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Barefoot Dances and Related Listings

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    About the Listings:

These are free-style barefoot dances that offer a safe, alcohol-free and smoke-free environment, where you can express yourself with movement, or just boogie your heart out. There are also listings of related events such as contact improvisation jams, drum circles, etc.

The main dance listings are organized by country, state/province and town.

Before attending a dance for the first time, it is helpful to speak with the contact person. Whether seasonally or due to other circumstances, dances sometimes move or change their schedules.

Adding your Own Listing / Updating the Listings:

We are interested in keeping the Dance Directory as up to date as possible. Please submit any changes to a listed dance by clicking on its "update" date on the right side of its listing. Click here to submit a new dance listing. Please Note:  The focus of the listings in the Dance Directory are recurring, community-oriented dance events. One-time events and dance instruction classes are not listed.

Index to

        Freestyle Dance and Movement Organizations
  Freestyle Dances
          United States - Outside New England
          United States - New England Area
          United States - Outside New England
          United States - Outside New England
  Contact Improvisation
  Miscellaneous Dance and Movement Links

Freestyle Dance and Movement Organizations
Name/Location Description Address Contact
Dance New England 02/99
Organizes dance & community events in the New England Area 12 Douglass St
contact dance
(617) 576-1620

Northern California Dance Collective 05/99
Organizes dance & community events in the Greater Bay Area 1442A Walnut St. #254
General info

Christina Tuccillo
(510) 843-6233

The Southern California Dance Collective 08/02
Organizes dance & community events in the Southern California Area Patrick Harvard
(213) 388-2880

Freestyle Dances
  United States - New England Area  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Dance Friday  DNE Member Dance 05/18
1st & 3rd Fridays of the month, Sept-June only, 8:00-11:00 pm
Cost: Cost: $10-$15 adults; $5-15 youth (13-23 yrs); under 12 free
Come dance in a shoe/smoke/alcohol/scent-free environment. All ages and abilities welcome. Visit or call for more info.
St. John's Episcopal Church
60 Pleasant St
Robin Williams

contact dance

Dance Spree  DNE Member Dance 05/18
Most Saturdays, 7:30-10:00 pm
Cost: $5, ages 9 and under free
Earth's third oldest oldest freestyle boogie. All ages, gender identities, spiritualities and cultures welcomed. Handicapped-accessible.
St. James & Andrew Church
71 Federal St
Jasper Lapienski
(413) 658-7011

Barefoot Boogie  DNE Member Dance 05/18
New York
New York
2nd Saturday of the month, 8:00-11:30 pm thru the summer, then 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Cost: $10-$15 /kids free
Insight Meditation Center
28 W 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27)
contact dance

Freestyle Frolic  DNE Member Dance 05/18
Stone Ridge
New York
3rd Saturday of the month, 7:00-11:00 pm
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Marbletown Multi-Arts
3588 Main St
Hrana Janto

Frolic info
(845) 658-8319

Dance LaVie edit
The 2nd Saturday of the month in our dance studio at 7:30 pm
Cost: $5/kids free
Join us with your Playful Spirit.

The Center for Progressive Therapies
192 Hartford Rd

(visit our web site for directions)
Mylčne (Me) Poitras
Me 860.538.4724

Danceables, Manchester CT 08/09
The 2nd Saturday of the month in our dance studio at 8 pm
Cost: $3-5
Contact Jim Cowles if you plan to attend & to make certain (Sometimes we have other things scheduled)
The Center for Progressive Therapies
192 Hartford Rd

(Directions on our website)
Jim Cowles

Sacred Unity Dance 06/13
7pm-11pm Dance Jam / 6pm-6:45pm free laughter yoga
Cost: $6-10 Donation to the Center For Progressive Therapies

July 13, August 31, September 21, October 26, 2013

Find your flow on the dance floor among like-minded people that share the positive vibe in co-creating a space of free expression and joy. Come join in a new commUnity of dancing, expression and fun!

- Drug and alcohol free environment

- Dance however you want to, and show respect to all others getting into their flow


For further information, email us at or call Nik and Auria at 860-713-1942.

Center For Progressive Therapies
192 Hartford Road
Nik Guillette

Earth Drum Council Drum and Dance Saturday 07/17
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 7:30 pm - 11 pm
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 teens, kids 12 and under free.
Brings drums and percussion instruments if you've got'em, or just bring your body and move to the groove!
Concord Masonic Temple
58 Monument Square
Joel Gendler
(508) 951-9194

1st Sunday Movement Jam with Live Improvised Music edit
every 1st Sunday of the month 7:30- 9:30 pm
Cost: $7-$10
Join us for our movement jam with live improvised music. Musicians are welcome to bring instruments to play after 9:30pm. For more information, please call or email.
252 Prospect St
Rek Kwawer

Bioluminosity by Dance Spree 05/18
Intermittent schedule. Please check
Cost: Cost: $5, ages 9 and under free
Originally adapted from Ecstatic Dance, Bioluminosity is an integrated process developed from numerous other conscious movement forms and methods. Handicapped-accessible.
The Barn Studio
20 Dickinson St
Bonnie fireUrchin Lambourn

Dance Freedom 02/14
Wed 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: $10 - $15 sliding scale.
18+, no kids, please. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Barefoot - no shoes. New England longest running barefoot boogie from 1968 to the present. Wheel chair accessible.
First Congregational Church
11 Garden St

(Next door to the Sheraton Commander Hotel)
Mark Haskins
(508) 405-0908

Robin Williams

Dance Jam 02/99
Sept-May, 2nd Sat 8:00-11:30pm
Cost: $3-$6 adults/$2 12-17/under 12 free
1st Congregational Church
Main St (Rt 2)
(413) 458-2887

(518) 658-9753

Dance Spirit: Come Dance Your Prayers! 09/17
Every Sunday, sometimes at the Congregation, sometimes at Florence Community Center (140 Pine St), 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $8-18, no one turned away
All faiths, all ages welcome. Please leave conversations and street shoes at the door.

Every Sunday morning at Congregation B'Nai Israel. Also on the 1st Wed evening of the month at Florence Community Center.

Congregation B'Nai Israel
253 Prospect St


Dancegarden 03/06
Wednesdays, 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $4-10 Donation
barefoot dancing to live music!
The Ballroom at the Lenox Community Center
65 Walker St
(413) 637-5530

Drum & Dance Northampton by Dance Spree edit
Approximately six Fridays and two Saturdays per year, usually 7:00 pm
Cost: Cost: $5, ages 9 and under free
Freestyle, leaderless drumming and dancing, outdoors when weather permits. Handicapped-accessible most of the time. All ages and skill levels are equals. See website at for dates and locations.
Various locations, Pioneer Valley, MA
Jasper Lapienski
(413) 658-7011

Owldance 04/05
2nd Fridays, 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: Donation: $5 individual, $10 family
Fragrance Free, Drug Free, Alcohol Free, All Ages.
Wendell Town Hall
Town Commons
Montague Rd & Lockes Village Rd

(About 30 minutes from Greenfield and Northampton)
Elena Zubulake

Sacred Groove 03/10
Every 4th Sunday of the month
Cost: $15
Sacred Groove is a freestyle dance meditation inspired by the work of Spiritweaves, Soul Motion, and 5Rhythms, woven together with the teachings of yoga, breath and mystic poetry. Equal parts soulful movement journey and rockin' soul-shakin' fun. No street shoes, please keep verbal conversations to a minimum in the dance space. No children under 15.

