Northern Michigan Ecstatic Dance 

Free-form dance for all bodies

Playlist Creation Workshop

Dates and times to be announced

Three sessions to walk through all five phases of the Dance

90 minutes each, online

Email to let Jeanie know you are interested - perhaps share a bit about your availability. 

$60-100 for the full series. Or HALF price ($30-$50) if you make a playlist for a future dance. 

What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance is a space for your own expression of movement or dance, however big or small that may be. Movement is free-form and individual. Music is provided, but this is not a class. This is a space to connect with ourselves, listen to our bodies, and move through whatever is happening in our lives at the moment. It's a space to free the body to move without judgment. All ages, all bodies welcome. 

We dance in Traverse City on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7-9PM

May @ inside the Grand Traverse Circuit
225 W Fourteenth St, Traverse City, MI 49684

June - October outside behind Leelanau Studios (former Norris Elementary School)
10783 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684

We dance in Benzie County once a month 

10-Noon on certain Sundays @ Mills Community House in Benzonia

891 Michigan Ave a, Benzonia, MI 49616

Check the calendar for dates.

OK, But what actually happens? What could I expect if I came? 

We start with a grounding or breathing exercise to help us arrive in body and spirit.

Then we get in a circle to meet one another and check in. 

We usually explore the theme through some sort of discussion, sharing, movement, or activity.

Then there's about an hour of music designed to help you move whatever you've got. It starts slowly, builds to high energy beats, then drops back into soothing rhythms, before ending with meditative sounds. You move (or don't move) however your body moves you. 

We end in circle to give thanks and share about our experience.

What do I bring? How should I show up?

See FAQs for more guidance!

Participate only in ways that are safe for you. 

Be gentle with your body, your heart, and your spirit. 

Also do what you can to help others to feel held and supported.