7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Raleigh Ecstatic Dance
7:00 pm - 9:00 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. Dance opening circle begins roughly 7:00 PM. Donations accepted but not required. Dance sometimes occurs on Fridays instead of Thursdays. Dance sometimes occurs at Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh Rose Garden, or other locations, including indoors during the winter at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh (Clara Barton Room if available, otherwise Founders Hall). Dance is outdoors and weather dependent, but will usually occur during light rain. See Raleigh Ecstatic Dance Facebook group each week for latest information.Lindy Lab
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lindy Lab, purveyors of vintage swing dancing in the Raleigh/Durham Triangle area and hosts of a Thursday night swing dance! Come join us on some Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Empower Dance Studio for social dancing – East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, whatever moves you when the music swings!
Entry to any DJ’d swing dance is $10 – PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org and Venmo preferred, cash accepted.
We also occasionally host live music dances through RDU Rent Party. On Rent Party nights, the suggested entry is $15 and all monies collected go directly the the musicians.
Please see our location page for parking information and directions to Empower Dance Studio, 109 West Parrish Street in downtown Durham, NC.
For more information on the next dance, updates, or notices of cancellation, please visit our Facebook page.Argentine Tango: Thursday practica
8:15 pm - 11:15 pm
The Thursday practica is back in the Upstairs Studio of Triangle Dance Studios.
You must have proof of Covid vaccination to dance: the CDC Vaccination record card, a photocopy of the card, or a photo of the card on your smart phone.
Due to increased costs, admission is now $10. As of 13 Oct 2022, hours have changed due to a change in class schedule. The new hours are 8:15 to 10:30 pm.Latin Dance Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cobo Brothers Dance Company presents a 2nd and 4th Thursday dance (alternates with their 1st, 3rd, and 5th at Namu, Durham). Features Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Merengue and more. Lesson 9. $6 Cash if arrive by 9:30, then $8. $2 extra credit. Free for college students. Facebook