Ecstatic Dance in Portland, Oregon

A brief history of Sacred Circle

Sacred Circle Dance Community was started in 2004 by a group of dancers who had met at Vinn Marti's Body Moves studio in Portland, Oregon. When the studio closed, and Vinn stopped teaching classes, we decided to keep dancing together.

From a dozen of us in the tiny North Star ballroom, we eventually grew to 250+ dancers weekly. We developed our own approach to music, trained dozens of DJs (and hosted some great ones from outside our community), built amazing altar spaces in our huge ballroom, donated to good causes. Over the years, we've also grown into an extended online community of thousands, in the Portland area and far beyond.

When the pandemic started in 2020, we had to take our dance online, keeping our community dancing together on Zoom. In the spring and summer of 2021, we brought our dance outdoors, and in fall 2021, we started on the adventure of returning to dancing in-person indoors.