It is now easy to donate towards my classes through PayPal. This link PayPal.Me is also on my Online Classes Page.
I am teaching every Sunday online at 3.00 pm EDT (Noon in California, 8 pm in UK).
Full details and link to register on my new ONLINE CLASSES page which can also lead you to the past playlists and where to buy the music.
A big thank you to all who have attended the Sunday classes and the Wednesday test classes.
Here’s a useful link for using Zoom on a smartphone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQLjLYhuJQ
Welcome to our second Sunday Online class.
Yes, something is lost when we cannot be in the same room together, but those of us who have danced online have found unexpected rewards, -not the least being connection to dancers in distant places and from distant periods of life.
So come and join us at 3pm EDT (Noon in California, 8pm in UK)
Length of class 1.25 hours approx (After we see how this one goes, we’ll have a better idea)
Please click the URL link below to Register for the Zoom Meeting.
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Please consider donating via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the present circumstances I am not requiring payment to register, but the setting up of these classes has involved a lot of work.
Once registered, you should receive a Confirmation email with some further instructions and a link to join the Zoom Meeting. (If you do not receive confirmation, email me at email@example.com.)
Once in the meeting you will receive a link to the Soundcloud Playlist (via the ‘Chat’ function)
For those new to the experience, please read the advice below.
Being in community: 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).
For Dancing: Have water ready and minimize distractions (especially noise).Think of your living room as a dance studio. Clear as much space as you can to dance: Clear floor space including rugs or carpet that could slip and move anything your arms might hit. Get some fresh air and do some stretching before dance if you can.
Technical stuff: Close as many unwanted programs/notifications/phones etc as you can. Zoom works best on desktop or laptop. If you use on phone or pad you should download the app in advance (I’m told). If you have a second device, use it for the Soundcloud audio if you can connect it to speakers. Using two devices may improve the signal.
There were thirteen of us at our first online meeting, stretching from California, through West Virginia, to us here in Baltimore.
In spite of audio problems (sorted out now, I believe) it was a moving experience.
We have done more experimenting with Soundcloud since, and we are now ready to roll!
All classes at Homewood Friends are canceled until further notice.
Free Online class at 3.00 pm Sunday March 22nd.
As we are overtaken by a time of severe restraints it is all the more important to find what movement we can. I am naturally canceling my classes at Homewood until further notice, but I shall be holding a short 5Rhythms dance online at 3pm this Sunday March 22nd via Zoom.
NOTE: You must email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Having danced with other teachers on Zoom earlier this week, I can testify to the possibility of a moving and rewarding experience, so do come.
The event will be free but you will have to apply to join -by emailing me at email@example.com. After you do so you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting and further instructions and advice.
This is how I intend to hold it: At 3pm I shall expect you to start moving/grounding yourself on your own before we start zooming at 3.15 when we shall have a few minutes to introduce ourselves. After that all dancers will be muted while I play a wave and maybe give some guidance . During the dance we shall all be inter-visible (in ‘Gallery View’like the attached picture) -this is essential to the experience. The last 5 minutes of the 40 minute Zoom session will be for sharing.
There will be limitations. 1) My current Zoom account allows for max 40 minutes. If his short experimental offering is successful, I may invest in an account that allows longer offerings in the future. 2) Streaming music requires licenses I cannot afford so I shall be using only Gabrielle Roth’s music [blanket permission given to 5R Teachers] and maybe my own. I may get further permissions in the future. 3) As Zoom use has grown exponentially in the last week or two, there is always the chance that it may crash entirely! (In which case, put on some music and dance at home.)
Many other teachers are doing this in more sophisticated ways, but it has taken me many hours of work -mainly online- to get to this point. You can probably google their online classes or find them through 5Rhythms Global.
I hope very much to see you on as many dance floors as it takes on Sunday!
Richard JerramNote that you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link.
I am exploring the possibility of an on-line class.
We will dance on New Years Eve -the usual 3pm – 5pm time and place. You are welcome to stay for the Quaker Arts Coffee House afterwards (Song, Poetry, games potluck 6pm – 9pm)
TUESDAY, Dec 31st, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Jan 12th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Jan 26nd, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Feb 9th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Feb 23rd, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
Charles Village classes continue at Homewood EXCEPT November 10th (and possibly Dec 22nd TBC)
SUNDAY, Oct 27th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Nov 10th, NO CLASS
SUNDAY, Nov 24th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Dec 8th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Dec 22nd, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE TO BE CONFIRMED
The DATE of September’s Movement Lab class has changed to Sept 27th.
The TIME of October’s Movement Lab class has changed to 8pm
SUNDAY, Sept 8th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Sept 22nd, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
FRIDAY, Sept 27th, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, BALTIMORE, Movement Lab
SUNDAY, Oct 13th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
SUNDAY, Oct 27th, 3.00 – 5.00 pm, BALTIMORE
FRIDAY, Oct 18th, 8.00 – 10.00 pm, BALTIMORE, Movement Lab – NOTE later time!