Upcoming DancesApril 25th, May 9th
(and join us in the NYC Dance Parade on Saturday, May 16th! See below for details)
At Insight Meditation Center,
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. www.danceparade.org/home/participants-2/.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.dne.org/dancedirectory/
Our communities get together frequently to convene DNE events including
dance weekends and a summer camp.
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