& Open Floor Classes

held by Sue

& other teachers in London..


 Sue's Classes & Workshops

February 2020

Sue Rickards

Tuesday Classes

7–9pm (5R)

Cost: £16/13/10 

Sue Rickards

Saturday Classes

7–10pm (5R)

Cost: £19/15/12 

New to Tuesdays

The 50First Wave

in March & April

A 50 minute wave will take place before the Tuesday class throughout March and April. That way you can dance for 50 mins or 2 hours, or combine them both and dance for nearly 3 hours


50First Wave

6–6.50pm (5R)  Cost: £9, £7, £6

(regular/low waged/concession) 


The Tuesday Wave

7-9pm (5R)  Cost: £16, £13, £10

(regular/low waged/concession)

50First Wave & Tuesday Wave Combined (5R) 

6-9pm (5R)  Cost: £19, £15,  £12

(regular/low waged/concession) 

5Rhythms & Open Floor Classes held by other teachers in London  

Sometimes class details change, temporarily or permanently, so it might be a good idea to contact teachers directly when visiting a class.  

All Sue's Tues & Sat 5Rhythms® Classes take place at: 

St George's Church & Centre, Crayford Rd, Tufnell Park, N7 0ND

Tube: Tufnell Park / Holloway Road (10/15 mins walk)


Becca Parkinson & Killian Strong

11:00-12:30 (OF)

Becca & Killian teach alternate weeks, including Bank Holidays

Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA (Side Garden Entrance)
2 mins from Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line Exit)

FB group: reSource@Waterloo: 


rebeccaparkinson@hotmail.co.uk / killianstrong@hotmail.com

07931223801 / 07941121585

Richard Wiltshire
7.15pm-9.15pm (5R)

(Doors open at 7pm and close at 7.30pm)

Simply Being - a 5Rhythms class 
£16 full price / £13 minimum wage / £10 concession (There is a free place available to anyone who would like to make the altar.)
Contact details: rich@dancingtao.net tel: 07939 128282


Sue Rickards

7–9pm (5R)

St George’s Church & Centre, Crayford Road, N7 0ND
Tube: Tufnell Park / Holloway Road (10/15 mins walk)   Every Tuesday and Saturday.

www.acalltodance.com   info@acalltodance.com  

Text 07912020480

Emma Leech

10–11.30/45am (5R)

Antenna Studios

Haynes Lane, Crystal Palace



07984 593 276

Jane Belshaw 

7.30 - 9.30 pm

Poplar Union, 2 Cotall St, Poplar, 

London E14 6TL 


Pay on the door - £15/14/12



Gay Murphy 

2–3.30pm (OF)

Seize the Day - An Open Floor Conscious Dance Class

The Mandelson Room, "The Winch", 21 Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage, NW3 3NR.

A Daytime class for Elders BUT everyone is welcome to this gentle expressive movement practice.

Every Wednesday from 18 September 2019 - 25 March 2020.  (No class October 16th).

cost £7/£5 concs. 

Information:  gay@joyfuldance.co.uk, 07969 869924.  www.joyfuldance.co.uk 

Please enquire about classes during holiday times.

Liz Baron Cohen & Chris Connors

7.00–9.15pm (5R)

City of Westminster College,

Paddington Green, W2    

Tube: Edgware Road


 07947404889 https://www.facebook.com/groups/homefive

Ann Shuptrine

Move Me is on pause.

Check for updates or contact:

havcouragetoo@gmail.com 0781 771 5136


Christian de Sousa

7.30–9.45pm (5R)

(+Nikki Ashley + Ajay Rajani +

guest teachers on some weeks)

Sweaty Thursdays

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11  

Tube: Vauxhall (5 mins walk)

Entrance in Tyers Street



Jason Rowe

8–10pm (5R)

St Luke’s, Hillmarton Road, N7  

Tube: Caledonian Road (5 mins walk)


07909 962202

Nikki Ashley

3pm - 4.30 pm (5R)

The Rhythms Club 

5Rhythms class for over 60’s and friends

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11  

Tube: Vauxhall (5 mins walk)

Entrance in Tyers Street

contact Nikki nikki@dancingtao.net or 07972 659701



Carol Lee

7.30–9.30pm (tbc)

Upper Hall, Holy Innocents Church, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, W6    Tube: Ravenscourt Park (5 mins walk)    (tbc)

020 7603 5122 Carolrlee@hotmail.com Contact Carol to check if class is on


7.15–9.45pm (5R)

Dance Out Loud for the gay community & friends.

