Barefoot Boogie

Upcoming Dances

* November 22nd * December 13th

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

See the When and Where section for more info on our dance location.

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Greetings! You've danced your way to the Barefoot Boogie web site. Kick off your shoes and make yourself at home.

*News Flash

At our next dance - Saturday, November 22 - Shakti begins the evening with a special class!

- Heart Centered Soul Dance -

With inner body guide Shakti, we'll start with meditation,
then explore the inner body via experiential anatomy, yoga, toning, and energy
practices...gradually moving from delicious silence into luxurious and embodied dancing.
We will weave in some somatic heart centered morsels relating to the eyes/seeing and giving and receiving.

About the teacher: Shakti's background includes several decades of exploring and teaching contact improvisation,
authentic movement, and evolutionary dance meditations. More recent influences include Polarity Therapy and Ishta Yoga.
Come play, and bring more consciousness into your dance, for even more fun, joy, love, and ability to be present with
what is. She is a Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator, Yoga Teacher, and Healer. See

The evening's schedule:
8:00-8:30Warm-up music
8:30-9:15Moving meditation class with Shakti
9:15-10:00 Freestyle dancing
10:00-10:15 Community/Announcement Circle
10:15-11:30 Freestyle dancing

*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 that invites an expanded awareness, of the self, and simultaneously, beyond self. So you can revel in your human-ness, and the super powers you access when you connect with your spirit. You'll sip a mix of Kirtan based Grooves, World, Reggae, and danceable Indie and New music. Always quirky, interesting, full bodied, heart centered, and HOT!

DJ Magster will be spinning an eclectic mix of tribal groove, upbeat and irresistible tunes, lush and lyrical tracks, quirky songs, slow and spacious melodies, and old-school favorites. Plenty of space for exploration and play!

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


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

For more information on other great dance events:

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

Barefoot Boogie is now meeting at:
Insight Meditation Center: 28 W 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27).

Check the current dance info for a given dance to confirm the location, as we sometimes meet in other places. Join our mailing list and we'll keep you informed about our upcoming dance dates and locations.

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 advance notice.
*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
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.
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