Ecstatic / Improvised Dance – Southern Ontario

Chocolate Groove – Toronto
Friday Aug 24, 2018 – 529 Yonge St.

Chocolate Groove is a Community Ecstatic Dance Celebration with the intention to bring people together to celebrate life, connect, socialize and bring festival culture to the city!
7:00 – Doors open (Social Time)
7:45 – Astrological Reading with Bella
8:00 – Chocolate offering
8:30 – 11:00 – DJ’d Ecstatic Dance Journey by DJ Druid AKA “Darren Austin Hall”
11 – 11:30 – Crystal Bowl Sound Journey
12:00 – Event Concludes

Early Bird – $20 (Until August 16th)
Advanced – $25 (Until August 23rd at 11:59pm)
Door – $30   (Financial Assistance is Available by request)

Tickets can be purchased at the link below or an e-transfer to


Life Beats Dance – Toronto

July 28th – 8:45-10:15 pm — The last Saturday of the month.

Free-style dance to all types of music. Feel the music, dance your own dance.

Cost $10 • Hope United Church 2550 Danforth Ave. Karen @ 416-505-6710 Call/Text


STARTS Sept. 2, 2018 – The Sunday Dance – Toronto

Sundays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at The Dance Annex,  527 Bloor St W, 2nd Floor, Toronto

djs Caroline Joyal and Michael Penarubia with special guests

a body positive, safe, non judgemental sober movement space to dance barefooted and dive deeper into your movement practice!

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.
The Guelph Groove – Guelph

The second Saturday of every month.  Sept – June  7:30 – 9:30. Doors open at 7:15.$10 each


Ecstatic Dance St. Catherines

Last Wednesdays of the month from 7-10 pm

Odd Fellows Temple – 36 James St. – St. Catherines – 2nd Floor


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 –

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