ECSTATIC DISCO: Ecstatic Dance Sober Wellness Rave,Yoga,Cacao Ceremony @ Ministry Of Sound

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ECSTATIC DANCE LONDON presents: 

ECSTATIC DISCO @ Ministry of Sound 

A truly unforgettable evening of FUN & Uplifting Dance Music + Cacao Ceremony & Positive Intention ritual and optional Yoga class before the dance at one of the world's most iconic clubs & home of dance music with EPIC sound system!

We are super excited to be offering 'ECSTATIC DISCO' at Ministry of Sound - Dedicated to all those Lovers of Dance Music! Expect Funk, Disco and House music with Live Percussion! Beautiful Cacao Ceremony and guided Positive Intention Ritual plus optional Yoga class before the dance! Come Dance your Freedom - Ignite your Creativity - Open Your Heart!

"Best Saturday night out and no hangover!" Come join the Sober ReLOVEution!

NOT TO BE MISSED EVENT!

NOT TO BE MISSED EVENT!
SAT, 11 MAY 3:00PM-8:30PM ALL DAY OR EVENING ONLY!

📌***Event starts at 3pm so we can have more time to arrive, dance in different rooms with guest DJ's, join optional yoga session, socialise, have chai and soak up the vibe of Ministry of Sound (MoS). Entry time: please check ticket type***

This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end and we aim to create a safe container for all. Please respect this, arrive on time, explore the venue, meet fellow conscious dancers, warm up with Moving Connections workshop and guest DJ sets in other dance spaces, join Yoga session (if booked), get a soft drink (sober bar area) complimentary chai or purchase a snack(in upstairs lounge area)!

Wear comfortable clothes & shoes, add sparkles, glitter & facepaints if you want to! IT'S ECSTATIC DISCO/ HOUSE/ FUNK! Be prepared to move, sweat and maybe bring a set of dry clothes for after the dance! Be ready to groove and have an amazing evening!

MORE DETAILS, LINE UP, IMPORTANT INFO & PRACTICAL DETAILS - PLEASE READ BELOW

<< L I N E U P >>

THE BOX

3:00pm-3:45pm Dance Warm up with DJ Seth

4:00pm-5:00pm Yoga Vinyasa Flow with Isabell (optional extra)

5:20pm-8:30pm Ecstatic Dance & Cacao with DJ Seth & Alua on Percussion

BABY BOX

3:00pm-4:45pm Ecstatic Dance with DJ Jan Michael

5:20pm-8:30pm Ecstatic Dance with DJ Amada

1 03 - SOBER BAR AREA

3:00pm-4:45pm Moving Connections with Julia

5:20pm-8:30pm Sound Feed from The Box

LOUNGE - UPSTAIRS

3:00-8:30pm Chai, Snacks & Hang Out Area

🔥OUR AMAZING TEAM

DJ Seth Newman - Ecstatic Dance DJ & Facilitator 3:00pm-3:45pm & 5:20pm-8.30pm plus cacao (The Box) Come and dance to OPEN-UP, to release city stress, dance in more light and joy, and make new friends - all accompanied by a liberating & empowering disco/ funk/house soundtrack to connect us deeply with our dance, our body, our hearts, and our creativity! We'll be including delicious ceremonial grade cacao and a beautiful cacao ceremony/guided meditation to connect us with our body, our hearts and positive intention.

Percussionist Alua - adding extra energy and rhythm during the evening Ecstatic Dance :)

Yoga teacher Isabell - Vinyasa Flow class 4pm-5pm, optional extra (The Box) Her classes are centred around a strong vinyasa flow mixed with restorative elements. Isabell teaches asana, pranayama and meditation with the aim to leave the sessions feeling more calm, clear, warmed up and ready for lots of dancing!

