HOME is a weekly WEDNESDAY NIGHT dance class that doesn’t have set steps or moves and you can dance any way the music moves you – there’s no way to get it right or wrong.
Movement is a simple, powerful and creative way to open up, shake it out, settle the mind and discover the deeper, wider, fascinating parts of who we really are.
The 5 rhythms is a movement practice designed to navigate us through this discovery. It maps out and guides us back to our essential, spontaneous and vital selves. Taking us back into that deep and sacred place within ourselves we long for. That place we call HOME.
Chris Connors and Liz Baron Cohen are accredited 5 rhythms teachers who live in and love the great metropolis of London.
We start with a warm up that lasts approximately half an hour where some people stretch while others just start to dance gently. Often it helps to start on the floor, moving gently and feeling your weight supported. Try to get warm and get moving any way that feels right for you.
After this the main dance begins where there is some instruction/guidance from the teacher – sometimes this is a lot and sometimes very little.
Most classes comprise some solo dancing, some partner work and some dances as a whole group. You do not have to take a partner or join in the group the most important thing is to be true to yourself at that moment. However if you find yourself always avoiding partners or joining in, this is a safe place to practice breaking/changing your patterns.
As the name suggests the rhythm and tempo of the music will usually progress through 5 rhythms in a wave from flowing music to stacatto (rhythmic music) to chaos and back down to lyrical (lighter music) and stillness (music for moving with the quality of stillness- like in tai chi) .
We look forward to seeing you dance your hearts out on our dance floor, love Liz and Chris