5Rhythms Online Classes

5RHYTHMS ONLINE CLASSES

5Rhythms online classes are here! Discover the joy and pleasure of movement, right from your own living room, and from anywhere in Finland. You can also dance on your balcony, garden or nearby park, provided you have a strong and stable internet connection there.

ONLINE CLASSES: TUESDAY

TUESDAYS at 6 pm – 7.30 pm

24.3., 31.3. and 7.4.2020 (replacing cancelled in-person classes)

TEACHING / GUIDANCE IS IN FINNISH ONLY for simplicity in this online format. English-only classes coming soon.

PRICE

15€

Discount groups: -15% (students, unemployed, pensioners)

You can also use any valid class pass (for classes in Turku, Tampere, Helsinki) in registering for these online classes.

PLATFORM: ZOOM

AWAKENING: SUNDAY MORNING 5RHYTHMS ONLINE CLASS

SUNDAY AT 10 – 11.30 AM

29.3., 5.4. and 12.4.2020

TEACHING / GUIDANCE IS IN FINNISH ONLY for simplicity in this online format. English-only classes coming soon.

PRICE

15€

Discount groups: -15% (students, unemployed, pensioners)

You can also use any valid class pass (for classes in Turku, Tampere, Helsinki) in registering for these online classes.

PLATFORM: ZOOM

CHILDREN:

We are living in exceptional circumstances right now, and of course we understand that your kids will be around (mine will be!). Kids can join in and participate, or you can claim your bedroom and take some time for yourself, whatever suits your family. In this class, I will not be modifying my guidance for the children, as this is an adults’ class. Family classes are coming soon (see below).

COMING SOON: FAMILY 5RHYTHMS

For all children with their parents or other adults. A playful and fun dance session aimed to allow the whole family to have fun together. Coming soon!

GUIDANCE IS IN FINNISH ONLY.

... more online class options (like classes with guidance in English, and classes available internationally) coming soon!

TECHNICAL BITS: WHAT YOU NEED TO ATTEND

GOOD INTERNET CONNECTION

You will need a reliable and strong internet connection. Zoom and the music will not work properly, if your internet connection is poor or if the signal is too weak.

SPEAKERS OR WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Speakers or wireless headphones will ensure good-quality sound. Bad sound quality will affect your dance experience. Headphones with a cable are ok, but will restrict your movement quite severely, so I really recommend the other options.

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You will need a computer or laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and microphone. Please note that a mobile device will have some limitations (like not being able to see all the other dancers).

LOOSE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING

For the dance class, you will need loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move in without restriction. Please have your water bottle nearby as well.

INSTRUCTIONS: BEFORE THE CLASS

The platform for these online classes is called Zoom, which is very easy to use. Please read these instructions thoroughly as you prepare for your online 5Rhythms dance experience.

1. DOWNLOAD ZOOM well in advance before the class, onto the device you’ll be using. Allow your device to download and install it.

2. OPEN THE ZOOM APPLICATION and open the Preferences from the main menu. Click on “Audio”. Test your speakers and microphone and make sure they are working. Also do this well in advance before the class to troubleshoot any problems, so that we don’t lose time at the beginning of the class (we don’t have time to individually support 35 people through the sound settings, so we ask you to please do it yourself in advance).

3. PREPARE YOUR DANCE SPACE: clear out a space for you to dance in. Tidy up the clutter, sweep the floor, get rid of any distractions. You might even light a candle or have some other way of creating a focus and a supportive ambiance for yourself.

4. Make sure you have what you will need during the dance near you, like warm layers and drinking water.

5. Put your phone and all other devices you won’t need on flight mode during the dance. If you’re using Zoom with your phone, switch off all notifications, text and whatsapp message beeps, incoming phone calls, etc, to keep your space distraction-free.