WaveDance Cumbria

'This Dancing Body', with Andrew Holmes


physical, grounded and juicy This body ~ often taken for granted, sometimes ill or in pain, always
We feed it, rest it, keep it warm
Wish it other than it is
And then attend to higher things..

But then again.. this body ~ home, a miracle of design
The creative instrument through which our dance takes form
A crucible of life and breath
A begging bowl for Spirit..


This is a weekend to more consciously inhabit our physical form
To breathe, and move, and feel
To celebrate the physical, and fill it luxuriantly with ourselves
To find acceptance and then revelation in our flesh and bones
And attend with honour to this body that loves to dance.


Andrew Holmes new webAndrew has been teaching the 5 Rhythms for  twenty-five years. He studied extensively with Gabrielle Roth, and runs workshops in many countries. He lives in Somerset with his partner Sharon.
“The depth and simplicity of your teaching is stunning”

A glass of water, or the river itself?

Andrew Holmes reflects on the power, depth and freedom of dancing for more than 'two hours on a Friday night ' -- 
click to read on our website ...



If you are also going to dance on the Friday evening, you must ALSO register for this separately - ideally the moment after you finish registering for the weekend. If you are also registering to dance the Friday 16th Wave with Andrew, please use the coupon code dancingbody2023 when you register - it will give you a £5 discount.


Dates, Details & Booking

Event Date Saturday June 17th
Event End Date Sunday June 18th
Capacity 36
Registered 23 [View List]
Available places 13
Cut off date Friday June 16th
Individual Price £125
Teacher Andrew Holmes
Times 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat, 5pm Sun
Location Askham Village Hall
Download Leaflet This Dancing Body - Cumbria.pdf

Venue Information - Askham Village Hall

The hall is large and recently refurbished, with a sprung floor. There is a small hall for meetings and a kitchen equipped for catering.  There is disabled access from the car park and an accessible toilet. 

Next to the hall is a heated open-air swimming pool, open in the summer, set in half an acre of grass. There is a car park with space for 50 cars.

 Askham hall2a

Here is a link to further local information.




There are plenty of accommodation options nearby, including camping, locations for campervans, B&Bs and two hostels in nearby Penrith. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with general queries.

Here are some examples:

Online registration has now ended: email robin@cumbriawave.dance re lastminute booking

NUM First Name Last Name Registration Date I'll be attending Friday and also the weekend date
1 Joy Lake Wed Jun 14, 2023 no
2 Izabela Park Mon Jun 12, 2023 no
3 Ania Gut-Gofron Thu May 25, 2023 yes
4 Robin Duckett Mon May 22, 2023 yes
5 Helen Davies Sun May 14, 2023 yes
6 Helen Brand Thu May 11, 2023 no
7 Katy Limmer Mon May 08, 2023
8 Kate Lee Tue May 02, 2023 no
9 Helen Whitehead Mon May 01, 2023 yes
10 Neil Howell Wed Apr 26, 2023 yes
11 Heide-Marie Schmid-Borgschulte Wed Apr 26, 2023 yes
12 Hans Leonhard Schmid Wed Apr 26, 2023 no
13 Freya Kennedy Wed Apr 19, 2023 yes
14 ruth rowles Wed Apr 19, 2023 no
15 tim melling Wed Apr 19, 2023 no
16 Siobhan Lawson Wed Apr 05, 2023 no
17 Fiona Johnson Wed Apr 05, 2023 yes
18 Jenny Jacobsen Sat Mar 25, 2023 yes
19 Lulu Guinness Tue Mar 07, 2023 yes
20 Fred Worsley Tue Mar 07, 2023 yes
21 Garet Cousins Sun Feb 26, 2023 yes
22 Janice Brydon Sat Feb 18, 2023 yes
23 Jayne Johnson Sat Feb 11, 2023 yes