5Rhythms Tribe | Committing to the Dance

by Simon Tanner, United Kingdom Today I have decided to commit to life as I commit to the dance. Moving to centre floor, I begin in stillness. Facing the altar, …


5Rhythms Tribe | The Reach of the Rhythms: Transsexual Sex Workers in Paris

by Marc Silvestre, Paris As a 5Rhythms teacher, I have worked with a wide variety of people, including business managers and children. Years ago, at a big class I organised …


5Rhythms Tribe | The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

Hot off the press! We are happy to announce that, after a few years in the making, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing is now a fully published tome …


5Rhythms Tribe | Forest Dance: a morning Wave

#DanceAnywhere #DanceEverywhere by Karoliina Valontaival, Finland Dance for me is a return to self, a homecoming, a welcoming into the magic of the moment, the simplicity of the inhalation and …


5RTA | October Teacher Spotlight

Adam Barley

When I was a messed up 17 year-old nerd studying Further Maths, our teacher gave us the most inspiring lesson of my entire education, showing us the extraordinary beauty and elegance of the relationship between the five most fundamental numbers in existen...

Andrew Holmes

When I first met the dance, I had been living in my mind for 30 years. I remember being asked to feel into my spine, and having no connection to the physical sensation - I just couldn’t feel it. I didn’t even know how to begin.. <br><br> ...


Notes on Practice: Natural Disasters, Friendly Animals & the Need for Warriorship

The ultimate test of our practice is to keep moving even inside a swirling maelstrom of Chaos. To find a way to ride the Chaos so it doesn’t destroy us. As the rhythm of Chaos unfolded, I was often low, finding a growling thread of Staccato, realizing the need for action. Deep in my knees and hips, I held my arms cactus-like and rocked and cracked into my upper spine at great velocity. I joined two friends, including the very woman who brought me to a 5Rhythms class for the first time over ten years ago, and we leapt and twisted and spun, inspiring me into a whole new set of gestures and ways of working with weight and extension, every minute muscle of my feet steering me into unending expression.


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