Sadhana Yoga Studio
15 Worcester Street
contact dance

Spirit Waves Community Dance edit
Fridays 7:30-9pm
Cost: $10 drop-in
Free-form fusion

Life Center of Orleans
47 Main Street

Bar Harbor Barefoot Boogie edit
Bar Harbor
Mondays 6:30 to 8
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Free Form Community Dance. All welcome!
Masonic Hall
18 High Street
Susan Sassaman

justdancing4u edit
Last Saturday of the month, 8:00 - 10:00pm
Cost: $5
The music is eclectic. jd4u is a place of non-judgment, where adults of any age can find their bliss dancing to any style of their choice. Dance with one, none, or everyone.
Williston West Church
32 Thomas St
Anne O'Brien

Portland Boogie 08/13
Second Fridays of the month, Sept. - July (no dance in Aug.)
Cost: $10
A barefoot freestyle boogie.
Bhakti in Motion studio
155 Brackett St. (3rd floor)
Carl Rudman

Fourth Monday Drum and Dance edit
New Hampshire
4th Monday of the month
Cost: Suggested donation $5
Let's get together outside or inside if weather does not permit on our farm to drum and dance the fourth Monday of the month at 7pm. Beginners welcome! Please email or call Dave Estes at (603)682-3581.
Estes Farm and One Vibe Healing Center
17 Lee Rd.
Dave Estes

Freestyle Fridays 07/16
New Hampshire
1st and 3rd Fridays
Cost: $10/class
Ecstatic Dance in Concord, NH! A barefoot boogie for all ages and sizes. No experience required. Come and explore movement, music, and community... Questions? Contact Nicole.
River Guild Collective
254 North State Street
Unit E
Nicole Grubman

JourneyDance 08/10
New Hampshire
Every Friday at 7:30 am
Cost: $7 per person or two for $10.
Yoga Space
82 Washington St
Sarah Dreher

JoyMoves 12/11
New Hampshire
2nd Saturday of each month 6-8pm and EVERY Tuesday and Saturday morning 9-10am.
Cost: suggested donation ($3-$5)
All ages welcome.

Sterling Studios
7 Main Street (3rd floor)
Jennie Gryczka

Bared Soles 03/04
New York
New York
Monthly (call for dates), 6:00-7:30pm Improvisation Workshop, 7:30-10:30pm Dance Party
Cost: Workshop $10, Dance Party $10, Both $15
Dance Forum
20 E 17th St, 2nd Fl

(Subways - Union Square L,N,Q,R,W,4,5,6)
Jovanina Pagano
(212) 749-9804

Dancing Freedom Buffalo edit
New York
Thursdays, 8pm
Cost: ?
SolRise Farm and Cultural Arts Center
226 E. Utica St
Eliza Schneider

Ecstatic Dance Ithaca edit
New York
Monthly @ the CSMA. Please visit the website for dates.
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Ecstatic Dance Ithaca creates a dance space for full self-expression and freedom. It takes place once a month at the Community School for Music and Art where Ithaca DJs and people ready to move get together for a time to let loose and set free!

Community School for Music and Art
330 East State Street
Samantha Abrams

Long Beach Ecstatic Dance edit
Long Beach
New York
Every Saturday, 8:00 PM
Cost: ?
No dance experience needed, just desire to move & be moved. All ages/sizes welcome. Alcohol/drug free, barefoot or socks/non-scuff shoes.

Dance Loft
160 W. Park Ave.
Paula Lane
(516) 889-7837

Nassau/Queens Drum and Dance 06/00
Rockville Centre
New York
2nd Sat. Night, Special event 7:00pm, Jam 8:30pm-
Cost: $10 Special, $5 Jam, $12 for both, kids free
St Marks United Methodist Church
200 Hempstead Ave
contact dance

Open Movement Jam 05/12
New York
New York
Mondays 7-10 pm
Cost: $8
We include some contact but are much like a freestyle jam, include live music.
Greenwich House Nursery
27 Barrow Street
6th floor

(Central Greenwich Village. Facebook Group: Open Movement NYC)
Jim Dowling

Ecstatic Dance Providence edit
Rhode Island
Every 4th Sunday from 6-9
Cost: $10 ($8 for Students)

Shri Yoga Studio
21 Broad St.
Thea Izzi

Vermont Dance Tribe 09/12
Thurs 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $2
Please visit for more info.
Shelburne Town Hall
5376 Shelburne Road

(3 miles from Burlington)

  United States - Outside New England  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Barefoot Improvisational Dance Collective 01/11
Sunday evenings, 7-9pm
Cost: $10-12 drop in or $30-42 every six weeks for collective membership.
We rotate through different approaches to improvisational dance weekly. First Sundays: open sound/movement improvisation night--musicians and dancers play together. Second Sundays: focus on meditation/transformation/inner awareness (kundalini, ecstatic, trance, contemplative, authentic movement, etc.) Third Sundays: contact improvisation jam with guided warm up and a mini-lesson. Fourth Sundays: barefoot boogie. (If it's summer we probably are taking a break from dancing indoors.)
Inner Dance Yoga studio
Gabrielle Barnett

Awake-In-Dance 07/10
Sundays from 10:00am - 12 noon
Cost: Sliding-Scale $5-10.
Sedona's Barefoot Blissful Bhakti Boogie. Come join us!
The Academy of Martial Arts for Self Realization
1890 W Highway 89A

(Behind Domino's)

Sentient Rhythms 07/10
see website
Sunday mornings 10:30 - 12:30
Cost: Suggested donation: $5
Sentient Rhythms is a weekly dance event aimed at creating a sacred space for movement and expression. To find out more information please visit our website or contact Marlene.
See website for current location
Location is announced on the website bi-weekly for Northern Arizona

Dance Friday Hornby edit
Hornby Island
British Columbia
Every other Friday 8:30-midnight
Cost: $5 admission
World music focus.
Hornby Community Hall
Central Rd.
Peter Cloud Panjoyah

A Shamanic Disco 04/11
Los Gatos
Wednesdays, 8-10pm
Cost: $15
A weekly conscious dance practice. No talking. No alcohol. This is a safe container to journey through the music and movement medicine as you are moved from within. The music ranges and is expansive. The dance floor is a new bamboo floor. The dance has been described as "chakra surgery", "a massage to the soul"... join us, about 30-40 people in an intimately artistic free expression container that holds ALL of who you really are. Explore more sacredness, more soulfulness, and more playfulness in our togetherness!

