WaveDance Cumbria

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

SUN BEINGS ~ with Ambu Lencioni


                                 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.


 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.

Dates, Details & Booking

Event Date Sat Jun 22, 2024
Event End Date Sun Jun 23, 2024
Capacity 36
Registered 24 [View List]
Available places 12
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

Venue Information - Thirlmere Recreation Hall

 Thirlmere hall aerial


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




Ambu Alessia Lencioni

Alessia_Lencioni-4796b67896600fef8405f496aff77cc3.pngWhat if you risk a little more? What if you push a little less? what if it's all just about discovering...."

Who am I...today? Today I am a passionate heart, a woman and a seeker. I am fire and water, wind and earth. I am chaos and flowing, I am a lyrical, travelling soul. Forever searching, through the movement of my body, the balance between my strenght and my vulnerability. On the dancefloor I seek, explore, express and create my own true version of love, family, relationship, success and any idea has been taught us but doesn't fit us any longer. Dancing is the most fascinating and poetic way to connect to that truth, to wave and struggle for that, to encourage that and celebrate it. To meet with other seekers and feel finally one. I am willing now to offer my own way of surfing these waves of life to other dancers out there and to all those who still don't know they are.

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

NUM First Name Last Name
1 Alison Tutcher
2 Angela Wilcox
3 Cathy Osborne
4 Chris Langham
5 David Hayward
6 Fiona Johnson
7 Fred Worsley
8 Gabriela Lipska
9 Hans Leonhard Schmid
10 Heather Norman
11 Heide-Marie Schmid-Borgschulte
12 Helen Davies
13 joanna luczynska
14 Julie Betteridge
15 Leila Wilcox
16 Marianne Newstead
17 Monique Speksnyder
18 Natasha Williams
19 Rachael Hattersley
20 Renee Bales McNeill
21 Robin Duckett
22 Seth Newstead
23 Soren Hedegaard
24 Tessa Higgs