Balter: 5Rhythms @ The Nerd Gym

Balter: (v.) to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill but usually with enjoyment

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Movement is good for humans! When we dance we can increase our sense of belonging and well being, connect with others, clear our minds, improve our brain function, lift our moods, and even overcome trauma. Dancing is a fundamental part of our humanness.

Yet, so many of us have learned not to dance. The thought of dancing conjures nightmares of middle school gymnasiums, scolding ballet teachers, or otherwise terrifying moments of exposure and embarrassment. And even those of us who love dance can get self-conscious about “doing it right” and “looking good.”

Well, eff that! It’s your birthright to dance. And I’m here to help you claim it.

Join this bunch of awkward, graceless, goofy, exquisitely imperfect humans and let’s do this thing! There are no steps to learn. No right way to move. No mirrors. No star pupils. No performance. No judgement.

We are humans learning how to move together. I’ll offer music and some verbal guidance to help you get into your dance and find ways to move that feel good to you.

For more on 5Rhythms and classes, check out my About 5Rhythms and What to Expect in Class pages.

This is one of four sessions, Feb 15, 22, 29, and March 7. You are welcome to attend one or all sessions!

Note that the floor in this space has a rubberized cushion. You are welcome to dance in bare feet or shoes. 



My classes are open to and affirming of people of all genders, gender expressions, sexualities, races, ethnicities, ages, sizes, religions, and abilities.

This is a drug and alcohol-free space.


Feb 15 2020


Doors close at 6:10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 15 2020
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


$16 one session | $60 all 4 sessions
The Nerd Gym


The Nerd Gym
15 East Toole Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA
Melanie Cooley, 5Rhythms Teacher


Melanie Cooley, 5Rhythms Teacher

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