Location: Northgate Community Center, 5th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA, USA
We meet rain or shine, every holiday (with the exception of 12/25) on Saturday morning 10:15am-Noon.
We dance freestyle, similar to ecstatic dance. We love to move it move it! Every body welcome!
We are a welcoming, fun community of folks ages 1-91. We are LGBTQ+ friendly.
No steps, no instruction, no choreography. This is a joyful time to move the body to a huge variety of music, get fit, and get happy.
You can also join us on ZOOM (we love our friends dancing with us in France, London, New York or South Africa).
Every SATURDAY 10:15 am – Noon Pacific Time (80 minute set list of music). Join our mailing list on our website for updates and important announcements.
LOCATION: Northgate Community Center South Dance Hall (gorgeous!)
10510 – 5th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98125
COST: $10 – $25 sliding scale per person, children 12 and under $5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cash, check, venmo, paypal. (No credit cards).
Park in the Northgate Library Parking lot and follow our signs. If lot is full (very rare) then park right across the street in the ample Northgate Mall parking lot. Inside there are big bathrooms, but no showers. Filtered water. Shoes OK to wear.
Our music is rich, varied, playful and joyful. The set list, the venue and the people make the dance shine!
This is an experience of moving spontaneously and soulfully, with passion, just the way you need and want to. YOUR WAY!
We have yoga mats, yoga blocks, jump ropes, scarves, hoola hoops, shakers.
We begin slowly and build up to fast-paced inspiration at the peak. Often, we have music from every era since the 1950s, and music form all over the world including Africa, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Asia, Ireland. Drum beats, native music, indigenous music, the music of various cultures. We try it out, we feel what their beat, their energy, their dancing playfulness embodies!
If you feel shy, come try it. There is nothing required. We support each other without words, on the dance floor, in being exactly how we each are. This is living spontaneity, a place to be without speaking, without plans.
If you’ve been to ecstatic dance in any city, you’ll recognize some similarities with the freeform style of dancing any way you wish. Our Dance Dance in Seattle is very family friendly, brightly lit with natural gigantic windows opening into huge trees. People say over and over again how much they appreciate the environment and the morning hour for starting the weekend out just right.
Please visit our page at freeformdancedance on Facebook to get the zoom link and to-the-minute updates on joining us each week. https://www.facebook.com/FreeFormDanceDance/
ZOOM DANCING: WHAT TO EXPECT
Join with your video on, or off. Turn off your microphone. Warm up music greets you as you arrive between 10:00am – 10:20am. Great to have good speakers set up so the setlist plays through your computer and into your sound system. At 10:20am we begin a set list as always, beginning slower and rising to a peak, then coming back down. Setlist journey ends at 11:45am.
We can’t wait to dance with you!