New York

For 20+ years, the streets of New York City have been Gabrielle & Jonathan's laboratory, daily community, and the inspiration that is the 5Rhythms body of work and vision.

Our NYC teachers service the dynamic, diverse and dedicated tribe you could expect to make their way onto our dancefloors here. It provides a refuge of rhythm for those who are hungry to maintain a real self within the creative pulse, urban edge, and tribal soul of Manhattan. There is no more exciting place on earth, as it perfectly mirrors the complexity and challenges we face when we look within. Our NYC offerings of daily classes, short and long form workshops are available to dance you through all levels of the 5Rhythms every year.


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Upcoming Workshops

Light of Heart: a 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Joy-quest(ion)

New York - 16 Jun 2023 to 18 Jun 2023
Tammy Burstein

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Dear Dancer,

Please accept this is an invitation to join a treasure hunt for delight.



Huh? What on earth? Did I send that?

Well no you didn’t. But maybe without even knowing it you have been on that quest. Or maybe you’ve known it but have been too busy to surrender to the question. Or maybe you just don’t remember the last time you laughed uncontrollably,

Do you remember the last time that you baltered (Definition: to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment.)? That you felt the weight fall off of your shoulders? That your chest felt loose and your feet fleet? That your face relaxed and your eyes widened with wonder?

In this weekend workshop we will replace work with curiosity and enter into the curiosity shop that is our relationship with the big, possibly heavy weight of the word Joy. We’ll wrestle it to the ground and tickle it to life. We’ll tiptoe around it, get in its face, rock rattle and roil it, and dance into the lightness of being.

“Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Light of Heart: a 5Rhythms® Heartbeat Joy-quest(ion)

A weekend long 5Rhythms Heartbeat workshop led by Tammy Burstein in New York City



New York - 30 Jun 2023 to 2 Jul 2023
Mackenzie Amara

We are living in turbulent times. You, me, & we are being called to reckon with tidal shifts in consciousness, individually & collectively. At times it feels like every detail of reality has gone under the microscope for inspection, & the truths being revealed are sometimes more than we can bear. At other times, it's as if blankets of blindness have been cast over whole swaths of people & everyone acts as if transfixed by a powerful spell. The oscillation between illumination & unconsciousness, between calamity & inspiration is giving us whiplash. 

At no time has the import of the old Alchemical adage "as above, so below; as within, so without" been more pressing. The events on the world stage are not exclusively out there, but reflective of a deep psychological reality, one which we each have the privilege of coming to consciousness of in this lifetime. This process of coming to consciousness, historically & psychologically, is the experience of apocalypse. 

The word apocalypse comes from the Greek apokálpysi, meaning "to remove the covering"--that is, to reveal. Thus, an apocalypse--which we often experience as a trauma, tragedy, horrendous downfall, or egregious global atrocity--is also an opening to see a deeper truth. In the breakdown, more light can shine through. Personally, these sorts of revelations occur when our outdated personality structures clash with the larger life in front of us. Conflict ensues. Globally, apocalypses herald the dawning of a new structure. 

In this workshop we will explore our apocalypses--both individual & collective--by moving with themes such as navigating conflict, embodying our authentic instincts, showing up responsibly, & surrendering to what wants to happen. To explore these themes we will use 5Rhythms® dance, guided imagery practices, & ritual theatre. We will dive deep, fly high, play hard, & discover new aspects of humanity in a safe container. You will see, feel, & experience yourself in new ways & learn to relate to your old patterns with new skillfulness. The poet David Whyte writes that "revelation must be terrible," and while he is not wrong--revelation is indeed terrible--it is also true that "one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious," as C. G. Jung famously said. In this workshop, we will explore the pain & beauty of revelation in the name of making the darkness conscious & thus embodying the light more fully. 


Local Teachers

Gabrielle Roth New York, New York Teaching Since: 1987 Dancing Since: 1970

“Movement is my medium, my medicine, and my metaphor.”

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Tata Lebanidze (Tata Leban) New York, New York   Dancing Since: 2013

“When I dance, the earth becomes my canvas, my body is like a brush, and my spirit sheds the colors of my soul! Through dance, I create the painting of my life. Transform my joy, suffering and love into art. And this art has become my healing.”

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Tammy Burstein New York, New York Teaching Since: 2001 Dancing Since: 1997

“a moving meditation of bawdy, bright & broken prayers; a treasure hunt amongst the bones, the chambers of the heart, for buried wonder, a map to love.”

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Henya Emmer New York, New York   Dancing Since: 2010

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Peter Fodera New York, New York Teaching Since: 2004 Dancing Since: 1999

“Movement is the universal language of the heart”

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Stephanie Diamond Cold Spring, New York   Dancing Since: 2006

“I believe that everyone should have a grounding practice, whether it’s meditating or playing basketball or walking around the neighborhood.”

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Mark Bonder Long Island, New York   Dancing Since: 2000

“Dive deep and take every opportunity to lighten up!”

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Karen Ritscher New York, New York Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2000

“The dance offers the most alive and creative field in which to connect with self and Spirit: both wildly sacred and blessedly fun!”

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Peter Selwyn New York, New York   Dancing Since: 2012

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Michael Griffith New York, New York    

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Jonathan Horan New York, New York Teaching Since: 1986 Dancing Since: 1970

“My dance is my connection to the divine.”

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Jane Selzer New York, New York Teaching Since: 1997 Dancing Since: 1995

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Ray Diaz New York, New York Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2011

“The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; Everything that you want, you already are. -Rumi_”

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Ariel Karass New York, New York Teaching Since: 2016 Dancing Since: 2002

“Listen to your life, see it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness. Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments a”

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Daniela Plattner New York Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1990

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Martha Peabody Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Teaching Since: 1987 Dancing Since: 1974

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Jilsarah Moscowitz New York, New York Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 2001

“look for me on the shores, washed up in the spirit of stillness -- having given myself to the great wave again and again. having given myself to each moment of each rhythm. ”

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Tanya Goldman New York, New York Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 2008

“Dance until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains”

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Jason Goodman New York, New York Teaching Since: 2014 Dancing Since: 1994

“When you dance, you can really love."

- Neil Young”

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Kierra Foster-Ba New York, New York Teaching Since: 2007 Dancing Since: 1997

“Dancing is bigger than the physical body...because you are dancing bigger than that. You are dancing spirit. - Judith Jamison”

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Andrea Adamczyk Albany, New York Teaching Since: 2010 Dancing Since: 1994

“this is it....where my heart fell in love with my soul. ”

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Angelina Fiordellisi (Sweat SpaceHolder) Garrison, New York   Dancing Since: 2015

“"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous." Bill Moyers”

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