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ONLINE, 5Rhythms, Weekly, Waves in Milton Keynes, DANCING IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Fridays 19:00 - 20:30 Next Class: 14 Aug 2020
Location: online via zoom, online via zoom
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom Show map
Organizer: Lucy Howgego

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DANCING IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE, 5Rthythms, weekly, online, waves class, Fridays 7-8.30pm

FRIDAY SUMMER CHILLOUT SESSIONS (August)  – ‘MUSIC IS LIFE, THAT’S WHY OUR HEARTS HAVE BEATS', celebrating summer holidays, festival spirit, and enjoying life. 

How you have coped in the heat this week?  It has reminded me how restorative it can be to conserve and consolidate by pausing from time-to-time, taking stock, integrating, resting, relaxing, replenishing, until body and mind are rejuvenated, nourished and instinctively become active rather than ignoring, pushing through, depleting, becoming exhausted and stressed.  The pause is an invitation to listen, rest and be supported, nurture, nourish and relax into your dance exploring resources you can use in everyday life.  If you want to take a pause and give yourself some space, join us Friday 14th 7-8.30pm or on Sunday 16th  9.45-11am. 

Online gives you the freedom to dance from your home, patio, garden, local park, favourite spot or wherever you feel comfortable chilling out, relaxing and opening into the dance, chilling out, relaxing and opening into the dance giving the body permission & space to move freely with whatever is present in the moment through each of the 5Rthythms connecting and moving with the intuition and spontaneity held in our feet, knees, hips, spine & shoulders, elbows, arms & hands, neck & head and breath. There are no steps to follow and everyone is welcome as they are, YOU ARE THE CHOREOGRAPHY


‘Just did my very first on-line 5 Rhythms Class with Lucy last night. If you have never danced before - this a great way in, particularly if you are self-conscious or someone that compares yourself. The online space really gives you that chance to come back home to yourself without getting hooked into what others are doing. Equally, it is not like dancing on your own and the sense of being part of a group holds space for your dance and brings you into community. Lucy is a fantastic teacher whose enthusiasm is infectious and her dedication to the practice creates a really nourishing, heart-centred space. Give it it a go - you really do have nothing to lose!’
'Thank you so much for a beautiful dance experience yesterday. You are a fantastic guide, have a wonderful energy and I’m really pleased I came to the class'

• 5Rhythms is an inclusive practice with many layers of depth and the beauty is that people come and dance together for many different reasons – for fun, wellbeing, connection, letting go, freeing the mind, exploring creativity, self-awareness, acceptance, personal growth or healing.
• 5Rhythms is a simple and flexible movement practice which can be experienced by anyone regardless of culture, gender, age, shape, experience, fitness and physical limitations.
• You will be guided by the music which follows a structure of changing rhythm and supported by my teaching and spaceholding which will help you to connect, listen to and allow your body to move freely, in its unique rhythm at its own pace
• All you need is a willingness to bring your presence and dance as everyone contributes their unique energy and expression to the group. The most important thing is to take your time, find your way into your dance, don’t push yourself and rest if and when you need to whilst remaining in the group space.

• It takes courage to try something new or dance with a new teacher and we all began once.

• I create a new theme each week for dancers who wish to explore different perspectives of the 5Rhythms. I curate the music live to guide and complement this and also support any other intentions that dancers may have.
• I have no restrictions on the music I play as I hold a valid PRS Online Music Licence.

• My sound output is studio quality as I DJ tracks live through Traktor. You will hear the music and my teaching through your audio or sound system. The quality of your sound will depend on what system you are using. Speakers are best, but you can use headphones or earpods which will give you a better audio than a laptop, ipad or phone.

