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):
We’re delighted to welcome…
Feb 16 – Jean Rankin (from Glastonbury)
Feb 23 – Neil Pinnock (from Shropshire)*
Mar 2 – Andrew Holmes (from Stroud)*
(how lucky are we?!? 🙂 )

* Note: these will be regular classes, not ‘Sweat Your Prayers®’ or ‘Fundamentals’

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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:
Apr 17 – July 10 * (with 1 week half-term break, May 29)
Times: 7:45 for 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Dance Studio 2, Hamilton House, Bristol (see below)
— the larger studio, with fully sprung floor —
Price: Apr-July £126.00/(£114.00 conc) for 12 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 – 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
Aug 8-12 – Tribe of Doris Summer School

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!)

(click for how to get there)

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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  • 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 ...
  • Bernadette’s Back! Friday Mar 9 (drop-in) Yay! Bernadette’s Back in Bristol this Friday, Mar 9th Thank you to our wonderful guest teachers and to everyone who came and danced with them. We had three delightful and very different Fridays – and this week different again, as we welcome Bernadette back from India A random straw poll suggests that quite a lot of ...
  • Tribe of Doris Summer School – August 8-12, 2018 Two exciting announcements this week! Tribe of Doris Summer School 2018 – 5R Community Tickets available now (this post – read on below)

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