Raleigh Ecstatic Dance

Thursday, Nov 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The dance wave is a form of ecstatic dance characterized as 90 minutes of speechless improvisational dance based somewhat on the 5 Rhythms Ecstatic Dance concept of Gabrielle Roth. This can be either solo dancing, partner dancing, contact improvisation, or ad lib group. The experience can be meditative or spiritually oriented for some individuals. Dancers of all ages are welcome and there typically is no talking during the dance. Dance opening circle begins somewhere between 6:30 to 7:30 PM depending upon the location and time of year. Donations of $5-10 recommended, but not required. No one will be refused for lack of funds. Funds go towards the costs of holding weekly dances and a contact improvisation scholarship fund rather than the volunteer organizers. Dance sometimes occurs on Fridays instead of Thursdays. Dance occurs at Pullen Park (across the street from the aquatic center), Raleigh Rose Garden, Wooten Meadow Park, Dorothea Dix Park (Big Field or Spring Hill Park & Ride), or other outdoor locations, including indoors during the winter at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (Clara Barton Room or Founders Hall). Dance is outdoors and weather dependent, but will usually occur during light rain. This event listing will often be updated a few days before to reflect the location and opening circle time as information becomes available. See Raleigh Ecstatic Dance Facebook group on the event day for latest information on exact location and times.