Shift: Moving Through the Muck

We are in the shift now. The muck & the mire. The wallow. The ooze & goo that can sink us or sustain us. The time–if there ever was a time–for pretense & our pretty dance is past. How do we move when the ground dissolves beneath us? All we’ve got is what’s real. Sluggish and slinging and flailing and formless.

We don’t know where we are going.

And in this terrifying, exhilarating uncertainty is the raw material for whatever forms emerge next. Let’s dance.


All sessions held online. Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before class start time to get situated, and give yourself at least half an hour after, if possible, to integrate. Details will be sent out a couple of days before the first session.

Please review the class agreements & technical specifications before registering.

I strongly recommend that you have 5Rhythms experience before enrolling in this series. At least attend my class on May 10th to get a feel for me and the practice before registering. And contact me if you have questions.

Registration Information

Full rate for a series like this would be about $150, considering I’m not needing to pay for rent! There are two ticketing options once you proceed to registration. (Important note: If you are accessing this page within Facebook on a mobile device, the connection to PayPal may not work for you. If you navigate to in your browser instead of through Facebook, all should be well.)

  • Ticketing option one: Full Rate
    • Choose this option if you are able to pay the full rate for the series
  • Ticketing option two: Pay what you can
    • Choose this option if you need a modified rate OR if you are able to add extra to your registration to help other dancers who need financial support.
    • This rate is in increments of $10. Choose the number of registrations to arrive at the amount you can contribute. For example, if you wanted to pay $90, you would register for 9 tickets at $10 each.
    • Note that you will be prompted to fill out the registration questions for each “ticket” you’ve selected. Unfortunately, I can’t disable the duplicates. So fill the first set out correctly. Then enter placeholder gibberish for the rest.
  • Contact me if you need further accommodations or have questions.

Hourly Schedule

May 16th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session One

May 23rd

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Two

May 30th

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Three

June 6th

10:00 - 12:30
Session Four

June 13

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Session Five
The Full Rate Registration ticket sales has ended!
The Pay what you can ticket sales has ended!


May 16 2020 - Jun 13 2020

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 16 2020 - Jun 13 2020


Link Available After Registration
Melanie Cooley, 5Rhythms Teacher


Melanie Cooley, 5Rhythms Teacher

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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.

Please contact me if you have questions about participating in classes.

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