Holiday Schedule

Dearest Dancers,

To truly keep our spirits bright, and “moving” . . . Here’s our schedule for classes and workshops for this holiday season. Please note a special class for women offered by Debby and a chance to give-back by feeding the homeless as a community (more information to come about both). I am highlighting the weeks when we will have a different schedule. All other weeks, class as usual: Tuesday 6:30-8:10, Wednesday 10:30-12:00 (women’s wave), Thursday 6:30-8:10.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24 – 6:30-8:10 ~ Usual class time
Wednesday, November 25 ~ No Women’s Class
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26 ~ No Class
Friday, November 27 ~ Special Class 6:30-8:10

Monday, December 14 ~ 6:00-7:30 ~ Women’s Wave with Debby
Tuesday, December 14 ~ No Class ~ Contact Ann to help with serving dinner and breakfast through Pachem!!!
Wednesday, December 15 ~ 10;30-12:00 ~ Usual Women’s Wave
Thursday, December 16 ~ 6:30-8:10 ~ Usual Class time

Tuesday, December 22 ~ 6:30-8:10 ~ Usual Class time
Wednesday, December 23 ~ 10:30-12:00 Usual Women’s Wave
Thursday, December 24 ~ No Class
Saturday, December 26 ~ Special Class 6:30-8:10

Tuesday, December 29 ~ 6:30-8:10 ~ Usual Class Time
Wednesday, December 30 ~ 10:30-12:00 ~ Usual Women’s Wave
Wednesday, December 30 ~ 6:30-9:00 ~ Open Community Class beginning Threshold Workshop with Amara Pagano
Thursday, December 31 ~ No Class

Sending huge love and gratitude for the gift of this incredible community with it’s enduing willingness to show-up, to
move and to be LOVE.

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Threshold – Entering 2016

a workshop with Amara Pagano
December 30 – January 3 2016

Threshold-Image-copy1We are living in extraordinary times and 2015 completes three years of intense shifts and changes.  This workshop & ritual gives us an opportunity to reflect on these shifts, feel where we are now and cross the threshold into the new year with intention.  As we enter 2016 we will have three powerful days to listen to what is most important and shape the year to come.

“You are capable of influencing the world, and the best way to do this is to transform yourself.  In addition to being aware of environmental and social issues, strive to learn how to be truly happy, because happiness spreads outward as waves of light.  You will make a lasting contribution to the world by posing the question: Wherein lies happiness?” Prem Baba

Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Wednesday Dec 30 – 6:30 to 9:30 (opening evening),
  • Thursday Dec 31 – 12:00 to 4pm & 8:30 to 12:30am,
  • Friday Jan 1 – 12:00 to 6:00,
  • Saturday Jan 2 – 12:00 to 6:00,
  • Sunday Jan 3 – 11:00 to 4:00

Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 –

onedancetribe Kißlegg 2014Amara is the founder of Azul™, a conscious dance practice which utilizes the power of movement to awaken love.  She was trained by Gabrielle Roth in Waves & Heartbeat and has taught 5Rhythms® for 17 years.  She has travelled the world spreading her unique voice in this work throughout countries in Europe, the Americas, and Australia.  Amara lives in Hawaii and is the co-founder of the global conscious movement community OneDanceTribe.

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a 5Rhyhms® Workshop
with Lucia Horan
March 11-13, 2016
Charlottesville, Virginia

homelandThe 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, an improvisational form of dance. This is a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms and cycles of life. Flowing connects us to our feminine nature. Staccato connects us to our masculine nature. Chaos dissolves and integrates these two energies. As a result we find transformation in Lyrical. From this transformative space we are then connected to Stillness. The nature of the stillness dance invites compassion and connection to self, partners and community. Each of these rhythms is present within us at all times.

We have discovered that every person has a dominant rhythm. This is the primary energy that moves and inspires the unique expression of who are. We investigate these qualities in order to understand ourselves more. In learning about our “home” rhythm, we can look at both the light and shadow aspects to see what moves us and what stops us from moving.

How comfortable are you in your body? Some say, “Home is where the heart is”. If so, then the body we are given is our one true home. Through this method we can learn to love the home we have been given, and appreciate the gift of this body and this life.

Find your home rhythm. Learn to know yourself better. Become fascinated with yourself. In doing so you will better serve the world and all those you love.

A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites required.

Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Schedule: Friday: 6:30 – 9:00pm.  Saturday: 11:00 – 6:00pm.  Sunday: 11:00 – 5:00pm (Complimentary Sweat Your Prayers from 10am to 12pm).
Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 –
Discounts: Available for students, seniors (over 65), and 5Rhythms Certified Teachers.  See registration page for details.

Lucia HoranLucia Horan was born into the family of the 5Rhythms®. She has been dancing with Gabrielle Roth from the time of her birth. Lucia was born and raised in the community of Esalen® Institute, in Big Sur, CA. She was certified to teach the 5Rhythms in 1998. She is recognized as an international teacher of the 5Rhythms® practice and a faculty member of 5Rhythms Global®. Lucia currently resides in Maui, Hawaii. Lucia is Certified 5Rhythms® Teacher Accredited by the 5RTA (5Rhythms Teachers Association). All class/workshop hours with a 5RTA member teacher count towards the training path prerequisites for 5Rhythms certification.

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Mirrors w/ Jonathan Horan

Mirrors ~ Jonathan Horan 
May 4-8, 2016
Charlottesville, VA

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Mirrors is an initiation beyond the world of self-importance — into the art of seeing.  To enter the world of Mirrors is to take off our blinders and begin to see through the delusions and difficulties that trap us in unhappiness and destructiveness.  We start to step back and get some insight into the predictable patterns that sabotage the grace and dignity of our truest and most soulful self.

In the 5Rhythms practice, we are constantly moving into the most spontaneous, energetic, expansive qualities of our being.  In the Mirrors level of the practice, we are given the tools to identify the relentless loop of our own favorite head-trips and the inevitable situation they create.  We tear off masks, shed skins, reinventing ourselves effortlessly, learning to witness our own drama, its roots and rituals.  We enter the crowd of characters that dominate our stage whether servant or star, doormat or dreamer, realist or rebel, systic or manipulatore — all divas, and begin to watch them sabotage our funky, fiery, free-spirit.  Sometimes we have to stop the world and wonder: which part of me is using my hands, my feet, my eyes, my ears, and most importantly my mouth today?

We all know what it feels like to get stuck, to lose our groove, to get trapped in our heads and cut off from our hearts seeking the answer within awakens the witness and learning to witness our own melodrama is our saving grace.

Venue: Fry’s Spring Beach Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Prerequisites: Waves, Heartbeat, & Cycles
Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm.  Plus, 2 additional evenings from 7 – 10pm.  Evening sessions will be scheduled after workshop begins.
Registration: Register Online
Contact: Ann Kite – 434-989-4841 –

jonathan2Jonathan Horan is Gabrielle Roth’s son and closest collaborator.  He is the Executive Director of her international institute,  5Rhythms Global, as well as the Director of The Moving Center School NYC.  Jonathan has been immersed in the 5Rhythms practice throughout his life and continues to be a key catalyst in its evolution.  He is a member of the core teaching faculty of both training and advanced work and teaches workshops of all levels around the world.  He has taught at Vassar College and currently teaches for a variety of institutes such as Esalen, Omega, Kripalu and Naropa Institute and an annual residency in Blue Spirit in Costa Rica.  His weekly NYC High Vibrations class has been featured in New York Magazine, Breathe, and the Daily News, and was chosen as the hottest movement class in New York by the Village Voice.

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