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Ekstasis Outdoor Rooftop 5Rhythms Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, 22 June '24   6:30pm – 9:30pm BST
Marlborough Primary School, Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AP
Ekstasis Outdoor Rooftop 5Rhythms Ecstatic Dance


ékstasis - The removal of the mind or body from its normal place of function

We will be dancing outdoors on a soft and squishy urban rooftop with silent disco headsets!

Ecstatic dance has been practised throughout human history, and is a form of dance that has no need to follow specific steps, that allows us to abandon ourselves to the rhythm and move freely as the music takes us, leading to trance and a feeling of ecstasy.

Modern ecstatic dance was revived by Gabrielle Roth in the 1970s and formalised in her 5Rhythms practice.

In this mode of Ecstatic Dance we will use Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms map called The Wave.

Expect the unexpected, encourage the unconventional and leave nothing at the door - invite every aspect of your being to show up and dance!

All ages and physicalities welcome. This class will be facilitated with an invitation for you to discover your own intuition. However, I encourage you to attend at least one led 5Rhythms class with a 5Rhythms Teacher as a prerequisite so that you get maximum benefit from your participation.

And remember - if you don't to your dance - who will?

About Stuart
Stuart is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher. He first danced the 5Rhythms in 2007 and has been teaching since 2018.

His teachings are practical and are rooted in inviting awareness to the physical body that we each inhabit. His work has been described as bringing clarity and simplicity to the practice of embodied movement...

"I am discovering for myself that the 5Rhythms is the practice of awakening the body that enables us human beings to begin to unravel for ourselves who we are underneath all those layers".

Stuart's classes count towards the 5Rhythms Teacher Training prerequisite hours (Waves).


Doors will open at 6:20pm

On arrival please make your way to the reception desk and follow their guidance.

Please collect your immersive headset from the crew upon arrival.

What to wear:
Loose or stretchy, comfortable layers of clothing that you can move and sweat in and bare feet or clean, soft soled, non-marking, indoor shoes.

What to bring:
A bottle of water – drink plenty, both during and after the class.

The Structure:

  • Most classes will begin with a guided warm-up
  • Then there will be a lightly guided dance using Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms of Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness as our map.
  • The class will end with a sharing circle with optional community gathering afterwards.


  • Please turn your mobile phones off, no shazaming, photos, videos, or recording
  • This is a movement practice, please do not chat in the dance space.
  • Respect each other and each other's boundaries.
  • Keep your eyes open when you are moving through the space.
  • Move with whatever you are feeling or thinking – there are no steps to follow other than those your body wants to make.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel 24 hours prior to the start of class we will offer you either a full refund or a credit for a future class.

In the event that we have to cancel the class, we will offer you a full refund or credit for a future class.

Stuart and the Crew



Headset Hire - regular


Headset hire - crew

No memberships are currently available for this ticket.
By invitation only

Headset Hire - crew (participating)

By invitation only

Guest (by invitation only)


Marlborough Primary School
Draycott Avenue

From South Kensington tube (6 Mins):
1 Go up the steps and turn left
2 Then turn left out of the tube onto Pelham Street
3 Next cross Brompton Road onto Sloane Avenue
4 And then turn left into Thomas More Walk
Marlborough Primary School is on the right
Find us here:

Bus: 360 Stop E or N (1 min)
Tube: South Kensington (6 min)
Street Parking after 6:30pm Mon-Sat