The Wave Silent Disco is a guided transformational experience that uses dance and music as a platform for self care, connection, and social change.
We dance, liberate, and celebrate the waves of our human experience, while simultaneously making waves of change in the world!
The mission of The Wave is to inspire a sense of belonging throughout the lifespan through dance, expression, connection, and service.
A portion of the proceeds, support ALMA’s initiatives that address isolation and loneliness through movement and arts.
This weekly “fun-raising” event runs mid April-October, every Monday at sunset on Venice Beach by the Washington pier. Stay tuned for POPUP events on weekends and mornings throughout the summer!
MONDAYS 6-8pm Meet at the first life guard tower north of Venice Pier. (the pier off Washington blvd)
It all started 8 years ago when…
Founder, Julia Grace, was introduced to beach dancing by one of her teachers, Rochelle Schieck while training to become a Dance Therapist and QOYA teacher.
The transformational power and magic of beach dancing became a staple of Julia’s self care routine and a place of respite.
She found refuge dancing by the waves, in times of challenge in her life, especially while grieving the loss of her father and grandmother. In solitude, with the wave and her music (set on shuffle), she was able to express and honor the ocean of her emotions and connect more deeply to herself, to spirit, and noticed that each time she had danced, even if for one song, she was re-enlivened and re-inspired in a really unique and potent way. When she moved to Venice, CA beach dance became a regular self care practice, a few of her friends started to join her weekly. Donations were gathered in benefit of Julia’s nonprofit ALMAmovement (called plantpals at the time).
In May 2018, Julia was introduced to Murray Hiddary of www.mindtravelmusic.com, with his foundations support silent disco headsets were provided for the Beach dance experience, making it accessible to many to be listening to the same music, creating a unique collective and simultaneously individual experience. Approx 50 people began dancing on the beach weekly, many often stumbling upon the magical experience by while watching the sunset at the Venice Pier or on taking a casual stroll on beach. The Wave Silent Disco was born.