Dates, times, venues

5 Rhythms in Bristol over Holiday Period

Dec 20 – Solstice Celebration (drop-in)

Dec 27 – NO CLASS – it’s the only Friday of the year we take a rest…

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve – we are not organising an event, but if
you are looking to dance that night, check out Dawn Morgan’s in
Stroud, which sounds great – details on Dawn’s website

and/or come and join us for…

Jan 3rd – New Year Lift-Off (drop-in) – ‘dance as you mean to go on’ – join
us getting the year off to a positive and visionary start 🙂

Jan 7th (Tues) – Rhythm Circle weekly ongoing closed group restarts
(about Rhythm Circle, incl how to join)

Journey to the Heart - residential 5 rhythms dance Year Group 2020


“Journey to the Heart”

Full details including dates and limited offers for early booking

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)
* Please note:
– Hamilton House reception is now only guaranteed to be staffed until 8:15pm, though there may be someone there until 8:30. Please arrive in plenty of time (the class starts at 8pm) or you may not be able to get in.

– Classes are held every Friday throughout the year – the only exception being the week betwen Xmas and New Year. For details of any guest teachers and special classes, join our mailing list.

Guest teachers in 2020:

Many thanks to our Guest teachers in 2019 who included:
Dawn Morgan, Dean Kayum, Jean Rankin, Jessica Howie, Neil Pinnock, Reem Behzad (how lucky were we?!? 🙂 )

and in 2018, included:
Alex Mackay, Andrew Holmes, Dawn Morgan, Jean Rankin, Neil Pinnock.

* Note: unless otherwise stated, 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 January:
Term dates:
Jan 7 – Apr 7 *
(* 12 sessions, with 2 week break, dates t.b.c.
Note: the break may not be in the middle this term!
Times: 8pm – 10:30pm
Venue: Dance Studio 2, Hamilton House, Bristol (see below)
— the larger studio, with fully sprung floor —
Price: £132.00/(£120.00 conc) for 12 sessions

Renew your membership:

Find out more:

If you would like to discuss joining us, 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 included:
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
May 22 – Exeter (“Barefoot Dance”)
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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  • “Journey to the Heart” 2020
    5 Rhythms Year-Group
    * UPDATE – ‘Supporter’ places sold out * ‘Early Bird’ stil available CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS BOOK ONLINE NOW Dear Beautiful Dancing Beings “Journey to the Heart”– with Bernadette Ryder 5 Rhythms Year Group, Rhossili, ...
  • Sweat Your Prayers, Friday Nov 29 (drop-in); & heads up: Solstice Celebration “Sweat Your Prayers®” – this Friday nightNovember 29, 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 ...
  • Bernadette’s back – This Friday – Nov 22 5 Rhythms® in BristolFriday Nights in November This Friday: Bernadette’s BackNovember 22, 8pm-10:30pm DMAC, Hamilton House (i.e. usual place & time*) Back from a teachers refresh with 5 Rhythms Global Director Jonathan Horan**. Back ...
  • 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 ...

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