“Rhode Island Conscious Dance” is a collaboration of free-form dance facilitators and enthusiasts in the Ocean State. Our mission is to nourish and grow a vibrant conscious dance community that encourages exploration, creative expression, physical and emotional well-being, collective celebration and a foot stomping, tail wagging good time.

What is “Conscious Dance”?


So what exactly constitutes “Conscious Dance”?  There are many nuances and forms and any definition is likely to fail in capturing every element of every form.  That said, all of the forms/classes listed on this site have the following in common:

  1. a significant proportion of “free form” dance elements (i.e., you move your body in your own unique and awesome way)
  2. life affirming and inclusive atmosphere and intention
  3. absence of alcohol and drugs
  4. most likely barefoot, though not necessarily

Current conscious dance opportunities around the state (that we know about!) include: 5Rhythms, Authentic Movement, Biodanza, Ecstatic Dance, Embody Freedom, JourneyDance, Contact Improv, Nia, Shake Your Soul, SpiritDance, We Need to Dance, YES Dance, & Yoga-Dance.  Click on the Dance Forms/Classes page for descriptions and a list of teachers/facilitators.

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For more information or to add a listing or event to this site, contact .

See the calendar below (or click on the Calendar page) to find out what’s happening!  Within the calendar, click on individual listings for description, location, cost, contact information, etc…


NEWS FLASH: Rhode Island Conscious Dance is co-hosting international Master Biodanza Teacher Carolina Churba Doyle for a two day workshop October 26th & 27th at Studio Exhale in Cranston. More info here.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a volunteer run calendar for informational purposes only– Please check with the individual studio or teacher to confirm the date/time of a particular class or event.  Also, if you notice anything that is incorrect, please alert the teacher, studio and/or email  Thank you!

If you would like to add an event to the calendar, email .

Need a little inner nudge? Find dance related poems & quotes on the Inspiration page!

Please join our Rhode Island Conscious Dance Facebook Page for the latest news and events.


AND PLEASE: “Behave with beauty, connect with intention. The conscious dance floor is a sacred space, and we want everyone to feel free to express themselves. This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, non-consensual touch (etc) are not tolerated. Thank you for helping us create a wildly awesome dance community by speaking up for yourselves & taking care of your dance family!” (words borrowed/slightly edited from ‘Get Down NYC’)