SYZYGY DANCE PROJECT CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
We want to meet you on the dance floor – no matter your fitness level, age, size, or amount of experience!
Wednesdays 5Rhythms Dance Class on Zoom
Weekly Virtual 5Rhythms Class
During COVID-19 conditions, please join us each Wednesday for our LIVE online group dance class on ZOOM!
Get the latest class details and register on the Syzygy Dance Project blog here.
5Rhythms Journey & Beyond In-person Class
The 5Rhythms is a simple movement practice designed to release the dancer that lives in everybody regardless of shape, size, age or experience.
While the practice itself is simple, it has the power to catalyze deep healing and creative expression. As 5Rhythms Founder, Gabrielle Roth states, "if you put your psyche in motion, it will heal itself."
The five rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness.
They come together to create a wave. There are no steps to follow. Each rhythm has a different energy and tempo in which we tap into the wisdom of our bodies, bring awareness to the patterns in ourselves and our lives, and find our own individual expression.
In Sylvie’s weekly Wednesday class, you will be led on a journey of self discovery as we come together in community. The class is made up of two waves.
The first wave is your time to arrive, let go of your day and settle in to your body. During the second wave we dance more deeply and explore a specific theme. The last class of each month is Sweat Your Prayers™ with minimal guidance.
*Proceeds from our public classes and events help subsidize our many outreach programs for people in recovery, inmates, veterans and the elderly.
Open Floor Dance Classes
Open Floor classes are on hold until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and protocols are in place that support safe in-person events.
Two continuous dance waves with minimal instruction. For more information, visit the Open Floor website.
Open Floor dances are held:
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Albert J. Boro Community Center
50 Canal Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sundays, 8:30 am - 10:30 am (Class 1)
Sundays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (Class 2)
Sausalito MLK Gym
610 Coloma Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
Our bodies hold stories, our head makes up stories, and our hearts feel these stories.
Can we access our hearts (and emotions) without giving the stories too much power? Often when we touch in to feelings there’s a story attached to it.
What if we could feel anger for anger’s sake--how would the flames dance?
What if we could move fear from our chest like sand in an hourglass dripping all the way down into the earth, until there is nothing left?
Could water flush sadness from our hearts and make it dance like a river?
Could joy give us wings to fly?
In this workshop we weave the 5Rhythms with our emotions, calling on our elemental allies of earth, fire, water, air, and ether to guide us on this journey.
By separating our emotions from our stories, the stories become our history and our emotions are free to move and dance.
By connecting and moving with our emotions, giving them voice and shapes, we unlock the heart and release its limitless power to heal.
DATES & TIMES TBA
“Sylvie's class is a wonderful dance experience, integrating movement, fun, self-expression and deep connection (if you wish to) with others in a language we forget to use - physical movement/dance. You definitely don't have to be a good dancer to do this; it's a safe, total acceptance environment. I've been going religiously for 5 years. Sometimes it's the highlight of my week!"
“I discovered the 5Rhythms movement practice in 2010. In the short years since, it has helped me to completely transform my life.”
“I have a found a kindred community on Sylvie’s dance floor.”
Many of us are engaging with and deepening our own relationship to anti-racism and allyship work. Syzygy Dance Project has been the fiscal sponsor for SURJ Marin since it began.
SURJ engages white people to dismantle systems of white supremacy and join the ongoing multiracial movement for racial justice. We encourage you to connect with them as a valuable resource both for continuing education and action.
We are excited to partner with SURJ to offer our first ZOOM workshop.
RACIAL JUSTICE INTENTIONS IN MOTION - A 3-Part Committed Series
1. Workshop I
We begin the series with a gentle introduction by connecting with the body and sensations, and emotions.
2. Workshop II
We will explore the personal stories and patterns we hold in our bodies around race.
3. Workshop III
We will integrate the work by exploring how to take everything you’ve learned into the world and create the change you want, maintain a commitment to racial justice, and balance with the rest of your personal life.
We ask you to commit to attend all 3 sessions to the best of your ability so that we can depend on a safe and stable container, and others in your small groups can depend on your presence. We are all important in this practice. No dance experience required. Join with a beginner’s mind. Confidential space.
Cost: Suggested donation $5 – $500 to SURJ Marin.
When considering a tax deductible donation, consider that a 2 hour online dance class might cost $15-25, a three part committed series online might cost $100- $200. The commitment of SURJ Marin is to donate 75% of donations to our accountability partners: Multicultural Center of Marin and Marin City Health & Wellness Center.
NEW DATES AND TIMES BEING ANNOUNCED SOON
Early registration is recommended, as class size is limited to 20 participants and workshops fill quickly. The class ZOOM link will be available the day of event.