Welcome to Sacred Circle Dance Community

“No previous experienced required, just a desire to dance” – anonymous dancer 2008

Sacred Circle Dance is an Ecstatic Dance Community that has been meeting to dance together in Portland, Oregon every Sunday -- for over a decade. ""

We are a warm and welcoming group of dancers who love to create something really special together. Every Sunday morning a group of 200+ people gather and create an beautiful intereactive space where music and movement happen, and while each person comes into the space with their own story, their own needs, their own reasons to be there -- there is one thing we all share -- and that is the love of the dance!

What makes ecstatic dance so amazing? In our opinion it is the talent and voice of the DJ in making a coherent story that allows the dancers to be transported out of their heads and into their bodies - for 2 hours. We have a half hour of warm-up music, followed by a circle where we gather to invite the dancers into an intention, then an hour and 15 minutes of dance music, after which there is a closing circle to share and integrate our experience. You can expect the music to start slowly, build in intensity and then move you back to a point of stillness at the end. Our music is great but the community is just as wonderful and filled with so many creative folks offering unique and interesting things. We hope you join us at our Sunday morning dance ~or~ our Thursday night dance and discover why ecstatic dance is something everyone can do.

We encourage people of all ages and abilities to sink into their body in the safe, beautiful and sacred community-created space at the Tiffany ballroom on Sunday mornings, and at our newest satellite dance on Thursday evenings at SomaSpace in NE .

We look forward to greeting you on the dance floor!

We meet every Sunday morning from 10:30am - 12:30pm at the Tiffany Center - downtown, and then again on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Soma Space in NE.

Cost Sunday $12 - Cost Thursday $10
(children welcome on Sunday mornings for free)