Helpful Tips for Newcomers
Please understand this is a practice - we recommend at least 4 classes before you will have an inkling of the scope of the map. We have "practiced" this work for 25 years and are still in the landscape of discovery. Each class is uniquely different, some days we may fly blissfully into trance states on others we may wade through the molasses of our human condition. The practice - is to embody all of it.
• Doors close 20mins after start of each class to create a safe held container
When Kate is Away
• Class will be taught by Tim Booth
Waves: West LA
Kate and Tim will resume teaching the 2 back to back classes on Saturday 8 September
TWO weekly back to back drop-in classes
Soho Dance LA 1618 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, 90025
Kate and Tim are teaching two back to back classes with an inspired community of dancing explorers. We recommend that if you are new to this practice- come to the first class. If you want a deep dive come to both or the second class. The second class often builds upon the first and may stray closer to the edges of our comfort zones . There is usually more room to dance in class #2.
Our classes are a tool for self-exploration- a place to let go of the baggage, and responsibility of our daily lives, a place to be vulnerable and leave our masks at the door. It is a place of adventure, sweat, trance, intimacy, discipline, passion, presence and tears.It is a safely held space that allows us to recycle any stuff that has been lurking and sticking to the back seat of our body, heart, mind, and soul. Creating bridges into your inner and outer world, whilst co-creating a sense of community and friendships.
Some weeks Kate may teach alone, other weeks, Tim may teach alone, often we will teach together. We each bring other flavors to the banquet. Our styles are different but complimentary.
When we go to a club or even a party usually the DJ plays one genre of music. In our classes we DJ across all genres. We may dance a techno groove, followed by a classical waltz followed by a Tuvan throat singing aperitif. Our carefully chosen music is a prescription to seduce our minds to let go, to let go so that we can discover what stories the body needs to tell, the shoulders, the knees, the armpits, the feet. We learn to re-discover the magic of this unique body we have for this lifetime and how it needs to express itself. There are no steps to learn and every body, shape, and age group is welcome. Anyone can learn to surrender to the dance magic of their own body. It can take up to 10 classes to begin to see the potential of this map. We are passionate about dance’s capacity as a self-empowering tool to reconnect us to our vitality and lust for life.
Lots of street parking.
Single class $25
A weekly drop-in class
Kate resumes teaching on Tue 4 September
The 5Rhythms are a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness and awareness into action.
The 5R are: Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness- Together they create a wave of energy.Each 5Rhythms class is an opportunity to drop into the first level of the dynamic practice of Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms and to allow your body, heart and mind to be physicalized through your muscles and bones. This class is a disciplined laboratory of enquiry in an intimate dance space.
$25 a class
"She’s mad but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire." Charles Bukowski.
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