Upcoming DancesFeb 22 Mar 8 Mar 22
At Insight Meditation Center,
See the When and Where section for more info on our dance location.
You've danced your way to the Barefoot Boogie web site. Kick off your
shoes and make yourself at home.
Freestyle dancing with DJs Allan Chapman and Lawrence LeBlanc! Saturday, February 22nd
Upcoming Barefoot Boogie Events
Mar 8 & 22: TBD
Mar 1 & 15 (Saturdays): Freestyle Frolic - in Kingston, NY - from 8:30pm to about 12:30am
For more information on other great dance events:
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.
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.
Once in a while, we hold a special event which could include live music
and/or food and drink. For such events we sometimes ask a higher
admission. Request to be put on our mailing list and we'll give you
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.
Barefoot Boogie is a member dance in an organization called Dance New England (DNE). DNE is a network of barefoot, smoke-free dances taking place in cities throughout the Northeast United States including New York City, New Paltz, Boston and Northampton among others.
Our communities get together frequently to convene DNE events
including dance weekends and a summer camp.
Send your comments and suggestions to