dancingTao is an invitation to use movement as meditation


We use the maps of 5Rhythms, Movement Medicine and other practices, including the emerging dancingTao pathways, to cultivate presence, connection and transformation through movement.

Click on 'Journeys' for information on classes, workshops and other invitations - or check the current events listings on the right of this page to see what's happening.

In the rest of the site you can find Teacher Biogs & dancefloor context in 'Community' and background on Taoism and other influences in 'Roots'. There's an introductory poem to this work in 'dancingTao' and finally there's our (tbh in serious need of an update) 'Resources' section featuring a podcast, links and other delights.

dancingTao was created by Christian de Sousa and the dancingTao collective, aka dTc, is an emerging group of dancers, facilitators, artists, therapists and other change agents committed to bringing movement into diverse situations.

See you on the dancefloor...



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All contributions will go directly towards non-profit community projects.  

Thank you!



The real connections are obviously on the dancefloor. In between times, there's a few ways to find out more, stay in touch with what we're doing and support your practice:
                      - sign up to the MAILING LIST
                      - join dancingTaoists on FACEBOOK or TWITTER
                      - tune into ECSTASY RADIO


dancing missives from the body-cosmic noosphere...
Tweets by @dancingTaoists

Current Events

The Weekly Session...
drop-in class

After 14 years and over 700 sessions, Sweaty Thursdays has been laid to rest and we have exited St Peter's Church. A new weekly class will begin at our new venue, also a church, from January 9th. Stay tuned for more info.

Ecstatic Spirit
weekend workshop

an invitation to go deeper into the 5Rhythms with Ajay Rajani. 16-17 November in Stratford. Click here for more info. 

dancingTao monthly sessions

a monthly gathering for embodied practice, using 5Rhythms and Movement Medicine as our core maps, with influences from Taoist and shamanic practice. 3 hour sessions on the 4th Wednesday of every month

The Rhythms Club
5Rhythms class for over 60s & friends

Weekly daytime 5Rhythms movement class for over 60s and over at St. Peter's Church, Vauxhall. The Rhythms Club recommences on 12th Septermber

A Deeper Acceptance
5Rhythms healing workshops

Creating Healing Through Movement:
5Rhythms workshop for those who regularly move or have moved with pain or illness, led by Richard Wiltshire
Saturday 14th December, 13.00 - 17.00

Deep Rhythm
dancing in Devon

Deep Rhythm is pop-up space in south Devon, held by Christian de Sousa and Jo Hardy. Autumn dates tbc.

Ecstasy Radio

Ecstasy Radio offers a selection of free mixed waves for movement practice... Click here for home dancing...

ecstatic dance meets activism

Earthdreamers is a collective bringing the dance into social, environmental and political activism. Click here for more details


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