We were selected by The Corvallis Advocate newspaper as some of
"Corvallis’ Most Impactful People You Don’t Know About" for 2016!
Ecstatic Dance is...
⦁ A shamanic journey of music & movement for exercise, stress release, celebration of life, and community connection
⦁ A practice of movement meditation, where "every body" dances however they are inspired, in whatever ways feel great, like nobody is watching
⦁ Freeform dance jam to a varied mix of organic and electronic beats in warm, playful, inclusive community
⦁ Where dancing solo or with others are equally welcome
⦁ A space free of shoes, booze, conversation, photography, and unwanted attention—where everyone feels safe and supported to go deep in their own personal experience
⦁ Where we dance to express, not to impress
Music is a key element of Ecstatic Dance, creating a uniquely deep, cathartic, and playful experience of movement meditation.
It's fresh! "Bass Music" is at the heart of Ecstatic Dance. We have discovered that the very latest dance music--with layered textures, global influences, and cutting-edge digital production--is the best catalyst for ecstatic states. Even classic nostalgic tunes are remixed in innovative ways.
It's varied! We play songs from a wide variety of danceable genres. The music keeps changing and evolving throughout the set, covering a range of rhythms, emotions, and energies.
It's a journey! The music is woven together in a directional arc (known as a "rhythm wave"), that opens with flowing warm-up vibes, steadily builds in tempo & intensity to reach peaks of ecstasy, and then gently lands into meditative stillness.
It's spontaneous! The DJ picks and mixes tracks as the dance unfolds—rather using a fixed playlist—so it's all about synergy between the DJ and the expressive energy of the dancers.
See our FAQs for more info about the music played at Ecstatic Dance.
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