• During this indefinite ‘PAUSE’ where socialising is restricted by ‘physical distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’, we can maintain balanced health and wellbeing by exploring new ways of connecting online and expressing ourselves through movement so that we do not get stuck in isolation, withdrawal, contraction, depression and cut ourselves-off from others and the bigger picture.
• The zoom platform transmits from my home to yours. You can create a comfortable, safe space inside or in the garden to dance by yourself or as a family together with the rest of the group so, if you have been considering dancing the 5R’s and felt too shy or self-conscious, this might be a safe place to start. For most of us, dancing online offers a new ways of connecting and socialising within the constraints of ‘physical distancing’ as we move, explore our edges, release, heal, have fun and play together.
• I have personally found dancing in online 5Rhythms classes to be a powerful, connecting experience where I can be totally authentic, let go and let my body move however it wants to and be with friends and like-minded people.

• From a teaching perspective it is a really powerful experience for me. I feel connected to everyone and profoundly moved by their dances and how this platform dissolves borders and creates new threads of connection and expression. I witness strong bonds and connection during the classes and participants dance on their own and with each other, giving and receiving, it is beautiful.

•    Register in advance for this meeting in YOUR NAME on ZOOM ONLY https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upYuc-qoqjstHNUMM6yeAzNDkfiDwbyuNS5S
•    Pay in advance via paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/5RhythmsLucyHowgego or FTP (email me for details) - £5 per class or £20/calendar month for unlimited classes per person/family/household. Free for NHS, hospice, emergency services, frontline employees and anyone on benefits. I appreciate it is a very difficult time and I won’t turn anyone away so if you are unable to pay, contact me by email before the class.

•    Once you have registered & paid, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link & password for the class as well as all the technical and practical information you will need.
•    You will need access to the internet by pc, laptop, ipad or phone

•    Please make sure that your floor is clear with no trip hazards.  I cannot take responsibility for any injuries sustained as a result of participating in this class.
•    Everyone commits to confidentiality so that what is shared in the group stays within the group
•    Everyone commits not to record the session or post any footage on social media
•    I will ask the group to commit to this before we start

•    You need to set-up a free, Zoom account here - https://zoom.us/download. I will not be able to offer technical support during the class so it is really important that before you arrive you have downloaded zoom and taken some time to familiarize yourselves with it as everyone’s set-up will be different.
•    It isn’t complicated, here is a link to an introductory video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/vFhAEoCF7jg. You need to know how to turn your audio and video on and off, put your device on gallery view, make sure your name is showing correctly and open the chat box. I will run through these briefly before we start but there will not be time to troubleshoot.
•    Chose a comfortable, safe space inside or in the garden to dance by yourself or as a family together with the rest of the group.  Make sure there are no trip hazards.  You may want to light a candle or create a small installation of objects that have meaning for you to acknowledge this time that you are taking for yourself.  I create an installation for each class to hold my intention and service to the group.

•    You log into the class using the link you will be sent and arrive in a waiting room and I will open the door into the virtual space.  Your audio will be muted when you arrive and during the class to avoid noise distortion.  There will be a opportunities to speak at the beginning and the end of the class if you want and I will turn the audios on for this
•    Everyone in the class appears in a window (you can turn off your video if you do not want anyone to see you) within a gallery view on their screen, except those on phones, and can see, talk and send messages to each other.
•    You hear the music and my teaching through your audio or sound system. The quality of the sound will depend on what system you are using, speakers are best, but you can use headphones or earpods which will give you a better audio than a laptop, ipad or phone.

•    6.30pm warm-up music starts and doors open
•    7.00pm class starts & registration closes
•    7.10pm doors close
•    8.30pm music ends & we will briefly gather together to close
•    Afterwards optional sharing over a cup of tea

‘If you don't dance your dance, who will? ‘Gabrielle Roth
If you message me your email I can send you my weekly newsletter with information on my classes and workshops. I look forward to dancing with you. warmest Lucy

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This class is offered as part of the requirements for completing the 5Rhythms Teacher training Program. Lucy is currently participating in the training path the become a certified 5Rhythms teacher. This class supports the trainee’s growth and development as a 5Rhythms teacher.

Lucy Howgego is currently participating in the training path to become a certified 5Rhythms teacher.


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