New South Wales

The beat is a lover that never disappoints and, like all lovers, it demands 100% surrender. It has the power to seduce moves we couldn’t dream. It grabs us by the belly, turns us inside out and leaves us abruptly begging for more. ~ Gabrielle Roth

Weekly Classes

Periodic Classes

Sunday Morning Sweat Next Class 11 Jun 2023 Newcastle Michelle Lampis

Upcoming Workshops

EMBODYSSEY 2023 BYRON: Year Long Program

Byron Bay - 27 May 2023 to 4 Feb 2024
Honor Morningstar

Embark on a radical and revolutionary odyssey of evolution through the vehicle of movement and expression.


Using the 5Rhythms as our map, the body as our guide, movement as our fuel, and evolution as our destiny.

Five wisdoms.
Five weekend modules.
Five Sacred Tasks.
Online support.
One container.
One year.

This year-long odyssey is a powerful enquiry through dance into yourself as a Body of Work. We will be exploring the five wisdoms of the 5Rhythms dance/movement modality through five unique and aligned modules, as distilled by Honor Morningstar, in such a way that brings awareness, action, accountability, and alchemy.

This work is experiential and engaging.

Moving together with a dedicated circle of courageous kinsfolk, dancing for the duration of a year, as well as taking on a series of personal/practical quests, provides the framework for real ‘feet on the ground’ applications of this work. Your commitment and discipline are required.

Please visit https://honormorningstar.com/embodyssey for more information.


Depth of Clarity

Newcastle - 29 Jul 2023 to 30 Jul 2023
David Juriansz

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

Lily Tomlin, Comedian

Overwork, overload, overwhelm. Trash, texting, tensing. Instagram, instant gratification, useless information.   icloud, ikea, no idea. Compulsion, confusion, computer frozen. Modern life in a consumer society…

Do you find it hard to make decisions?   Have trouble saying yes or no? Do you often feel misunderstood? Or make simple things complicated?

This workshop will explore the physicality of the 5Rhythms inviting in the mountain of clarity that staccato teaches and the shimmering reflection of stillness. You will invigorate your dance practice, reclaiming a depth of clarity that is always there, concealed behind clouds of mental chatter.

Through movement we will make space, show up for ourselves and practice setting clear boundaries. Soften into confusion and create with a lightness of spirit.   Find our alignment on the dance floor, in the body.

There is no emoji for presence.

The 5Rhythms® map is an extraordinary landscape for movement possibility that awakens our soul and shines a brilliant light on the simplicity of being. Every body is a unique communication. So let’s get clear.  Together.

David Juriansz brings a wealth of experience as 5Rhythms dancer, facilitator, songwriter, musician and performer. His humour, storytelling, and passion for the embodiment of the 5Rhythms, engages both newcomers and long-term dancers, and his weekly 5Rhythms class regularly attracts over 100 people. David has taught internationally and with his wife Meredith Davies is the co-founder of Moving Essence.

Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms are taught all over the world and Moving Essence started the first weekly classes in Melbourne 20 years ago. Workshops offer a deeper experience of this life changing practice.

For the second time this year, we are thrilled to bring our work to Newcastle in collaboration with friend and fellow teacher Michelle Lampis who is the producer of this workshop.

Saturday 29th July 10am – 6pm
Sunday 30th July 10am – 5pm

Newcastle Waldorf School

30 Reservoir Rd, Glendale


Super Early Bird (payment by 29 June) $200
Early Bird (payment by 15 July) $220
Full price $250
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/CIBNZ
For more info contact event producer Michelle Lampis
michelle.lampis.dance@gmail.com  or 0412 109 658


Local Teachers

Michael Sjoholm Langnau i. E.   Dancing Since: 1975

“Out of Stillness comes Flowing”

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Michelle Lampis Newcastle, New South Wales   Dancing Since: 2006

“We dance to peel off the layers, so that we can see and be seen.”

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Madhuma Thompson New South Wales Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 2000

“I love the honesty of this practice. To see people light up again and again - connect to the root of their dance is so fulfilling! My wish for you is to keep finding grace in your dances and in the nitty gritty Rhythms of your Life”

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Sue Andersen Sydney, New South Wales Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2008

“Find the open space and the rest will follow”

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Michelle Mahrer Sydney, New South Wales Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1986

“My greatest joy is witnessing people come alive on the dance floor when they are no longer dancing, but being danced by spirit. ”

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Melinda Ras (Sweat SpaceHolder) Bega, New South Wales   Dancing Since: 1980

“I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human”

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