Barefoot Boogie

Upcoming Dances

* Mar 22 * Apr 12 * Apr 26

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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Barefoot Boogie - Saturday, March 22 - "Shamanic Shaking" with Laura Lutjen, followed by freestyle dancing

Note: class starts at 8:15 p.m.

The evening's schedule:
7:30-8:00 Setup
8:00-8:15 Warm-up music
8:15-9:15 Shamanic Shaking with Laura Lutjen
9:15-10:00 Freestyle dance with DJ Magster and friends
10:00-10:15 Community/Announcement Circle
10:15-11:30 Freestyle dance with DJ Magster and friends

*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.

About the class:
My neck feels like it wants to stretch and twist, so I let it, and then Iím sitting there in the strangest position Ė perched upright like a good Yogi, but with my left ear pressed hard against my left shoulder. I donít know why my head and neck want to do this, but Iím not going to argue with them; they are insistent."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, from Eat, Pray, Love

Here is a statement that may at once seem both incredible and self-evident: sometimes we move our bodies but sometimes our bodies move us. Such spontaneous movement can be as mundane as a sneeze or yawn. It can be as vital as breathing. It can also be as mysterious as speaking in tongues, moving into spontaneous yoga postures, or, as in Elizabeth Gilbertís case, finding oneís left ear inexorably pressed against oneís left shoulder.

Shamanic Shaking takes us deep into these mysteries, with a spirit of play, prayer and love. As we surrender to this experience, we become deeply aware that our bodies move, not only to heal ourselves, but to heal each other in a profound dance of connection. Our movements bring to consciousness what we as individuals need to learn to fully experience the grace and love that is at our core. As a group, we share in the joy of what moves us and realize, in a very concrete way, that we move as one.

About the DJ:
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!

*** Featuring ***
DJ Allan
DJ Lawrence

When : Saturday, March 22nd 2013
Time : 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Where: Insight Meditation Center
28 W 27th Street, 10th Floor (Buzzer #27)
Cost : $10-15 sliding scale (less if you do a door shift)


Upcoming Barefoot Boogie Events

April 12 and 26

Looking for Other Dances That Will Make You Move? Here Are Some Suggestions:

April 5 & 19 (Saturdays): Freestyle Frolic - in Kingston, NY - from 8:30pm to about 12:30am

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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