WaveDance Cumbria

5Rhythms® in Cumbria - evenings and workshops through the year

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Spring & Summer Diary in Brief

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Venues, Accommodation and Visiting

Our venues vary, they include Threlkeld, Penrith,  Mungrisdale, Thirlmere, Askham, in the Northern Lakes.  Each listing will have the details. At some venues you are able by arrangement to stay overnight afterwards in the hall. A Friday evening dance is great to begin a weekend in the Lakes, or if you've travelled a distance. For further local information, including about the venue, where to stay etc, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Teachers & Organisers

Rachel Kurtz is 'resident' teacher, and we invite other guest 5Rhythms® teachers from the UK and abroad.
Teachers' biogs & links are HERE

Organisers are Robin Duckett (website management & booking queries) and Helen Davies (venues and local queries.) Other dancers contribute to general promotion.

Prices and Payments

Registration is essential to enable the sessions to work well and be enjoyable - it is not possible to turn up 'on the door.' The booking forms are below. 

Under 18s' Discount:  we have a 20% discount for all under 18's including the the season ticket. Apply code ' WDCU18 2022 '  if you are under 18, to get the discount when you register.

The payment options for evenings are:

♥ Pre-paid set (four evening sessions for £45) This voucher is available only at the start of a four-session season, and is the cheapest and best for regulars. You will automatically be registered for the four forthcoming season's sessions when you pay for the set.

♣ Single session pre-paid registration - £16. 

 We are now using Paypal in order to streamline payments management; payment is part of the payment process. If you do not have a paypal account don't worry, just follow the link anyway and 'checkout as guest' with your card details. Paypal then send the payments into our WDC Bank Account, so that we can simply pay teachers, venues and other costs.

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Venues Information

Venues Information

In 2022 our normal Friday venue will be The Rooms, Penrith (though in April and June we will be in Ambleside Parish Hall.) Click HERE for more info on our venues & where to stay. Our information section for The Rooms, Penrith includes parking information. 

After the dance: A Friday evening dance is great to begin a weekend in the Lakes, or if you've travelled a distance. In Penrith for example there are independent  hostels and other places - see our 'places to stay' advice. One of our regular dancers is also offering overnight accommodation to  dancers who are travelling a long way for our Penrith Friday evenings. If you are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more details.

For further local information, including about the venue, where to stay etc, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Teachers & Organisers

Teachers & Organisers

Rachel Kurtz is 'resident' teacher, whilst we we continue the invitation to other guest 5Rhythms® teachers from the UK and abroad.
Teachers' biogs & links are HERE

Robin Duckett and Helen Davies are organisers. Robin handles booking and web queries, Helen deals with the venues and local queries. Other dancers contribute to general promotion. 

Prices, Discounts & Payment

Prices, Discounts & Payment

Good organisation and commitments are a necessity, especially in these pandemic-influenced times. Therefore registration is essential to enable the evenings to work and be enjoyable. The booking forms are below. It is not currently possible to turn up 'on the door': register please!

 The minimum number to make the sessions viable is 15. The registration page will show the number of registrants.

The maximum number for the room, in current circumstances, is 40.

Under 18s' Discount: For the Spring 2022 Season, we are trialling a 20% discount for all dancing including the Easter Saturday and the 'Four Spring Waves' season ticket. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the code to apply when you register, to get the discount.

The payment options for Friday evenings are:

♥ Pre-paid set (four evening sessions Jan- April 2022 for £40) The cheapest and best for regulars. You will automatically be registered for the four spring sessions when you pay for the set.

♣ Single session pre-paid registration - £15. This is available until  9p.m. Thursday night prior to the Friday session (booking availability may be extended to the Friday - check individual dates.)

 When you register you'll be sent an invoice with BACS Payment details so please follow this through promptly. Weekend and Day dance costs will be individually priced.

Diary

Venues Information

Venues Information

In 2022 our normal Friday venue will be The Rooms, Penrith (though in April and June we will be in Ambleside Parish Hall.) Click HERE for more info on our venues & where to stay. Our information section for The Rooms, Penrith includes parking information. 

After the dance: A Friday evening dance is great to begin a weekend in the Lakes, or if you've travelled a distance. In Penrith for example there are independent  hostels and other places - see our 'places to stay' advice. One of our regular dancers is also offering overnight accommodation to  dancers who are travelling a long way for our Penrith Friday evenings. If you are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more details.

