ENHANCE YOUR DANCE
Sharing the Dance
New to Ecstatic Dance?
Interested in guidelines and tips to make your dance experience safer and more satisfying?
Join us this morning. We’ll discuss the culture, & address your questions and concerns. We’ll experientially explore the intersection between self-connecting and engaging with others. Join us to enhance your ability to create safe, satisfying, dance experiences.
Monthly Ecstatic Dance Orientation Classes introduce new and returning dancers to the culture of free-style dance, and give them options for navigating successfully within that culture. Classes are engaging and embodied; offering useful information, helpful attitudes, suggested intentions, and physical skills that support solo dancing, and consensual interaction with other dancers. Classes employ demonstrations, discussions and exercises to help dancers orient to, and take responsibility for what they bring to the dance space.
explores new thoughts, feelings and physical skills to maximize your fun & pleasure on the dance floor. Through step by step guided exploration and practice with others, discover and develop a deeper relationship with yourself, others and the community as a whole.
We share the dance floor, yet each of us brings our own unique movement and energy into the space. How is your dance experience influenced by others on the floor? How does your dance in turn influence those around you? How do you keep your own groove while relating to, and even directly and intimately connecting to and engaging with another dancer, a small group, the entire collective?
Life is a Dance! Expanding your skills and awareness can deepen your capacity to fully experience yourself, relate to others and amplify your personal freedom, growth and joy both on and off the dance floor.
Elements of the curriculum include: creating clear shared intentions that inform and ground your experience; physical/kinesthetic and touch-based skills that invite experimentation and build confidence; embodied experiences that awaken and sharpen the 'felt experience'; attitudes that foster social acceptance, openness, inclusivity, belonging, curiosity, playfulness & non-attachment; fully entering, sustaining and completing different forms of individual and community engagement; expanding your potential to fully engage yourself and others.
Teachers or Space holders of any class or group dance modality : Create an environment that invites, supports, explores and expands the experience of dancing intimately within the collective.
Share your Joy - Share your Dance - Share your Love
Ecstatic Expansion is a newly developing program. Return to this page soon to read more.
Harmony is a life-long explorer of movement & subtle sensation. I've watched her evolve this form, and it is luscious.
- Marci Javirl
"Our dance, with power, grace, fun, play. You were teaching me, in moments, how I can hold you more freely, with innate strength just by aligning myself with awareness, in connection to Mother Earth.
You taught me from a place of absolute knowing, and maybe it was a basic technique to you, but the presence you had, to see me, to know what I needed and could accept, to show me how I could be a better dancer/lover to a woman; it was exactly what I needed.
It felt like love....you were engaging, present, alight and in flight with me. I felt it, I was _so_ there.
... You impacted me, left an indelible mark. You're a milestone in my life."
I see Harmony's work as integrating a positive body awareness into the psycho-spiritual health of the human being. Her work also helps us to get and stay in touch with our bodies' natural tendency for well-being, and integrates the body's pleasure in a way that's easy to accept despite our cultural heritage of pleasurephobia."