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.
Scroll down for more details and the dance theme.

* 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, 15 and 29 and December 6. Click here for more info.



December 20

Winter Solstice

Kaia will be facilitating the first half of the set, then handing over to Sarah for the second half. Sarah will be facilitating Ecstatic Dance Ottawa until Kaia returns in Spring.

Kaia offers an invitation to find centred authenticity during the Christmas season.


December 6


Express the magical self that arises from open acceptance and embodied awareness. In centred, relaxed ease, we tap into our mystical life force so even a crescendo of wild expressive dance feels effortlessly flowing. Magic arises from love and wonder – expect the unexpected!

Cacao served at 7:15 – $5

November 29

Healing Moves

Our innate visceral intelligence unleashes when we allow ourselves to move in a way that’s totally natural, simply inspired by present moment music and feelings. A facilitated warm up will kick-start this dance, sharing ways to open our bodies, energize the spine and up the healing possibilities while enjoying uplifting lyrics and great rhythms our dance doubling as powerfully liberating therapy if we feel to – here’s how!

This is an extra session, being the 5th Thursday of the month. World and electronic music will start gently, building to a crescendo with beat sync for a smooth continuous dance flow, then dropping us slowly into effortless stillness and connection.



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.