July 2 at Union Square Ballroom with 2Melo!!

We’re back in The Ballroom, on Weds, July 2, for another EDance gathering. :-)

We’ll have NY’s beloved DJ, co-founder of Cumba Mela, and Ecstatic Dance NYC ally, 2Melo, at the helm for this one. If you joined us, during Chapter One, you might remember what happened at St. Mark’s Church and ROULETTE when Cumba Mela vibes merged with EDance vibes. Mira que super wow.

2Melo‘s been cooking us up a multi-genre, multi-faceted journey that we’re very excited to dance to. Dan Baker‘s light wall magick gumbo will be eyeball noms. Spiro’s Beyond Kombucha will be Best in Class, always.

Vibes, peeps, booch, beats. See you on July 2!

Facebook invite’s public, and accessible by clicking on the flyer image below. Thanks for all your support with getting word out. Let’s spread the goodness, together!

Love,
Us

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June 18 at Union Square Ballroom!

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We’re back in The Ballroom, again, this week! Fresh tunes, fresh moment. Beats by [Clever Alias], Bevs by Beyond Kombucha, light wall by Dan Baker, warmup by Elana Meta, community dance magick by you, we, all of us. :-)

Here’s scoop:

Elana Meta Jaroff will be facilitating our 7-8pm warmup!

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If you’re new to Meta’s orbit, you’re in for a treat. She’s a dancer, martial artist, performer, wellness instigator, and founder of NYC’s Nerd-E Crew.

We’ve danced with her on both coasts, seen her on stage with festival luminaries like The Polish Ambassador, and we’re stoked to experience her warmup. She’s cooked up a special session for our June 18 gathering.

Get ready to embody your body like never before. :-)

[Clever Alias] will be our DJ!

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Here’s a link to his June 4 EDance set at Union Square Ballroom.

And tickets! We’re cash-only at the door, and some people prefer to chip in with a card or PayPal. So, here’s a link to tickets.

Facebook Invite! Scoop, excitement, updates and friends. Enjoy!

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June 4 at Union Square Ballroom!

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It’s an alcohol/drug-free gathering for people who love to dance, in Union Square!

If you’ve joined us before, you know what’s about to go down. If you’ve not yet joined us, here’s the skinny:

A musical journey with a live DJ. No Booze. No Drugs. No Shoes. No Chit-Chat on the Dance Floor. Plenty of room to talk and mingle, good vibes, refreshments. Mutual respect, healthy intentions. No judgment, move however you wish. :-)

It’s been a minute since we’ve danced together, so let’s have at it.

[Clever Alias] will facilitate our dance journey with a 3-hour DJ set, after an optional warmup from 7-8pm.

http://soundcloud.com/danlaureano

Weds, June 4
7-11pm
Warmup 7-8 pm
DJ [Clever Alias] - 8-11pm
Sound Healing – 11pm

Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Square West

$20 / All Ages / Dress to Sweat

:: About our DJ ::

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[Clever Alias] is from New York City, and keeps his lair in CA. He loves dancing, living stories to tell, telling stories he’s lived, and helping people dance. [Clever]‘s music collection spans decades and genres, and he has been called a “dancer’s dj” by at least a few people in the know. [Clever] has deejayed at parties, gatherings and moments in New York City, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Barbara, Placerville, Miami and Los Angeles.

[Clever Alias] is the Founder of Ecstatic Dance NYC, a community gathering in Gotham for people who love to dance. He is also a passionate, active member of the Ecstatic Dance Community, a non-profit based in Oakland, CA, that helps people help people dance.

When he is not collecting or sharing music gems, [Clever Alias] exists in our world as Daniel Laureano, an affable, intelligent, popular fellow with a habit of giving solid advice, getting things done and doing good things in a spicy way.

http://cleveraliasmusic.com/
http://soundcloud.com/danlaureano

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On Hiatus!

Thanks for checking in! We’re on hiatus, while we enroll more team members and reload resources.

Stay tuned and keep in touch with us here on our site, our Facebook page or our newsletter.

We’re coming back, and we’ll be even more awesome than we were!

Keep dancing. Keep exploring. See you soon!

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August and Everything After

In case you don’t receive it or follow us on Facebook, here’s our August Newsletter:

Chapter One

Beloved Community,

I hope this note finds you enjoying your August, and thriving as the Amazings that you are.

