20 Years of Teaching: A Heads-Up

Next class is on September 13th. The class after that I shall be celebrating 20 years of 5Rhythms teaching.

September 7th 2000: Arrived back in UK from Gabrielle Roth’s month-long workshop.
My teacher Sue Rickards tells me that Gabrielle has suggested that I should take over the London Seniors class at the Mary Ward Center.
September 18th: Interview at Mary Ward Center.
Tuesday September 19th: Teach first class of term & continue for next seven years.

2nd & 4th Sundays Confirmed

I’m happy to confirm that I’ll be teaching 2nd & 4th Sundays for the rest of the year. This month looked a bit difficult for a while, but we have now managed to work things out.

Yes, classes are still Online and I know people have different feelings about that. Speaking personally, I have relished being able to dance with my first teacher Sue Rickards twice a week for the past four months (instead of once every two years since I left the UK).

Details & Registration on my ONLINE CLASSES page.

3 pm EDT 2nd & 4th Sundays (That’s Noon in California, 8pm in UK).
Length of class 1.5 hours approx. Doors open around 2.50.

Note that 2nd Sunday classes have a different Zoom ID to 4th Sunday classes.

Using Video: Bear in mind that if I cannot see you (because your screen is off or you are off-screen), I cannot respond to you. Also, of course, just as on a ‘real’ dance floor, our energy -whether it be absorption, wildness, lethargy, distraction, passion- is an offering to others and to our communal self. So unless your living room is in real chaos (children creating mayhem etc), do be visible. Join with video as well as audio and be present with your fellow dancers. Place the camera where a good portion of your space is visible (including some floor if possible). However I recognize that having video off might possibly improve the audio.

Next Class this Sunday, July 19th!

NOTE: THE NEXT CLASS WILL BE ON JULY 19th NOT July 26th.
(I am not confident of being able to teach when away from home)

After that I shall go back to teaching 2nd & 4th Sundays, as I used to do at Homewood. See ONLINE CLASSES page.

Note that 2nd Sunday classes have a different Zoom ID to 4th Sunday classes.

3 pm EDT 2nd & 4th Sundays (That’s Noon in California, 8pm in UK). 
Length of class 1.5 hours approx. Doors open 2.45.

NEXT CLASS JULY 12th

THERE WILL BE NO CLASS ON JULY 5th. 

From July 12th I shall go back to teaching twice a month, 2nd & 4th Sundays, as I used to do at Homewood. See ONLINE CLASSES page.

Note that 2nd Sunday classes have a different Zoom ID to 4th Sunday classes.

3 pm EDT 2nd & 4th Sundays (That’s Noon in California, 8pm in UK). 
Length of class 1.5 hours approx. Doors open 2.45.

ONCE AGAIN: No class on July 5th.

Heads-up

I shall be teaching on June 28th. But there will be no class on July 5th.

After that date, I am as yet uncertain of my plans. I myself have COPD, so I want to start in-person classes in a  teaching space larger than Homewood Friends Dining Room, -but the room(s) I had hoped for are not going to be available. I may continue on Zoom at longer intervals.

Looking further ahead, I certainly wish to teach on September 20th as that will be 20 years from my first 5Rhythms class (with the London Seniors).

Thanks for the music!

I’m going to say it again: Thanks for the music!

And, specifically, thanks
to Jonathan Horan and Robert Ansell for all music published by RAVEN RECORDING: -music by:  Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors (20 albums):  Barbara Theiss & Rejoyce:  Haj i Ji:  Peter Almqvist & Adam Barley (2 albums):  David Juriansz & Terrafunka:  Avital Califa:  Marc Lendfers:  John McDowell:  Visudha de los Santos: Sally Block, and others.
to Susannah Darling-Kahn for “Party For God”, “Wild Prayer”, and “Still Waves”. All available from the School of Movement Medicine Shop.
to Melissa Michaels for “Ignite” by Melissa Michaels and the Golden Bridge Rhythm Keepers. Available from Golden Bridge.
to Tim Booth for his own and his band James’ music.**
to Geert Meuss for music by Fools In Love.*
to Colin Harrison for “Feel It’.*
to Keith Mills and Rachel Kurtz for “Tales From The Shed”.**
to Stella Davies for “The Love You Are”.**
and to Ty Ford for recording my own demo of At The Mayflower Motel and various other pieces.

*  Fools In Love and Colin Harrison available from OstWestCentrum, Belgium.
** Rest available from www.amazon.com if you cannot find them elsewhere.