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A Winter Solstice 5Rhythms Dance/Movement Ritual in Bethesda

Nov 30, 2015 03:09PM
The winter solstice offers the opportunity for Looking Inward, to connect to the deep cave of mother earth and to find points of light within the darkness. Using the 5Rhythms as a guide, participants celebrate how to receive with grace, give from the heart, welcome the unknown, bestow wonder and contribute compassion during this time of darkness. The class will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. on December 18.

The 5Rhythms is a dynamic dance/movement practice of being in the body that ignites creativity, connection and community. People move into their dance with the support of a world of music that can rock and roll from head to toe, cradle like soft blanket or transport into trance with tribal pulses. Rather than having specific steps to follow, each rhythm (flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness) is a different energy field. Dancers find their own expression and choreography, thereby stretching their imaginations and bodies.

The evening is led by Margaret Wagner, who trained with founder Gabrielle Roth and has been an accredited 5RTA teacher since 2005 and a student of the 5Rhythms practice since 2000. Bringing her warm energy from Connecticut to Bethesda since 2009, Wagner’s classes are infused with the practical application of the 5Rhythms to everyday life, plus inspiration to unlock the artist soul-seeker within.

For young and old, survivors of bad backs, bum knees and broken hearts, the class is open to everyone, regardless of age, shape, size or dancing ability, and walk-ins are welcomed.

Cost: $20.00 ($10 for newcomers, $15 for students, age 65 and up and the unemployed). Location: Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club, 8200 Hamilton Spring Ct., Bethesda. For more information, contact Sue Green at 301-448-6243 or [email protected]  For 5Rhythms workshops and classes in the area, visit:


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