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Austin Ecstatic Rhythms

About the Facilitators:

Keith has been coaching, facilitating, teaching and a community leader for the last 10 years.

He started dancing in the Austin Ecstatic Dance Community 10 years ago as well, and found his beloved dance interrupted by Covid in May of 2020, when the couple who had hosted this tradition for 13+ years lost their venue.

By September of 2020, Keith had worked with them to bring the dance back to outdoor spaces, and over the course of a year, led his community to dance outdoors at parks, fields, and private property all over Austin.

Late last year, he found an amazing venue, and took the traditional Sunday morning ecstatic dance back indoors after an almost 2 year hiatus.

He considers himself a steward of this 30+ year long tradition of ecstatic dance here in Austin, and is honored and enthusiastic to bring it to more and more people here. 


Derek Dylan Scott is the co owner and facilitator of Austin Ecstatic Rhythms. He was born and raised right here in Austin. He went to his first Ecstatic dance in Austin 22 years ago which led him to connect with himself on deeper level, as well as a new community, and his purpose. Derek is a dancer, an herbalist, an earth steward, and a gentle guide & observer of his fellow humans. His journey has led him to a place of holding space and giving a helping hand however he can. Derek has a passion to sharing this beautiful thing called Ecstatic Dance that can be healing, transformational, and as the name implies, Ecstatic!

Derek & Keith look forward to seeing Y'all on the dance floor. 

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