5Rhythms® Dance with Bernadette Ryder

5Rhythms® Dance with Bernadette Ryder

New Year's Night 5Rhythms® Party

Dance into 2024

with Bernadette Ryder & Miranda Whitespecial guest

We invite you to join us to transition into 2024, welcoming in the new year through the natural high of dance, spiced by moments of connectedness with other soulful party people.

Silhouettes of dancers against fireworks

We seek to create a powerful, beautiful and heartful event, with  simple ceremony and dance. We’d love you to join us – it’s going to be full and juicy so book up early! 🙂 We’d love you to join us, and look forward very much to dancing with you.

Bernadette Ryder 5 RHythms Teacher

Bernadette Ryder is a long time 5Rhythms dance teacher and loves to create events to celebrate these special occasions, assisted by Jon Ralls and the team.

Miranda White

Miranda White is a 5Rhythms Spaceholder and Teacher in Training, with a reputation for holding a rich and playful dance space; she is also an experienced yoga teacher.

+ Special Guest
[to be announced]


When: Sunday night, Dec 31, 2023
Times: 8:30pm – late
(please be on time! see ‘Further Details’)
Venue: St Michael’s Parish Hall (see below)

  • Book by Dec 16…
    Super Early Bird:
    / £24 (low inc/conc)
  • then until Dec 28…
    Early Bird:
    £39 / £34 (low inc/conc)
  • after which…
    Last Minute:
    £49 / £44 (low inc/conc)
    (Drop-in may be available if not sold out)

Note: This is an alcohol- & drug-free celebration.

Further details

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event, subject to deduction of any non-refundable element of fees, and a £10 admin fee. Within 7 days of of the event, tickets are non-refundable, but may:
(a) be transferred to a forthcoming drop-in class already listed on the Bookwhen site, subject to forfeiture of the difference in price; or
(b) be transferred to another person, subject to prior agreement, and communication with the recipient in advance – call Jon to arrange:
07970 069 256

Also… general information applicable to all our classes and workshops:
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5Rhythms is both a very ‘free’ individual practice which offers significant permission – while simultaneously being a group/community practice which calls for consideration and respect for the group process.

Bring & wear

  • Loose clothing in which to move freely, and have a good sweat! – layers are good;
  • Something warm to put on or wrap round you when not dancing;
  • A water bottle;
  • Your curiosity!
  • Please don’t wear any kind of fragrance – the dance is an environment that heightens allergies and other sensitivities.
  • For safety, bags, valuables etc may be brought into the hall/studio.

Some dos & don’ts

  • FEET:
    Many find bare feet easy and comfortable – some prefer Dance Sneakers which prevent sore feet and give support to arches, knees and ankles;
  • Other shoes are not recommended: trainers have too much grip so are hard on knees.
  • Don’t dance in socks – they slip too easily!

“Do you have the discipline to be a free spirit?” – Gabrielle Roth

This is a meditation/embodiment practice which has clear boundaries which need to be honoured if the full potential of this work is to be achieved:

  • Don’t use phones/tablets, even on silent – if you need to check on a babysitter or something, take devices outside the hall/studio (or, at Horfield, outside the building) and check them there.
  • Don’t talk – words take us straight back into our heads!
  • Arrive on time – the warm-up, including the initial ‘unguided’ warm-up is an important part of the process. The doors will be locked and there is no admittance 15 minutes after the start.
  • Stay until the end both for yourself, and for the group – if you leave early you will disrupt the collective energy and your own process will be incomplete.

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    St Michael’s Parish Hall
    Park Ln, Bristol BS2 8BE
    (parking: drive right up to the hall itself, and double back through the gate, to park in the ‘playground’ immediately adjacent to the hall – please NOT in the lower car park just down the hill)
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    St Michaels Parish Hall, Bristol
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