Ecstatic Dance Ancient Wisdom - DJ Dark Cherub!

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • 6:30pm - 10:30pm
  • first united methodist church pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ecstatic Dance Ancient Wisdom – DJ Dark Cherub!

Join us for an ecstatic dance catharsis as we explore the theme of Lemuria and the ancient wisdom of healing through music, with Julian and Amy as your guides.

Ecstatic Dances are ALL ages, Substance-free, Family friendly, Free-form movement experiences. Kids 16 + under are FREE! And must be accompanied by an adult. Come as You Are ~ Move as You Please!


Event Details:

Date: Saturday March 9th, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: First United Methodist Church

5401 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232



6:30 PM: Doors Open

7:00 PM: Opening Circle & Somatic Warmup with Amy

7:30 PM: Music and Dance with Dark Cherub (Julian)

9:00 PM: Integration Ritual & Closing Ceremony

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM: Social Hour After Party


Bring Back Sacredness In Our Hearts

This month, we invite you to imagine the lost continent of Lemuria and connect with ancient wisdom of healing through music. As always, your Heart will guide your journey, aligning our energies with the heartbeat of our planet. This event offers a unique opportunity to melt with inspiration, imagination and intuition as we celebrate the power of dance at the start of the watery Pisces season.


Meet the Music

Dark Cherub (Julian Vitaglione) was first starting to mix in highschool in the Bay area in 2010 while being a musician in a band. Eventually he invested in his own gear, attended every rave party, renegade and festival party that would have him as a guest DJ. House parties, firedance gatherings, and holidays. After his 22nd Birthday in April 2014 he attended Ecstatic Dance in Sacramento CA and since then his life has never been Boring again. He has appeared hundreds of times from Oakland, to Santa Cruz, Sebastopol, Nevada city, Reno Nevada, Bend Oregon and Bordeaux France for local Ecstatic dances. His tastes are eclectic and loves to Dance contact improv when he isn’t performing.


What to Expect:

An opening circle to set intentions and connect with fellow participants on a somatic level.

Free-form ecstatic dance where you can let your body move to the rhythm of your heart and the Ocean.

An integration ritual to ground and share our transformative experience.

A social hour after the event for community bonding and sharing.


Our carefully curated music playlist will traverse various genres, allowing you to dance freely, release pent-up energy, and find serenity in movement. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or new to ecstatic dance, this event welcomes everyone to express themselves authentically.


What to Bring:

~Comfortable clothing for dancing

~Water bottle to stay hydrated

~An open heart and a willingness to explore


Ecstatic Ethos

~Come as You Are ~ Move as You Please

~All ages, all abilities, all bodies and all beings are welcome

~We keep the dancefloor conversation free!

~Photo and video free space during dance

~Dance in bare feet or socks

~Substance-free sober space!

~We practice a culture of invitation and consent

~We embrace the spirit of non-judgment for ourselves and others

~Allow your heart to guide you

Energy Exchange

~ $22 Online Pre-Sale: Ends midnight Friday March 8th

~ $30 at the Door – Cash, Venmo, PayPal, or CashApp

~ $15 First-timers online pre-sale; $20 at Door

~ Pay What You Can Tickets available online ($13 min)


Come join at ecstatic dance this month, located at the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA.  


Embark on a journey of self-discovery, connection, and grounding through ecstatic dance. Let’s celebrate the beauty of the Earth’s resonance together!


Get ready to dance, connect, and be transformed. We’ll be excited to see you there!

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