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Hilly Fields

Eastern Road



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For the first time Ecstatic Dance UK brings all the magic they are known for to South London. At the wonderful Hilly Fields SE4

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We are South London's Open Air Ecstatic Dance! We dance this Saturday 17th April for the first time in this beautiful location. We then dance here the first and third Saturdays of the month.

As an organised wellness & fitness class, our events are fully compliant with the latest government rules. Our sessions are covid-secure and respect social distancing measures. Our opening/closing circles are done in groups of maximum 6.

Come and dance in nature at the home of London's only stone circle; Hilly Fields (400 million year old stones!). Enjoy the lovely cafe before and after. Feel nourished by the outstanding beauty all around us and that we too shall surely create!


10.00 Warm-up music

10.30 Opening circle

11.00 Ecstatic Dance

12.45 Closing circle


April 17 Richard Batts


ED is a type of free-form dancing inviting people to connect to themselves and to others through music and movement. It takes places over a 2-hour live DJ set and starts and finishes with a short opening and closing circle led by a Ceremony Leader. There are no teacher or rules, but we ask you to follow a few guidelines:

1. No talking. ED is a silent practice -you are welcome to communicate with others with your body language, but please keep words outside the space.

2. Shoes are optional. Barefoot dancing helps us ground ourselves by creating direct contact between our feet and the earth

3. No drugs/alcohol. ED is a conscious practice embracing mindfulness.

4. Phone-free zone. Please keep your phones off/airplane mode as it interferes with our silent disco transmitter.

5. Respect of self and other. We ask participants to take responsibility for themselves, but also to watch out for others and be mindful of their personal space.


-What are your social distancing and virus prevention measures? Upon arrival, you will be provided with an antibacterial wet wipe to clean your headset. We keep a large bottle of hand sanitiser at your disposal. We request all dancers to respect the 2m social distancing rule and not to gather in groups of more than 6.

-What to bring? A large water bottle (preferably reusable, we've put enough plastic on this planet) and a blanket to lie/sit on.

-What to wear? Dress in layers and according to weather. We recommend packing a lightweight rain jacket as we all know British weather is very temperamental!

-What if it rains? In case of heavy rain, dance will be postponed and your ticket will be transferable to any date of your choice.

-What kind of music? ED music is eclectic and not linked to any specific genre. We start with ambient, chillout tunes then bring you on an ecstatic journey with electronica, EDM, world music and ethnic beats before bringing you back down with downtempo tracks and finish with a gentle sound bath.

-Are children allowed? Absolutely -we love kids! Our dances are family-friendly and under 12s can come for free (subject to headset availability).

-What is your refund policy? We don't offer any refunds, but we can transfer your ticket to a future date if you notify us up to 48 hours before the event.

-Are dogs allowed? We allow dogs under the condition that they are kept on a lead either in your hands or attached, so not to disrupt any of the dancers practice. Thank you for your understanding.


£15 In advance

£18 On the door (card only. NO CASH)

£18 Pay-It-Forward (for those with abundance who wish to help a fellow dancer who is financially struggling)

£12 Concession (these limited tickets funded by our Pay-It-Forward scheme. Please only choose this ticket type if really in need)

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Please note that by purchasing a ticket you agree that Ecstatic Dance UK is not liable for any injury or harm that you may incur at this practice/class (dancing only exactly as YOU feel to, on the grass & outdoors :)) & you agree to take full responsibility of yourself, your health, your well-being and all of your belongings whilst at the session. Thank you.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of covid-19 (check here: C19 Symptoms) then you must not attend the session. Please stay at home, rest and be well.

See you on the grass/dance floor!

Renée, Richard & the Ecstatic Dance UK team

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Hilly Fields

Eastern Road



United Kingdom

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Ecstatic Dance UK is a conscious dance events company based in London. Our mission is to create a safe, sacred space for people to come and express themselves through movement, regardless of age, gender, background or social status. We aim to make Ecstatic Dance more accessible to everyone, especially those who think dance is 'not for them'. We believe dancing is a form of therapy and can help us connect to ourselves and to others. We embrace inclusivity, freedom of expression, openness and positivity. Come and dance with us!

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