Welcome to Beach Dance

Aloha!   I’m glad you’re here.

Beach Dance is a unique and fun way to experience free-form movement to emotive and exhilarating music in a beautiful outdoor venue.  Creating your own dance and having the freedom to move your body the way it wants is a powerful thing.  Dancing in community with others in nature makes it profound.  If you love to dance and you love the beach, this may be something you’ll want to experience.  Read on!

The Story of Beach Dance 

Beach Dance was launched in June 2008 on a cool and cloudy day along the north Oregon coast with fifteen dancers.  It was created out of my love for the ocean, ecstatic dance, and community.  During the past seven years, over a thousand people have participated in this experience of  music, movement, and nature merging with one another. For the first four years, weekend events were held during the summer months in Cannon Beach, Oregon. In January 2012, Beach Dance events began in Maui, Hawaii.

Weekly events are scheduled in South Maui and happen year-round. 

For many participants, Beach Dance is more than a form of exercise or a unique way to play.  It is an opportunity for creative expression, cathartic release, spiritual connection, and for the unexpected to be experienced.  Events are fun, welcoming, and free of charge.    Whether you live on Maui or you’re visiting the island, I encourage you to learn more about Beach Dance by exploring the pages of the website.  More importantly, I invite you to check out the schedule of upcoming events and come participate in the experience of Beach Dance.

I hope to see you on nature’s dance floor soon!


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Malu October 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Wow! Thank you Lisa, Experiencing Beach Dance is a lot like coming Home!!!!

Jessica June 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Wow! Thanks for today Lisa.
How did i not know about this before?? I am now an enthusiastic advocate. I gave away all your cards to people that showed up for a Song Circle at my house today ,and told them how much fun i had. I am so delighted you host this on a WEEEEEKKLLYY basis!!! wow. awesome.
love jessica

finn wayman May 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Hey Hey !
please give me the date/time/location for the dance being filmed including Devi and myself…. what to wear, etc.


Caz June 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I missed you last year when I was at Seaside…it was one of the weekends that you did not have beach dance on. Im back at Seaside in 2012…but no beach dance…but hey I have an Ipod..and Im gonna dance for me…and if anyone else joins me ..whoo hooo!

Dawntrix Kerry May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Bliss sings, dear Lisa for following yours. As i read your story, it feels like partly mine. I love to dance, have never had a lesson, and love the beach. Yesterday, when I danced with you and your group, and with Mama Ocean, on Maui, my heart sung and the joy within was more than words can express. I real eyes that i cannot stay away from the ocean any longer. I will make Maui my home…. now just to wrap up some details on the mainland. I LOVE what you do, and will be at every dance until the plane lifts … but watch for me, i will return to your beautiful unfolding of BEACHDANCE , and mine. with great appreciation!
Dawntrix “Kerry”
Auburn, CA

Sky January 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Aloha Lisa
Blessings to you for having the courage to dance your dream!!
blessed be

Connie December 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I am so very proud of you soulsista!

Karyn November 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm

You go girl! I love it!

Watt Childress November 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

Aloha, sister. The website looks great. Bravo!

Mimi October 10, 2011 at 1:42 am

The pictures and content are lovely! Great job, Lisa!

Molly October 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

AWESOME, Lisa. It was helpful to hear your story here. Thank you for sharing….one step at a time – living love in every moment. Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

finn wayman October 1, 2011 at 1:02 am

Aloha ! would love to know when the next one on Maui is! Yay! One Love.

Kevin September 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Awesome! Best of luck.

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