Our Dance Culture

Whether dancing with yourself in your own world, engaging with others or partner dancing, Alixir Dance is a spiritual experience that encapsulates mind, body and soul.
Flannery Mars, Oakland


Arrive early to get acquainted with the space. There will be soft music playing. Enter the room in silence. Many people start out by stretching, meditating, relaxing with eyes closed or slowly dancing.

What to wear

Wear whatever you want, just be prepared to sweat. We recommend wearing clothes you can move in that make you feel good, such as yoga clothes. We dance barefoot. Shoes are not allowed. If you aren’t able to dance barefoot, wear soft-soled dance shoes that are for inside use only. Socks are allowed.

The vibe

Our dancers run the gamut from slow and soft to loud and wild. We welcome all expressions and encourage you to let go and find freedom in your movements. It’s about how it feels, not what it looks like. You don’t have to know how to dance, or even have rhythm, to have fun.

The flow

We start the two-hour experience with slow warm-up music to help you get in the mood for the ecstatic dance journey. We finish with a cool down and live meditation.

Who we are

We are a diverse group representative of the Bay Area. We welcome all, including people of color, religion, political views, sexual orientation, ethnicity, body type, age, gender and ability.

Please abstain from these on the dance floor:

No talking.
No electronic devices.
No alcohol or cannabis.
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