The Yoga Center of Los Gatos
9 Montebello Way
Wendy, "Playful Dolphin With Wings"

All the Right Moves Community Dance Project 03/07
Pacific Grove
Sundays 12:30 to 2:00 PM
Cost: $10
Free Form Movement/ Many Worlds Music


Shall We Dance Studio
205 17th Street and Lighthouse Ave

(3 blocks walk to ocean)
(831) 333-9129

Arcata Dance Jam 01/05
Thursdays 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Cost: $3-$5 donation. No one turned away for lack of funds
Yoga Center On The Plaza

(707) 826-7916

Barefoot Boogie of Sonoma County edit
Santa Rosa
4th Saturday every month
Cost: $10
Movement Oasis
1808-B Empire Industrial Court
Michelle Keip

Barefoot Boogie-Berkeley CA 01/09
Sundays 7:30-11pm
Cost: $8-15 sliding scale, first-timers $5
2525 8th Street at Dwight
Barefoot Boogie Message Line
(415) 820-1452


Cellspace alternative Milonga 06/05
San Francisco
Wednesdays 8:55pm to midnight, classes beforehand
Cost: $5 milonga, $8 with class
Freestyle with Tango elements
2050 Bryant Street

(Between 18th & 19th)
John Chang

Homer Ladas

Dance 4 Life edit
7pm every Friday night
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors
We freestyle meditative dance with an emotional theme for 1 hour and 1/2. All ages are welcome. Occasionally, our dance moves to the Bug Hostel in Midpines on Hwy 140 (It will be at the Bug on July 5 and moved to Sat instead of Friday )(209)742-5847
Bootjack Stompers Hall
see directions

(Please call Michele Marcell before coming. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the way to Yosemite on Highway 49 across from the fairgrounds.)
Michele Marcell

Dance Church 06/10
Santa Cruz
Sun 9:00-11:15am
Cost: $7-10 donation
418 Project
418 Front St
(831) 466-9770

Dance Church, Encinitas 08/14
Sundays, 11am-1pm
Cost: before 11:30am $5; after 11:30am $7
A chance to sweat your prayers with no rules. Based on the 5 rhythms. Movement, prayer, ritual. This is a community project. You are welcome to bring something for the altar. First Sunday of the month: dance to groovy music, but no toys or talking.
The Performing Arts Workshop
1105 2nd street, suite 1

(Enter on J St.)
Patrick Deluz

contact dance

Dance Elemental edit
San Jose
2nd and 4th Sunday mornings, 10:30am - 12 noon
Cost: ?
An ecstatic dance journey for personal exploration, breakthroughs, inner healing, spiritual alignment, and community building. (Oh yeah, it's great exercise too.) Please go to our website for full details.

Halanda Studio
1062 Lincoln Avenue
Tymn Urban

Dance Elemental (Wed) edit
San Jose
One Wednesday per month, 7:00pm - 9:30pm (check website)
Cost: Cost: $13 in advance or $15 at the door.
An ecstatic dance journey for personal exploration, breakthroughs, inner healing, spiritual alignment, and community building.
Divine Science Community Center
1540 Hicks Avenue
Tymn Urban

Dance Jam 04/08
Second and Fourth Friday 7-9:30pm
Cost: Donations only
Caspar Community Center
307 E. Redwood Ave.
Lynn Stoller
(707) 964-2326

(707) 964-5378

Dance Journey 11/11
Fridays 8:30 pm - midnight
Cost: $8/$7 before 9pm, $4 after 11:30, kids $3

Western Sky
2525 8th Street
Ken Martini
(510) 594-4021

contact dance

Dance Meditation Event 03/07
San Rafael
2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $15
A heartful, fun, free-form meditative dance journey.
Bay West Ballroom
1133 E. Francisco Blvd. (second floor)

('on "The Loop", on the way to Home Depot')
Florence Schneider
(415) 488-4869 ext 2

Dance Sanctuary 02/09
Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $10 drop in
Dance Sanctuary is a sacred ecstatic dance home to explore freeing up your dance, self and heart. The music format is in a 5 rhythms wave style. Bring a water bottle, bare feet, and open heart.
Satori Healing Center Dance Studio
Palmetto Avenue
Jacia Kornwise

Ecstatic Dance Placerville 02/14
Sunday mornings 10:30am to 1pm
Cost: $15 or 3/$35
Also on Facebook: Ecstatic Dance Placerville.
Oddfellows Hall
467 Main Street

(etween Sacramento and South Lake Tahoe near the junction of Highways 50 & 49.)
Summer Egland

Ecstatic Dance Sacramento 11/13
Every 2nd and 4th Monday, 7 - 9pm.
Cost: $10 - $15 suggested donation
Freeform, barefoot dancing to local DJs.
YLI Hall
1400 27th St.
Michelle Kizner

Freestyle Dance Jam 02/03
Pacific Grove
Fridays from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m.
Cost: $10 adults / $5 youth
Chautaugua Hall
16th and Central
Donna Kaufman
(831) 375-2312

Heike Be
(831) 641-0814

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy edit
Los Angeles
Every Sunday 11:15am-2pm 5 Rhythms® / 9am-11:15 Soul Motion™
Cost: $15
Since 1995 in Los Angeles! See our website for more details.

Masonic Lodge
9635 Venice Blvd
Jo Cobbett

HeartSong & Dance 03/06
Los Angeles
Mondays 8:15p to 10:15pm
Cost: $12
Live Music. Singing encouraged.
Earth & Sky Studio
5521 Grosvenor Blvd
Lora Cain

Infinite Rhythms Chico 02/14
Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $10 sliding scale
A shoe-free, food-free, drug-free, smoke-free, soul-full dance for you and yours. The music begins at 7:30pm. Please arrive at 7:30pm or at the latest by 8:30pm to facilitate the creation of The Field. Scholarships available some evenings -- email DJ-Clay with your request for a grant.
The Yoga Center of Chico
250 Vallombrosa Ave

(next to the T-Bar Cafe)
Clay Olson

Inner Rhythm 12/12
Santa Cruz
Thursdays 8-10pm
Cost: $12-$15
Lightly facilitated, free-form, authentic creative expression jam-down.
418 Front St.
Hamid Martin

Moving Presence edit
Sierra Madre
Thursday nights from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $12, first session free.
Freestyle dance celebration with gentle facilitation in second hour. (Also held the 2nd Friday of each month from 8pm - 10pm at Live Arts Los Angeles, 4210 Panamint St, Los Angeles, CA. $15, first session free.)
The Lodge
33 E. Sierra Madre Blvd
Leah Leddy

One in the Dance 08/04
San Francisco
Sundays 5pm-7pm
Cost: $10
One Taste
1074 Folsom Street
(415) 503-1100

Outdoor Family Dance 04/04
Mountain View
Thursdays at 4:00pm
Cost: Free!
International folk music, classical dance music, early 20th century dance music.
Rengstorff Park
Corner of S. Rengstorff Ave. and Central Expressway

(The dance is in the redwood grove next to the tennis courts.)
Ari Solovyova
(650) 964-7904

Rhythm Dance edit
1st Thursday of every month at 8 PM
Cost: $10
Great music & dance floor! Call for info: DJ Heartbeat (Lloyd from Backroads Music) or call the theater.
Larkspur Cafe Theater
500 Magnolia Ave
Lloyd Barde
(415) 924-4848

Larkspur Cafe Theater
(415) 924-6107

Saturday Morning Ecstatic Dance 10/13
Santa Cruz
Saturdays , 9 am - 11;30 am
Cost: $12-$15 sliding scale
A weekly conscious/ecstatic dance and movement meditation with a rich, musical tapestry spun by DJ Daniel Mollner (and occasional guest DJs!) A non-verbal movement space, open to anyone over 14 years of age. The dance space is a safe and welcoming container for you to move in the way that feels right for you. Each week features a special altar created for our journey. Please arrive before 10:30 since the doors will close then to insure the integrity of the container that's been created. Bring water and anything else you might need to "sweat your prayers".
The 418 Project
418 Front St
Daniel Mollner

Second Friday Dance Jam 12/07
Second Friday of every month, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Self-selected admission fee.
This dance is a barefoot community freestyle dance structured in the shape of a wave, starting slowly, building in tempo and vigor and gently settling into a relaxed and released closing.
Yoga Mendocino studio
206 N. Mason Street

(From Hwy. 101, take the Perkins St. exit west into town, turn right on Mason. Yoga Mendocino is two blocks on the left.)
(707) 489-3345

Soul Sanctuary Dance 11/11
Sundays 11am-1pm
Cost: No admission fee - only an invitation to donate to pay-it-forward.
Since 2003, family-friendly community freestyle dance with eclectic music.

Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
1317 San Pablo Avenue

((Located near Gilman))
Zach Pine

Twist and Shout 06/04
2nd & 4th Fridays, 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $10 or 5/$40
Music from the past 50 years and around the world. Shake your bootay!!
Bodyworks Yoga Studio
490 Second St
Val Richman
(707) 695.9268

YUM Session 03/11
San Luis Obispo
Semi-regularly on Sunday mornings starting at 10:44am
Cost: $10 single entry, $40 for 5 pass card.
A two hour Conscious Movement Session to LIVE music. Session is lightly facilitated and weaves together key elements of Soul Motion, 5 Rhythms and Contact Improv. Please Facebook YUM Session, email or call for upcoming YUM Session dates, times, locations.
Philip Novotny
(805) 748-3815

Boulder Barefoot Boogie / Dance Home 09/05
Tue 8:00-11:00pm, Fri 8:30-Midnight
Cost: $5
Solstice Institute
302 Pearl Street
Mark Klosterman
(303) 499-9357

CommuniDance 03/11
Colorado Springs
Wednesday eves 6-7pm, Saturday mornings 9-10am
Cost: Donations keep us moving!
CommuniDance is a freeform movement and dance community committed to the joy of moving together in authentic expression. Please arrive on time so that we may hold this delicious & sacred space with integrity.
Movement Arts Community Studio
525 E. Fountain Blvd
Barbra Gibb

Rhythm Sanctuary Boulder 01/09
Tuesdays 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $9 (students and seniors $5)
Where current culture meets ancient wisdom through the practice of ecstatic dance and world music. Please arrive on time to honor the gathered community.
Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Ave.
Shannon Jones

Rhythm Sanctuary Denver 01/09
Thursdays 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $9 (students and seniors $5)
Where current culture meets ancient wisdom through the practice of ecstatic dance and world music. Please arrive on time to honor the gathered community.

Delmonico Hall
3220 Federal Blvd
Ahva Lenay

Saturday Movement Practice 09/06
Colorado Springs
Cost: donation
Please join us as we dance together and create community through movement, ritual and song. Men, women and children over 10 are invited. Free child care provided for those under 10. Donations to benefit the First Congregational Church Movement Ministry.

First Congregational Church
20 E. St. Vrain
Jenny Finn

Wilmington World Beat 02/11
North Wilmington
see web site for times
Cost: $3-$5
Claymont Moose Lodge
5101 Governor Printz Blvd.
Rich Oberleitner

Atlanta Dance Jam 11/08
Alternate Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
Emory University Campus
1804 N. Decatur Rd.

((locations vary - check website for updates))
Lori Teague
(404) 275.4184

Thomas Bell

5Rhythms Wave Dance edit
Sundays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $10
Assets School (AKA Academy of the Pacific)
913 Alewa Dr

(Wyllie St exit off the Pali Highway, 5 minutes from downtown)
Heeraa Sazevich

Big Island Barefoot Boogie 01/13
Thursdays 7:30 to 9pm
Cost: $6.00 at the door
A community freestyle dance that begins with a warm-up, and opening circle, and then a 90 minute mix. You can play instruments, sit at the altar, and dance alone or with others. No conversation until the closing circle, where we share and/or intone.
KTPS Dance Space
Haleki'i Street
Big Island

((south of Kona on the Big Island))
Jakimo Soucy

Dancing Buddhas 11/09
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 suggested donation, $10 for just the dance.
Silent sittings and gentle, trance dance practice.

Meditation 6:30-6:45Pm & 8:15-8:30pm. You may come just for the dance portion 6:45-8:15pm.

Academy of the Pacific
913 Alewa Dr.
Heera Sazevich

Ecstatic Dance @ The Green Church (Ke Ola Mau Loa), Hawaii 03/09
@ The Green Church (Ke Ola Mau Loa)
3rd Saturday of the month, 7 to 8 pm
Cost: $10.00
Groove Temple is a time to dance for fun,"dance like no one is watching" and let your spirit fly!
Waimea (Kamuela)
The Big Island
Julie Alessio

Ecstatic Dance Jam Honolulu (Sun) 11/09
Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Cost: $10 or whatever your budget allows
St. Andrew's Priory Dance Studio
Weinberg Center 2nd floor
224 Quenn Emma Sq.
Heera Sazevich

Ecstatic Dance/Sweat Your Prayers 09/06
Cost: see below
5Rhythms - The Practice, Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm($17); 5Rhythms - Sweat Your Prayers, Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00pm($12); 5Rhythms - Body Prayer, Sunday 10:45 am - 12:45 pm($17)
The Studio Maui
810 Haiku Road
Subashini Ganesan
(866)427-1427, (808)575-9390

Give Peace a Dance edit
1st Saturday of each month, 9pm-1am
Cost: $10 per person
Global/Dance music, drum circle, fire dancers, fire pit, bellydancers, healers, tarot, poi and much more. Alcohol-free. This event is 18 and over.

1900 W. Fulton

((detailed directions on website))
Emily Klik
(773) 841-1824

TranceZenDance Tribe 07/09
See web site for dates
Cost: $10 Donation/Trade
No one turned away for lack of funds

(See web site for locations)
Travis Robb
(773) 551-9059

Capital Boogie edit
Takoma Park
3rd Saturdays, 9-11pm
Cost: Suggested donation: $10
Alcohol, drug, and shoe free! All ages welcome.
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave
Rebecca Lemus

DanceFire 09/01
Ann Arbor
2-4 times yearly, 8:30 PM
Cost: $7, $5 students/seniors, under 12 free
Percussion and dance performances followed by open freestyle dancing and percussion jam. For date of next event, view the schedule at web link, or contact by email.
AACT Studio
111 Third St at Huron
contact dance

LHSC Ecstatic Dance with DJ Bonobo 08/10
The 4th Friday of every month, 9pm - Midnight
Cost: $10
Freestyle barefoot dance. For more info go to, then click on 4th Friday.
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 Upton Ave. S
(952) 934-4334

Barefoot Boogie & Drum Circle 05/09
St. Louis
Third Saturday of every month 7:30 - 11:00pm
Cost: $5
1.5 hour workshop followed by 1.5 hour freeform drum and dance.
Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore
JennTara and Sky
(314) 965-9166

Gypsie Nation 02/09
Every Wednesday 6:30-9:00PM
Cost: $5-8 donation
Village Dance Rituals for Planetary Medicine

Sussex School
1800 S. 2nd W.

