Open Floor Class Dates

LOCATION: "The Winch", 21 Winchester Road NW3 3NR, close to Swiss Cottage tube and local buses London NW3 3NR
TYPE: Gentle Weekly Daytime Classes for Elders
NEXT DATE: 04/12/2019
TIME: 1400 - 1530
COST: Non profit class - - Donation 7 (5 conc.)


TIME:   WE BEGIN AT 1400 AND END AT 1530.   

DATES:  CLASSES BEGIN AGAIN on WEDNESDAYS from September 18th to December 18th. The Classes continue on 8th January and break for Easter on 25th March. I will try this year to ensure that the classes continue through the summer with another teacher.   

When you arrive at 21 Winchester Road,  sign in at the reception desk then make your way up to the first floor.  Turn left left at the top of the stairs and you will find the Mandelson Room.   There are toilets where you can change.  Bring all your belongings into the room. 

Every  Wednesday the class is a gentle and meditative  for Elders and for anyone  who would like to dance in the daytime.  For those who need low impact movement there is no pressure to do more than you can.......there is no need for any dance/physical experience, nor do you need a any standard of fitness, and there will be chairs to rest on or dance from.  Whatever movement you can make is welcome.  Beginners welcome. Wheelchair access.

Although the class is  90 minutes long;  this gives everyone  time to be able to relax/meditate as well as dance without the rush of fitting everything into an hour.  It will also give us time to talk without looking at the clock.... we start slowly and have a slow and meditative track after approx 35 minutes leaving enough time to rest and then begin again!  soi what do we do?

We move,  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 enough room in your kitchen - come and join us and move on a beautiful floor in the company of others who want to let their feet dance. Gay has taught Conscious dance since 2001.   Elements of 5 Rthythms and Open Floor have inspired her to offer you a dance of many colours, moods, connections and rhythms as well as being in a congenial group.  We often go to the Centre Cafe upstairs after the class to contin ue our connections over a cup of something....

Your will very welcome to join us.


LOCATION: Age Exchange Blackheath SE3 London SE3
TYPE: Dancing for Pleasure and Health
NEXT DATE: 05/12/2019
TIME: 1100 -1200
COST: 7 or 6 for members


This is a NEW CLASS organized  by Age Exchange Blackheath for older people. Howerver everyone is welcome (if they can be accomodated in the Studio).   No fitness standards required.

I will be working with music (all sorts) and encouraging movement somewhere in the body....offering the possibility of dance from chairs and floor.

 I have been teaching Conscious Dance (basically when you are aware of and move from your body) for nearly 20 years and teaching and holding classes for older people for 10 years...I am 77 and love this practice and am looking forward to bringing it to Blackheath....there are no steps to learn, nor judgement from me.  It de-stresses, energises and keeps you supple and fitter.  I encourage you to dance just for the pleasure  of it....and in doing so help your physical self to be mobile, supple and de-stressed.

LOCATION: Liddington Church Hall, Swindon SN4 0HB
TYPE: CLASS IN SWINDON -Connections 2 - 5 Rhythms Dance
NEXT DATE: 09/02/2020
TIME: 1400 - 1700
COST: 18- 20 please contact Julie - see below


Contact : Julie Nichols -01793 495551 or

2nd Session - Connection to another self

3rd Session - Connections with a group - all my selves..and others

This is a series of 3 classes and the class on 1st December explored - or began to explore our connections to ourselves and how our dance can be affected by our views of self.  We questioned how we look after ourself, and shared information on that. 

In the next session we will explore some of the other "selfs" who live in our bones, our emotions and our minds.  What affect do they have on our lives?  Do the experiences we have had keep repeating and hoilding us down or back?  Are they of use to us?

These sessions use this form of conscious dance to encourage us to change old patterns and bring in new ones.....we bring out the  old dances and change them, letting the dance become an agent of change.

Please join us for our second exploration, it may sound serious and hard work but it is a joyful journey and apart from all the above it is a wonderful opportunity to dance freely and just enjoy.