Barefoot Boogie Specifics

What is Barefoot Boogie?
We are a community-based organization promoting a safe and fun dance environment. Barefoot Boogie is not facilitated. The dance is for adults of all ages, to explore the energy of movement and sound in a non-judgmental space. We dance what is right for each of us and what brings us joy.

What Happens at the Dance?
Barefoot Boogie is an hour and a half long. We begin with a 20-minute warm-up, a time to root yourself in your body and come into the moment. Then we join in a 10-minute opening circle to share introductions, announcements, and offerings for the dance. We then dance a 60-minute ‘Wave,’ starting slowly, picking up the pace, and then cooling down. We conclude with a short closing circle.

Dancing ‘Barefoot’ Means Not Wearing Outdoor Shoes On The Dance Floor.
We ask dancers to keep their socializing and conversations out in the entry hall and come into the dance space in silence. This allows dancers to remain undistracted, in tune with the music and their own inward dance. Spontaneous sounds and vocalizing as part of your dance is fine.

What Kind of Music?
We volunteer taking turns each week as DJ, creating the warm-up and music wave. The music is a recorded mix of meditative and upbeat tunes.

Where is the Dance?
Since November 2016 we have been dancing at the Eden Church Parish Hall in Salisbury Cove, about 6 miles NW of downtown Bar Harbor. From Route 3, turn onto the Old Bar Harbor Road at the MDI Bio Lab property, and continue 500 feet to the Parish Hall on the right. Park on the street.  [Note: Your GPS or a mapping program might direct you to the church itself, on the other side of the street. No one will be there.]

How Much Does It Cost?
There is a suggested donation of $5 each week to cover the rent of the hall. Come and give what you can, but if you can’t afford it please come anyway, we’d rather have you dance than pay.

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Barefoot Boogie poster