Barefoot Boogie

Upcoming Dances

*March 28th, April 11th

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

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Saturday, March 28th - A special class of dance meditation and art, followed by freesyle dance, with Allan, Shakti and Stewart - details coming soon!

The evening's schedule:
8:00-8:15Warm-up music
8:15-8:45 Class with Shakti and Stewart
8:45-10:00 Freestyle dancing with Shakti and Allan
--> 10:00-10:15 Community/Announcement Circle
10:15-11:30 Continued freestyle dancing with Allan

Where: Insight Meditation Center
28 W 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 DJs:

DJ Shakti spins an eclectic set of music tuned into the rhythms of our bodies, and the world around us--helping creating a field thatinvites an expanded awareness, of the self, and simultaneously, beyond self. So you can revel in your human-ness, and the superpowers you access when you connect with your spirit. You'll sip a mix of Kirtan based Grooves, World, Reggae, and danceableIndie and New music. Always quirky, interesting, full bodied, heart centered, and HOT!

DJ Allan gets your hips shakin' with a deep groovin' mix of funk, soul, world beat, rock, electronica and more. Allan Chapman is an active NY/NJ area musician & songwriter and co-founder and DJ of Dance Eden freestyle dance events. He also facilitates an interactive seniors' music group and a weekly meditation circle. His work and performance schedulecan be found by visiting his website at


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

Mark your calendar: Join us at the NYC Dance Parade on Saturday, May 16th!

We will dance down the avenues of Manhattan behind the Barefoot Boogie banner, bringing news of our friendly and juicy dance to dance lovers of all ages! Stay tuned for more details.

*About the Boogie
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 dance, you'll enjoy the Boogie.

People of all ages, families and kids are welcome. 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. 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, World, Funk, Tribal, Hip Hop, Ambient, Reggae, House, African, Electronica, Disco, Rock, Techno, Drum & Bass, etc.

* 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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