Ecstatic Dance Arlington June @ Unitarian Universalist Church Arlington

Sat Jun 15 2024 at 02:00 pm to 05:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA | Arlington

Arielle Gould
Publisher/HostArielle Gould
Ecstatic Dance Arlington June @ Unitarian Universalist Church Arlington
Join us for Ecstatic Dance in Arlington at our new home the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington located at 4444 Arlington Blvd!
Come vibe out on Saturday June 15th from 2-5:30pm for our 3.5 hour monthly, mini-retreat experience ✨
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform dance meditation that allows you to embody your most joyful and playful self in a safe, sober container. The event begins with an embodiment warmup to get us tapped into our bodies, goes straight into dance meditation with a live DJ, and cools down with a sound healing experience.
This is a 2 room experience with one room as a dedicated dance floor and one room curated as a ✨chill out room✨ The chill out room is intended as a lower stimulation space with soft lighting, pillows, and blankets for rest, low volume conversations, and enjoying offerings from local vendors including energy & tarot readings, body work, jewelry, plant elixirs, and more!
We can’t wait to welcome even more people to our beautiful ecstatic dance community and co-create a sacred dance container at the super warm & welcoming Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington! For those unfamiliar with the Unitarian Church system, it is a community space for every faith and background to gather and is welcoming and affirming of the LGBTQ+ community! You can expect to see rainbow flags and spiritual symbols of all faiths throughout the space ??️???✨
The rules of the event are simple:
- Consent first! Always wait for consent before dancing with someone, if you don’t wish to dance with someone put your hands in a prayer position to thank them and move along.
- No shoes. This grounds us to the earth and makes it less likely to step on anyone’s toes.
- No chit chat on the dance floor. Yelling out in joy is allowed!
- No alcohol or substances. This allows us to be super present with each other.
- No photos or video of the dance floor. This allows everyone to drop in deeply without fear of being judged. Photos and videos of the DJ/musician/sound healers are allowed with consent.
- All forms of movement or rest is encouraged! Go cuddle up in the chill-out room with a blanket and pillow and take a sensory break. The music will be waiting for you when you’re ready to return!
- Family friendly! People of all ages are welcome to dance & enjoy ?‍?‍?
For our next dance we will be welcoming:
An all FEMME & GENDER NON-CONFORMING lineup of facilitators! ??
Our resident DJ & Facilitator, ELECTRO⚡️CUTE is back this month!
ELECTRO⚡️CUTE is a conscious event-focused DJ known for sampling global music mixed with organic, driving, and funky electronic beats as an homage to her multicultural background which includes Persian, German, Afghani, Mediterranean, Indian, and Egyptian. You can expect to hear many of these cultural influences throughout her sets as she takes you on an ethereal musical journey all over the globe through many eras and genres with unexpected twists and turns along the way that will have you both twirling and twerking on the dance floor.
Our embodiment warmup will be hosted by Kris Harris! A cherished member of our ecstatic dance Arlington community & professional dancer trained in contemporary dance styles. More details on the offering to be shared soon!
Our closing sound healing will be co-created with Amen Ashabi playing multi instrumental sounds inspired by the elements + Jessica Rosalia guiding us on a meditation journey to self love & compassion.
KiVibes, our resident vendor, will be offering energy + tarot readings, reiki charged jewelry, and short reiki healing sessions in the chill out room ?
More vendors to be announced!
Reach out to Ari if you have any offerings to share.
Early bird tickets on sale now! ?:
$15 growing economic tickets available in limited supply ONLINE ONLY
$20 EARLY BIRD tickets available until June 10!
$25 tickets available online up until 1 hour before the dance
$30 is the door ticket price.
Children’s tickets are $20 online or in-person
$30 community sustainer tickets will be available online in unlimited supply. These tickets are an opportunity for those who would like to pay a little more now to ensure that our dance community is sustainable and continues for months and years to come ❤️
MAX CAPACITY 70 participants.
We are frequently SOLD OUT at the door.
Please buy tickets ahead of time so you can be sure to join us! :)
Volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to donate their time to set up, break down, or work door duty in exchange for a free ticket. Join our WhatsApp group linked in the event page for more info! :)
2-2:15: welcome & get settled, leave your shoes and personal items on the edges of the room or chill out space.
2:15-2:45- embodiment warm up
2:45-4:15pm - dance experience
4:20-5:15 - sound healing cool down
5:15-5:30 - community sharing circle: share one word to describe your experience, longer discussion about anything that came up for you, and share community announcements
Plenty of parking available in the large parking lot! Please enter the church from the main entrance and come down the stairs to the basement area where the dance experience will be held.

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA, 4444 Arlington Blvd.,Arlington,VA,United States

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