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Ecstatic Dance at St Mark’s Community Centre

17 February @ 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Location: St Mark’s Community Centre, St Mark’s Road, Bath, BA2 4PA

Price: £5 – £15

What Is Ecstatic Dance?

  • Ecstatic dance is a type of dance which unlike other traditional, well established forms of dancing has no set moves or choreographed steps. Instead participants are encouraged to let go, to move freely – in unstructured, untethered movements. In doing so dancers can express themselves freely. 
  • When we allow our body to move freely, free of judgement in a safe space – this allows the release of pent-up emotions, and tension which gives the dancer a sense of euphoria. 
  • Many dancers come feeling tense after a heavy week, and state they leave feeling relaxed and calm.
  • The dance space is held carefully, locked, no alcohol or other substances, no mobile phones, no talking on the dance floor. Dancers are encouraged to dance in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them, whilst respecting the space and boundaries of others.
  • There are many therapeutic benefits, it’s sociable, and can help to grow connection and a sense of community in what can feel like a very disconnected modern world.

In conclusion, ecstatic dance is a wonderful activity which promotes self-expression, in doing so helps stress release, helps us connect, whilst enabling us to maintain our boundaries, practice our nos in a safe space. This dance also helps to create a sense of community and therefore is gaining popularity. 

Schedule for Saturday 17 February

7:30pm doors open, arrivals register, remove shoes and socks, and have a chance to meet others and dance to intro music.

8pm doors to venue shut, warm up body/breath work

8:15-9:30pm dance

9:30-10pm cool down, stretch, closing with circle.

St Mark's Road
Bath, BANES BA2 4PA United Kingdom
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