((behind the Good Food Store))
Roses Stanley

Carrboro Dance Jam - North Carolina 04/09
North Carolina
Every first Friday, 8:00pm-10:30pm
Cost: $5-$10 sliding
Free-Style Dancing to eclectic, uplifting, and "wave" mixed music. Dance improvisationally or within the genre of music....with partners, alone, or collectively with friendly dancers. With Ron Rudin (aka DJ Rovnitsky).
Balanced Movement Studio
304 W. Main St.
Ron Rudin

Freestyle/5 Rhythms 04/03
North Carolina
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7:30pm
Cost: $5 donation
Future of Traditions Studios
River-Arts district of downtown Asheville
(828) 232-6952

Spiral Spirit Dance edit
North Carolina
Wednesdays 6:30-7 Warm up, wave until 8 pm
Cost: $5 drop in
Dance off a difficult day or frolic with joy. This is a safe place to develop a deeper connection with ourselves and others.
11 Richland St
Cassie Brizzi

5Rhythms New Jersey 08/12
Highland Park
New Jersey
Tuesdays 7 - 9 pm
Cost: By donation on a sliding scale: $15 drop-in, 1st class free.
Locations throughout New Jersey:

Belmar - every Wednesday night

Montclair - monthly Saturday mornings

Lambertville - monthly Saturday afternoons

Princeton area - 2 classes per month. See our facebook page for details, also

Reformed Church of Highland Park
19-21 S. 2nd Ave
Nancy Genatt

Dance Improv, Live! 02/11
New Jersey
1-2 Fridays/month (see site), 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $12 with many discount options
Lightly structured movement workshop with live music and refreshments. Bare feet, comfy clothes, no smoke, no booze.
All Saints Church
16 All Saints Rd

(Off Terhune Rd)
Catherine Judd
(609) 924-3767

Embodydance 07/11
Santa Fe
New Mexico
Sun 3:00-5:00pm, Thurs 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $10 donation, discounts available
Railyard Performance Center
1611 Paseo de Peralta

(Yellow building at the RR tracks across the street from Site Santa Fe)
Body Choir Sante Fe

GROOVETONIC Dance Journeys 02/11
New Mexico
Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:00 noon and Fridays 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $8-10/session sliding scale
Get your dose of musical medicine! Explore the healing and transformational power of music and movement in this free-form ecstatic dance session inspired by the 5Rhythms work of Gabrielle Roth and the energy medicine books of Donna Eden. Everyone welcome! No experience necessary. See our website for a complete description.
Studio B
1205 High St. SE

(From I-25 south, take exit Av Cesar Chavez (just so. of lead/coal exit). Turn rt onto Cesar Chavez, take the 1st available rt onto Walter. Go 2 blocks. Turn rt onto Lewis. Turn rt on High St. and find a place to park (lots of street parking) Studio B on r)
Gay Rathman

Journey Dance 09/02
New Mexico
2nd and 4th Saturdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $5-$8 (sliding scale)
Cachet Studio
214 Coal Avenue Southwest
(505) 232-9018

Souldance 10/09
New Mexico
Thursdays 7-9pm
Cost: $8
Souldance is a two-hour, non-verbal ecstatic dance designed to move our bodies and souls in community.
Selah Studios
7120 Wyoming NE

(@ San Antonio/Harper)

Valentina Aragon

Taos Waves / 5 Rhythms edit
New Mexico
Sundays 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $12
Taos Academy of Dance Arts
#2 Upper Las Colonias
Visudha de los Santos

Dance Your Soul 10/13
Cost: $10
Free form dancing - Move your body, free your mind at two locations: 3750 Grant St. Richfied, OH 44286 on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 11am and on the 1st Sunday of every month at 11am at 2115 Freeman Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113. Newcomers receive a free pass to their next DYS. See the web site for complete details.
3750 Grant St
Kurt Forsthoefel

Dancing Mindfulness 12/13
Saturday mornings at 10 am
Cost: $15
Certified facilitators Ramona Skriiko and Kelsey Evans. Dancing Mindfulness is a come as you are practice, with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. There are no steps to learn, no techniques to master. Dancing Mindfulness honors that we are all dancers! If you are the type of person who enjoys just putting on some music and going with it, Dancing Mindfulness is for you. A great workout physically, emotionally, and spiritually! See website for schedule.
The Hidden Path
71 Terrace Street
Ramona Skriiko

Oklahoma City - Intro to Dance Meditation 03/06
Oklahoma City
Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: Cost $5
call to confirm
Windsong Dojo
2201 NW I-44 Service Rd

(Just west of Pennsylvania Ave)
(405) 615-3886

The Move edit
Every Friday night: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $10 waged / $7 unwaged
No experience necessary, only the willingness to dance free style and listen to the teachings of your own body, heart, and soul through movement.
Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Rd, 2nd floor
Carol Cloutier

Body Choir Community Dance 08/09
1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 8 pm - 10pm
Cost: Love Donation: $10
The Dance Space
280 E. Hersey #10
Sarah Bly

Carola Marashi

DanceQuest 05/12
Thursdays 9-10:30am
Cost: $10-$15 drop-in sliding scale
Deep silence. rich sound. minimal beat. infinite possibilities...when you prefer e-vocative sound over pro-vocative music...When you connect with your own heartbeat more than the bass-beat...when you desire a space and place to feel the texture and fill the void. Join us for an early morning e-a-s-e into the day. These sessions include dancing and journaling. We move to creative, spacious music and then write the whispers of the body.
4050 NE Broadway
Paula Byrne

Move It! 07/11
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:30pm
Cost: $8-12
The Village Ballroom
700 NE Dekum St.
David Franklin
(888) 432-8433

Natural Boogie/Expressive Dance 04/06
Thursdays 7:30pm
Cost: $5
Riverfront Dance Studio
241 State St
Julie Masters
(503) 363-3464

Open Heart Dance edit
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 8-10pm
Cost: $10
Come dance to an eclectic blend of high energy music guaranteed to move your body & soul!

280 E. Hersey St.#10
Jerry Solomon

Sacred Circle Dance 05/10
Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Cost is $10 ($8 low-income)
Check our web site for any time or venue changes through 2010.
Tiffany Center, 2nd floor
1410 SW Morrison
contact dance

Soul Motion Ecstatic Dance 02/11
Sundays 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $10-$15 drop-in sliding scale
Journey through the relational landscapes of Self, Other, Community and Spirit. Soul Motion is an inquiry into movement as meditation and medicine. This ecstatic dance form supports our exploration of the dance that "feels good" rather than the dance that "looks good". Through a blend of music and silence, movement and stillness, we quiet the mind and awaken the body. All levels of movement experience and abilities are welcome. See our web site for more info.
Soma Space
4050 NE Broadway
Paula Byrne

Urban Boogie edit
First Friday of the month, 8-10pm
Cost: $8 - $15 drop-in
Kick up your heels at this barefoot high-energy dance party! Dress up. Dress down. Come as you like. Dance your Spirit! Bare your Soles! Free your Funk! See our web site for more info.
Soma Space
4050 NE Broadway
Paula Byrne

DanceFree Fridays 03/04
3rd Fridays, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Cost: $5 love offering
Schoolhouse Yoga
41st and Foster

(In The Catalyst Building)
Suzen Sharda Segall
(412) 401-4444

Group Motion 07/02
Fridays 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 adults/students discounts available/kids free
Kumquat Dance Center
3500 Lancaster Ave.
Manfred Fischbeck
(215) 387-9895

Philly Barefoot Boogie 12/10
Third Saturday of the month, 8-11pm
Cost: $10 donation
Dancing to recorded music first half, then a middle, then dancing to live drumming (bring drums). (Located in Mt. Airy, a NW Philly neighborhood.)
Baird Hall
New Covenant Campus
7500 Germantown Avenue

(Enter the driveway across from the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave. and follow signs to Baird Hall)
Elise Rivers
(215) 266-5757

Rhythms 05/05
South Williamsport
Saturdays 9:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: Donation
Formerly "Gotta Dance"
60 West Southern Ave
(570) 546-6453

5Rhythms Moving Meditation edit
Sunday 9:30 to 11:30 am *See website calendar for dates
Cost: Sweat Your Prayers: $15; Night Waves: $25
Sweat your Prayers (monthly). Night Waves (1st Fridays, 7-9:30pm)

Sammons Center for the Arts
3630 Harry Hines Blvd
Mati Vargas Gibson

Ecstatic Dance at MoveStudio 10/05
Sundays 1:30-2:50pm, Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm
Cost: $15 drop-in, $12 student/teacher/senior, discounts available
Occasional TranceDance and other ED events. See web site.
17062 Preston Rd, Suite 108

(at Campbell Rd)
Robin Parker
(972) 732-0206

Ecstatic Dance Evolution Houston 02/17
10:30am- 1pm (doors open @ 10:20am)
Cost: Suggested $5.00 Kids to 18yrs, $10.00 Youth 19-29yrs, $15-$20 Adult 30+yrs, $10.00 65+yrs. No one turned away for lack of funds.

ECSTATIC DANCE EVOLUTION is part of a Global Movement of Communities Cultivating Free-Form Sacred and Conscious Dance in a Non-Verbal Environment.

All Events Welcome All Ages, Experience Levels, Newcomers, and are Free-Form Movement, Family Friendly, Alcohol/drug-Free, Chatter-Free, Critique-Free, and Shoe-Free! $$ CONTRIBUTION: We greatly appreciate your financial offerings, and we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and pay-pal. Work-trades available by request.

MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center)
3400 Main St

fireUrchin Dance 09/09
Houston Heights
2 Friday nights monthly* and occasional Saturday nights. 8:30 - 10:45 pm [runs later on Sat.]
Cost: at door: $20, 5 sessions advance purchase: $50, 1 session advance purchase: $15
For detailed info and advance purchase registration online, visit

*dates change to minimize conflicts with other dance community events.

NiaMoves Studio 2
3221 Houston Avenue

(From I-45 take exit N.Main/Houston Avenue. Studio is on feeder road going south of this exit just over a block.)
fireUrchin [Bonnie Lambourn]

Inner Rhythms: Ecstatic Dance for Women 12/07
Every Thursday, 7-8:30 pm
Cost: $10
3212 South Congress

( for directions)
Donna Starnes

TranceDance 08/05
2nd & 4th Fridays at 7:30pm
Cost: $15
3212 South Congress
Gerry Starnes
(512) 443 3013

Ecstatic Dance Seattle 08/04
Wed 7:15pm, Sun 10:15am, Last Friday of month 8:15pm
Cost: Wed & Fri $8, Fri $10
Dance Underground
340 15th Ave East

(Capitol Hill area)
Mary Anderson

Flying Turtle Dance 02/06
Every Monday 7:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: $10
Freeform dance jam with recorded music that runs the gamut
Planet Earth Yoga Center
418 N. 35th St
Bruce Carloye
(206) 713-7154

The Purple Church 04/13
1st and 3rd Fridays, October to June, 7:30-9pm
Cost: Donation: $5-$15, sliding scale with work exchange opportunities.
Formerly GottaDance and before that The Undisco, we began in an experimental college, (Fairhaven) in the early eighties. We've being dancing weekly ever since. We dance from October 1st to June 21 each year with the odd spontaneous summer dance. Website is pending.
The Purple Church
311E Holly

(Holly goes west/east through downtown and is accessible from Exit 253 on Interstate 5.)
Laya Shriaberg

Dance Jam: Jackson Hole's Freestyle Barefoot Boogie edit
Sundays 1-4pm starting 12/29/13
Cost: $10/Adult, $5/child, youth, or w/college ID. $25/family.
Dancer's Workshop, Center for Arts.
240 S. Glenwood St, 2nd floor

(1/2 block south of Pearl St, just south of the Antler Inn.)
Heather Finkel

  Canadian  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Dance Divine 05/11
British Columbia
10:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: $14 drop in
A Sunday morning, un-facilitated, Ecstatic Free-Style Dance session.
The Scotia Dance Centre
7th floor
677 Davie Street
Jelena Marda

Just Dance 07/07
British Columbia
Three Fridays per month, (Journeys, Ethnicity and Fusion; Sept-June) See website for dates
Cost: $10
Just Dance is not a one-beat-stomping affair! We take you around the world and invite you to groove to a long list of world rhythms.
Russian Community Hall
2114 West 4th Avenue

(at Arbutus)

Transformational Dancing 02/14
Sundays once a month 3-5pm (check out for schedule)
Cost: $20 at the door
Part of the proceeds go towards local charities as we all dance for change! (Bring a new friend and both get in for half price.)
980 Palmerston Ave
D'Arcy and Dieter Bruning-Haid

Barefoot Boogie  -  C l o s e d  -  If you can offer some energy to revive this dance, please contact them. 09/04
Sault Ste Marie
Every second Friday Fri 8:00pm - 11:00pm, call first for dates
Cost: $10
Sault Theatre Workshop
121 Pittsburgh Avenue
Harold Tausch
(705) 256-2224

  United States - Outside New England  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Spiral Moves Montreal 09/08
Tuesdays 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Fridays 8pm - 10pm
Cost: $20
Ecstatic Dance Workshops
Espace Transparence 7250
Espace Transparence 7250
Clark 3rd Floor

(next to Metro deCastelnau)
Anick Patry

  Canadian  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Tribal Dance 11/09
Toronto Ontario
Saturdays 7:30pm - 9:30pm (check the website for dates)
Cost: $10 at the door
A Playground For Connection and Self Expression...enter an open space and with bare feet explore the exhilarating feeling of moving your body freely through space and time. Tribal is a dynamic self-guided spiritual movement practice. Come to Move, Play, Connect, Sweat, Stretch, Sound, Unwind, Renew, Release, Contact, Improvise, Transform...with the ever growing Tribe!
Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Road, 3rd floor
Julia Ray

  International  Freestyle Dances  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
PlaySpace Dance Jam 08/07
Brunswick, Melbourne
Fridays 8pm - midnight
Cost: $14-$12. $13-$11 before 9pm
Think of a dance club without the smoke and alcohol and with a very warm and welcoming environment.
The PlaySpace
290 Albert Street

(Right next to Safeway which is next to the Brunswick train station less than 1 block from Sydney Rd. See web site for more details.)
contact dance
(03) 9387 0271

Barefoot Boogie 08/02
Monthly 8:30-11:30pm (see web site or contact people for dates)
Cost: 10 (waged) 8 (low waged) 6 (unwaged) 1 (child)
Hampstead Town Hall NW3

(Unknown Name) 02/99
every Sat
Cost: unknown
Toulouse Institut
Friedensalle 45a
390 5991

390 1027

barefootboogie 04/03
Fortnightly on Thursdays: call or e-mail for dates
Cost: 15 euro (concessions for students/unwaged)
good for the sole!
St. Andrew's Hall
Mt. Merrion Avenue, Blackrock
353 87 2934699

Ecstatic DanceIn edit
Monthly to bi-monthly Friday evenings 7:30-10:00pm
Cost: £5
Contact Crescent Arts Centre or Julia for details on location/times which may vary.