Julia Samel Moving Connections - Movement workshop 3pm-4.45pm (103 sober bar area) This workshop invites us on a journey through simple exercises with various different partners, to offer an exquisite experience of moving with others in the most authentic and pleasurable way, that is utterly accessible, fully embodied and most importantly simple, involving absolutely no steps or technical skill at all. Come along to Moving Connections!

DJ Jan Michael - Ecstatic Dance 3pm-4:45pm (Baby Box) His wild dance music style is a bit more upbeat with a mixture of bass heavy genres such as Electro House, Funky House, Trance, Techno, Afro Tribal and DnB with some slower, softer tracks interwoven in the set. An invitation to dance your wild dance, let loose and shift the inertia!

DJ Amada - Ecstatic Dance 5:15pm-8.30pm (Baby Box) Raquel likes to create deep journeys with a range of human emotions so no genre is off limits if it moves her. Given her roots, Raquel loves to incorporate some Latin rhythms in her sets too and the range is widening by the day so she is not going to list all the sub-genres here but certainly Electrocumbia, Organic Downtempo, Funky/ Electro/ Tropical/ Tribal/ Afro/ Tech House and Techno feature prominently. In her sets you can expect smooth and raw tunes and smooth transitions.

Snacks by Yvonne & Bhavan: homemade offerings to buy from 3pm (Lounge Upstairs)

Organizer, Cacao & Chai by Diana (Dee)- making it all happen & also offering complimentary raw vegan cacao for ecstatic dance (The Box) & chai (Lounge Upstairs)

Crew/ Guardians - a team of amazing regular dancers helping to create this event and hold a safe space during the evening! Any concerns - please see one of our team with PURPLE WRITSBANDS/ TSHIRTS or TALK TO DIANA (DEE)

Sober bar area by Ministry of Sound - a selection of soft drinks available to purchase throughout the evening (sober bar area - 103)

⚠️IMPORTANT INFO & PRACTICALITIES - PLEASE READ

-Please have the ticket QR code or name ready for scanning/check in upon arrival (ID won't be required)

-Entry time: please check ticket type that you've booked. This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end starting from 3pm and we aim to create a safe container for all. Please respect this, arrive on time, explore the venue, meet fellow conscious dancers, warm up with guest DJ sets in other dance spaces, join Moving Connections Workshop or optional Yoga session (if booked), get a soft drink (sober bar area) or complimentary chai (in upstairs lounge area or buy a healthy snack (in upstairs lounge area)!

-Yoga session 4pm-5pm (arrive by 3:55pm please). If you've booked a ticket for yoga please bring a yoga mat and arrive no later than 3:55pm, there will be a separate check in queue for those attending Yoga session.

-Wear comfortable clothes & shoes (we don't recommend being barefoot in this venue), add sparkles, glitter & facepaints if you want to! Be prepared to move, sweat and maybe bring a set of dry clothes for after the dance!

-Bring a reusable water bottle (free water top up will be available)

-Cloakroom costs £2.50 per item (ideally bring big enough bag to put your jacket and valuables in one bag)

-Chai is complimentary in upstairs lounge area (brewed from fresh spices, caffeine & sugar free, made with gluten free oat milk)

-Raw Vegan Cacao is complimentary (gluten, dairy, nut free, made with ceremonial grade cacao, water, coconut milk & date syrup. We won't be providing non sweetened cacao at this event. We will drink cacao all together in the ceremony)

-Be ready to groove and have an amazing evening!

📌Ecstatic Dance guidelines: No booze, No Shoes (wear shoes at this venue please) No phones, No Chit Chat (in the main ecstatic dance spaces from 5:20pm-8:30pm), Move However You Wish, Respect yourself and others.

📌Zero-tolerance drug and alcohol space! This is one of the very few spaces where Londoners can go out dancing on a Saturday night in London in a safe and clean sober space. Please respect this, and please don't come drunk or high as you will be refused entry or asked to leave. No refunds!***

📌This event will be FILMED/ PHOTOGRAPHED. We live in the age of social media, and in order to remember and promote the magic of alcohol-free/ sober dancing, we will be capturing it on the night. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

📌Dancers enter at their own risk. Ecstatic Dance London accepts no responsibility for spontaneous joy, open-heartedness or sore cheeks from too much smiling (we also accept no liability or responsibility for any injury, loss or damage).

