Dancin’ In The Moon Light


There’s something about moonlight that lends itself to dance, like our inner heathens can’t help but embrace those cosmic lunar beams and bust a move. But dancing in the moonlight is more than just a great 70s song or a hippy inclination; it’s an art! The next time there’s a special lunar event, grab your dancing shoes and catch a moonbeam!

Super Moon

What it is: a super moon is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the moon makes to the earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth.

Why you should dance under it: because it’s huge!


Blue Moon

What it is: a blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either the third of fourth full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month.

Why you should dance under it: so you can say you literally dance once in a blue moon!


Blood Moon

What it is: the blood moon is an apocalyptic prophecy promoted by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Biltz, which states that a tetrad, (a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses coinciding on Jewish holidays) which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse, is a sign of the end times as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12.

Also, it looks kind of red during total eclipse, if you’re not into the whole doomsday thing.

Why you should dance under it: because there’s something particularly heathen about combining the words “dance,” “blood,” and “moon,” especially when it could be the end of times.


Full Moon

What it is: when you bare your dancer bootie!

Happy moon dances!


2 Responses to “Dancin’ In The Moon Light”

  1. stanceondance

    Thanks for sharing! Yes, there’s nothing quite so sweet as dancing under the moon!

  2. Thea

    Myself and my group of friends gather from May through August on the Saturday night closest to the full moon for an all-night mountain dance party. We have been doing so for about 14 years and celebrate Summer Solstice during the day in our downtown park as well. I have always thought of these events as much more than just a bunch of kids at a party. To me, they are more spiritual in nature.

    I cherish the moments/minutes/hours when I can dance under the moon and stars. In this setting, dance is a form of prayer for me. I tune out all of life’s distractions, often shut my eyes, focus on the music, let it pick up my feet almost absent of my control until the music just flows through me and I become one with the rhythm, melody and very heavy bass component in this style of music. As a former professional ballerina, this “sacred space” offers me freedom from the rigid confines of technique, the starkness of the studio and worrying about perfection or what I look like. It brings me joy, elation and peace to be able to let go and just MOVE under the beautiful moon!

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