Find healing and community at Ecstatic Dance


Ecstatic Dance is a freeform sober dance movement for all ages and abilities. Its goal is to offer a safe and creative space where anyone can be and move as they wish. Through the mediums of art, music, and movement, Ecstatic Dance hopes to inspire wellness, self expression, and community. 

Ecstatic Dance Tacoma is held at Alma Mater Tacoma (1311 S. Fawcett Ave.), and will take place every first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10 p.m. All ages are welcome, and entry fee is $15. It will feature intrinsically unique DJ sets, cozy tea lounge, local artwork, craft mocktails, massage, area for meditation/yoga, and social lounge. This is a one of kind, total immersive experience. 

“I believe this event will have an extremely positive impact on the City of Tacoma,” said founder Taylor Hadden. “A thriving community stems from thriving community members.”

Hadden said that Ecstatic Dance saved her life. “As someone who has always battled anxiety and depression, Ecstatic Dance provided me with a safe outlet to show up as I am and move through whatever I was dealing with. I would not be here today if not for Ecstatic Dance and its community members. I hope to provide the same type of refuge for someone else who may be struggling with something heavy.”

Hadden said that when substances are removed from dance, a clearer and deeper connection with ourselves can be accessed. When paired with intention, movement can help us break through dense emotions and stagnant energy. 

“Dancing in a consensual, accepting, and creative space opens a gateway for healing and transformation,” she said. “Plus, it’s a ton of fun! It would mean the world to me if you could please help us spread the word by sharing our event with anyone you feel might benefit from it! 

Find more info at or Facebook and Instagram @ecstaticdancetacoma.

In order to offer the best experience possible, Hadden is seeking out local DJs, artists, musicians, vendors, and sponsors who wish to be involved. If that is you or someone you know, send email to or call (360) 584-6974. 

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