Ecstatic / Improvised Dance – Southern Ontario

Ecstatic Dance by Soul Movement – Vaughan

Saturday July 22, 2017 from 7 – 11 PM

Dance Passion Studio
300 Trowers Road, Unit 6, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 5Z9

It is with great excitement that we invite you to the Grand Inauguration of ECSTATIC DANCE VAUGHAN by Soul Movement on Saturday July 22nd at 7 pm.

A regular event taking place every two months in the Vaughan area.
The Grand inauguration is FREE TO ALL on a first come first served basis, so be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your ticket ♥

Our intention for these events is to create a space in the Northern suburbs of Toronto where Community can come together and co-create in harmony a space of Healing, a space of Self-Expression through Dance, Yoga, Meditation and Sacred Ceremonies; a safe space free of judgement where we are all united as a soul family beyond the divisions of age, gender, class, creed or status.

Ecstatic Dance – or free form dance – is an invigorating mind body practice of uncensored spontaneous movement for people just like you who love to dance when no one’s watching. Just think of it as rockin’ out to your favorite tunes at home, only So. Much. More. Imagine recess – grownup style – as a group of friends drop inhibitions and let loose; animating the room into a dynamic and interactive playground engendering total freedom of expression. Going through the wave of movement and feelings of catharsis and release together generates a unifying experience for participants akin to tribe. People bond easily and effortlessly. Many newcomers find this to be their first authentic place of belonging in town.

The SoulMovement DJ’s will be hosting you on the dance floor with our signature mix of Shamanic Tribal House, Progressive, NuDisco, Native Indian, African and NewAge music 🎶

We are currently welcoming applications from Healers, Vendors, Artists and anyone in the Community to reach out to us via the Soul Movement inbox for collaboration opportunities.

Register here (Free event, requires registration for entry)

Outline of the event :

7:00 – Yoga by Annamaria Love
7:45 – Opening Circle, Intentions and Guided Meditatioin
8:15 – Ecstatic Dance Live DJ’d set
10:00 – Closing Meditation, Sharing Circle, Community networking
11:00 – Wrap up


Dance Temple – Connection in Body & Sound – Toronto

July 24 and July 31, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30

Venue: The Dance Annex 527 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor

Evenings centered around, community, meditation, and the joy of dance.
All movement styles and body types are welcome to groove with us in this celebration of connection, through body, and sound! W’e looking foward to joining you on this venture into sweet sweet vibration.

DJ’d Warm up (Gary): 7:30pm-8:00pm (8:00pm opening circle)
DJ/Guide: 8:00pm-9:30pm (Gary and Pablo)
Sliding Scale: 12$-15$

-Barefoot dancing
-refrain from chatting while in the space
-no alchohol or non-prescription drugs
-please turn off cellphones


Boogie On! – Toronto
Monthly- ish – Saturdays from 7:15 – 8:45 pm

The Dance Annex,  527 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor

Dance to a variety of fun music in a friendly, relaxed environment. Oldies, jazz, swing, pop, blues, R & B, world beat, etc. Freely express yourself in movement. $7 or PWYC.

Fridays from 7:20 – 9:30 pm  @ 805 Dovercourt Rd, 2nd floor
No experience necessary, only the willingness to dance free style and listen to the teachings of your own body, heart, and soul through movement.
Limited space so arrive early
$12-15 sliding scale
7:30 – 9:30 pm @ 805 Dovercourt Rd, 2nd floor
Cover: $12-15 sliding scale
Find Yourself Dancing!
Every Thursday is an opportunity to drop into your body and move as you wish, in sacred space within our ever-growing local and global community. All are welcome.
Monthly (see website for later dates)
7:30 – 9:30 – doors open at 7:00, close at 8:00
$10 each or two for $15, teens/children $5

Ecstatic Dance Orangeville

First Saturday of every month – 7:15-9:15 pm

Citrus Dance Studio – 62 Broadway, Orangeville

$10-$20 sliding scale     Info: 905-601-8033 or


Picton – Groove Tonic Tuesdays
Barefoot, free-form movement and dance in Picton, Prince Edward County
6:30-8:30 pm at the Picton Town Hall, 2 Ross St at King St, 2nd floor.
All welcome. $5 donation requested.
More info: Groove Tonic PEC on Facebook
or contact Tamara Segal at 613-476-1830



Monthly – Contact Tamara Segal for details


See for details and dates.
Moving Santuary is a sacred space and a community for connecting with the embodied spirit/peace, wholeness, love and wisdom within and beyond through movement – to be supported and empowered on one’s life journey.
– With mindful movement, conscious dance and music. There are no structured steps to movement, we are gently guided to listen to ourselves and to allow the movement to unfold from within. No experience needed.


RHYTHMWOOD GROOVE – A Conscious Free Style Dance Evening – Lion’s Head, ON

Last Friday of the month 7:30 – 9:30 pm . Date may shift so please check

This evening of free style dance, also known as ecstatic dance, is very lightly facilitated. There is an opening circle to share the evening’s invitation but there is no choreography, and no steps or patterns are taught. Each person is encouraged to move freely in their own way, inspired by the music and their own inner spirit. This practice is about coming together in community to dance and express freely without judgment or concern. We do not speak for the duration of the dance session and the reason for this is so that we can be fully present in our bodies. In this way the dance becomes a moving meditation for all involved. Let go and let your body be your guide!

Cost: sliding scale $8 – $13.
Info:   519-793-4687


Ottawa – Group Dance and Movement Improvisation – Lola Ryan leads a weekly drop-in class on Monday
evenings through to December 5 2016.
$25 (Student rate available – talk to Lola.)
Contact: Lola

Ottawa – Biodanza
Weekly Mondays at 7:00 pm – Gatineau Biodanza en français
Weekly Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – Ottawa Biodanza in English
Biodanza, meaning to dance with life, is a fusion of music, natural
movement and emotion. It is a scientifically proven method of human
development aimed at uncovering the passion, beauty and love for ourselves,
others and the world that was always there.
Contact: Anne Marie

La Peche region – The Move normally meets the first Friday of each month,
but due to holidays/hall bookings, some of our dances fall on different
Fridays. Also, we sometimes dance in Wakefield, sometimes at the nearby
Rupert Hall, and even outdoors in the summer, so please check the address
each time before you come. Suggested donation $10. No one is turned away for lack of funds
Contact: Owen

Ottawa – Authentic Movement meets many Saturday mornings
Contact: Wendy

Ottawa – Dance to Nature
outdoor dances among the trees at Mooneys Bay. Express, create and surrender the dance from within!
Let go of all inhibitions and come Dance to Nature!
Contact: Alana

Ottawa – Ecstatic Dance
8:00-10:15 pm
$15 includes all you can dance and sharing circle.
Contact: or

Creative Dance/Movement Events – Ottawa/Gatineau
(includes an event calendar and a mailing list)

5Rhythms® Classes

with Layah Jane Singer-Wilson – Toronto –
with Rhondda Snary – Toronto – or
with Taeji – Toronto –

with Kate Huband – 705.750.0411

Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Holding space for you to Explore, Connect, Express in Dance.
Visit for updated schedule
Personal warm-ups to music 6-6:30. The wave begins at 6:30 sharp. We dance straight through for 90 minutes and end with an optional closing circle. Important note: Doors lock 6:45 Thurs & it’s very hard to get our attention after that.

Family Tumble – Ottawa
with small children resumes in September