Judy King

Harmonic Circles

Rydal Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria

28th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022

If you'd like to celebrate the New Year in a meaningful way; would like to spend some time close to Nature; love to sing, and/or dance - then come and join us for all the above - and more!

Dancing and Singing

I will be teaching the dancing and creating a safe space from which to enter a meaningful dance journey to release the old year and step lightly into the new.

I will be working with Jane Read who will be leading the singing. Jane will choose a selection of beautiful and inspiring songs from gentle to upbeat - devotional to the Balkans as well as those for our New Year’s Eve morning journey.

They will bring their skills together to offer six days of magic where we will be simply delighting in the good things in life - music, dance, song and friendship.

Through the song, the music and the dance, we will offer a wide variety of mood, energy and style: from the invigorating rhythms of the Balkans and Africa to the calm beauty of Devotional chants and meditation dances.

In the midst of all the activity there will be time for you to relax, sleep, walk or meditate as we say goodbye to the old year and prepare to welcome the new.

On New Year's Eve will share songs, dances, stories, words of wisdom(!?) and lots of laughter. The Turning Point of the year will be marked in silence and then celebration!


Rydal Hall is a 200-year-old Grade II listed house set in the beautiful and tranquil Lake District National Park, near to the popular village of Ambleside, Cumbria. It is homely, peaceful and very comfortable.

The centrally heated house provides comfortable residential accommodation in a variety of single and twin rooms. All rooms are en-suite or with private bathroom and have tea and coffee making facilities. There is also access for disabled people.

We will dance in a space called The Bishop Bully Barn, which is a two-minute walk (crossing a picture postcard bridge and waterfall) from our accommodation area. The Barn has a wooden dance floor; an area to hang clothes and leave outdoor shoes; and an area where you can sit and watch during those weary moments!

The singing and music making will take place in The Library and there will also be a comfortable room (which also has a wood burning stove) for relaxing, reading, sitting and chatting with fine friends and enjoying a glass of wine – or simply just being.

Yummy, wholesome food (catering for special diets) is eaten in the original Georgian dining room.

Rydal Hall is found off the main A591 road between Ambleside and Grasmere. The nearest railway stations are Oxenholme and Windermere. The nearest bus stop is 200 yards away.

The scenery is stunning, the lakes beautiful and there is a variety of walks (suitable for all levels) starting just outside the front door.

Cost and Booking

Course Fee

Single Room£510* (limited number available)
Twin Room£495*
*Prices to be confirmed

Please indicate which kind of room you would like at the time of booking.

The sliding scale for the course fee is there for you to decide the amount to pay, between the two amounts, to suit your financial means.

We highly recommend that you take out a holiday insurance for this week as all deposits and subsequent payments are non-refundable. If you have annual travel insurance, this may well cover you- please check your policy to be certain – or The Post Office runs a very reasonable scheme that you can take out for the week.

To book your place (numbers are limited to 32) please contact me. A deposit of £150 is required. Single rooms will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Full details with directions will be sent to you approximately three months before the event.

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