— Q: Do I need to register in advance or can I get tickets for Ecstatic Dance? A: We mostly have online ticketing, please check! You can come and pay at the door as well.
Q: I can’t make it on time. Can I come later? A: You can come & leave anytime (Thursdays door stays open). Our recommendation for Thursdays: Arrive no later than 19:30. That way you have time to change clothes, drink a tea, give a hug, and participate in opening circle. If you enjoy a facilitated warm-up (19-19:45): Arrive 18:45 latest.
On Sunday morning: Arrive between 10.50-11.30am to change clothes, drink a tea, give a hug, and participate in opening circle at 11.45am. Optional: Enjoy a 45 min warmup class or movement warm-up from 11-11.45am.
Q: Do I need experience for Ecstatic Dance? I have never done it before! A: You don’t need any experience. Just come with a fresh mind and an open heart. It is a free-form dance with facilitation only during warm-up, opening and closing circles.
Q: What kind of clothes should I wear for Ecstatic Dance? A: Bring comfortable clothes in which you can move freely.
Q: What kind of music will be played at Ecstatic Dance? A: We always have top quality Ecstatic Dance DJs who tune into the dancers needs. Styles vary from house, world music, bass music, afro, urban, glitch, tribal trap. Even singer-songwriter, pop and classical can be heard in some moments. The musical structure of the DJ set is based on the 5Rhythms concept of the wave.
Q: Is Ecstatic Dance a safe space for me to dance freely? A: We always explain our guidelines in the beginning: No talking on the dance floor & respecting personal space. We explain how to approach with awareness if you want to dance with someone (make eye contact, tune into body movements), and we show how to end a dance with gratitude (hands in front of heart).
Q: Can I bring my child to Ecstatic Dance? A: Thursday: You can bring your teenage child 16 and older. Please take care of your child. Sunday: You can bring all children—baby to teenage! There should be one attentive adult with any child at all times. Try to keep volume down during quiet moments (opening circle & sound healing).
Q: I forgot something. How can I get it back? A. Come to the next dance and look in our lost & found box.
Q: Do you serve drinks at Ecstatic Dance? A: Help yourself to free tea & water.
Q: Is Ecstatic Dance spiritual? A: We come together in a circle, dance barefoot, and move energy on the dance floor to finest tracks mixed by top DJs. If that’s spiritual for you, then we are spiritual. If spiritual for you means believing in a mystic idea or a deity, following a doctrine or strict rules, then, no, Ecstatic Dance is not spiritual at all.
Q: I am a DJ, how can apply to play at Ecstatic Dance Berlin? A: Please send us a live recorded DJ mix of an Ecstatic Dance you where you played. E-mail address: email@example.com.