Ecstatic Dance Ottawa

41 Rosemount Ave, 1st & 3rd Thursdays September to June
$15 at the door $10 students

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Fall 2018: September 6 and 20; October 4 and 18; November 1 and 15 and December 6.
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* The hall has air conditioning for hot days   —-   * no dance training needed, we’re just movin’ to the music as we feel!
* Free parking in school lot across the street.      * bring a water bottle, and clothing to move and sweat in.

What is Ecstatic Dance?

Ecstatic Dance allows us to move in totally free expression to wonderful varied music. Each week is a different theme, taking you on a transformative journey. The music is interesting, musical, varied, spanning from lilting ethnic through celtic, world beat, electronica, rhythmic chant and drumming. The music starts gently, inviting embodied awareness and authenticity, builds to a vibrant crescendo then drops into lilting songs, spiritual message, and ends in mindful stillness. An opening circle introduces the theme when the dancers are warmed up, the closing circle allows sharing,  creating warmth and interconnection between dancers.

Coming Ecstatic Dances, Fall 2018

Our next season of Ecstatic Dance will start Thursday September 6.
The Fall season will all be facilitated by Kaia until December 20th, after which Sarah will facilitate until April 4th.

Kaia will DJ/facilitate: September 6 and 20; October 4 and 18; November 1 and 15 and December 6. Click here for more info.

November 15

Be all that you can be! The dance floor is the most fun way to release all that isn’t resonant with your higher self. Invite yourself into your cells to move out visceral memory.

Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 available – contact Kaia to order one – served before the dance.

November 1


At Samhain, the veil thins, allowing access to the spirit worlds and their intuitive wisdom. Celebrate our ancestors, guides and nature spirits moving to music flavoured with Celtic, mystical and Wiccan sounds.

Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 available – contact Kaia to order one – served before the dance.

October 18

Shamanic Healing

Journey through release to healing! Our bodies have intrinsic wisdom and know how to release and heal when allowed to move freely. Earthy tribal rhythms and a melodic soundscape quickly drop us in a grounded open state releasing this healing wisdom.
Live drumming jam interval. Cacao beans at the opening circle. Full or half cup of cacao $10/$5 – contact Kaia to order

October 6


Thanksgiving is about nourishment, coming together, and expressing our gratitude for all we have. Gratitude raises our vibes. Cacao beans available.

September 20


While days and nights are of equal length, we can, if we wish, explore balance between inner and outer, the spirit and the earth, expression and stillness as we dance.
Cacao beans available.

September 6

Joyous Reunion

A joyous reunion celebrating the re-meeting of hearts and feet on our familiar dance floor. Our gently facilitated warm-up will build into invitations to reconnect, open up and let go! We’ll drop into gentle serenity at the end. Cacao beans available.