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Running + Dancing = Rancing!

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Chris

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Running can feel like work. Dancing sometimes doesn't have a direction. Enter “rancing”, a directional dance party. It's a way to get some exercise, meet new people, and learn about wicked new tunes all while spreading positive vibes.

First, we will meet up and assemble a collaborative playlist with tracks that make each rance member dance like crazy while we stretch out... then it's time to rance!

The rance itself will be about two miles, during which we will have one to two synced Bluetooth speakers blasting music. I will go first to show how easy it is, just let the MUSIC TAKE CONTROL :). When your track comes up you can hold one of the speakers and lead the rance party.

After the rance we will be high off all the positive energy and smiles we have created along our journey and optionally grab a drink to celebrate our achievements!

Note: You don't need to be a fitness junkie to go rancing, just to be able to jog 2 miles (3.2km).
Other things to note
If the weather is unranceably bad I will provide a refund.
Running can feel like work. Dancing sometimes doesn't have a direction. Enter “rancing”, a directional dance party. It's a way to get some exercise, meet new people, and learn about wicked new tunes all while spreading positive vibes.

First, we will meet up and assemble a collaborative playlist with tracks that make each rance member dance like crazy while we stretch out... then it's time to rance!

The rance itself will be…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    I will provide water part of the way through the rance to refresh and refue...
  • Equipment
    Speakers
    We will have bluetooth speakers for playing our shared playli...
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Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 45 Reviews
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I am the co-creator of rancing along with my buddy Xevi. Rancing was born one day in San Rancecisco when Xevi invited me on a run. I'm not the best runner so I brought a portable speaker on which we played some choice cuts from his days as a Catalonian DJ mixed with some modern indie dance tracks and... rancing was born!

As someone who has hosted over 10 rances with group sizes from 2 to 25 and has gone on solo rances in Norway, Austin, NYC, and San Rancecisco, I am excited to share my passion, playlist, and party vibes with you! Check out @letsrance on Instagram for a better idea of what the experience is like.
I am the co-creator of rancing along with my buddy Xevi. Rancing was born one day in San Rancecisco when Xevi invited me on a run. I'm not the best runner so I brought a portable speaker on which we played some choice cuts from his days as a Catalonian DJ mixed with some modern indie dance tracks and... rancing was born!

As someone who has hosted over 10 rances with group sizes from 2 to 25 and has gone on solo rances in Norway, Austin, NYC, and San Rancecisco, I am excited to share m…
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Where you'll be

We will start in SoHo, go to East Village and then come back down to the Lower East Side. These areas are picked for their density of fun loving people for us to engage with on the rance.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Rocio
June 2019
Esta experiencia es única pues no es sobre correr o bailar, es sobre conectar con personas mientras compartes sonrisas, música, ejercicio físico y la ciudad. Chris crea magia en esta experiencia, comenzamos como tímidos extraños y gracias a la experiencia ahora todos somos amigos. Eramos un grupo bien variado de diferentes nacionalidades y gracias a Chris y su rancing, logramos un bond súper especial y tuvimos mucha diversión. De seguro, seguiré haciendo rancing con Chris cada vez que lo visite. 💯 recomendada!
Esta experiencia es única pues no es sobre correr o bailar, es sobre conectar con personas mientras compartes sonrisas, música, ejercicio físico y la ciudad. Chris crea magia en es…
Marcia
June 2019
Esta experiência é muito divertida!! Você não precisa falar inglês fluente para se divertir muito!! Chris nos faz nos sentir muito confortáveis, interage bastante, deixou a gente colocar algumas músicas e assim nos sentimos como old friends having fun!! Foi uma experiencia única!!
Esta experiência é muito divertida!! Você não precisa falar inglês fluente para se divertir muito!! Chris nos faz nos sentir muito confortáveis, interage bastante, deixou a gente c…
Hyun
June 2019
Had no idea what to expect. Was curious + nervous + a bit skeptical. But it turned out to be a very special and fun experience! My favorite part of the experience was the reaction from people on the street. Surprisingly, people were receptive and friendly - smiling at us, cheering us on, and even dancing with us. I'll remember that sense of connection. Running & dancing was quite a work out which I'm happy with. Also, the views we encountered while running were beautiful and refreshing. If you're ready to get out of your comfort zone and enjoy the city, I recommend this experience! :)
Had no idea what to expect. Was curious + nervous + a bit skeptical. But it turned out to be a very special and fun experience! My favorite part of the experience was the reaction…
Hanne
May 2019
A fun and unique way to discover several different neighborhoods. Don't expect to be running a lot, you will just go with the flow (and the music) and combine dancing and running as you go. Rancing through New York City will give you the opportunity to connect with locals in a completely different way. Music really connects people!
A fun and unique way to discover several different neighborhoods. Don't expect to be running a lot, you will just go with the flow (and the music) and combine dancing and running a…
Becca
May 2019
I’ve lived in NYC for 5+ years and have never experienced the city quite like I did while rancing with Chris. It was a wonderful way to watch the sunset, spread some good energy, and listen to great music. Chris is a really kind and thoughtful host - would love to rance with him again!
I’ve lived in NYC for 5+ years and have never experienced the city quite like I did while rancing with Chris. It was a wonderful way to watch the sunset, spread some good energy, a…
Michael
May 2019
Rancing is one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had! Chris has an infectious energy and a gift for connecting people and getting everyone dancing! Not only did we create a moving dance party, but we recruited several others to join along our route. I also appreciated the opportunity to see so many neighborhoods and absorb the culture through spontaneous dance, whether it was recruiting a couple en route to a meeting in Chinatown or dancing the “hava nagila” for Israeli Independence Day in East Village. I even discovered NYC’s best egg cream soda! I finished the night with a burst of energy from a reinvigorating yet well-paced workout and a new community of friends.
Rancing is one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had! Chris has an infectious energy and a gift for connecting people and getting everyone dancing! Not only did we create a mov…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Make sure to bring running gear!

    Bring your ID if you want to get a drink after