5Rhythms Class

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Winter/Spring Waves SATURDAYS

Saturdays 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
7 Jan 2023 - 29 Apr 2023
Location: Studio RAW, 1220 Dupont St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M6H 2A4
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Organizer: Elisa Hollenberg

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 This winter, and moving into spring, we will dance!  

The classes will focus on resilience, on finding the things that support our well-being and keep us moving forward, on a daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term basis. 

We will dance a 5Rhythms wave every class, where we will experience the map developed by Gabrielle Roth, the founder of the 5Rhythms: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. In so doing, we will maintain a connection with our grounded and embodied selves.

This is a bi-weekly Saturday class, that alternates with a bi-weekly Sunday Class.  You are welcome and invited to attend whenever it is convenient for you. 



Registration will be open until 10am on the day of each class. Registration will be capped at 20 dancers. Drop-in dancers will not be admitted to ensure that we do not exceed our class-size and so that class agreements are understood ahead of time.  

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:  https://forms.gle/5hpk48ppjoesfSfy8

You can return to the form to register as many times as you like.  

After you submit your completed form, please send your payment within 24 hours via e-transfer or PayPal to elisa.hollenberg@gmail.com. If I have not received your payment, after 24 hours, your place may be offered to another dancer.


Saturdays from 4pm-6pm at Studio RAW

Studio RAW is located on the second floor of 1220 Dupont St. M6H 2A4 https://goo.gl/maps/p2rx1rQJyNf2mnVJ6. Look for the black door with the Studio RAW logo on the outside. Please note, this is a walk-up unit and does not have access to an elevator. We apologize for the inconvenience. This location has a sprung floor. We usually dance in bare feet, but if you wear shoes, please wear indoor shoes only. There is free street parking on Dupont, and in the parking lot at the nearby Galleria Mall. It is accessible by the 29 bus from Dufferin station. 

Dates: Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, Apr. 1, Apr. 15, Apr. 29


Doors will open at 4pm. Please arrive on time at 4pm, but do not arrive early, as there is no waiting area. It is best to arrive wearing your dance clothes, as there is only a single-washroom available for changing.  


Music will be provided at the beginning of class, for a self-guided 20-25 min warm-up. Please give yourself the gift and time to experience this part of class. When I think back to my many years in classes, arriving was one of the most memorable parts of class, when I became present to myself, and grounded in my body. 

The warm-up will be followed by a brief opening circle and then a 5Rhythms wave, that will last approximately 1hr, 15 min. We will have a brief closing circle after the wave.   



Standard: $20/class

Supporter: $25+/class*

Supported: $15/class

*Tiered pricing is available so that those of us with more can share, and those of us who could use some support can receive it. When you register at the Supporter rate, a portion of your registration fee is applied toward another dancer's reduced-rate spot. If a lower price will make the classes accessible for you, please register at the 'Supported' rate. If you know you want to dance regularly, and these prices are a barrier for you, please email me at elisa.hollenberg@gmail.com for a possible partial scholarship or work-exchange.



I am seeking people who wish to participate as class crew, for a work-exchange for classes. This role involves arriving 15 minutes early, helping to set-up, greeting people as they are coming in, and staying for 15 minutes after class, to help put things away. During the class, you are a dancer like everyone else, with no crew responsibilities. The work-exchange is free admission to class on the date(s) that you help out. You must make a commitment to the class date(s) that you sign-up for, or find a replacement among other crew members. Please indicate your interest on the form below.



Please read the following carefully, to understand our COVID-19 protocols for this class.

Capacity limit (registration capped at 20 dancers)

Rapid antigen testing pre-class 

Masks optional in studio and in common areas

Contact tracing (name and phone number of every participant)

TEST AT HOME: To attend this class, we are asking that you take a COVID-19 rapid test at home in the 2 hrs prior to coming. You can obtain a free test kit from your local drugstore. Upon arriving you will sign a sheet saying that you have tested at home. If you have not tested at home we will give you a test and you can find a spot to test yourself on site.

THROAT, CHEEK and NOSTRILS: We ask that all testers swab throat, cheeks, and nostrils as this has been proven as the best way to test for the Omicron COVID variant.

MASKING: Masking is optional in studio and in the common areas of the building.

AIR FILTER: At RAW studio, there will be a filter running in the studio. 

While no layer of protection is perfect, the above measures work better together than they do alone. If you choose to attend this indoor class, you acknowledge that though we are taking precautions, there is still a risk of contracting COVID-19 as a result of attending, and you are assuming full responsibility for your choice to attend, and any illnesses or injuries that may result.  

If there are any COVID policy changes, they will be communicated to the class at least one week prior to the class.  

Refund Policy

If you must cancel your attendance due to testing positive for COVID-19 or having symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend the class, and you will be provided a full refund. You can also cancel your registration for up to one week before the class date, for a full refund. After that time, if you cancel and a replacement can be found for your spot, you will be provided a refund, minus a 10% cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. If class is cancelled for any reason by the instructor, you will receive a full refund. 

Registration Policy

Pre-Registration Required


A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

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