The Dance Studio, Central YMCA, Great Russell Street, WC1  

Tube: Tott Court Rd

07971 465 290    



7.30–9.30pm (5R)

Haverstock School,

24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, NW3 2BQ

bodyminder.eu@googlemail.com    07886 935716


Tim Broughton 

7.30pm-10.00pm (5R)

Kew Community Centre, St.Luke’s, The Avenue, Kew, TW9 2AJ 

Email: Tim@opentolife.co.uk

Tel: 07768 342328 



Sue Rickards

7–10pm (5R)

St George’s Church & Centre, Crayford Road, N7 0ND
Tube: Tufnell Park / Holloway Road (10/15 mins walk)   Every Saturday.

31 Jan: 10pm- Post-Dance Spuds for North Korea – more here

www.acalltodance.com   info@acalltodance.com  

Text 07912020480

(Sue's class is on every Saturday apart from a couple of dates in December. Please check the calendar page if in doubt).


Jess Glenny

11.30am–1.30pm OF

Greenwich West Community & Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA Rail / DLR: Greenwich (2 mins walk)



Stuart Philips 

12.30 - 2.30pm (5R)


Dance Studio, City of Westminster College Paddington, London W2 1NB

Back to Basics 5Rhythms Waves class First and third Saturday of every month stuart@movehome.org.uk


Ewelina Jendrzejczak

4.15–6.15pm (5R)

St Paul's Church, Rossmore Road  

NW1 6NJ  

Tube: Marylebone (5min)   



07731 631 297


Ruth Hirst

11.30am–1.30pm (5R)

Acland Burghley School, 93 Burghley Road, NW5 1UJ


07956 102 032


Kate Iwi

6–8pm (5R)

Every Sunday (doors open 5.45pm)

Costs: £10/13/15 sliding scale

Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, 85 St George’s Road, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6ER

sundaysweatdance@gmail.com     07714329550


Jess Glenny 

11.30am–1.30pm (OF)

Dancing in the Urban Wild – booking essential

Wild spaces in south-east London

www.embodyyogadance.co.uk / jess@embodyyogadance.co.uk

Fundamentally Open Floor

6–8pm (OF)

Starts March 17th!

Mira Schauble, Audrey Boss & others..

Every Sunday (doors open 5.45pm)

Costs: £13 / No or low income £5 

The Winch, Winchester road. Swiss Cottage NW3 3NR

Tube: Swiss Cottage jubilee line 3 min walk. Bus 31 form Camden or Kilburn 5 min walk.

fundamentallyopenfloor@gmail.com    Mira: 07586673663 

Classes are for everybody, regardless of fitness, ability, size or age.

Monthly Classes and Events

Jess Glenny 

1.30-3.30pm (OF)

Moving Laboratory: monthly small group – booking essential

Blackheath Complementary Health Centre SE3



Sarah Davies, Nikki Ashley & Julie Ana Rose

Full Moon Dances for Women

7.30-9.30pm (doors close 8pm - 5R)

St Peter’s Church, 310 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11  

Tube: Vauxhall (5 mins walk)    

Entrance in Tyers Street

Nikki Ashley: info@fullmoondance.co.uk 

www.fullmoondance.co.uk, 07972 659 701

Liz Baron Cohen

FEVA: 5.45-8.00pm (5R) 

Class runs on the last Saturday of every month, 

The Dance Studio 
Moberly sports centre 
25 Chamberlayne Rd 
Nw10 3NB.  

Tubes: Kensal Green, Queen’s Park, Ladbroke Grove (all about 15 mins walk).  A class without any teaching, bring the tools you have learnt from other dance floors & find your own way to ride the wave. Anna: fevalondon@gmail.com


Check here for class dates:


Christian de Sousa


7-10pm (5R)

Monthly sessions

4th Wednesday of the month (with occasional exceptions)

Bolney Meadow Community Centre

Vauxhall, London

£20 Full / £17 Concession - in advance

You can book via PayPal on the website 


for more info and to book via bank transfer contact
Amy contact@dancingtao.net 


Tim Broughton (5R)

Monthly Live Waves

The monthly live waves class is in Kew TW9 2AJ on a Friday evening. 

He also runs a monthly class (not live waves) at St Albans AL1 3RR on a Saturday, see website for details:



07768 342328 

Ongoing and Closed Groups with Sue

An ongoing or closed group is an opportunity to meet and dance together with the same group of people over a period of time.

