General Guidelines

To create a beautiful space together, please bring your
curiosity, openness, and wonder

~ Here and Now ~
We can offer ourselves and each other our honest explorations; experimenting in the way we move and are moved, transforming our judgements into curiosities and practicing awareness, flexibility, resiliency and healing within the collective.

Please, no conversations on the dance floor.
Using words to communicate an immediate need is always welcome. However, we dedicate the floor to body languages, somatic connections, the sounds we make because we are moving. This allows for the body to be heard and for our thinking minds to rest into the spaciousness of the moment. If you feel a conversation coming on, please invite it outside the main dance hall.

Cell phones
Please help create a sensitive energetic environment by turning off or setting your phones to airplane mode; devices transmitting electromagnetic radiation have an influence.
No photos or video without permission from the facilitators.

Be clean
We arrive with clean bodies and clothes, please wash your hands when you arrive and after using the bathroom. We also avoid chemical perfumes and deodorants, as some are sensitive to those. At the same time we understand that bodies sweat, and we welcome the inevitable scent that arises when humans dance together.
Don’t light anything on fire in the venue (incense, smudges, etc.)
Dancers love oxygen, and lots of it; we like the air to be clean.

And be clean, Coalessence is a sober event
Please don’t use alcohol, drugs, before or during the dance. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave if we feel that by being on the dance floor they present a physical or psychological hazard to themselves or others.

Participate in a climate and culture of consent. Dance and move with awareness
Be mindful of where your body is in relation to other bodies, there are sometimes a lot of us. Maintain continuous awareness, especially when coming on and off the dance floor. Be particularly aware of small children, elders and dancers with reduced mobility. 

Coalessence is for all ages; interact with children in a helpful way
Because children regulate themselves in ways that are very different from adults.
We are mindful when engaging them, encouraging creative movement and interactions, speaking to them in body languages, minimizing words and conversation.

Treat your space with respect.
At the WOW Hall we are asked not to dance or play on (or under) the stage. Please exit the space in a timely manner and respect that there are often other events that follow us. When we are the last event, the venue staff wants to close up. Cultivating good relations with the folks that put so much love and care into the places we rent means we have a stable home. We may have other requests from time to time ~ but generally speaking,
please use common sense and courtesy.

Please participate holistically.
The warmups and cool downs are part of the dance. Conscious dances like Coalessence are envisioned as journeys and it’s great to have you there for the whole ride if possible. Thanks for your support and…

~ Thanks for dancing in community! ~