AFTER DANCE SOCIAL: We are planning to go to Mercato Metropolitano after the event for a social! It's massive, airy market offering a range of street fare from Italian to Vietnamese! 3 min walk from Ministry of Sound and entry to the market is free! Come along!

ABOUT THE VENUE & SOUND SYSTEM

- MINISTRY OF SOUND: first opened its doors way back in September 1991. Inspired by New York’s cavernous house venues, our home was a derelict bus garage in south London - an area that, at the time, was more infamous than famous. The first night had no alcohol, three flashing lights, moody security and unless you knew the names of at least half-a-dozen Chicago house DJs, you were never getting through the menacing, prison-like, gates. Despite these eccentricities, the night was a success and within a matter of weeks, word had spread that something special had landed smack bang in the middle of London’s club scene. This was the first club dedicated to house music, the first club to pick up the gauntlet laid down by the second summer of love and, most importantly, the world’s first nightclub with a room built purely for exceptional sound quality.

-SOUND SYSTEM: To this day sound is still at the forefront of everything the Ministry of Sound does. Put simply, there is no better place on earth to hear the world’s greatest DJs play the world’s best music! The club's main space - the Box was designed to make sound quality paramount, with towering speaker stacks, several million watts of bass and triple-thick absorbing walls. The club boasts a 64-speaker, 22-channel sound-system with a ring of six bespoke Martin Audio ground stacks positioned around the dancefloor of The Box. Basically, you have to experience The Box in person to appreciate just how unique it is! :)

WHAT IS "ECSTATIC DISCO" ALL ABOUT?

Disco embodies the essence of ecstatic dance. It's fun, liberating and light-hearted. and doesn't take itself too seriously. Ecstatic Dance is seriously infectious, so be warned: this night might change your life!

Come and dance to OPEN-UP, to release city stress, dance in more light and joy, and make new friends - all accompanied by a liberating disco & funk to connect us deeply with our dance, our hearts, and our creativity!

We'll be including delicious ceremonial grade cacao and a beautiful cacao ceremony/guided meditation facilitated by Seth to connect us with our body, our hearts and positive intention.

No prior experience of dance necessary. All welcome.

Our Ecstatic Dance sessions have guidelines of: No booze, No Shoes, No phones, No Chit Chat, Move However You Wish, Respect yourself and others.

PRACTICE SPECIFICS: Warm-up: stretch, move/dance and reflect on the intention for the dance to a gentle sound wave. The Practice: freestyle dancing to a large sound wave featuring Live DJ set. Some guidance & facilitation will be provided. And then we will let the music, the community and our own inner space direct our steps, our movements, our expression, our journey. Relaxation: Ecstatic Dance usually ends with a deep relaxation. (More info about what is Ecstatic Dance - please scroll further down).

No late comers please. This is a shared journey from the beginning to the end and we aim to create a safe container for all dancers. If you are more than 30 min late from the start of the session, unfortunately you won't be able to join the session, please respect this and arrive on time. Thank you

***Please note: this is a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol space! This is one of the very few spaces where Londoners can go out dancing on a Saturday night in London in a safe and clean sober space. Please respect this, and please don't come drunk or high as you will be refused entry or asked to leave. No refunds!***

We also offer limited free crew/guardian spaces, sign up form below.

💜 SEE ALL OUR UPCOMING WELLBEING EVENTS, RETREATS & FESTIVALS: https://ecstaticdancelondon.com/events

💛FREE CREW SPACES: We offer limited free crew spaces at our events. Requirement - you need to have attended at least two of our indoor events before you can join the crew. Please complete the CREW SIGN UP FORM and we'll be in touch.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

-Next-level, conscious, inspiring and diverse dance music journey with live percussion!

