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, a growing roster of local teachers and more in training, Melbourne is a vibrant 5Rhythms dance community.

Weekly Classes

Upcoming Workshops

Soft Centred: 5Rhythms and our Gooey Parts

Melbourne - 29 Oct 2022 to 1 Nov 2022
Natalie Poole

Re-scheduled for the Cup weekend!!!

3.5 days (1.5 days Heartbeat level)

$340 early bird/concession paid by Oct 12th

$380 full price

$290 Sat and Sunday only (Waves level)

Secure your place with a $200 deposit


We'll be focusing on our soft centres - exploring our inner landscapes, the beating heart and the juicy emotional work. Somatic explorations, and integration through the 5Rhythms map. How do our stories shift and change when we can soften from our organs, and our heart centre?

Natalie Poole is a certified 5Rhythms teacher Waves and Heartbeat levels. Natalie draws on threads from her Dance-movement therapy and narrative therapy practices to weave a workshop that will awaken, and enable changes in your dance practice, your relationships, and enliven your experiences.

All hours and workshops with Natalie count towards the 5Rhythms teacher training path, and as personal hours towards dance-movement therapy personal hours.

Rest assured: full refund if cancellations due to COVID. Otherwise, partial refund or credit may be offered.

NB Sunday morning will be an open dance - others may join for this 'class'


Local Teachers

Evelyn Switajewski Torquay, Victoria   Dancing Since: 1981

“"5Rhythms brings together my greatest passions, the driving influences for change and growth in my life - music, movement, joy and community." Evelyn Switajewski. ”

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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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Natalie Poole Melbourne, Victoria Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1972

“As a 5Rhythms teacher I see myself as a midwife on the dance floor - supporting the births of our more embodied, more expressive and more alive selves.”

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Grant Bradley Melbourne, Victoria   Dancing Since: 2008

“Hi Jesus, it’s your little lost lamb, Grant. ”

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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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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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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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