Drop-in Classes

We have a weekly drop-in class every Friday night pretty much all year* – see ‘Where and When‘ for details of times and venue.

There is a Drop-in Class EVERY Friday

We ARE dancing right through the summer! No break! (see blog)

see below for details,
then ‘Where and When‘ for times and venue

No need to book, no need for any experience, just come along – if you are not familiar with the 5 Rhythms (or even if you are!) check out “about the 5 Rhythms“. At the end of the class, we usually have an informal ‘after cafe’, to chill out together over healthy, delicious teas and nibbles.

Our weekly Friday night drop-in classes vary somewhat over the course of the month – in particular including:

5 Rhythms Fundamentals

First Friday of every month
In these classes the teaching will include more detail about the basic form of the rhythms, their innate nature and character, plus their origin and evolution. This is not only useful for beginners… it’s really helpful for the rest of us too!

Sweat Your Prayers®

Last Friday of every month
A guided warm-up then a wave with no words, simply moving through the 5 Rhythms with music as our guide.

*Drop-in classes are rarely if ever cancelled – if Bernadette is away, we dance with other fabulous teachers – recent guests have included Andrew Holmes, Dawn Morgan, Jean Rankin & Neil Pinnock. Why not join our mailing list and stay up to date with our special nights and guests.

For more information, please see:

Bernadette is also invited to teach classes outside Bristol when the regular teachers are away – see Dates & times for details.


“Rhythm Circle” – our ongoing weekly closed group

A closed group that gathers weekly in Bristol on Tuesday evenings, to connect and support one another to drop deeper in the dance and expand the experience, comprehension and embodiment of the profound 5 Rhythms map.

Bernadette explains…


The Rhythm Circle runs in ‘terms’ of approx 10-12 weeks. There are approx 30 places – at the beginning of each ‘term’, if anyone drops out, their place will be offered to those on the waiting list (contact Jon to join it).

Our current term started September 10th

Recent terms have been extraordinary – full, deep and juicy – with a lovely mix (as ever) of continuity, former members returning, and new energy from people joining for the first time. Thank you all, it’s just awesome 🙂 If you’re interested in joining us in January, read on…
In-Rhythm logo glowing

Find out more…


  • Do come and chat at the end of a Friday class, or contact Bernadette (process) or Jon (practicals) 🙂
  • For dates, prices, venue and availability, please see Dates & Times.
  • If you would like to be notified of available spaces in future, please contact Jon to join waiting list.

Thank you! X