What You Need To Know About Site And The Ritual

The Spiral Dance strives to recreate a ritual event that is accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. We encourage participation at the level that best suits your needs in the moment.

Here are specifics on the actual location and the ritual that may help you navigate the event:

ADA Compliant -People with diverse abilities should be able to arrive on the site, approach the building, and enter as freely as everyone else. At least one route of travel should be safe and accessible for everyone, including people with diverse abilities.

ASL Services - This year’s Spiral Dance features an ASL volunteer.

Gender Free Bathrooms - All bathrooms at the Spiral Dance are gender liberated.

Graces For The Sight Impaired – The Spiral Dance team will provide chaperons, also known as Graces, to assist people that are sight impaired. The Graces are available to describe altars, explain what is happening during the ritual, help navigate the space and assist during the Spiral Dance. Please contact the Spiral Dance prior to the event, if possible, at dancethespiral79@gmail.com

Dancing The Spiral Dance – Walking the Spiral Dance is an amazing experience and so is sitting in the center of the circle. We encourage folk to move as they wish, knowing that there is ample space to sit and hold the magic in the center. All participants are invited to look at each person they pass.





  • 2017 Intention

    Riding the knife's edge of history, we face the great challenge of this present moment; to step off the old path and weave futures of strength and joy with the dead and the generations to come.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    It takes about $15,000 to put on this community event, so we appreciate your support.

    Regular Admission – $25.00-$150.00

    Special Needs, Youth (12-17), and Seniors (65+) can buy tickets for only – $18.00

    Children under 12 years old are welcomed at no charge with a paid admission

    For Regular Admission, enter whatever amount you can want to pay within that range. Please consider giving more, as this is a fundraiser. This also allows us to get others in for a discount.


    Spiral Dance tickets will be sold at the door from 6pm to 7pm the day of the event. If you can only give a little, please come to the door and we’ll be happy to work with you.

    If you have have questions about tickets and cannot find the answer to those questions on this website - please email spiraldancetix@gmail.com

  • When and where

    The Spiral Dance has moved to the East Bay and will be held at the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond California. We’re excited to open up to this new community.

    The Spiral Dance is Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

    Doors open for Altar viewing and the reading of the Names of The Beloved Dead at 6pm.

    Ritual begins promptly at 7pm

  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography