Barefoot Boogie

Upcoming Dances

Upcoming dance: May 20th - no dance May 27th - next dance June 10th

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

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Barefoot Boogie - May 20th - "Emotion in Motion" with Maggie Zellner

The evening's schedule:
7:30-8:00 Setup
8:00-8:15 Warmup music
8:15-9:00 "Emotion in Motion" class with Maggie
9:00-10:00 Freestyle Dancing
10:00-10:15 Community/Announcement Circle
10:15-11:30 Continued freestyle dancing

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

About Emotion in Motion: Being present, taking risks, increasing our experience of aliveness -- we can do more of this when we cultivate the ability to feel our primary feelings. This class offers a safe space to practice expressing our feelings in our bodies, not defending against them. We use music to support the expression of primary emotions -- sadness, fear, anger, and joy -- leading to a place of playfulness and celebration. (Some of the class includes loud vocalizing, which may not be suitable for some children. For more details feel free to contact Maggie at We'll move our bodies and voices towards affirming our strengths, desires, intentions, and courage!

About the Teacher: Maggie Zellner is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. This class arises out of her experience co-leading the five-day intensive "Emotional Healing" retreat at the Omega Institute with Terry Hunt, Ed.D.

$5 off for 1/2 hour of your time. Get in free for 1 hour of volunteering.

Email us at for more information. All are welcome!

PS: Coordinate a dance (oversee setup/breakdown) and get free tickets for future Boogies!


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

*About the Boogie
Are you psyched to dance? So are we. Come join us! 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 movement, you'll enjoy the Boogie.

People of all ages, families and kids are welcome. (Children must be supervised at all times.) 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. We also keep chat to a minumum on the dance floor but welcome verbal connection in the non-dance spaces! 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, tribal, funk, lyrical and acoustic, ambient, electronica, disco, rock, and much more.

* 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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