Advance booking necessary (numbers limited)


And The Beat Goes On” (OF)

Sue Rickards 

Next term begins 20th of Jan 2018

One weekend (11am–6pm) and five Thursday evenings (6.45–10pm) each term (min 2 terms).  Waiting list to join group - please email us with your phone number to get more information.  Venue in N7.  

Aut/Winter 2017: 30th Sept - 1st Oct; 5th, 19th Oct; 2nd, 16th and 30th Nov

www.acalltodance.com     Contact info@acalltodance.com

One Offs with Sue

Already Alright

Orval, Belgium, 2018: 5th - 10th August 

with Sue Rickards

Already Alright is a summer retreat and gathering.  It is very personal for each of us and yet we are supported by our coming together.  It is offered as an annual resource to find what's already ready to be explored, healed, expressed, let go, welcomed and enjoyed.  And therefore we can rest into not trying to hurry a plant to grow, an acorn to be an oak, an egg to be a chicken.  Instead we have space and support to be curious, relaxed, excited, surprised by what is ready to emerge and be included. 

And we can include ourselves and each other however we are ‚– a radical view that can change everything.  Feeling broken or scared, worthless or worthy, excited or lost or hopelessly happy ‚– what if it can all be welcomed, danced and explored?  What if we don't need to know in advance what we need or what might happen? 

In this way, connected to ourselves and each other, we can undermine the cultural currency that says there is something wrong with us.  The advertising and self improvement that can subtly suggests we are not quite enough. Together and with perhaps with ease we question the underlying fear that we are somehow, somewhere, in some way wrong or not ok.

Together we build a growing confidence

The Extraordinary Intelligence of Not Knowing- Past

Antwerp, Belgium 2018: 10 - 11 March

with Sue Rickards - Open Floor Group


There is a lot of power in knowing things and it's useful and necessary. I like my doctor to know the symptoms of measles when she sees them. I like knowing where I live; it saves time searching for my flat every time I want to go home. I'm glad my friends know how to cook. I'd like to know how to speak Spanish... And - 


There is a whole other Intelligence that involves Not Knowing. We each have available a vast playful expansive Intelligence that can be missed in the everyday world of needing to know things. This wonderful wild Intelligence is what we're going to attend to, practice and play with. It's simple and subtle and can help us live so much more freely and fully.

With Sue Rickards supports by Frie Lavelli

'Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox.' Tony Schwartz



Dates: 10-11 Mar, 2018


Days & Times:

Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Fri evening extra 7.30pm-10pm 



Oostwest Centrum 



160 EUR /  5% discount if paid in full by 8 Jan 


To book or for more information:

Contact Luc De Cuyper - luc@owc.be / +32 61 32 99 20 / www.owc.be

In Good Company (OF) - Past

Kings Cross, London 2017: 25-26 Nov, 13-14 Jan, 3-4 March

with Sue Rickards - Winter Open Floor Group  

Let’s spend the winter together, in each other’s company, for the fun and connection and aliveness of it. Don’t we all know that it’s challenging and delightful and healthy to hang loose together and see what we create? Our collective creativity, which none of us can do alone. Don’t we need each other? Don’t we benefit from taking this leap, again and again?

What if we really are all connected? From the sweet butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-our-mouth-ness to the knifewielding desperado-ness of us all. The good the bad the ugly, all connected. The wonderful the terrible the terrorist the timid the taken, all connected. The human the inhuman the non human: the frogs the birds the trees the water, all connected.

Dancing and expanding our capacity to be relational; to ourselves, to one another, to the world – and to our souls (our personal mischievous Pan and winged messenger; our receiver and interpreter of the transpersonal; the brilliance beyond our brains).

Dropping into a congregation of dancers, not knowing where we will take each other. And listening, somehow, through our time bound mortal selves to something more timeless.



Dates: 25-26 Nov, 13-14 Jan, 3-4 March



11am -6pm



Kings Cross, London 


Price: £525 full price, £480 low income £450 early bird by 25th October. Payments can be made in three instalments across the weekends. 


A - Non refundable deposit of £75 secures your place.


To register please email Becca and Rachel: rebeccaparkinson@hotmail.co.uk

Already Alright (OF) - Past

Orval, Belgium, 2017: 30th July - 4th August

with Sue Rickards - A residential right beside the forest

'we should be dancing' - Alan Watts: https://vimeo.com/107437676  


I invite you to come with the assumption that we will find out together what needs to happen. I will bring, of course, all the experience of my ripe old age; all the trainings and learnings, interests and enthusiasm. I’ll bring material to work with and explore. We’ll dance and dance and rest and play.

