Sol Dance: Memorial Day | Chattanooga
SOL DANCE: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN CHATTANOOGA!
Make Sol Dance part of your Memorial Day weekend! Honor those who have served by expressing yourself through freedom of movement with kindred souls.
Scott Houston, Massiel Ocampo, and Reya Sol are returning to offer a culturally-diverse blend of deep, electronic music, acoustic sound healing, and meditation. Our newest guest facilitator, Della Wheeler, is leading a warm-up stretch session before the dance.
WHAT WE DO
Sol Dance is a free-form movement experience where all bodies are welcomed.
We offer a 2-hour, guided musical journey meant to be experienced in its entirety. Our resident DJ & Co-Founder – Scott Houston – meticulously curates the music alongside talented percussionists and sound-healers.
You’ll experience a culturally-diverse blend of electronic and acoustic sounds, skillfully attuned to the energy of the group. The experience begins with an opening meditation and moves into deeper, slower sounds, the bpm & energy peak in the middle, and are brought back down before closing with meditative sound healing and a gratitude circle. You’re encouraged to gift yourself the complete experience from start to finish!
3214 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
- 12:45p – Arrival Time, Come early to get grounded and stretch
- 1:10p – Orientation & Review of Event Guidelines (see below for details!)
- 1:15p – Opening Meditation
- 1:20p – Ecstatic Dance
- 2:50p – Closing Meditation
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WHAT WE DO
A free-form movement experience where bodies of all kinds, colors & creeds are welcomed.
No phones, no photos and no talking in the dance space.
We value consent: Please get permission before involving others in your dance.
We are substance-free: No drugs or alcohol in the event space.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Ecstatic Dance?
Ecstatic Dance is a freeform movement journey, held in a safe & sacred container. Most dances are facilitated by a trained DJ specifically chosen for their ability to curate an experience designed to help you move. Through Ecstatic Dance you will find a communal opportunity to connect more deeply with your body and self-expression.
Do I need to know how to dance in order to participate?
Absolutely no dance experience is necessary! In this regard, Sol Dance (and generally any other kind of “Ecstatic Dance” event) becomes the perfect outlet for those who think they “can’t dance”.
We encourage participants to give themselves full permission to be themselves – move how you want to move in every given moment, feel how you feel, etc. There is no way to get it wrong (but please be consensual with others).
Wait... Is this a party?
Believe it or not, Sol Dance is NOT a party. That isn’t to say we don’t have a lot of fun doing what we do, but what we offer is more than a party. First off, Sol Dance is a substance-free environment. We get high off of the music, dance, and communal experience. Moreover, Sol Dance provides an opportunity to go deep within yourself and be physically moved by your body and inner wisdom. While this is also a community event, you can choose for it to be an intimately personal process.
What kind of music can I expect?
With sounds ranging from: soulful, worldly, eclectic, deep, serene, and funky, you can expect a dynamic sonic arrangement from our resident DJs. You can listen to some examples here.
Can I arrive anytime?
Can I just come and watch?
We highly encourage 100% of your embodied participation as this is a movement-based experience. That being said, If you would like to stay on a blanket, yoga mat, or even the grass before you feel called to move your body – that’s totally fine!
How can I prepare?
Wearing anything that allows you to move comfortably.
Wearing shoes is optional (for outdoor events only!)
Bringing a full water bottle.
Bringing a mat or blanket to sit on the ground or in the grass (for outdoor events!)
Utilizing sun-protection ie. hats, sun glasses, or lotion!
Make sure to bring an open mind & heart!
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! We welcome people of all ages! Our community loves when children are present! Bring the whole family.