With great pleasure, I officially mark the close of Chapter One of EDance in NYC.

Thank you, each and all, for enrolling in this movement, for sharing your movement, and for the many and much ways you have supported me and each other, as we explored this delightful flavor of un-facilitated, alcohol-free, ecstatic dance.

It has been my honor to live this experience with you – a true journey, and a new-era creation myth made real. “No cameras” makes a proper montage impossible, so I’ll have a go, using words:

We’ve gathered 22 times, with as few as five and as many as 250 dancers.

Thanks to Sandhi Ferreira, we started at Jivamukti. Thanks to Adam Rinder, we moved to Om Factory. Then, we Summered at St. Mark’s Church in The Bowery, and we spent our Fall dancing in Brooklyn, at ROULETTE. After a Winter Break, we warmed our home, Union Square Ballroom, for more monthlies, and gathered for a series of weekly dances at Reflections.

We’ve danced with $mall ¢hangeSrikalogyTrue NatureSharuJoro-Boro2Melo,ThornatoAtropolisALIAChelaMike PolarnyEsseksTechnicolor LensesNatasha BlankNouveau Classical ProjectEmily DangerThe KnellsBobby Jealousy and me,[Clever Alias]. East Coast! West Coast! Bands! Poland!

Big Dan Baker, Light Show Maker. His work is next level, his legend is legendary.

Jeanine T. AbrahamJesse JohnsonDoug DrummondRebecca Bone and I facilitated our warmups, while Marcie Made of Light and AJ Block healed us with sound. During Chela’s sets, we were not-so-secretly galactivated by our healer friend Pedro Akiak.

Beyond KombuchaRuna Tea and Yes OR no Raw Chocolate have nourished our bodies with punch and pie.

Phoenix, Molly, Julia, Bailey, Sam and friends ran the door like A Boss. Phoenix was definitely THE Boss.

The newly-dubbed Liminal crew stepped up our decor game forever, during our ROULETTE era. Winkel and Balktick helped enabled my addiction to speakers, with sound support in our early days. We even collaborated with Silent Storm, and gathered for an impromptu Silent Disco outside of St. Mark’s Church.

As a community of dancers and an organization, Ecstatic Dance NYC has also collaborated with One Billion RisingGlobal Water Dances and Beatific Beat. And, of course, EDance and I show love – on and off the dance floor – to our friends in the dance community: Get Your Dance OnUrban Waves 5RhythmsFlavorpill’s Lunch BreakReconstrvct4th Temple; and Growing Heart Farm.

Thank you, to each of my collaborators. To my friends and my family: I love you, and I am grateful. Thank you for your unyielding support and generosity. And thank you, Ecstatic Volunteers. Ecstatic Old Lady Cart: All Day, E’ry Day. :-)

Ahem. Like I said: super dope first chapter.

Pencils Down

Before we scribe Chapter Two, I’m re-considering how to best help NYC experience EDance. This project has been an expensive, consuming labor of love. Because it’s still growing into a profitable endeavor, I’ve been the only one on the hook, on the case between gatherings, and on the grind to keep it fueled – and that’s not sustainable. And, for reasons personal and professional, neither is me living in NYC full-time.

We do have a home, we do have friends, we do have a community, and you do want to dance, help and grow together. So, I’m sorting through ideas to keep the quality of ED NYC high and keep us all dancing and gathering in NYC whether I’m able to be with you full-time or not.

More, when I know. Until Chapter Two: keep in touch; keep exploring; and know in your heart that I miss you and that I loved writing Chapter One with each of you.

Calm Up

On Weds, Aug 7, Srikala and I shared and received with Ecstatic Dance Oakland. Here’s a copy of my set. I wish Srikala had recorded his!

https://soundcloud.com/danlaureano/edoak8713

Aiiight Chill…

In case you’re curious, heres a bit of a personal update:

I’m enjoying a change of pace in CA. Technically, I still live here, so it’s nice to revisit home after 13 months “on the road” in Gotham, my beloved hometown. While I’m here, I’m dancing, catching up with friends, exploring, deejaying and working.

I can’t honestly say that the way I lived and worked in NYC was the healthiest for me, so I’m restoring my vessel while I rekindle the business I put on hold to focus on ED NYC and the Ecstatic Dance Community.

