Forthcoming 5 Rhythms® Dates

Download Calendar of Forthcoming Classes. Updated 24th June 2014.

Location: Swiss Cottage Community Centre, Winchester Road, London NW3 3NR
Type: Weekly classes for the 'Over 60s' SEIZE THE DAY'
Time: 1400 - 1500
Cost: Non profit class - £4 - £5

Notes: This a gentle meditative class for older people, no level of fitness required, beginners welcome. Wheelchair access. We move, we laugh, we give our bodies attention; we become aware of our possibilities and our limitations. We can sit or lie on the floor and we can dance. If you love to sway to a beat and haven't got a big enough kitchen - come and join us and move on a beautiful floor in the company of others who want to let their feet dance. No class on 5th November 2014. Classes stop on 17th December
Location: Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Performance Studio, Hill Lane, SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE SO50 5RL
Type: Bi-monthly Classes -
Next Date: 06/11/2014
Time: 1930 - 2130
Cost: £10 (concessions available for students - £7)

Notes: Due to an unavoidable absence the class on 06/11/14 will be taken buy Ajay -who will cover for me on that day. He lives in London and has very recently qualified as a Certified 5Rhythms Teacher. I know that you will be very well looked after. There is a class twice a month to the South Hampshire area. We started the class a year ago and already it is a community with a unique flavour - of joy in dance, a willingness to try out something new and showing great sensitivity to their fellow dancers. My aims in teaching this work are to encourage movement; to show how simple changes of body movement can produce change in our everyday lives, and to promote a sense of mindfulness of our inner energy and how we struggle to listen to our bodies and allow the body mind to move in freedom. I look forward to meeting you. The following dates give you a chance to put them into your diary NOW! WORKSHOPS 27/09/14 and 22/11/14 SEE SEPARATE ENTRY FOR DESCRIPTION OF THESE ON FORTHCOMING CLASSES. 09/10/14 23/10/14 06/11/14 4/12/14 18/12/14 Classes will resume in January 2015, possibly on 15//1/15 ( dates to be confirmed)
Location: COWDRAY HALL, Easebourne street, Easebourn COWDRAY HALL near Midhurst West Sussex GU29 0AL
Type: Peer Group session (no teaching just music)
Next Date: 07/11/2014
Time: 1930 - 2130
Cost: £10

Notes: On 07/11/14 due to my absence you will have a peer group session. A Peer led group is one that just provides music, no teaching and is an opportunity for the group to experience music and as a practice session for their own dance. On this occasion, Amanda, Catherine and James will support each other to put on the music and ensure that the space is ready and safe for you. We are fortunate to have a generous and beautiful space with a great atmosphere at Cowdray - and i am also fortunate that with the Rake venue closed to us I have been offered almost two dates each month. I would like to increase this - and hope that by September 2015 I may be able to offer a weekly class. Further dates: THE FOLLOWING DATES HAVE BEEN BOOKED: 03/10/14; 17/10/14; 26/10/14 (1 DAY WORKSHOP); 07/11/14; 28/11/14; 19/12/14. Classes are from 1930 - 2130 and the workshop will begin at 1030 and end at 1700. I teach with encouragement, respect and kindness; these classes provide a space of release from the rushing and pushing and noise of the everyday round. This practice is held by a strong rhythmic structure - the music - and your ability to surrender to this in your own way and together with your mindfulness vis a vis your body brings out your authentic energy. This practice can promote change - in body, mind and emotions - and it also an opportunity to enjoy your own dance... FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME ON email - gay@joyfuldance.co.uk. BRING A FRIEND AND INTRODUCE THEM TO THE 5RHYTHMS' WORK, THE MORE THE MERRIER!
Location: Richard Taunton 6th Form College, Hill Lane, SOUTHAMPTON HAMPSHIRE SO15 5RL
Type: WORKSHOP FUNDAMENTALS 3
Next Date: 22/11/2014
Time: 1015 - 1600
Cost: £35 Conc. £20 please click on more information

Notes: We will concentrate on the rhythm of Chaos in this workshop - how our bodies feel this rhythm, how we welcome it, how we fear it. How we manage to be with another and with a group. In short, a voyage of discovery - breathless, exciting and a whole lot of other feelings beside. Bring with you your humour, your compassion, your courage and that curiosity to experience something new. There will be exercises, there will be time for talk, and also time to find your own unique dance. IF YOU CAN COME TO BOTH WORKSHOPS - i.e. 27/09/14 AS WELL AS THIS ONE , THEN PLEASE CLICK ON MORE INFORMATION - FOR THE WORKSHOP ON 27/09/14, WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE PRE-PAYMENT PLAN. It is important to pay the discounted price before the first workshop - otherwise I am afraid you will have to pay the full amount for both workshops. Concessions are available on request to me. As a general rule, i am happy to offer concessions to students - who are not working - and sometimes in return for assistance to me, either in setting up or in clearing up after a workshop. Please email me at gay@joyfuldance.co.uk if you would be interested in giving me a hand or want the details of how to pay for the discounted price. This workshop is the second of four - dates (still to be confirmed, are 14/02/15 and 21/03/15. These will explore the Fundamentals of Lyrical and Stillness.
Location: THE BELL HOUSE STUDIO ALTON Hampshire GU34 1ET
Type: Living in Lyrical
Next Date: 23/11/2014
Time: 1100 - 1300
Cost: £10

Notes: From SEPTEMBER there will be a monthly class in ALTON, certain dates are for Saturdays, other for Sundays. Sat. 13/09/14 ; Sun. 28/09/14; Sat. 18/10/14; Sun 23/11/14; Sat. 13/12/14. This class will be a session for you practising your dance - to give yourself time to be embodied and aware of your physicality, your fluidity and the creativity that comes from your curiosity about yourself and others. Suitable for beginners and for those who know this practice. For enquiries, please EMAIL ME - and I will respond as soon as I am able - gay@joyfuldance.co.uk.
Location: COWDRAY HALL, EASEBOURNE STREET, Easebourn COWDRAY HALL West Sussex GU29 0AW
Type: WORKSHOP - FUNDAMENTALS (4)
Next Date: 22/02/2015
Time: 1030 -1700
Cost: £30 Concessions £15 see discounted payment plan

Notes: FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOPS. There is so much to cover in and arounds these 5Rhythms, and I like the broad sweep of the word - space to explore, to discover, to learn and relearn our own body movements, what we like, what we avoid, where we hold back and where we jump in.... FUNDAMENTALS 4 will be a day to savour your lyrical self, or to discover it. This is a rhythm in which everything appears, the fluidity of flowing, the excitement of staccato, the turbulence of chaos and the tumbling of lyrical into stillness. We will concentrate on how our bodies feel this rhythm, how we welcome it, how we fear it. How we manage to be with another and with a group. In short, a voyage of discovery - breathless, exciting and a whole lot of other feelings beside. Bring with you your humour, your compassion, your courage and that curiosity to experience something new. There will be exercises, there will be time for talk, and also time to find your own unique dance. The last of this series - a Study of Stillness will be on 22/03/15. which will take us through this deep and many layered rhythm. Cost - Each workshop £35, concessions £20.(on request) The discounted price for the two workshops will be £60. So if you wish to take advantage book and pay before 22/02/15 please contact me by email if you would like to do this. gay@joyfuldance.co.uk.