Crescent Arts Centre
Julia Lyn Waters

SunDaynce 04/03
Monthly (Sunday): call or e-mail for dates
Cost: 15 euro (concessions for students/unwaged)
Creative Movement & Dance space
St. Andrew's Hall
Mt. Merrion Avenue, Blackrock
353 87 2934699

(unknown live music boogie) 08/99
Every 2nd Tues 7:30-11:30pm
Cost: unknown
Mirkaz Zera Becha
Rehov Bezalel
02 561-7583

Dance Free Rikud Chofshi 08/99
Wed 8:30-11:30pm
Cost: unknown
ICCY - Mirkaz Anim V'Noar
Emek Refayim 12

Ginga Freedance 12/02
Tel Aviv
Every Wed. beside the 1st., 21:30 - 02:00
Cost: 40 NIS
Bet Bikurey Hitim
6 Heftman


Jerusalem Boogie 01/01
Every 2nd Tues
Cost: unknown
Gerard Behar Centre
11 Bezalel St
Avi (Organizer)

Louise (DJ)

PAUZA Freedance 03/04
Thu 21:00-1:00
Cost: $5-$6
Beit Hect
Carmel Center

(near Haifa cinemateque)

Zuza 10/04
Kfar Yehoshua
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month
Cost: 0-10 NIS
Varying locations

(Near Tivon. Call for directions.)

DanceFree! 08/99
1st & 3rd Sunday 8:00-10:30pm
Cost: Dfl 8/Dfl 10
(030) 693 4816

Wellington Barefoot Boogie 08/05
New Zealand
Odd numbered months, 7:30-11:00pm. Contact us for next dance.
Cost: NZ$5.00
Indian Dance Academy
22 Webb Street
Juliet Shelley
04 569 1664

Dance Free Winterthur, Barfussdisco 08/99
8:00pm-11:30pm, normally 3rd Friday each month, please call
Cost: CHF 15
Also offers various "Dance Free Specials" with live music, a whole night through, or blind dancing.
Alte Kaserne
Technikumstrasse 8

(Zurich area)
Karin Beck & Matthias Gerber
44 (052) 222-66-91

owi dance winterthur 06/08
8:30pm-12:30am, 2 Fridays each month
Cost: CHF 20.- incl. drinks
die Barfussdisco zum freien
owi open way institute
Reitweg 7 8400
Albert Hiltebrand
052-233 97 27

Phnix-Tanzfest Barfussdisco 09/02
Bern 3006
1st & 3rd & 4th Friday 8:30 pm - 12:30am
Cost: Fr. 18.- inkl. Getrnke
Ostermundigenstr. 71
Liliane von Allmen Benecke

Contact Improvisation
  United States - New England Area  Contact Improvisation  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Contact Improv Class and Jam 12/05
New Haven
Sundays 3:30pm class, 4:30pm - 5:30pm Jam
Cost: $5 class & jam
New Haven Medical Association Building
364 Whitney Ave.

(at Lawrence St.)
Michelle Kim
(203) 389-7756

2nd Sunday Music & Dance Jam, 4th Sunday Class/Jam edit
2nd and 4th Sundays
Cost: ?

252 Prospect St
contact dance

contact dance

3rd Sunday Contact Improv Jam 01/09
3rd Sundays
Cost: Class: $5 - $10, Jam: $5 - $10
An opportunity to learn and practice the form of Contact Improvisation. Open Level Contact Improv Class 3:30-5:00pm. Contact Improv Jam: 5 - 7pm. Followed by a potluck dinner. Call or email for more info.
252 Prospect St
contact dance
(413) 634-5678

Contact Improv Jam, Cambridge edit
Tuesdays 8-10pm, except on the 1st Tuesday when the jam begins at 7:30 with the first hour being a class-like activity.
Cost: $8 - $12 (sliding scale)
All levels welcome on all evenings. Come to learn contact, come to practice contact, come to have fun. See our website or call Paul for more info.
Masonic Hall
1950 Mass Ave

(in Porter Square)
Paul Spielman

Contact Improvisation Sunday Jam 07/10
Sunday mornings 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $8
This is a year-round event, with a/c in the summer! The fee is split between the Arlington Center ($8 at the door, less if you buy a multi-session discount) and an additional donation to the facilitator/teacher (we recommend $5 to $8).
The Arlington Center
369 Mass. Ave.

(Check out the website for directions and weather cancellations.)
Maxine Gautier

Movement Improvisation Jam with Live Music! 08/01
2nd & 4th Mon 8:00-10:00pm, Sept-June
Cost: $7-$10 sliding scale
Facilitated by Olivier Besson
The Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave
Central Square
Olivier Besson
(617) 269-2744

Nectar edit
1st and 3rd Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $10-15
Nectar is a non-verbal dance inspired by conscious and ecstatic dance. After an opening unguided warm-up period, a playlist of music progresses through a wave, beginning spacious and mellow, gaining intensity, and arriving back into stillness. Nectar opens and closes with intentional circles. Opening circles feature inspirational comments on a theme by the Facilitator-DJ, and closing circles offer participants a chance to share about their experiences in the dance.
Studio 2 of the Dance Complex
536 Massachusetts Ave
Harrison Blum

Wendell Contact Jam 04/05
2th Fridays, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: Donation: $4-$9
Fragrance Free, Drug Free, Alcohol Free, All Ages.
Wendell Town Hall
Town Commons
Montague Rd & Lockes Village Rd

(About 30 minutes from Greenfield and Northampton)
Elena Zubulake

Contact Jams & Classes - Stone Ridge, New York 07/10
Stone Ridge
New York
Sundays, 4pm-6pm
Cost: $5
1st & 3rd Sundays: class for $15 / 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays: jam for $5. Schedule may vary at times, so do contact us to confirm details.
Marbletown Multi-Arts
3588 Main Street
Dana Rudikoff
(845) 256-9728

Contact Improv Burlington Vermont 01/09
Tuesdays 7:15-9:15pm
Cost: $2-$5 donation
Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 North Prospect St.
Michelle Lefkowitz

  United States - Outside New England  Contact Improvisation  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
CI Phoenix Contact Jam 11/08
Cost: ?
Call Sandra or visit for the latest updates.
Sandra Yee

Berkeley Contact Jam 09/01
Every Saturday 3:30pm-6:00pm
Cost: $4 donations
Open jam
8th Street Studio
2525 8th St. near Dwight

Contact Improv Jam 10/01
Third Saturday of every month from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $4
Basics class the first hour of the jam
Wischemann Hall
460 Eddie Lane

(Two doors down from the community center on Morris St.)
Meryl Juniper
(707) 823-7559

Contact Improv Jam 02/04
Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: Free
University Club, UC Davis Campus
Jennifer Arnoth
(530) 754-0389