For further local information, including about the venue, where to stay etc, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

Teachers & Organisers

Teachers & Organisers

Rachel Kurtz is 'resident' teacher, whilst we we continue the invitation to other guest 5Rhythms® teachers from the UK and abroad.
Teachers' biogs & links are HERE

Robin Duckett and Helen Davies are organisers. Robin handles booking and web queries, Helen deals with the venues and local queries. Other dancers contribute to general promotion. 

Prices, Discounts & Payment

Prices, Discounts & Payment

Good organisation and commitments are a necessity, especially in these pandemic-influenced times. Therefore registration is essential to enable the evenings to work and be enjoyable. The booking forms are below. It is not currently possible to turn up 'on the door': register please!

 The minimum number to make the sessions viable is 15. The registration page will show the number of registrants.

The maximum number for the room, in current circumstances, is 40.

Under 18s' Discount: For the Spring 2022 Season, we are trialling a 20% discount for all dancing including the Easter Saturday and the 'Four Spring Waves' season ticket. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the code to apply when you register, to get the discount.

The payment options for Friday evenings are:

♥ Pre-paid set (four evening sessions Jan- April 2022 for £40) The cheapest and best for regulars. You will automatically be registered for the four spring sessions when you pay for the set.

♣ Single session pre-paid registration - £15. This is available until  9p.m. Thursday night prior to the Friday session (booking availability may be extended to the Friday - check individual dates.)

 When you register you'll be sent an invoice with BACS Payment details so please follow this through promptly. Weekend and Day dance costs will be individually priced.


Event Details & Registration

"Energy moves in Waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance." Gabrielle Roth

JuneThe five rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness combine in a harmonic vibrant sequence of the danced Wave. Come and connect your head, heart and body, in joyous company. Newcomers are especially welcome. 

(If the evening has become fully registered, do sign up to the Waiting List. Sometimes a registrant will inform us in advance that they can't attend, and we are able to re-allocate the space.)

 

 

Are you continuing for Ambu's weekend workshop? If you wish to stay over in the hall, remember to tick that option when you register.

UPDATE: WE ARE CURRENTLY RESERVING EIGHT REMAINING PLACES FOR THOSE WHO WILL REGISTER FOR THE WEEKEND WORKSHOP..

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE WEEKEND WORKSHOP PLEASE EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL FRIDAY REGISTRATION.

YOU CAN ALSO GO ON THE WAITING LIST FOR 'FRIDAY ONLY', IN CASE WE OPEN THIS UP NEARER THE TIME.

Event Date Fri Jun 21, 2024
Capacity 36
Registered 35 [View List]
Available places 1
Individual Price £16
Teacher Ambu Alessia Lencioni
Times 7 - 9.30pm
Location Thirlmere Recreation Hall

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                                 bECOME THE dANCE                                

This weekend we will dance with the energies of nature and live music, at the moment when the sun shines at its zenith, when the creative drive of spring relaxes and we can appreciate simply being.

Being in the body, receiving it delicately, welcoming its change of energy, relaxing in sensitive movement, enjoying the warmth of the sun on the skin.

We will inhabit the space between the lyrical and the quiet, accompanied by moments of live music and fusion with the elements. We will let go of control over our own dance patterns to become the dance itself. We will celebrate the Solstice with a stone circle ritual in an ancient and powerful place.

 Alessia introduces the workshop - video presentation

 


 Our main dance venue is the hospitable Thirlmere Hall in the dramatic St. John's Valley. On Saturday afternoon we plan to spread our wings and dance in Castlerigg Stone Circle. Probably built around 3000 BC, the beginning of the later Neolithic Period, Castlerigg Stone Circle is one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. It is important in terms of megalithic astronomy and geometry, as the construction contains significant astronomical alignments.  
Although its origins are unknown it is believed that it was used for ceremonial or religious purposes. It is probably the most dramatic of the known Neolithic stone circles in Britain.

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 You can stay overnight at the hall, or camp in it's grounds, and there are plenty other possibilities nearby for staying (see suggestions below.) If you want to stay in the hall on Friday night (if you are dancing the Friday Wave and continuing for the weekend) and on Saturday night, tick the options on the registration forms for the Wave and the Workshop.

