What we enjoy the most is getting people to dance when they least expect it! And that’s exactly what happened when we staged a Samba Flashmob at Woodford Folk Festival’s Folklorica venue. “The unfamiliar evocative percussive rhythms of Brazil delighted and amazed the hundreds of festival patrons present in the Folklorica Tent at this year’s…Details
Arthur Athanassiou may not need much introduction! He started dancing at Rio Rhythmics 18 years ago and went from enthusiastic student to much loved teacher. He now lives in Sydney, but we were so delighted to run into him at the Woodford Folk Festival in December last year. After all this time he says his “light…Details
“Chookas!!! ” Such a weird term but it’s theatrical slang for “Good luck and break a leg”! Anyway, we will be thinking of our Student team and instructors Bruno Ferreira and Elise Azar performing and teaching over this weekend at Sydney Latin Festival.
What better way to celebrate Australia’s multiculturalism than come to a Latin dance party and get your “Aussie” on! Prizes for best dressed male and female – dress in red, white and blue, green and gold. Come as a boxing kangaroo or your favourite sporting hero. Budgie smugglers not allowed!! Friday 22 January 2016 from…Details
Experience Brazil right here in the heart of West End! 2016 is our 20th Anniversary and it will be our biggest parade yet starting from Vulture St at 6:30pm, Saturday 6 February. Over 150 performers and musicians will take over Boundary St and surprise the public en route to the Boundary St Markets’ Motor Room.…Details
Weeks of planning, late night discussions and then finally your moment arrives. You step onto the dance floor and look at your partner. Are you dance ready? When its all boiled down, dancing is as simple as walking. This 6 wk course will teach you the basics of leading and following, show you simple presentation…Details
For almost 15 years, Rio Rhythmics have been supporting ASCEP, a creche for children with mental and physical disabilities in Goiânia; Brazil. In July 2015, our directors Jada and Tarcisio visited the creche and were thrilled to see the development in the centre. Jada reported that “The Government is behind in payments to ASCEP; for…Details
Ever wondered what it would be like at the epicentre of a Brazilian Carnaval parade? Be part of a drumming crew that drives the rhythm and produces the energy that drives the dancers crazy! Rio Rhythmics is proud to be co-hosting a 10 week Carnaval percussion course with Lucas Tambelli from Brisbane’s up and coming Brazilian…Details
“Rio Rhythmics started me back on my dancing journey after many years and I’ll be forever grateful to everyone there for giving me the confidence to reconnect with my passion. It really did make a big difference to my life.” Zuleika Henderson In 2011 Zuleika started dancing Salsa Rueda at Rio Rhythmics, driving 90min just to…Details
Rio Rhythmics Director, Jada de Goey Teatini-Climaco has once again been invited to be on the assessment panel for QUT’s dance subject “Latin Dance Party” which covers Salsa Rueda, Bossa Nova and Merengue. The subject was created by former Rio Rhythmics instructor, Rachel Pedro, who is now a lecturer in Dance Theory at QUT.