WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE MA?
While Ecstatic Dance MA does host our own ecstatic dance events, we also serve as a ticketing platform for various conscious events in the Massachusetts and surrounding areas. If an event doesn't begin with "EDMA" or "EDMA Presents:" then it is hosted by a different group that will be included in the title of the event.
Benefits to using EDMA as a ticketing platform:
- Significantly lower service fees than most ticketing platforms like EventBrite or Ticketmaster.
- You'll be supporting local business that's passionate about Ecstatic Dance!
- You'll be included in our social media and monthly emails to our mailing list for increased exposure!
- Free post-event data summaries and access to easy check-in apps you can use on your phone!
WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?
Ecstatic dance is about joining together in the simple and courageous act of freeform dance. These events of self-expression are designed to create movement, music and community.
The 3 Rules of Ecstatic Dance:
We Dance Barefoot
(connect and ground yourself with Earth; plus no sand in your shoes!)
We Dance Without Words
(communicate with body language, express yourself! But know how to give/get consent to enter personal spaces)
We Dance As We Are
(no drugs/alcohol, no phones, no fears, no judgments)
A Note on Consent:
Many Dancers come to dance by themselves, while some Dancers enjoy dancing with others, with or without physical contact. Below is a guide to help your experience at Ecstatic Dance.
It is always a Good Idea to begin by Dancing with Yourself. Feel into how you are doing!
If you would like to Dance with someone else, please make sure they are able to Give their Consent to Dance with you before Touching them or entering their Field. If you are not sure, or their eyes are closed, it is a No. Please respect any No, and try not to take it Personally.
How to say “No” nonverbally? Turn Away, Move Away, Hand(s) at Your Heart (prayer gesture)
How to say “Yes” nonverbally? Turn Toward, Move Closer, Extend a Hand (open palm)