Event Date Sat Jun 22, 2024
Event End Date Sun Jun 23, 2024
Capacity 36
Registered 21 [View List]
Available places 15
Individual Price £130
Teacher Ambu Alessia Lencioni
Times 11a.m. - 5pm Sat; 10 - 3 Sunday tbc
Location Thirlmere Recreation Hall
Download Leaflet Sun Beings June 2024 Cumbria.pdf

 

"Energy moves in Waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance." Gabrielle Roth

JulyThe five rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness combine in a harmonic vibrant sequence of the danced Wave. Come and connect your head, heart and body, in joyous company. Newcomers are especially welcome. 

(If the evening has become fully registered, do sign up to the Waiting List. Sometimes a registrant will inform us in advance that they can't attend, and we are able to re-allocate the space.)

 

 

 Are you also registering for Andrew's weekend workshop? Apply coupon code  deep24 to save £5 when you register for this open Friday Wave.

Event Date Friday July 19th
Capacity 40
Registered 37 [View List]
Available places 3
Individual Price £16
Teacher Andrew Holmes
Times 7 - 9.30 p.m.
Location Ambleside Parish Centre

Curve 2

Beneath the surface, lie the depths, waiting to be explored.
In ourselves, in each other, in life.
Sometimes we hesitate, putting them off.
Sometimes we can’t find our way in, no matter how we try.
Often we’re just too busy, or in too much of a rush..
And we miss them altogether.

This weekend we will take the time and space to drop below the surface, to follow the thread of our dance beneath the ordinary, the familiar, and the everyday, into the heart of the matter. We’ll immerse ourselves in the limitless mystery of all that’s possible; and nourish our whole being, moving with the vast richness of the deep.

Event Date Sat Jul 20, 2024
Event End Date Sun Jul 21, 2024
Capacity 40
Registered 25 [View List]
Available places 15
Individual Price £130
Teacher Andrew Holmes
Times Sat 20th 11am - 6pm. Sun 21st 11am - 5pm
Location Ambleside Parish Centre

"Energy moves in Waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that - energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance." Gabrielle Roth

AugustThe five rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness combine in a harmonic vibrant sequence of the danced Wave. Come and connect your head, heart and body, in joyous company. Newcomers are especially welcome. 

(If the evening has become fully registered, do sign up to the Waiting List. Sometimes a registrant will inform us in advance that they can't attend, and we are able to re-allocate the space.) 

Event Date Friday August 9th
Capacity 32
Registered 20 [View List]
Available places 12
Individual Price £16
Teacher Mark Austin
Times 7 - 9.30pm
Location Thirlmere Recreation Hall

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From a 5Rhythms lens, it seems the whole planet has been dancing a Rhythm of Chaos in recent times. This workshop will provide tools for us to channel the safety of our embodied wisdom, softening our natural longing to control, as we ride the global wave from Chaos towards Lyrical.

Using the 5Rhythms map in support, we'll work with the motions of "letting go", and "letting go of letting go", creating space and becoming curious about whatever remains.

Both the Friday open class and the Saturday workshop are suitable for beginners and experienced 5Rhythms dancers, along with every other possibility in between and all around!

"Ocean of Possibilities" is one of a triptych of workshops that have been offered internationally in four countries. Alongside the other two workshops, “Ground and Sky” and “Still Moving”, the triptych can be completed in any order, with each standing alone as a complete workshop in its own right.

The open wave and workshop hours from the weekend count towards 5Rhythms Teacher Training Waves prerequisites. You are able to stay overning in the hall, or camp in its grounds, for £10/night. Tick this option when you register for the Friday and/or Saturday date.


Blencathra from Castlerigg - Sam MartinFor those who want to remain after the workshop until Sunday, you’re very welcome to join Mark for an easy to moderate hike (about a 4 hour round trip) from the banks of Lake Thirlmere to a neolithic / early Bronze Age stone circle (constructed circa 3200BC.)

Both the hike and the stones will be an opportunity to further integrate the learnings from the workshop. The stones are thought to be amongst the oldest stone circles in Europe and their true purpose remains a mystery. Given their historical significance, surprisingly little is known about them and they have never been scientifically dated.

 

Event Date Sat Aug 10, 2024
Capacity 35
Registered 4 [View List]
Available places 31
Price £75
Earlybird Price £65 (Until Fri Jul 05, 2024 7:00 pm)
Teacher Mark Austin
Times 10 - 5
Location Thirlmere Recreation Hall