The oldest 5Rhythms community in Australia, Melbourne is a must-dance destination for lovers of 5Rhythms.

Meredith Davies was the first teacher to start a weekly 5Rhythms class in Melbourne in 2003.  Five years later Madhuma Thompson began a second weekly class and initiated a monthly Sweat Your Prayers, and now more than a decade later, with Meredith’s husband David Juriansz joining the teaching field, they have grown a huge dancing tribe.  The weekly ‘Tuesday Tsunami Wave’ in North Fitzroy may be one of the biggest weekly 5R classes in the world ~ a pulsating, deep ride for over 150 dancers.  With sometimes 6 classes a week, workshops with international teachers, 3 local teachers and more in training, Melbourne is a vibrant 5Rhythms dance community. 

Weekly Classes

Intermittent Classes (check links for specific dates)

Kids 5Rhythms Over the Rainbow - Art and Dance Melbourne Natalie Poole
Running with Bears - Men's 5Rhythms Melbourne Natalie Poole
Westside Waves Melbourne Lucine Eusani

Upcoming Workshops

Running With Wolves - Women

Melbourne - 11 Feb 2017 to 9 Dec 2017
Natalie Poole

Running with Wolves: Women's 5RhythmsSaturdays: Monthly Moving Medicine Workshops

with Natalie Poole 

Melbourne 1.45-6pm $60 at the door (Pre-Pay $50)

Bookings through TRY Booking. Limited to 25 places, secure your place with full payment.

2nd Saturday of the Month

Feb 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July (Europe), August 12th, Sept 9th, Oct 14th, Nov 11th, Dec 9th 

5Rhythms is a catalytic dance practice, based on the creative flow of nature. Dancing each of the rhythms Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness offers us a map for understanding our body’s own inner waves, the rhythms of nature, and the rhythms of the creative process. Each month will offer a different flavour, inviting us to dance the wisdom of the female archetypes, our cycles, and our ‘femaleness.’ In 2017 we will be working through the stories from Women Who Run with the Wolves - by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. By workshopping theses archetypal stories and dancing the rhythmic wave we rekindle the connections to our own patterns and heal and deepen our expression. Make moving medicine dance  part of your monthly practice. 

Natalie Poole is a certified 5Rhythms teacher, Dance-Movement Therapist, mother, wife and birth attendant.  (Thanks to Lilli Waters for the image). 

 Leave plenty of time for travelling through peak traffic in Brunswick/Sydney Road on Saturday. Enter from the school playground side. Wear layers, bring water. No experience necessary.

This workshop runs once a month, 2nd Saturday of the month (July is in Europe), but please check dates/make a booking, join the mailing list, in case of unforeseen changes. 0416177679


Animal Medicine - Movement Patterns, Possibilities, and Potential

Melbourne - 29 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017
Natalie Poole

Animal Medicine - Movement Patterns, Possibilities and Potential 

Energy moves in waves.

Waves move in patterns.

Patterns move in rhythms.

A human being is just that

energy, waves, patterns, rhythms.

Nothing more. Nothing less.

A dance. 

Gabrielle Roth

Looking at the animal world for inspiration and understanding, of the underlying patterns of organisation in our movement.

Friday 29 September 7.15 - 9.45pm

Sat 30th Sept 11-6pm

Sun 1st Oct11-5pm 2017

Super Early Bird $150 paid buy August 31st

Early Bird $180 Sept 15th

Full Price $195


Local Teachers

Lucine Eusani Melbourne, Victoria Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2006

“Every child has known God, Not the God of names, Not the God of don'ts, Not the God who ever does anything weird, But the God who knows only 4 words. And keeps repeating them, saying "Come dance with Me, come dance." --Hafiz”

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David Juriansz Victoria Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1996

“Our pure flame is only obscured by human strain The joy in this dance Is to see it revealed Again and again Courageous dancing souls Moving Essence”

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Meredith Davies - Teaching Since: 2001  

“A deep listening A moving essence A dancing prayer Each breath a surrender to the spirit of life”

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Kat Worth Adelaide, South Australia Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1992

“Love the dance, it loves you back.”

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