunities please visit our website at

    Kids under 12 dance for free!
    Wheel Chair Accesible!
    No one is turned away for lack of funds!


    $15 cash at the door
    $15.76 PayPal
    (includes .76 cent service fee)