You are invited to an extraordinary dance party, where you are free to be you, and dance and move any way you want.
Ecstatic Dance Chicago elevates culture by offering a space to cultivate freedom of expression, mindful connection, and build community.
Our outdoor, grassy dance floor is a welcoming space for barefoot dancing that is free from talking, photography, and alcohol. At this time you are asked to wear a face mask if you would like to participate.
In your dance you are invited to be curious, playful, sexy, meditative, adventurous, or anything you choose. There you can share with others or dance alone. Our participation guidelines make all this safe and easy. (Please find the Guidelines and Disclaimer at the end of the invite)
✶ Coming Soon ✶
On a private nature space, 40 minutes south of down town Chicago.
14440 Magoun St,
Cedar Lake, IN., 46303
Join us at any time.
3pm – 8pm CST
Stick around to catch a most majestic Summer Solstice Sunset, post dance.
✬ Kids 13 and under dance for free!
✬ 1 hour, on site Work Exchange opportunities for entry are available by emailing EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com with “6/20 Work Exchange” in the subject line.
✬ Please contact EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com by 6/19 for financial assistance, with “6/20 Financial Assistance” in the subject line.
Keeping the space:
✾ All bodies are welcome.
✾ Face masks must be worm.
✾ Bring all the water you need, or be ready to fill your container with fresh spring water from a common tap.
✾ Avoid wearing strong scents.
✾ Do wear deodorant, and please take care of stinky feet before entering the dance space.
Dance Space Guidelines:
✾ Talking, Photography, Shoes, and Alcohol are left outside the dance space.
✾ Shoes that are necessary for your dancing are ok.
✾ To invite some one to dance make eye contact and a gesture of open palms.
✾ To say no to a dance make eye contact with palms together at the chest.
✾ To finish a shared dance make eye contact with palms together at the chest, or just dance away.
✾ If someone is not following the guidelines please kindly inform them of what they are, or ask a Dance Guide donning a Neon Green Bandana for help.
We do a great job of setting a safe space for your full dance expression. However this space is not perfect, and always has room for improvement. If you experience uninvited engagement, a barrage of invitations from someone who you have said no to, or uninvited intentional touch on the dance floor please speak up, either to the person who is breaking the guidelines, or to one of the Dance Guides who can take care of the issue with compassion and discretion. You can also contact EcstaticDanceChicago@gmail.com at anytime to let us know about your experience and we will do our most to achieve a resolution. Your voice is important to us and it helps so much to strengthen our container. When you take care of your self you help us take care of each other.
You can find Ecstatic Dances all over the world, from major cities to small towns at www.EcstaticDance.org
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