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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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...
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Current Events

Nu Movements in London...
drop-in class

A New Weekly 5Rhythms Drop-in Class

with Christian de Sousa, Nikki Ashley, Ajay Rajani, Rich Wiltshire & dancingTao

Every Thursday from January 9th 2020


St Cyprian's Church, Glentworth Street, London NW1 6AX

Tickets are now available to book for January dances:
book tickets here

5Rhythms Immersion

Our firstworkshop in 2020 calendar is a 5Rhythms Immersion with Christian de Sousa and Nikki Ashley on 7-9 February. Venue: Jackson's Lane Arts Centre, in north London. Bookings are now open, with 3 day or weekend options

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 Mursell Community Hall, Stockwell. The Rhythms Club recommences on 15th January

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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