-A unique conscious clubbing experience in world's most iconic music & dance venue!

-EPIC & Superb sound system!

-A beautiful, sacred, heartful, fun & safe space for you to dance freely in

-Yummy, velvety tasting raw vegan cacao drink and intention setting ritual

-Optional Yoga class before the dance to warm up the body for movement

-Vibrant people who love to dance and love music!

-Best Saturday night out and no hangover!

 

WHY CACAO?

At Ecstatic Dance London we LOVE chocolate, RAW chocolate-CACAO! We will provide complimentary Raw Vegan Cacao to superfood charge your dance with us! Cacao is the ultimate heart opener, it will give you energy, revitalise your BodyMind inviting you to express, release & unleash your creativity during the dance! Our Raw Vegan Cacao is prepared lovingly by Diana (who makes the best cacao in town for sure!). She uses ethically sourced, highest quality ingredients from Guatemala, directly from a reliable cacao bean farmer. Join us to explore Cacao + Ecstatic Dance as a potent synthesis for Transformation!

 

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive” - Joseph Campbell

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. Please come already dressed in comfortable clothing suitable for movement/fitness and dress in layers. Bring a set of dry clothes/small towel as you will probably get sweaty during the session. Toilets are available at the venue but there are no separate changing rooms.

2. Please wear comfortable shoes for dancing.

3. a Reusable water bottle. Tap water & lemon water refill available at the venue. Soft drinks will be available to purchase during the evening.

4. A healthy snack to have after the dance.

5. If you've booked a ticket to attend Yoga class, please bring a yoga mat.

 

VENUE:

-Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt St, London SE1 6DP

-Nearest station is Elephant & Castle and then it's a 5 min walk from the station. Please check tfl.gov.uk for latest travel updates.

-If you are driving, please be aware that the venue is in an Ultra Low Emission Zone and you may be liable to pay the daily fee.

-Find parking on parkopedia and use venues postcode. There is no parking at the venue.

-Please check nearby streets for bicycle racks to lock your bike if you are cycling.

-Venue is accessible to wheelchair users.

-Toilets are available at the venue.

 

PRICES:

Ticket prices (all inclusive ticket + cacao, chai), booking fee is extra. 

1st Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM  £20 (sold out)
2nd Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM  £25

1st Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM  £25
2nd Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM  £30

Final Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM £30
Final Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM £35

EXTRA: Yoga Class (optional) 4pm-5:15pm £7

CHILDREN: unfortunately these sessions are not suitable for children or under 18 year olds.

ORDER CONFIRMATION: Email might be in the spam folder. Please check the email you used to purchase the ticket, might not be your primary email account. Do not print any paper tickets, we will check you in by your name.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We do not offer refunds if you cannot attend; however we can transfer your ticket to another dance if you contact us via email or Eventbrite at least 48h prior to the event. Alternatively, you are welcome to pass on your ticket to a friend, colleague or family member. If you are showing any Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the session. If we need to cancel the session due to unforeseen circumstances, we will issue a full refund.

If you have any questions, please send us an email to: youareyoubeyou@gmail.com

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We look forward to welcoming you! 
Dee, Seth & Ecstatic Dance London team
www.ecstaticdancelondon.com

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1st Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM £21 Sold out
2nd Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM £26
1st Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM £26 Sold out
2nd Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM £31
Final Release (3pm-8:30pm) ENTRY BEFORE 5PM £21
Final Release (5:15pm-8:30pm) ENTRY AFTER 5:15PM £36
EXTRA: Yoga Class (optional) 4pm-5:15pm £7.50
Only to be bought in addition to the main event. Ticket to reserve a spot for Yoga class, please bring a yoga mat and a reusable water bottle. (THIS TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MAIN EVENT 3PM-8:30PM). Please arrive by 3:55 for the yoga class.
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