Ecstatic Dance Chicago Nights 7/21 – NEW SPACE!!


You are invited to an extraordinary dance party where you can be who you want to be, and dance how you want to dance.

We are excited to bring Ecstatic Dance to a new space in Uptown, Alternatives, a community youth center. Since 1971, Alternatives has pursued their mission of facilitating personal development, strengthening family relationships, and enhancing the community’s well-being.

This is a 200 person capacity space, so let’s fill it with the whole community! Share and invite friends that can use some Ecstatic Dance in their life.

Ecstatic Dance is a welcoming place to dance, celebrate, connect inwardly and outwardly, and feel free to be you with others that want the same. Our participation guidelines help to set a space where you can be curious, playful, sexy, meditative, and adventurous with ease. We encourage you to step into your hero’s journey, and to make friends along the way.

Saturday Night 7/21:

✶DoJo (DJ & Live Violin Activation)
✶Damian Perez, Reiki Infused Crystal Bowls (Sound Journey)
✶Nikolas Lapelusa, Free-Form Movement (Playshop)

✶Nadeya Hassan, Intuitive Reiki (Healing Arts)
✶Sara Palmer, Intuitive Energy Therapy (Healing Arts)

✾ A “show up and leave anytime” event

6pm – Movement Playshop
6:50pm – Opening Circle, Guidelines Share
7pm – Ecstatic Dance
10pm – Meditative Sound Journey
10:11pm – Closing Circle

4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640
@ Alternatives, Inc.
Ecstatic Dance Chicago NEW LARGER SPACE!!

✬ Kids 13 and under dance for free!
✬ Price for Public Servants, Seniors, Students, and anyone from Out of State is Discounted
✿ Work Exchange Opportunities are Available by emailing Pocket Earnhart at
✿ Financial Assistance is Available by request. Email Roman at by 7/20

$15 Cash
$16 Credit Card/PayPal

**Please Forward This Invite To Anyone Who Loves To Dance!**

Please refrain from wearing strong scents.
✶Do wear deodorant, and take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.✶
Photography, Videography, and Conversations off and away from the dance floor.
Only if you absolutely need them for dancing, wear clean, non black bottom shoes (to prevent marking the floor.)

✾ Wheelchair Accessible.
✾ Gender Neutral Bathrooms.
✾ Bring Your Own Cup for water and tea. Cups will be for sale if you need one.
✾ High Definition, Loud, Bass Rich Sound System. (Ear Plugs will be provided)

For more info on us and our guidelines, and for djing, facilitating movement, and work exchange opportunities please visit

***Dj Activation***


Dominic Johnson, or Dojo, grew interested in electronic music in the early 00’s, collaborating predominantly in Chicago with artists like the Flashbulb, Rena Jones, and The Abominable Twitch, with whom he released an album in 2010 called Press Start to Begin.

2018 finds him on the music production team at Comedy Central’s Drunk History, playing in the pit for musical theater, and jamming out on electric violin while DJ’ing regularly at Booze Box on Randolph.

Career highlights have included co-founding and running the New Millennium Orchestra of Chicago from 2005-15, and performances with Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, DJ Spooky, and Belle and Sebastian.


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***Sound Journey*** 
Damian Perez, Reiki Infused Crystal Bowls
You are invited to join in as Damian takes us on a sonic journey to vibrate the cosmos. Vibrations from the Reiki-infused Crystal Singing Bowls resonate to the center core of our being, allowing us to release into relaxation and find deeper connection from within. The sound will guide us through it all and bring this celebratory night to a close!
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***Dance Movement Playshop***
Nikolas Alfonso-Ivan LaPelusa

Niko’s travelled all over the world spending thousands of hours learning and practicing movement from master teachers. Studying martial arts, dance, acrobatics, natural parkour, powerlifting, yoga and more. Niko offers a holistic class, approaching general movement from many different modalities. Niko’s goal is to offer different perspectives and approaches to movement which build self esteem and freedom in the mind-body, so that a student can connect to Creative Source on their own.

We will start with breathing work to prime our nervous system. We will then practice isolated movements to warm the body. Finally, we will integrate the movements into games, challenges and body riddles. This will set us up to have energetic, creative, improvisational Ecstatic Dance practice!

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***Healing Arts***

Nadeya Hassan will be providing intuitive reiki during Ecstatic Dance 7/21. During your reiki session with Nadeya, she will work through each chakra and remove the energetic debris by honing in on any imbalances. Her focus is to infuse light into ones being in order to illuminate that which has been kept in the dark. She works though outdated patterns, emotional pain that has been quietly suppressed, health issues, or even energies that don’t belong to the client, but have made a home in their energy body. Nadeya channels energy and receives intuitive messages from the Universal Light which are only of love and light. Messages are given during and/or after each session.

Nadeya is a lightworker who incorporates reiki, tarot, yoga, conscious journaling and meditation into her healing practice. Nadeya is also a Reiki II practitioner (Reiki Master July 2018) and received her 200 hr Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative Yoga certification in Dharmsala, India.

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***Healing Arts***

Sarah is committed to helping as many people as possible live their best lives. She is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor formally trained in both the Power Vinyasa style and the Kundalini Yoga tradition. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and intuitive energy worker certified in Usui Reiki and New Paradigm MDT, with training in Akashic Records readings. Yoga, meditation, and energy work have changed her life immeasurably for the better. As a result, Sarah holds deep love and respect for their transformative power. She is committed to helping others find their own change and carve their best path through life.
Sarah will be offering Intuitive Energy Therapy influenced by the schools of Usui Reiki, New Paradigm MDT, Sat Nam Rasayan, and the Akashic Records. Receive multiple healing frequencies and a flow of unconditional love to clear blockages; balance energy flow; restore chakra function; and revitalize mind, body, and spirit.



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