Barefoot Boogie

Upcoming Dances

* October 8th and 22nd
November 12 and 26th

At Insight Meditation Center,
located at 28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27)

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Saturday, October 8th - Ro'i Rose teaches "Spiral Kinesis," followed by ecstatic freestyle dancing

The evening's schedule:
7:30-8:00 Setup
8:00-8:15 Warm-up Music
8:15-9:15 Ro'i Rose teaches Spiral Kinesis
9:15-10:00 Freestyle dancing
10:00-10:15 Community/Announcement Circle
10:15-11:30 Continued freestyle dancing

Where: Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27)
Cost : $10-15 sliding scale (less if you do a door shift)

*Note: Email us at to sign up in advance to help with setup or breakdown, and/or a doorshift
(but advance sign-up not necessary, all help welcome!).

$5 off for 1/2 hour of your time. Get in free for 1 hour of volunteering.

Offer to coordinate a future dance (oversee setup/breakdown) and get free tickets for Boogies!

About the class:

Influenced by Indo-Tibetan Yoga, Chinese Qigong and Mevlevi Sufi Dance, Spiral Kinesis is an integrated system of healing and movement. What does this mean? In Spiral Kinesis, healing and movement education are woven together, so that if you come to a movement class, you can expect to not only to move, but also to practice some hands on healing. Similarly, in healing sessions, at least one movement form is assigned to the client to integrate and reinforce the changes made. More information on Spiral Kinesis available at

About the teacher:

Ro’i Rose founded Spiral Kinesis after an experience in 2007 led him to investigate spiral movement. He found that from the microcosm (electrons around atoms) to the macrocosm (our planet moving through space) all matter moves in spiral patterns. Thus, he began developing a healing and movement system that used this fact to maximum efficiency. Harvard-educated and Tibetan-trained, Ro’i brings over 25 years of study in the Chinese energetic and healing arts to Spiral Kinesis.


The Boogie Happens on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of Each Month!

*About the Boogie
Are you psyched to dance? So are we. Come join us! The Boogie is a freestyle dance which happens twice a month in New York City. We offer a relaxed, smoke- and alcohol-free environment where folks can freely express themselves in movement.

If you've enjoyed any kind of conscious dance, ecstatic dance, 5 Rhythms, JourneyDance, contact improvisation, or any other kind of freeform movement, you'll enjoy the Boogie.

People of all ages, families and kids are welcome. (Children must be supervised at all times.) Come alone or bring your friends. You'll find folks at the dance moving solo, with partners, and/or in groups. Dress as you wish, but please leave your street shoes at the door before hitting the dance floor. We also keep chat to a minumum on the dance floor but welcome verbal connection in the non-dance spaces! The Barefoot Boogie is a not-for-profit, cooperative and volunteer-run venture.

From our pool of talented DJs, two spin each dance. Each of our DJs has his or her own distinctive style, but one thing you can rely on is that at every Boogie you'll hear a wide variety of music: R&B, tribal, funk, lyrical and acoustic, ambient, electronica, disco, rock, and much more.

* When and Where
Barefoot Boogie is held at: Insight Meditation Center: 28 W 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27). Join our mailing list and we'll keep you informed about our upcoming dances and DJ Schedules.

Our normal schedule is the second and fourth Saturday of each month. We currently have the following format for the dance.

Want to dance on a weekend when a Boogie's not being held, and don't mind traveling a couple hours upstate to the country? There just might be a dance being put on by our sister community, the Freestyle Frolic.

The Barefoot Boogie prides itself on being an affordable non-profit dance. Admission is a sliding scale from $10 to $15, depending on what you feel you can afford. If this cost is too much for you, please consider volunteering! Door shift volunteers will still receive 1/2 off for one door shift and a free dance for 2 door shifts;

DJs and Coordinators will always dance free! Kids, 12 and under, are free.

*Join Us

Come join us at the Boogie in dance, hanging out and whatnot. If you groove on what we're doing and have time and energy to help us make the dance happen, all the better. Folks who contribute as such to our dances can get reduced or even free admission to the Boogie. We're entirely volunteer-run so are always in need of people who can work as dance coordinators and DJs, and do 1/2 hour door shifts. Come to our dances and we'll be glad to fill you in on how we're set up. Even if you're not able to get involved, we'd like to hear your ideas about the dance.
*Dance New England
The Barefoot Boogie NYC is a member of Dance New England (DNE), which is a network of barefoot, smoke-free dances taking place in cities throughout the Northeast United States including New York City, New Paltz, Boston, Northampton, and Portland Maine among others. For more information on other great dance events throught New England check out:

Our communities get together frequently to convene DNE events including dance weekends and a summer camp.
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