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

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


Waves Training Module 2

Castlemaine - 25 Nov 2017 to 3 Dec 2017
Jonathan Horan

By application only.

 For the 2017/18 Waves Training Program, Applications are due June30, 2016.

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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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Madhuma Thompson Melbourne, Victoria 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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