Dates, times, venues

Weekly 5 Rhythms Classes & Groups in Bristol

Drop-in Classes (all welcome)

Dates: Weekly on a Friday night, all year round
Times: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Dance Studio 2, Hamilton House, Bristol (see below)
Price:  £12 (£10 conc)
Classes continue unbroken throughout the year –
for details of any guest teachers and special classes, join our mailing list.

Guest teachers (2018):
So far, we’ve been delighted to welcome…
Feb 16 – Jean Rankin (from Glastonbury)
Feb 23 – Neil Pinnock (from Shropshire)
Mar 2 – Andrew Holmes (from Stroud)
and are looking forward to…
Aug 10 – Alex Mackay (from Wales)
Aug 24 – Jean Rankin (from Glastonbury)
Aug 31 – Neil Pinnock (from Shropshire)*
Sept 28 – Dawn Morgan (from Stroud)*

(how lucky are we?!? 🙂 )

* Note: guest teacher classes are generally not ‘Sweat Your Prayers®’ or ‘Fundamentals’, even if they fall on those dates. See…

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“Rhythm Circle” – a weekly ongoing closed group

In-Rhythm logo glowingWeekly on a Tuesday night – pre-booking per term essential.
Tuesday sessions run in three ‘terms’ and stop for the summer.

Next term will start in September:
Sept 11 – Dec 11 * (13 sessions, 1 week half-term break, Oct 30)
Times: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Dance Studio 2, Hamilton House, Bristol (see below)
— the larger studio, with fully sprung floor —
Price: Sept-Dec £136.50/(£123.50 conc) for 13 sessions

Find out more:

If you would like to discuss joining us next term, please contact Bernadette (re process) OR contact Jon (re practicalities/payment and to be notified when spaces become available).


Dancing Centaur, drawn by a hand, drawn by another hand“Awakening the Creative-Self” – a weekly course to Discover & Recover innate Creativity

Next time, we plan to run a longer course, probably in two or three ‘terms’, in an extended format of up to 18 sessions (plus ongoing informal meet-ups in between!)
as before, 4 hours each, Mondays 10am-2pm.
Dates t.b.c.

Please see the Awakening the Creative-Self page for more details and to join the mailing list for this course.
(The 2016 course was full and fabulous – thank you everyone in our gorgeous group!)


Classes outside Hamilton House

Bernadette also teaches classes outside Bristol, by invitation when the regular teacher is away, and at Festivals and Summer Schools – recent and upcoming dates include:

2018 dates include:
March 26 – Glastonbury (Jean Rankin’s “Dance Your Dream Awake”)
April 14 – Tufnell Park, London (Sue Rickards’ “A Call to Dance”)
April 18 – Exeter (“Barefoot Dance”)
May 13 – Spirit Fest, Bristol
June 25 – Glastonbury (Jean Rankin’s “Dance Your Dream Awake”)
Aug 8-12 – Tribe of Doris Summer School

Dec 5 – Exeter (“Barefoot Dance”)

DMAC logoVenue

Our venue for drop-in classes, the Rhythm Circle ongoing group, Awakening the Creative-Self course, and many other workshops and events is:

View of dance studioIn-Alignment Studios,
Hamilton House,
Bristol BS1 3QY
(it’s above The Canteen!)

Hamilton House can be found within the heart of Stokes Croft, just 10 minutes walk from Bristol City centre. It is opposite Turbo Island, on the junction of Stokes Croft, Jamaica Street and City Road.
[Google map link here]

Home of DMAC-UK, it’s a fantastic venue – we’re usually in Studio 2 (sometimes in smaller Studio 1) – both have professional quality Harlequin dance floors.


Workshop & Events Calendar

Workshops, events, programmes, guest teachers and more…
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  • The Deepening – Residential Waves Intensive Sept 26-30 CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE Early Bird price until August 5th … we still have a couple of places – Do join us! FIND OUT MORE or BOOK NOW Once we’re full we will run a waiting list, in case any more places come free. You’ll then be able to join that from The Deepening Workshop page. So do contact me (phone/text/email ...
  • Alex Mackay opens our Festival of Fridays – Aug 10 (drop-in) Alex Mackay teaching in Bristol – this Friday night Aug 10, 8pm-10:30pm This Friday we are delighted to be blessed with a visit from the extraordinary Alex Mackay as our first guest teacher of August. What can I say?? Alex is a shaman – if you’ve danced with her, I don’t need to say anything, you’ll ...
  • Sweat Your Prayers, July 27 (drop-in) “Sweat Your Prayers®” – this Friday night July 27, 8pm-10:30pm To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance… the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ...
  • Summer Solstice – shorter night, longer dance, June 22 (drop-in) Solstice Celebration Short night – longer dance Friday June 22, 8pm-11pm To celebrate the Summer Solstice at our Friday night 5 Rhythms Dance session, we’re giving ourselves an extra half hour to be in and move with the high-summer vibe. Please join us – usual place, usual times 🙂   … and speaking of summer … Tribe of Doris Summer School 5 Rhythms ...
  • What’s so special about Tuesdays? 5 Rhythms is an enormously powerful practice – and even just as an evening class, people love it, and benefit greatly from it 🙂 … and, as Bernadette explains in this video, there’s so much more… Have you ever wondered about our Tuesday night classes? The course can be difficult to get onto as existing members ...

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