Oakland Every Wednesday

The Power and Freedom of Movement

When bodies, minds and spirits gather in a fun, community-minded dance experience.


Every Wednesday Night
7:00 pm Pre-Dance Class (optional)
7:30 pm Alixir Ecstatic Dance

how to book

Purchase discounted tickets online or pay $25 at door (Credit/debit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay, Venmo, or PayPal).


Veterans Memorial Building
200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610


Street parking available. Five-minute walk from 19th Street BART station. Indoor bike parking available.


The Experience

Start the evening with an optional pre-dance class, designed to help deepen your experience of the dance and get to know other dancers. Then we move on to a two hour unstructured, ecstatic dance journey led by world-class DJs. We finish with a group meditation.

Pre-Dance Class

Alixir Embodiment

From 7:00-7:30 pm, join the pre-dance class. This is a chance to warm-up, drop in, and learn new ways to navigate the dance floor while deepening your connection with others. There will be connection exercises with the group and with others, but this is not a contact improv class.

Donna Carroll

Your instructor Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE - when bodies, minds and spirits gather in a fun, community-minded dance experience. 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 holds Kundalini Yoga, AcroYoga, and Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath certifications.

She's 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.