Greenwich Moves is an opportunity for embodied exploration through dance movement – an invitation to play, experiment, feel and be. We move to an eclectic range of music, with a little facilitation to help you find your way into your body and connect with your practice, but the emphasis is on offering a space for dances to emerge.
This is a friendly, diverse community of dancers which welcomes newcomers – both experienced movers and complete beginners. There’s no choreography to get right, and no dance experience or ability is necessary, just a willingness to move and offer your attention to what spontaneously unfolds.
Originally a 5Rhythms class, Greenwich Moves (né Greenwich Rhythms) was created in 2001 by Peter Wilberforce. Like Doctor Who, it has had many regenerations, and I am honoured to be holding the space for the latest. I've been dancing with the group pretty much since its inception and took over teaching the class in 2016.
Time: Last Saturday of every month, 11.30am–1.30pm. Please note that dates occasionally vary; for up-to-date information, see the booking calendar.
Place: Greenwich West Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd. SE10 8JA.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes.
Cost: £14 regular income / £12 low income / £10 financial hardship.
To decide which rate is appropriate for you, please read the fee policy.
Booking: here. Advance booking is essential. No drop-ins.
Children: The class is designed for adults first and foremost, but children accompanied by an adult are welcome. If you bring a child, please be prepared to make their welfare in the class your priority. Children under seven are free; 14–18-year-olds pay £7.
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“Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation. It is an extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life. Dancers sculpt space in real time, working inside a form that is constantly in a state of vanishing. We have no artefacts. I find it strangely beautiful to be creating something that is made of us – made of our breath and blood and bones and mind – something that is made of the space between us. We embody both the dance and its disappearance.”—Crystal Pite