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

Upcoming Workshops

Thru the Looking Glass

Fairfield - 12 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019
Rivka Worth

 Thru the Looking Glass offers us a portal to dance through the 5Rhythms Shadow Map.

Each Rhythm has a shadow side. Neither good or bad, both dark and light, the Shadows reveal our truth. Dancing the Shadows truly brings us back to centre. It's a divine practice.

Friday 12 July 8-10pm: Start the workshop at a special Resonance Project night at Luna Yoga Studio in Fairfield 

Sat 13 July and Sun 14 July 10am-5pm: be held in the tree top hall in North Warrandyte we we can safely and intimately delve into our full selves.

$250 before June 22

$300 after early bird

$25 Friday night Only

Rivka Worth is a certified 5Rhythms teacher and your time in her classes count towards teacher training pre-requisites.

She has a BA dance and is an ongoing student of Body Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, Yoga. Rivka is a choreographer, improvisor, former artistic director of Restless dance Theatre and Company Chaos. Rivka works in the community offering 5Rhythms Reach Out dance to disadvantaged and recovering communities. Rivka runs a weekly Friday night 5Rhythms dance called Resonance Project in Fairfield.



Melbourne - 28 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019
David Juriansz

 Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

When do you shine the most?

For me, it’s those precious moments when I am unencumbered by judgement. With a group of friends, singing old pop songs late at night at the top of my voice, I am blissfully unconcerned of what others will think or say. Lost in the joy of the moment, the love of pure creative experience. Why are these moments so rare?

Perhaps, like me, you become self-conscious? Think too much? Work too hard? Take life too seriously, carrying responsibility like a heavy weight?

Take a day out & surf the Lyrical Light Waves with me. We’ll follow our joy, take risks, and embrace the unexpected with a sense of curiosity. We’ll shine brightly and dance with our shadows, experiencing a fullness of joy that doesn’t wallpaper over the cracks. You’ll improvise, expand your comfort zone, dance authentically and feel lighter for it. The 5Rhythms are a map to freedom that Gabrielle Roth calls “the DNA of the creative process”. Come dance, create and collaborate. Be the artist that never grows up.


Local Teachers

evelyn switajewski Aireys Inlet, Victoria   Dancing Since: 1981

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. -Nietzsche ”

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Thais Sansom Castlemaine, Victoria   Dancing Since: 2000

“as we move and breathe, the dance flows out of us follow my feet trust my breath allow and be with fierce tenderness and curiosity”

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Grant Bradley Melbourne, Victoria   Dancing Since: 2008

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Catriona Mitchell Castlemaine, Victoria   Dancing Since: 1999

“"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost" - Pina Bausch”

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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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Meredith Davies Melbourne, Victoria 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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David Juriansz Melbourne, 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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Rivka Worth Melbourne, Victoria Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1992

“Love the dance, it loves you back.”

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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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