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Bay Area Dance Week: FREE 5Rhythms Workshop

  • Presidio Performing Arts Center 386 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)


On Earth Day and during Bay Area Dance Week, The City Waves present FREE 5Rhythms Community Dance Workshop.

Come celebrate Earth Day by dancing barefoot with community. Join us in the dance with Alessandro and Vehllia in celebration of joy and freedom. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. We dance to an eclectic blend of world music, soul, classics, rock, electronica and other music until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains.

The 5Rhythms – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness® – are states of Being. They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness – inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate, instinctive self.

Everybody's welcomed! No experience necessary. We dance barefoot or dance shoes only. Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle (there is a water fountain in the studio) and your friends. Wheelchair accessible. Please plan to arrive a little earlier to register and get settled. Door opens at 4:50pm. We will start promptly at 5pm.

There will be photo and video recording during this workshop by the talented Babette Hogan which will be done with respect and good intention.

A few reminders:
    * All 5Rhythms events are drug and alcohol free events
    * Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes as some dancers are allergic
    * Please, No talking on the dance floor

From Presidio Blvd, turn left on Funston Ave, right on Moraga Ave. The studio is located at the corner of Moraga Ave and Arguello Blvd, across the street from Presidio Crissy Field main post.

Parking: Convenience fee parking at entrance to the studio. Credit card and coins are accepted. Parking fee is enforced DAILY 8am-6pm in Presidio.

Public Transportation: San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) buses serve the Presidio via the 28 (to Golden Gate Plaza), 29 (from Sunset to Baker Beach), and 43 (to Letterman area) lines and other lines terminate near the Presidio's Lombard Gate.