And rather than try to fix anything or improve ourselves, let’s assume that whatever state we are in, we are Already Alright. That’s a Big Radical Assumption. It can change everything. We see our situation, ourselves and each other from a different perspective. So that feeling broken or scared or excited or lost or wild or hopelessly happy is all already alright, it’s part of everything. Feeling worthless and worthy and willing or unwilling – anything really – can be welcomed, danced, explored and investigated without worrying about the outcome.

Then healing might happen but maybe not the healing we have on our lists, and instead whatever’s ready to heal. And we might grow, with whatever is already ready to flourish. And even, maybe, what needs shaking will get it’s shake. Shall we not bother trying to know in advance?


We will be in good company.  We congregate, dance and explore. Not exploring with an aim to increase our power or improve our communication, find our inner child or mend our broken heart. That’s like exploring along a particular path. Let’s unfold the whole map. Lets show up just as we are, from moment to moment, dance to dance and see what’s ready to emerge of it’s own accord and what to appreciate and value about ourselves and each other, just as we are.

Venue: Bois-le-Comte, Orval, Belgium

Price: €660 includes food & accommodation 

Times: Starts with dinner 7pm Sun 30th July, ends with lunch 2pm Fri 4th August.

Info & booking: www.owc.be/en, luc@owc.be  http://owc.be/all-courses/already-alright-1244/en

Hanging Loose (OF) - Past

Antwerp, 2017: 11th - 12th March

with Sue Rickards & Frie Lavelli 

Two days to hang loose in our dance and discover ourselves afresh.

To hang loose together and discover each other afresh.


Who knows what this weekend will bring?

We’ll rest into dance, into our bodies, and let our minds rest somewhat.

And we'll lean into what’s interesting, what makes our hearts sing.

We’ll tend to our Relational Hungers – to be alone, with another, with others and in Spirit,

and as we include all this, shaking and waking up as we go, we’ll see what we discover.

And all in excellent company.

Venue: Antwerp East West Centre

Price: €160

Times: Sat 11.00-18.00, Sun 11.00-18.00

Info & booking: http://owc.be/all-courses/hanging-loose-826/en 

Fire (OF) - Past

2016 / 2017: 12th & 13th Nov (London); 11th Dec (London); 13th - 15th Jan (residential Somerset); 5th Feb (London); 4th - 5th Mar (London)

Winter closed group with Sue Rickards - Come on baby, light your FIRE

When did you last dance or sit by a fire long into the night?

Come congregate through the dark winter months,

as our ancestors once did in longhouses and caves;

we'll dance and shelter together in kinship and feed 

our imaginations around the hearth.


A Call to ...

...trade in the weak glow of the TV and devices for the heat and blaze of a real fire, shared stories, wild dances.

...dance with the passion of hearts fired from the feet up. Feed our dance and fire with breath and wind - call ourselves awake to the crackle and burn of our untamed creative nature.

...settle in the comfort of good company enriching our lives.. Curl up and dream by the glowing logs. Listening, sensing, catching sparks of inspiration, tending the embers.

Three weekends and two single days. The January weekend is residential and we will build and tend a blazing fire and create ceremony.

London venue: Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Ave, N4 2HF

Residential venue: Earth Spirit, Somerset, with fire ceremony, and includes food and accomodation

Full price £700; Low income 650; Early bird 600 if booked by 31st August 2016

For more information email: winterfire16@gmail.com


Bring On The Wonder (OF) - Past

Orval, Bois Le Comte, Belgium  31st July - 5th August 2016

5 day residential with Sue Rickards, assisted by Frie Lavelli


We all know the feeling of finding something wonderful. It's a universal pleasure to look in wonder at a sunset or listen in wonder to an amazing piece of music. Yet in daily life our sense of wonder might go unnoticed or overlooked and our lives might seem duller or smaller because of it. This summer we can give this very simple thing - this sensation of wonder - some space. Of course we won't force anything or pretend anything. And yet if we can give some attention to this simple thing, make space for it, our relationships with ourselves and with each other can become more wonderful.

It maybe even simpler than that - perhaps we and each other are already wonderful - and this summer we might be able to strengthen our ability to notice and appreciate what is already true.

And though it might be simple, and sound simple, that doesn't mean it's nesecarily easy. It can take courage and a willingness to be messy, to see things afresh and respond afresh. To loosen some habits and to allow ourselves to be surprising to ourselves and to each other, for the wonder to come through more easily.

We know we will be in good company as we gather to explore, each of us bringing something unique to the dance floor.

