Shanghai

Welcome to Ecstatic Dance Shanghai

We're here to facilitate magic in the realest of moments between humans. Join us as we devote a few hours to experiencing ourselves every Sunday. All are welcome. Let's get weird - we see it as an act of courage.

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Schedule

Every Sunday from 18.30 to 21.30 at Fresh O2 Yoga Studio, except holidays.

Meet the Team

  • Pere Marced
    Pere Marced

    Change Agent

    Pere Marced
    Pere Marced
    Change Agent

    Founder of Fractal Change, Pere is a Change Agent, Lead Facilitator and a Certified Master Coach by ICC. He has studied Morpho psychology of face and Body Language, Graphology, Non verbal communication and Neurolinguistic Programing (NLP). He has been mastering for years Amazonian applications for therapy on addictions and trauma. Pere is a Certified Ecstatic Dance Leader, also is the founder of Ecstatic Dance Shanghai and Ecstatic Dance Beijing.

  • Chardae Schnabel
    Chardae Schnabel

    Communications Manager

    Chardae Schnabel
    Chardae Schnabel
    Communications Manager

    Psychology graduate from Trent University with an emphasis on qualitative research methodology. Chardae has assisted with research objectives to enhance global perspectives of mental health and has completed various courses in alternative and augmentative communication. Ecstatic Dance holds significant value for Chardae as it coincides with the ethos of individual expression, interpersonal development and using communication to better every experience. She holds a strong passion to operate empathically, while supporting individuals to create positive change from within themselves.

  • Johnathon Lang (RJ)
    Johnathon Lang (RJ)

    Movement Facilitator

    Johnathon Lang (RJ)
    Johnathon Lang (RJ)
    Movement Facilitator

    Johnathon Lang (Recon John) is a Body-Mind Performance Coach. He holds certifications in a variety of fitness and movement disciplines helping individuals and organizations find flow through physical and mental cultivation.

Local DJs

  • DIAMONDIZE
    DIAMONDIZE

    DIAMONDIZE
    DIAMONDIZE

    Diamondize began spinning vibes in Toronto. She feels the energy of every song selected and uses them to craft a story for listeners to enact on the dance floor. She believes music is magic and dancing is therapy and loves to witness the connections made during ecstatic dance. Her sets reflect her wide ranging love for music and sample electronic, afro house, tribal and an occasional r&b surprise.

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_____________________________Local FAQ

These are local FAQ's. General FAQ's can be found here!
  • Do I have to know how to dance?
    Ecstatic Dance is about getting out of your head and into your body. It’s not about the way the movement looks. It’s about how it feels. At Ecstatic Dance, you will see a great variety of dances in any given moment – from flowing Tai Chi-esque moves to hopping up and down to break dancing to simply walking or sitting in meditation. You are encouraged to move however you wish.
  • What's the music like?
    Ecstatic Dance is practiced barefoot to an electronic tapestry of soul-stirring world rhythms. The DJs are professionals specifically chosen for their ability to craft a movement journey designed to help you move, as well as bring you the newest and most exciting music in the electronic and world music scene.
  • What's the 'journey' like?
    The musical journey starts softly and builds to an ecstatic high, slowing down near the end as a live musician takes over for a savasana-like sound healing. Join in the brief closing of those you now know a little bit better (including yourself) as the community ends the dance together.
  • Can I arrive anytime?
    You can arrive anytime during the journey, but we highly suggest you get there as the music begins to familiarize yourself with the space and ease your way into the dance.
  • What do I wear?
    Anything that allows you to move comfortably. No shoes required.
  • Why can’t I talk on the dance floor?
    At Ecstatic Dance, we join together to create a sacred space for dancing. Refraining from talking on the dance floor allows us to move out of our heads and into our bodies and hearts. We leave behind the words and worries of the day in order to connect with one another and spirit in new ways.
  • Can I wear shoes?
    Ecstatic Dance is a barefoot practice. If you need to wear shoes due to health reasons, dance-specific shoes are allowed, but only shoes that have never been worn on the street.
  • What should I bring?
    Bring a water bottle and a towel. Leave valuables at home.
  • Should I come with a dance partner?
    People come to dance alone all the time.You may choose to dance with others once you’re there, you may prefer to dance by yourself, or both!
  • What if I have special needs?
    The dance teaches us to cultivate body-centered awareness and is for everyone. Everyone can find a way to feel the music in their bodies and move it through, regardless of individual needs and abilities. We do our best to accommodate special requests. Please don't hesitate to contact each individual location directly with specific questions or concerns.
Our Location

Fresh O2 Yoga. 328 Baotun Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China

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