You know the power and freedom of movement. You’ve seen, lived and breathed the transformation that happens when bodies, minds and spirits become swept away in a collective dance experience. It takes you to a place beyond definition and description. Once you’ve gone there, you’re hooked. You want to go again, and again and again.
But, there’s something else that happens. You want to take others with you. At some point, you’ve probably thought, What would it feel like to lead this experience? Even better, Could I be that person?
Welcome to the Ecstatic Dance Event Producer Training! I’m thrilled you’re considering this online training.
If you’re here, you either:
1. Love dance and wonder if you can turn your passion into a meaningful career.
2. Are a dance or yoga teacher who wants to touch more lives and step into your full potential as a leader.
I’m on a mission to create more spaces where people can transform through dance, because dance has saved our lives many times. Can you relate? But, as we all know, it’s not just about the space—someone’s gotta step up and lead the experience.
I’ve learned a lot in the past decade and a half of leading and producing thousands of events, including Ecstatic Dance Oakland, the largest weekly conscious dance on the planet. I feel called to give you the structure and support so that you can share this life-changing practice with your community.
Gain the skills you need to become an entrepreneur who can run a successful event.
Craft a comprehensive plan and an inspiring vision for creating a strong dance community.
Get done-for-you tools that will enable you to manage your event, including custom designed systems to keep track of for sign-ins, attendees, etc.
Cultivate a network of fellow dancer leaders who are on the same journey and create lifelong friendships.
Step up and become a more powerful leader in your community.
Learn to support others and find the support and camaraderie that will keep you focused beyond the training.
I want you to leave this training feeling like I’ve got your back, so I’ve made sure not to leave anything out. After the training, you’ll have what you need to create your dance from a place of knowledge, power, and understanding.
You want to be a thought leader, on the cutting edge of taking this practice out into the world.
You’re excited by the idea of bringing ecstatic dance to your community, and feel now is the right time.
The calling is strong and you feel like this is the work you need to do in the world.
You are self-motivated and ready to do the work to step into your full leadership potential.
You can’t stop thinking and dreaming about it.
“Thank you Donna Carroll for all your years of mentorship and support. Without your Ecstatic Dance Leadership training and coaching and lending us equipment to start EDLA, the Ecstatic Dance LA community would not be where it is today.”
- Atasiea, Ecstatic Dance Los Angeles
“I believe the instant success of Ecstatic Dance UK is largely due to the incredible support network my teachers have put in place for their graduates. Feeling so much gratitude and love for my ED family.”
- Renee Lacroix, Ecstatic Dance UK, London
“This training has given me an expanded scope on my own personal processes and work flow. The curriculum gets as deep into the mind as it does the molecules, bones and heart. Donna carries herself with a confident, clear, self-loving and boundary-honoring presence that gives everyone permission to rise authentically and sing their heart song. She inspires me to dance the path of a heart-centered entrepreneur with grace, ferocity and ease.”
- Atticus Mooney, Ecstatic Dance Washington, D.C.
“This training has given me a comprehensive plan for beginning, middle and end, and also the freedom to take my individuality and create a dance that reflects what I want to bring to my community.”
- Leonie Staab, Washington State
“The training has helped me gain more clarity into relating to what I’ve always felt and known as a heart offering and a business that deserves my attention.”
- Flo Aliviado, Los Angeles conscious dance teacher
“Ecstatic Dance called me out of my home to create a bigger home—a place where people can connect from their heart and where miracles can happen. I am so glad I could receive more Ecstatic Dance in my life, and this could grow into a bigger community, out of my country’s borders.”
-Els Verbruggen, Ecstatic Dance Belguim
“My heart and soul were nourished and my mind fed. I truly feel the hands of those who shared this experience holding me, support offered and received in gratitude. The wisdom I gained is the reason this journey feels less scary. With an open heart and a ton of knowledge, I embark on my soul’s journey.”
- Deana Cooper, Ecstatic Dance Watsonville
“Everything that we approached rationally, we then took the time to integrate it into the body. I liked our work on the vision of what we want to bring to the world with Ecstatic Dance. This helped me realize the main reason I am doing this: to bring people together to feel our oneness. I loved the daily embodiment and movement practices.”
- Pere Merced, Ecstatic Dance Shanghai and Beijing
“I knew that this training would be transformational, but I didn’t realize how much it would transform me. I feel more confident, not just because of all the valuable information, but also because the exercises asked me to uncover new parts of myself. I feel I can be an effective leader and facilitator.”
- Charisma, Los Angeles yoga teacher
“I love this more than anything in life. Ecstatic Dance is always there for me no matter what else is going on–what a gift to give to the world. I want to do that for people. The experience for me was opening, pushing, nurturing, accepting and brought a part of me back to life and then grew that part of me.”
– Star, Santa Cruz conscious dance teacher
“I really liked the blend between information, dance and movement, and time for reflection–basically, the blend between body and mind.”
- Omar Aena, Ecstatic Dance NYC
“This far surpassed anything I could have ever imagined. The transformation and healing that took place is beyond my wildest knowings.”
- Raj Inder, Ecstatic Dance DJ in Salt Lake City
“Now I feel much more prepared and confident to successfully launch Ecstatic Dance Mallorca.”
- Hortensia Barbara, Ecstatic Dance Mallorca
All videos and worksheets for every week’s lessons for 8 weeks.
Online training with Donna Carroll, founder of ALIXIR DANCE, Ecstatic Dance International and cofounder of Ecstatic Dance Oakland.
Custom ecstatic dance event producer worksheets, including time-tested marketing materials, checklists and guides to keep you moving forward with confidence every step of the way.
Weekly self-study guides.
Private ecstatic dance event producer training Facebook group membership so you can have ongoing support from your peers.
Structures that will keep you on track and will help you get the support of accountability buddies and mentors.
Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE, which is a cross between a yoga class, a rave and a church service. ALIXIR DANCE recently changed its name from Ecstatic Dance International, which she founded in 2008.
Donna has a B.A. in Fashion Design from Kent State University and spent seven years working for Target, Talbots, Lane Bryant and May Company. She’s also a certified Kundalini Yoga and AcroYoga teacher.
She has designed and produced thousands of dance events across the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe. She has also produced conscious concerts for stars including Porangui and Ayla Nereo.
Donna's events have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, The NY Times and Common Ground Magazine.