What kind of dance is it?
This is a free form dance with no steps to follow, akin to dancing freely alone at home, only we are in community feeding off the energy of others. The music inspires, your body guides you.
What kind of music is played?
Depending on the day, a range of various styles of music are woven together into an hour long playlist including anything from world, reggae, jazz, blues, rock, latin, percussion, tribal, club, house, electronica, r&b, soul, funk, gospel, DJ and new age.
Why is it called conscious (or ecstatic) dance?
We are using our own spontaneous movement as a way to pay attention to our deeper selves, accessing the body’s wisdom beyond the mind’s thinking, and opening more direct avenues to joy.
Do I need to be “spiritual” or know how to “meditate” to come?
Nope, not at all. The only necessary requirement for your attendance is a desire to dance for the joy of it.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothes you’d do yoga and stretch in. Clothing that allows you full range of movement.
What can I expect when I come for the first time?
We begin by circling up briefly for introductions, welcome and intention setting. The music then begins and runs for just over an hour starting in a gentle warm up mode and gradually lifting up into a rhythmic wave of highly danceable beats allowing all to shed inhibitions and dance freely. The music slowly decelerates through a cool down mode into silence and finally at the end we all gather for a closing circle
What do I need to bring?
Bring water, an open mind and a playful body.
Why The Name ‘Soul Kitchen’ Dance?
This movement, music and community is spiritual food that is deeply nourishing and satisfying to the soul’s hunger for expression, freedom & connection. This practice ‘feeds’ us more profoundly and in more ways than food. This Movement is a vehicle to feel emotions, move the body and sate the soul: a chance to express and release what is within for wholeness and healing. Inside of safe and conscious community we allow authentic movement and shared vulnerability to sate our soul’s hungers.