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 21231251_10154879109551569_6366750328816562211_nyour 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, Ecstatic Dance, Embody Freedom, JourneyDance, Contact Improv, Nia, Shake Your Soul, SpiritDance, We Need to Dance, YES Dance, & Yoga-DanceClick on the Dance Forms/Classes page for descriptions and a list of teachers/facilitators. Or find dance related poems / quotes on the Inspiration page.


For more information or to add a listing or event to this site, contact riconsciousdance@gmail.com .

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…

***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 riconsciousdance@gmail.com.  Thank you!***


If you would like to add an event to the calendar, email riconsciousdance@gmail.com .

Traveling to another state? Not from Rhode Island?  Check out “Ecstatic Café” (a national conscious dance resource site).

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