Sat, 25 Jan


The Bridge Primary School

And The Beat Goes On

An ongoing group with Sue Rickards. Deepen movement practice & explore oneself within community. Spring Term starts 25th/26th Jan 2020, 10.45am-6.00pm. Contact Virginia: to join. Assisted by Ruth Hirst & Angela Griffiths.

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And The Beat Goes On

Time & Location

25 Jan 2020, 10:45 – 26 Jan 2020, 18:00

The Bridge Primary School, 251 Hungerford Rd, London N7 9LD, UK

About the Event

And The Beat Goes On (5 Rhythms & Open Floor)

With Sue Rickards, supported by Angela Griffiths, 5R and OpenFloor teacher, and Ruth Hirst, 5R and Soul Motion teacher

An ongoing group. A chance to deepen movement practice & explore oneself within community. 

Contact Virginia at to join. 

'I have found so many pieces of myself through the direct experience of being in 'and the beat goes on…' 

I never even knew how precious I was, or how much I needed to hear the word Welcome, 

over and over and over again, until my cells and bones believed the truth of it…'

And The Beat Goes On is an ongoing group intended to accompany us through our lives, creating the possibility of spacious dancing support over a period of time.  We’re building a community of dancers who are willing to practice dancing deeply, playfully and seriously, seeking to expand our ability to be spontaneous, honest, responsible and real – alive in our bodies, courageous and true in our hearts and generous and receptive in our minds.  We move and dance and we also use words and other means of expression to explore and share more about ourselves. 

We’re creating a place to try things out, to play and work together, to make mistakes and discoveries.  We mess up – and mess in, dancing with our fears and fantasies, simplicities and shames, strengths and weaknesses as we find ways to be more responsible and free. We can learn, sometimes exhilaratingly quickly, sometimes painfully slowly, to accept ourselves more and to see ourselves and one another with increasing respect and pleasure.  Many of us were born into a group, most were in school in a group, and we often work or live in a group.  Many of us sometimes feel isolated from and in groups – so in ATBGO we get myriad opportunities to practice dancing in a group with all our ordinariness and extraordinariness, being challenged and supported by the tribe we create. 

Each term we begin with a weekend together, followed by five evenings.  Spaces are limited but do come up regularly.  New people are invited to join at the beginning of each term.  A commitment of two terms is required to begin, which may be extended, term by term, indefinitely. My intention is for this to be a group that can change and continue, available as an ongoing presence in our lives, enabling us to explore our relationship with ourselves, in one to one and in tribe, using the movement as our bedrock.

Please email us to get more information or register your interest to join.  Please send an email (subject: “ATBGO”) with your name and phone number(s) to Virginia at


The Bridge School, Hungerford Road, London, N7 9LD.


Spring 2020:  25-26 Jan; 30 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 5, 19 Mar

Summer 2020: 9-10 May; 14, 28 May;  4, 25 June; 9 July

Aut/Winter 2020: 3-4 Oct;  8, 22 Oct; 5, 19 Nov; 3 Dec


Weekend dates: 11am - 6pm

Thursday evenings: 6.45pm - 10pm

Price:  £320 per term / £265 low income / £210 concessions per term (minimum commitment: 2 terms)

Contact Virginia: to join.

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