Contact Improvisation Jam 09/09
San Francisco
Tuesdays 8-11pm
Cost: $5
1510 Mission St

Contact Jam 08/99
(Dates & times unknown)
Cost: unknown
call for information
Wall Street Center for the Arts
330 Wall Street
Robin Trenda
(916) 342-8267

Contact Jam 08/99
San Francisco
Fri 9:00-11:00pm
Cost: unknown
Mariposa Studio
499 Alabama St

Contact Jam Plus edit
Santa Cruz
Tuesdays, 730pm-900pm
Cost: $5-$10
The 418 Project
418 Front Street

(across from the Metro Public Bus Station)
Randy Om

Dance-Is-It Contact Jam 11/09
Palo Alto
1st & 3rd Sundays 4:00-7:00pm
Cost: $12
DanceVisions Studio
Cubberley Community Center, L-3
4000 Middlefield Rd
Anne Caswell

Karin Moriarty

LA Contact Improvisation Jam 08/05
Santa Monica
Sun 6:30pm-9:00pm
Cost: $7 or what you can. 2nd time free.
522 Santa Monica Blvd

(West of Lincoln, East of 4th Street, above Radio Shack)
LA Contact Info

Stage7 Contact Dance 07/10
San Diego
Mondays, 7-8pm Class, 8-10pm Jam
Cost: $10 Class & Jam; $5 Jam only
Live Music. Taught by Ron Estes, Justin Morrison, Leslie Seiters & guests.
Stage 7 School of Dance
3980 30th St.
North Park
Justin Morrison

West Coast Contact Improv Festival 02/05
Yearly in early July
Cost: Jam: $10, Day: $30
This 5-day annual CI fest features nightly jams and and one full all-day jam during July 4th weekend.
8th St Studios Complex
2525 8th St
contact dance
(415) 789-7677

Monthly Improv Jams (SpiritDancing) 09/01
District Of Columbia
Once a month Fri, call for dates, 8:15-10:30pm
Cost: $15
(Formerly at Joy of Motion Dance Center)
The Ashtanga Yoga Center
4435 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

(Take Tenleytown Metro Red Line)
Michelle Ava
(202) 328-8092

Chicago Contact Jam 04/03
Sundays 11:30am to 1:30pm
Cost: $3 donation
Continuous since 1978!
Links Hall
3435 North Sheffield

(Near the Addison "L" stop)
Kathleen Maltese
(773) 338-0519

Ann Arbor Jam edit
Ann Arbor
Sunday 2-4pm
Cost: $5-10
The Phoenix Center
220 S. Main St.
Miguel Mc

Carolina Contact Improvisation 07/07
North Carolina
Sundays 2 to 4 pm
Cost: $5

Balanced Movement Studio
304 W. Weaver St.
Dan Schmidt

Contact Improv Jam 04/03
North Carolina
1st and 3rd Tuesdays 7:30pm
Cost: $5 donation
Future of Traditions Studios
River-Arts district of downtown Asheville
(828) 232-6952

Contact Improv edit
Every Tuesday night 8-10pm
Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale

918 SW Yamhill St, 4th floor

Christine Maxwell

Brandon Stewart

Dance of Presence edit
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month, 10 am - noon
Cost: $10 donation
Open contact improvisation jam exploring movement from states of mindfulness.

The Inner Space
280 E. Hersey #1

(behind The Dance Space)
Dinah Breakell

InTouch Contact Jam 09/10
Third Friday of the month, 8-10pm
Cost: $15 pre-registered
Contact Improv All-Night Jam. An evening of contact improv, play, relaxation and community. We come together to explore the worlds of touch, deep listening, intuitive expression and conscious connection. The studio is ours for the entire evening. We dance as long as we like and go home in sweet exhaustion. See our web site for more info.
Soma Space
4050 NE Broadway
Paula Byrne

Contact Improvisation Dancing 12/05
Jams: Sun 4:30-6:00pm, Tues 8:00-10:00pm; Class: Sat 3:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: $5 donation
Also look for annual Contact Improv Workshop/Intensive in January.
Austin Yoga School
1126c South Lamar

(In the Alamo Draft House South movie theatre plaza)
Laurie Elllington
(512) 797-9297

Tom Giebink
(512) 426-5729

  Canadian  Contact Improvisation  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Contact Improv Jam edit
British Columbia
Every Monday 7:30-9pm
Cost: $5

Moving Centre
533a Baker St
Thomas Loh

Westside Summer/Fall Contact & Improvisation 07/02
British Columbia
Indoor and Outdoor venues: call or e-mail for locations
Cost: $5 - $10
Guided warm-up & warm-down, alignment/breath work, group scores. Assistance for new-comers is available.
Christopher Sumpton
(604) 876-9559

Ottawa/Gatineau Contact Improvisation Dance Jam 07/14
Weekly Saturdays 11:15 to 13:15 except July and August
Cost: $10 or by donation
Free parking is scarce near Arts Court but public transit is easy. No jams during summer months of July and August. Hosted by Ian! Allen, Alejandro de Maio, Frithjof Lutscher.
Arts Court
Ottawa Dance Directive studio "B", second floor
2 Daly Avenue

(One block south of the Rideau Centre at Daly and Nicholas.)
Ian! D. Allen

Alejandro de Maio Sukic

Montreal Contact Jam 02/03
Sundays, 11:30 a.m./noon till 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $3
We also have a jam on weekdays and an Annual International Jam, please see our website for more infos about our activites
372 Ste. Catherine St. West, Studio #303
contact dance
(514) 254-2021

  International  Contact Improvisation  
Name/Location Time, Cost & Notes Address Contact
Contact Jam 07/05
Rio De Janeiro
First Saturday of month, 8:00pm-12:00am
Cost: U$ 3
Studio Corpo Seguro
Rua Camuirano, 76/203 - Botafogo
Fernando Neder
(xx 55 21) 2266 2579

Miscellaneous Dance and Movement Links
*The following links were submitted to DNE and are provided for informational purposes. Dance New England does not endorse any of these organizations.
5Rhythms Movement Practice In Illinois
African Village (Texas)
Body Tales in the San Francisco Bay Area
Dance Weaver dance workshops and classes in Marin County, CA
DanceNet On The Web (Boston)
Dancing Tao (Austin, Texas)
Danny Trenner's The Bridge to the Tango
Djembe-L FAQ USA & International Dance Teachers
DNE Member Business and Personal links
Earth Drum Council
Earthdance Workshop & Retreat Center
Jamie McHugh's Somatic/Expressive Movement Arts
Maine Zydeco - Zydeco and Cajun Events
Phoenix Rising Center (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
Soul Motion
Soul Motion California
The Arizona Rhythm Connection (incl. U.S. Drum Circles, touring acts, etc.)
USA Contact Improvisation links and events page
Virtual Dance Festival
Yahoo! Dance Page
Yoga and DansKinetics, Connecticut
Zydeco in Maine
Calgary Folkdance Fridays
Ecstatic Dance in Portland OR - Your one-stop source for ecstatic dance info in the Portland, Oregon area.
Canadian Contact Improvisation Page - Home page for many Canadian Contact Improv events
Casina Settarte - In the heart of Itria Valley, in Apuylia, south Italy, offering improvisation and performance, jam session, classes and workshops of contemporary dance, contact improvisation, and more.

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