WaveDance Cumbria

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


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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.


Dates, Details & Booking

Event Date Sat Aug 10, 2024
Capacity 35
Registered 9 [View List]
Available places 26
Individual Price £75
Teacher Mark Austin
Times 10 - 5
Location Thirlmere Recreation Hall

Venue Information - Thirlmere Recreation Hall

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Thirlmere Recreation Hall is at Stanah Lane, at the junction of A591 and B 5322. 

Post code CA12 4TH (NOT 'Fisher Place CA12 4TW' as quoted in places on the web.)

Staying overnight is an option when we have weekend dances. You can stay overnight in the hall, camp in the grounds or in your van for £10 per night. This also gives you access to the kitchen, showers and toilets. Make sure you tick the 'staying overnight' option when you register. 


Other nearby accommodation possibilities

Thirlspot Farm Camping

Low Bridge End Farm cottage and camping barn

The Lodge in the Vale

B & B; Shepherds's Hut; Camping Barn options at Stybeck Farm

Barn-Gill House B & B

Dale Head Hall

Here is a pretty walk up the hill to waterfalls

Thirlmere to Stybeck and Fisherplace waterfalls




Mark Austin

Mark Austin"So much time we spend thinking as adults in the modern world! Let’s get back to the body, feel the music and reconnect with ourselves and each other!"

Mark Austin is a 5RTA registered and accredited 5Rhythms teacher, based in the Midlands.

NUM First Name Last Name
1 Alexander Mark Gaskell
2 Alison Tutcher
3 Andrew Davies
4 Elizabeth Samuel
5 Gabriela Lipska
6 Gavin Lee
7 Nina Banks
8 Selda San Ridley
9 Tracy Anne Metcalfe