WaveDance Cumbria

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

Reflections from the Dance

This section is is a space for dancers to share deeper experiences in a thoughtful way: very often inspirations emerge into words at odd times but insistently, and we reach for that back-of envelope when some feelening becomes thingking becomes crystalised into a justso expression. We hope that everyone can contribute to this, sharing their feelings and thoughts  - emotions recollected in tranquillity, as our nature-dancer Cumbrian friend Wordsworth reflected.

Write when where and how you are inspired, in the spirits of your encountering and understanding the five rhythms of the dance, and your own vivacity and wisdom. Send it in to us by email: we may suggest with you some edits for clarifications before we publish your thoughts. 

And to the 5Rhythms teachers with whom we dance: we welcome your voices also -  these could potentially spark/deepen conversations and reflections from dancers.

We start with a selected discussion from our Facebook page:

Facebook Group Reflections & Comments

Are you a dancer in our group and would like to contribute here? Go to our Fb page and add a post including the hashtag ' #appreciation ' 

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  • Easter Saturday’s dance with Rachel and live band was as good as it gets - accomplished versatile musicians, sensuous vocals plus Rachels sensitive and practical exploration of Unity made for an immensely satisfying day. Thank you Robin and Helen for getting this all together in Ambleside’s very beautiful Parish Rooms.

  • Incredible, awesome, magical, delightful, healing, joyful, wonderful - just a few of the words used describe our EASTER CELEBRATION LIVE MUSIC dance over Friday evening and yesterday. We explored unity through all the rhythms and released blocks to unity in our lives through a fire ritual 🔥. Huge heart felt thanks to Rachel Kurtz for holding the space and leading us through the 5 Rhythms journey and to Cath, Ged and Keith for the amazing music. It was truly beautiful how you worked together.


  • 3 days since the weekend of dancing in Ambleside with Andrew Holmes and a glorious group of people and I'm still buzzing! So many beautiful and moving experiences as we connected on the dancefloor. Andrew's delightful mix of music and gentle yet potent guidance enabled us to deeply explore the theme of "Me and You". Who are we in relationships, how can we see the divine in ourselves and others and how can we bring love into our daily connections? So much rich learning from the dance. Thank you to Andrew and everyone who joined us over the weekend.


  • From the very start, warming up with Vaughan Williams Thomas Tallis, through a T Rex boogie and a chaotic gay Gordon’s in the middle, Angela very gently led us all out of ourselves.
    My dancing muscles have only just quietened down!
    More of that please.


  • I so loved meeting all you other dancers and of course the few I already knew. How wonderful to share our practice, I intend now to visit other wave groups and hopefully Cumbria again now. And dancing to the live musicians who know 5 rhythms and Rachel teaching and singing is such an honour. 


  • Really enjoyed Angela Lord 's wave last night. Always have found chaos difficult and never thought I could dance it in front of people, yet I did in the crucible. Thank you. Xxx


  • I really like St Andrew’s as a venue; a great space, great floor.

    I am ever appreciative of the opportunity to dance with others; even when I’m feeling insular, introspective. I am held by a group even when I might be avoiding everyone and dancing on my own. I always find the collective energy, intention and the facilitation so supportive. Invariably when I am wishing for some connection there will be, within the dance, some moment or moments of magic that make showing up to dance always worth it.
    As ever, so very grateful to Robin, Helen, Fiona and Rachel for bringing it to Cumbria.

  • Thank you so much to Racheal and team for a wonderful evening of dancing the storm,



Breathing, connecting, body, grounding. What a relief!

Sarah Horn

Being a novice to Five Rhythms, I am still very much learning. About a year ago I began to feel at a body level the want to connect to movement and dance. This led me to seek out a group that would faciliate that. Almost falling into my lap I came across the Wavedance Five Rhythms group who meet regularly. And located virtually on my doorstep!

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