Classes

Classes

Regular weekly and monthly classes

Details below on the regular classes in London, Brighton and Forest Row.

For further information contact Sarah:
07968 388 674
heart@sarahdavies.org

LOVE THY EVERYONE – 5 Rhythms in Brighton on Wednesdays

lovethyeveryone

G5RlogoLove Thy Everyone
St Nicholas Church, Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3LJ
Wednesday 8 – 10pm
Cost: £10 / £8 concessions

 

This is a guided 5Rhythms Wave, beginners and experienced movers welcome alike.
These are all drop-in classes. No need to book. Just come along.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Dance barefoot or in soft-soled shoes.

We dance in a magnificent medieval church, the oldest in Brighton. It’s an amazing and inspiring space to move in.

No experience required and we welcome movers of all ages and mobilities

Getting to St Nicholas Church
Close to central Brighton it is easily accessed by trains and buses.

Local free & paid parking is available, but it’s a busy residential area.

Please feel welcome to join and use the facebook ‘Love Thy Everyone’ Facebook Group

Open Floor Dance, Forest Row on Friday mornings

Friday Dancing Peter Griffiths Hall
Forest Row Village Hall
Lewes Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5ES
Friday Mornings 9.15–10.30am
Cost: £10

These classes are an exploration of Open Floor.

How do we use dance to be fully embodied?
How do we make the most of this one short precious life?
This is an exploration in movement using Open Floor key movement principles.
These are all drop-in classes. No need to book. Just come along.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Dance barefoot or in soft-soled shoes.

Open Floor with Sarah Davies followed by Art Cafe (see below for full the description), every Friday up to July 28th, no classes during August for Summer break, we’ll restart on 8th September

Getting to Peter Griffiths Hall

Peter Griffiths Hall is in the centre of Forest Row with parking in the surrounding area.
Peter Griffiths Hall is round the back of the Freshfield Village Hall. It’s on the ‘Island’ between Tesco’s garage and Lloyds Chemist.

Art Cafe, Forest Row on Friday mornings

After Dance Art Cafe with a cup of coffee

After Dance Art Café

When?

From May, on most dates (except June 2nd and 9th when we have a Guest Teacher) we’ll have Art Café after dancing from 10.45–11.45am.

Where? 

In our usual hall, straight after dancing. We can get the tables and chairs out or you can be on the floor if you prefer, whatever works or comfy for you.

What? 

There will be some materials (some paper, magazines for collage, scissors, glue, paint, paint brushes) and please do bring anything of your own if you want to. My hope is that someone will put the kettle on (any takers?), I’ll provide some teas and coffee (or do get a take-out from one of the local cafes) and we’ll settle down and enjoy a nice cuppa while making some art.

How? 

You might take it as a time to ‘Art Journal’, to make an image inspired by the dance you’ve had, or you might bring an idea with you. I can provide examples of collage techniques if you’d like inspiration, I encourage copying, making mistakes and being playful.

Why? 

My intention in ‘Art Café’ is to delve into the inspiration that we ignite in the dance, to explore making images (aka ‘Art’) in a relaxed atmosphere, with a nice cuppa tea. Through teaching workshops combining dance and art-making, I’ve seen that the two going together can support us to further explore taking risks, be playful, allow mistakes, mess and to practice hushing our internal critic. Dance changes us on a cellular level, our living bodies are the record of it, yet the actual dance is ephemeral, it is fleeting and transitory. Visual imagery is a more enduring tangible artform, where our inner judge / critic / super ego can be stirred in a different way. Both artforms are non-verbal, allowing us to express ourselves in a way that is on the peripheral of our reasoning, behind or beyond our verbal articulation. Ultimately, our embodied creativity challenge is to quieten any inner critical voice so that we can unfold into the process of living our full creative potential, not just in our dance and art but in every aspect of our life purpose, relationships and dreams.

Cost? 

Donations are appreciated to cover the extra costs, you decide depending on what you’ve used or contributed and can afford (making tea and helping set it all up and clear it up counts as a donation). I’m happy to run it on a donations system until the end of July (we stop on July 28th for a summer break during August) and to review how materials, costs and expenses are going then.

Can I come if I haven’t danced? 

Yes, though the intention for Art Cafe is as a combination of dance and art, the two going together, dancing first, Art Café after. So it would still cost £10, come at 10.45am. I hope this is an extra incentive to come for the dance, yet if for any reason you miss that you are welcome to come for the art part.

Will there be music? 

Yes, some ‘Art Café’ music to caress the soul and the aim of helping to soften creative censorship (I’m not going to ‘dj’, I’ll put a prepared playlist on auto so I can do the artmaking too.)

Feedback? 

Your questions, ideas and responses are so valuable, thank you for sharing them with me. Please do continue to let me know your feedback, I’ll keep bringing the suggestions box to the dance or do email me at any time: heart@sarahdavies.org.

Saturday Night Sweat – 1st Saturday of the month

 

G5RlogoSaturday Night Sweat
Next Dance: 5 August
Saturday 7.30 – 9.30pm
Cost: £10

Come and spread your wings in the huge and lovely gym at Michael Hall School.  Great floor, great acoustics and lots of space. There’s enough space to spread out and invite your friends and neighbours too. Parking is also plentiful and it’s easy to find the gym door from the car-park.

This is a guided 5Rhythms Wave, beginners and experienced movers welcome alike.
Drop-in class. No need to book, just come along and move.
Arrive from 7.15, class starts at 7.30. Doors close at 8pm
Wear comfortable clothes to move in. Dance barefoot or in soft-soled shoes.

Directions to the Gym, Michael Hall School

From the centre of Forest Row it’s a 15 minute walk or 4 minute drive:

  • go up Priory Road
  • turn into the main entrance to Michael Hall School
  • follow the road around until you reach the gravel car park (on your left)
  • Park!  The gym is the building nearest the car park
  • arrive and enjoy!

For further information contact Sarah:
07968 388 674
heart@sarahdavies.org

If you’re not on the email list for this group, send me a mail and I’ll put you on the list so you’ll get notified of the venue. Otherwise check back here or on facebook: 5Rhythms and Open Floor Forest Row 

Full Moon Dance in London – WOMEN ONLY

This class is an opportunity to dance in a women only space on (or near) full moon. No experience necessary, all women welcome.
We dance in the glorious St.Peters Church, just a few minutes walk from Vauxhall tube station.
This class is facilitated by Sarah Davies, Nikki Ashley and Julie Rose, on different months. We keep the full updated schedule on our group website www.fullmoondance.co.uk and facebook group ‘Womens 5R Full Moon Dance’, feel free to join us there.

 

Class details

Time 7.30 – 9.30pm
Location St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5HY