Dance with us online!
PLEASE NOTE: During July and August, our schedule will be changing.
Our dances will be held TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS.
Whether in our living room or out in the forest, dance is a lifeline, health line and soul line. So is gathering with each other.
During the week, we'll start our Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am Pacific Daylight Time with a morning movement and dance practice. You are welcome to come at 8:45 for a gentle warmup. Each session is 45 minutes long. We ask you please to pre-register for each dance that you plan to attend. Click the REGISTER & JOIN button for the easy sign-up page.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Zoom Room opens at 9:45am, and the dance begins at 10:00am Pacific Daylight Time. The dance will go until 11am and at the end, there will be a 15 minute time for socializing, if you choose to stay.
We’re asking a $5-$20+ payment for each dance. Your generosity is appreciated as many of our teachers’ sole support is our dances. We also realize the current crisis affects everyone differently. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. We’d rather you come no matter what.
TWO STEP PROCESS
1. Make a payment, using this button. If you'd like to, you can pay for multiple classes at one time.
2. Get a Link to the Zoom Room using these blue-green buttons.
You'll receive an email from Zoom which will include a link to the dance.
If you don't receive the link, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zoom room links change each day. Check the dates that you have paid for and plan to attend.
Frequently Asked Questions (how this works):
What do I need to take an online class?
We will use a platform called Zoom. You’ll need a computer, ipad or iphone, and a good internet connection.
Download the zoom app here. It is painless, fast, and free.
If you are new to Zoom please do watch this introductory video from Zoom.
If you have a computer, choose that over the iPad or iPhone. Not only will the sound be better but also you can interact more and see more of others.
If you can, connect your computer/phone to an external speaker for better sound quality.
Make some space to dance. If you are in a shared space, find a room to yourself so you can dance un-self consciously. Or invite your housemates and/or family to join you. Minimize distractions (doorbell/ email/ phone/household appliances/TV) so that you can be as present as possible.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in and have your water bottle nearby.
How do I join online?
Click the BLUE button above for the date you wish to join. You'll be asked to enter your name and email address, and then you'll get an email with a link to click to join the room. If you are early, you'll be in a waiting room until it starts.
How much does it cost?
We are offering our dances on a sliding scale donation basis, $5-20+. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Will it be recorded?
No, this is an in-the-moment event. Please don't record the music or take any photos of the group.
What time does the dance start?
The doors open 15 minutes before the starting time, and you are welcome to come in and warm up. Dance starts at 9 (Monday through Friday) or 10 (Saturday and Sunday). Please be there no later than 15 minutes after the hour, and stay to the end of the session. Your presence really makes a difference.
Some helpful features of Zoom
Speaker view and Grid/Gallery view – you can toggle between the two to see the difference. Grid view is recommended when we’re dancing, so we see and get inspired by each other.
The ability to MUTE AND UNMUTE – when you are on ‘mute’ it reduces feedback that can occur. It also means you can make as much noise as you want. The Host and co-hosts can mute and unmute everyone.
The ability to have your VIDEO OFF AND ON. Keep it on as it helps build connection. Your presence matters!
The CHAT feature – via the Chat icon in the bottom bar. If you are having technical problems, this is the place to go. Chat to the host with any questions.
The ability to NAME YOURSELF if you haven’t already – click the three dots in your own window.
♥ Thank you Sarah Davies, Open Floor founding member, for your help and inspiration. ♥