London

Welcome to Ecstatic Dance UK

Ecstatic Dance UK is London's first and only Sunday morning dance. Our mission is to create a safe, sacred space for people to come and express themselves through movement—regardless of age, gender, background or social status. We aim to make Ecstatic Dance accessible to everyone. We believe dancing is a form of therapy which can help us connect to ourselves and to others. We embrace inclusivity, freedom of expression, openness and positivity. Come and dance with us!

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Schedule

First Sunday of the month


10.00 Doors open
10.30 Opening circle
10.45 Ecstatic Dance
12.45 Sound healing & closing circle
13.00 Lunch (optional)


Sunday Dec 9
DJ: Sophie Bolton
Sound Healer: Will Softmore
Facebook Event

Sunday Jan 6
DJ: Will Softmore
Sound Healer: Feela Light

Sunday Feb 3
DJ: Yarun Dee
Sound Healer: Leti Ghisletta

Meet the Team

  • Renée Lacroix
    Renée Lacroix

    Founder & Ceremony Leader

    Renée Lacroix
    Renée Lacroix
    Founder & Ceremony Leader

    French-Canadian by birth and Londoner by adoption, Renée is a passion-led serial entrepreneur. She started businesses in the fashion and food industry before founding Ecstatic Dance UK. After encountering Buddhism and establishing a daily meditation practice, she discovered conscious dancing in 2015 through 5 Rhythms. She recently completed the Ecstatic Dance Leadership training with some of the best ED leaders out there. Her vision is to make Ecstatic Dance more accessible and mainstream by hosting welcoming and inclusive events that appeal to a wider audience.

  • Rebecca Barton
    Rebecca Barton

    Front House Manager

    Rebecca Barton
    Rebecca Barton
    Front House Manager

    Rebecca is probably the greatest conscious dance enthusiast in town. If you’re a regular at Morning Gloryville, Rise and Shine, Daybreaker or Ecstatic Shamanic you’ll recognise her contagious smile and dashing outfits.

  • Christina Dohr
    Christina Dohr

    Space Team

    Christina Dohr
    Christina Dohr
    Space Team

    Christina is a consicous dance enthusiast and an embodiement expert.

  • Alexandra Decarne
    Alexandra Decarne

    Space Team

    Alexandra Decarne
    Alexandra Decarne
    Space Team

    Alexandra is our dedicated altar creator.

  • David Basak
    David Basak

    Space Team

    David Basak
    David Basak
    Space Team

    David is a professional cuddler and a contact improv facilitator.

  • Daniela Schink
    Daniela Schink

    Space Team

    Daniela Schink
    Daniela Schink
    Space Team

    Dani is a conscious dancer and life lover.

Resident DJs

  • OSARA
    OSARA

    OSARA
    OSARA

    Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, OSARA (Steve Anderson) discovered conscious dance in 2014 and began producing events and DJ’ing shortly after. He has very quickly built himself a name and has played for some of the most renowned conscious & wellness organisations in the UK, including Buddhafield, Colourfest, Spirit Fest UK., Movement Medicine and Pollen Tribe.

    Mixcloud | Facebook

  • Sophie Bolton
    Sophie Bolton

    Sophie Bolton
    Sophie Bolton

    Passionate about playing music from all over the world, old and new, along with her passion to get everyone dancing, Sophie naturally knows how to raise the vibration of any dance floor. She has played as Ecstatic Dance and Dancing Freedom events around the UK and Europe. She draws upon soulful dance music spanning the genres of Deep House, Electro House, Melodic House and Trance (the list goes on).

    Mixcloud | Website

  • Will Softmore
    Will Softmore

    Will Softmore
    Will Softmore

    Will is a conscious dance veteran -he’s been involved in the scene for 20 years. His mission is to create an uplifting, open space where you can relax and take a moment to simply be.His music ranges from deep ambient and sacred sounds to pumping dance beats and basslines. The space he offers is one in which you can be your most authentic self, release that which no longer serves you and invite in that which supports you in your most majestic being.

    Mixcloud | Website

  • Benjy Kirk
    Benjy Kirk

    Benjy Kirk
    Benjy Kirk

    Bio coming soon

  • Pixi Pete
    Pixi Pete

    Pixi Pete
    Pixi Pete

    Bio coming soon

_____________________________Local FAQ

These are local FAQ's. General FAQ's can be found here!
  • How much does it cost?
    Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite:
    £10 Early bird
    £12.50 Regular
    £15 On the door (cash or card)
  • What should I bring?
    -A large water botte (preferably reusable, we've put enough plastic on this planet)
    -A travel/camping mug for the medicinal herbal tea (we provide compostable cups but do bring your own if you can)
  • What should I wear?
    Our events are judgement-free spaces, so feel free to dress however you wish, whether it's a t-shirt and leggings or a fully-sequined catsuit. The room tends to get quite warm (even in winter) so dress to sweat!
  • What type of music do you play?
    Ecstatic Dance music is eclectic and not linked to any specific genre. We start with ambient, chillout tunes then bring you on an ecstatic journey with electronica, EDM, world music and ethnic beats before bringing you back down with downtempo tracks and finish with a soothing sound bath.
  • Can I come on my own?
    Certainly -lots of people actually come on their own, so don't be shy! The post-dance lunch is also a great way to meet new people and make friends.
  • Are children allowed?
    Yes our events are kids-friendly and under 12s can come for free! We simply ask parents/guardians to enforce the no-talking guideline and recommend ear protection as the music can get loud. Teens between 13-16 get half-price (£7.5 on the door).
  • Is there parking?
    Parking is tricky but possible if reserved in advance. Please email us beforehand to book a parking space: info@ecstatic-dance.uk
  • Can I volunteer?
    Yes, we need a handful of volunteers to help with the setup before (9-10 am) and clear up after (1-1.30 pm). We reward all volunteers with a free admission to the dance plus lunch. Please email us if you're interested in joining our team: info@ecstatic-dance.uk.
Our Location

The Old Baths
80 Eastway, E9 5JH
Hackney Wick

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