I’m grateful for many months of deep inner work, lineage healing, new friendships, personal growth, and so much fun. Lots to integrate, reflect upon, and metabolize. Right now, I’m living the gifts of a life-shifting, cross-country road trip and the warm welcomes from my family of friends here in the West.

See you soon. Miss you much.

Love,
Daniel

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July 12: Ecstatic Dance with Natasha Blank & Joro Boro!

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Discount Tix: http://ednycjuly12.eventbrite.com/

Facebook Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/166219950199819/

Shake off your week, with Natasha Blank and Joro-Boro!

Friday, July 12
7pm-11pm

Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Square West

$20 / All Ages / Dress to Sweat!

You know them. You love them. We’re bringing them together, for a Friday night Ecstatic Dance throw-down you might never forget.

See you on the dance floor!

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June!

Halo, Beautiful People!

Many of you have shared with me that you want to gather again for EDance this month. I do, too! But, I need June for me, Fam – so I can better be of service to you in July and August.

Lest Ye Be Downtrodden: I’m cooking up our next gathering at the Ballroom (Friday, July 12). Right now, Joro-Boro, Natasha Blank and a special guest from EDance Oakland are on our menu. 

Details, soon. Save the Date!!

Love,

Daniel

P.S. MANY great events and dance floors this month. Sending out a newsletter with scoop on my recommendations, later today. This weekend is STACKED. If you don’t get our newsletter, awaken from your snooze: use the newsletter link button on our site to get connected!

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May 29: Technicolor Lenses, Esseks & Mike Polarny!

** Our June 2 gathering has been rescheduled for WEDS, MAY 29! **

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Ecstatic Dance with Technicolor Lenses, Esseks & Mike Polarny!

Wednesday, May 29

7-11pm

Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Square West

Mike Polarny: 7-8pm
Esseks and Technicolor Lenses: 8-11pm

$10 in advance (while supplies last!) / $20 at the door

http://edancemay29.eventbrite.com/

All Ages / Dress to Sweat!

Move However You Wish. Join Whenever You Can.

No Booze. No Shoes. No Chit-Chat on the Dance Floor.

Sonic Epic Sauce by Technicolor Lenses & Esseks

Lights and Visuals by Dan Baker

Warmup with DJ Mike Polarny

Technicolor Lenses
http://technicolorlenses.bandcamp.com/

Esseks
http://esseks.bandcamp.com/

Mike Polarny
https://soundcloud.com/mikepolarny

Dan Baker
http://portl.tv/

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May 5: Ecstatic Dance with DJ Chela!

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March 27: More Awesome.

Because we love awesome as much as you do, we’ve enlisted Rebecca Bone, Runa Tea and Miss Little’s Jars to join Joro-Boro, $mall ¢hange, Haale, AJ and Dan Baker, in Union Square Ballroom, for our One Year Anniversary. Like, whoa.

Rebecca Bone teaches “Dancing and Being Danced,” a Contact Improv-based Warm Up class, from 7-8pm

About the Warmup: In this hour-long class we will warm up to dancing by exploring moving thru the space by ourselves and with each other while holding our attention in this meeting point of internal and external. We will explore some basic practices of dancing in contact with another person (Contact Improv) and discover how that connection can enrich our dancing.

About Rebecca Bone: Rebecca has been practicing Contact Improvisation for 6 years and performing dance improvisation since 2003. She is a freelance dancer with independent choreographers in NYC and is developing her own work in dance improvisation performance in collaboration with violist Richard Kim.

As always, the 7-8pm warmup is included in the price of your ticket. Hopefully, your $20 presale ticket…so you can save bucks while you sweat buckets. ;-)

Ecstatic Dance NYC Fueled by Runa Tea and Miss Little’s Jars, on 3.27!

Runa Tea returns to Ecstatic Dance NYC, sharing their delightful, energizing teas with our dancers. Complimentary beverages, all night long. YESSSSS.

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Miss Little’s Jars joins the Ecstatic Dance NYC family, on March 27! Ebonie Little, a dancer in the EDance community, makes “vegan delicacies, with a twist.” We love her food, and are honored to have her with us on Wednesday. She’ll be vending her delights, so we hope you’ll support her with your purchases!

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