For more info and booking please visit:  http://owc.be/137/en?courseid=743

5Rhythms® Holiday at Skyros (5R) - Past

Greece, 4-11th September 

with Sue Rickards


For a wonderful week September, Sue is teaching 5 Rhythms® dance at Skyros in Greece, and there'll be a host of other activities on offer too.  You can see Sue's profile and all the info about this week-long holiday at: www.skyros.com/facilitators/sue-rickards/         

Find all the details about the venue at: www.skyros.com/holiday-locations/greece-atsitsa-bay/about/

Further Education Classes - Term time only

Tuesdays (5R) 

Over 60s - Dancing for Pleasure

10 –11am

Term time only      

Mary Ward Centre, Central London   

020 7269 6000  





Note:  These lists may not be comprehensive; some details are unconfirmed.

To check, or for more info, please contact individual teachers/contacts.

If you know of any changes or corrections to the information above, please email info@acalltodance.com.





Teachers in or near London


Please call or email individual teachers/contacts for more details.


Ajay Rajani    07984859046    ajay8373@hotmail.com   (various in London)


Alain Allard   www.movesintoconsciousness.com   (based in East Sussex)


Alex Svoboda   alex@freedom-dance.com   www.freedom-dance.com  (based in London) 


Angela Griffiths   020 8347 0944    angela.g@hotmail.co.uk    0774 839 0861   Friday morning, near Muswell Hill, N8


Bodhi Satto   07971 465 290    dance-out-loud@hotmail.co.uk   Friday evening, near Tottenham Court Road, WC1


Cathy Ryan  www.humans-being.co.uk    07791 955 669    maracathy@googlemail.com   Monday evening, Islington, EC1


Carol Lee   020 7603 5122    Carolrlee@hotmail.com   Friday evening, Hammersmith, W6  (tbc)


Chloe de Sousa   07866 757575   chloe@bodysong.co.uk   Organises one evening, monthly, Vauxhall, SE11


Christian de Sousa    contact@dancingtao.net    www.dancingTao.net    Thursday evening, Vauxhall, SE11


Dean Kayum  deankayum@btinternet.com  07951530076  www.deankayum.com  Friday evening, Notting Hill, W11


Emma Leech   07984 593276   www.emmadance.co.uk   Tuesday evening,Beckenham


Ewelina Jendrzejczak  daringdancer5r@gmail.com  07731 631297   www.daringdancer.com  Saturday afternoon,  Marylebone, NW1


Gay Murphy   07969 869924    020 8853 4684  gay@joyfuldance.co.uk    www.joyfuldance.co.uk   (based in London)


Jane Belshaw   07890 083259    janebelshaw@hotmail.com   www.5rhythms-janebelshaw.com    Sunday evening, Bethnal Green, E2


Jason Rowe   07909 962202    jason.rowe@hotmail.com   Thursday evening, West Holloway, N7

Jess Glenny   jess@embodyyogadance.co.uk.  South East London 


Jessica Howie   www.jessica5rhythms.com   Friday evening, Notting Hill, W11


Kat Pugowska    bodyminder.eu@googlemail.com   07886 935716   www.bodyminder.eu    Friday evening, Chalk Farm, NW3


Kate Iwi   sundaysweatdance@gmail.com    07714329550   Sunday evening, Elephant & Castle, SE1


Liz Baron Cohen   natasha@movehome.org.uk   07960425555    Wednesday evening, Paddington Green, W2


Nikki Ashley   nikki@dancingtao.net   07972 659701   Tuesday evenings (from 1st Sept)   Once Monthly Full Moon Dance for Women


Nina Robertson   info@dancesanctuary.co.uk  www.dancesanctuary.co.uk   (based in Rutland)


Philip James   phi.j@me.com   (based in south London)


Ruth Hirst   07956 102 032  ruthhirstdancealive@gmail.com   Sunday morning, NW5


Sarah Davies  www.waveofenergy.co.uk   heart@sarahdavies.org  07968 388 674    Saturday morning, Greenwich, SE10;   

Friday morning, Forest Row, East Sussex


Sue Rickards  www.acalltodance.com   info@acalltodance.com   Text 07816 472445   Tuesday evening & Saturday evenings, Tufnell Park, N7


Tim Broughton   07768 342 328  www.opentolife.co.uk  Tim@opentolife.co.uk   Friday eve, Kew, TW9;  2nd & 4th Monday eve, St Albans, AL3


Tim Foskett   020 8292 0984  tim.foskett@me.com   (based in London)