Dance your way to a whole new life with authentic Latin social dance.

Even if you’ve never danced before or don’t have a partner, we’ll take you by the hand and give you the confidence to step onto any dance floor. Rio Rhythmics is centrally located in West End, near the Brisbane CBD and with over 20 years experience teaching authentic, social Latin Dance in Brisbane, you’re in good hands.

Latin Dance Starter

Discover how our Latin Dance Starter course delivers a unique concept of how you can learn Latin dance.

Level: Beginners
Experience: Our most popular starting course. Be empowered to become a confident, versatile, social dancer. You will explore the basics of 6 of the most popular Latin styles by feeling the differences in the music and learning organic movement rather than just focusing on steps.
Dance Styles: Salsa, Merengue, Forró, Bachata, Zouk Lambada and Samba.
Duration: 8 weeks, one hour class per week. Plus a complimentry celebratory festiva
Studio: 163 Boundary St, in the heart of West End
After Latin Dance Starter: Latin Dance Starter is part of our full Foundation program, a progressive system that will expand your knowledge and skill across the most popular and authentic Latin styles.

Your Course is a complete experience
You will be invited to social events, receive support emails and gain access to practice videos. You are opening the door to one of the best Latin Dance Academies in Australia with a vibrant long-running community. We offer Private tuition, weekly parties and fun events. You dance at your pace & we are here to support your dance journey.

Course Dates & Online Booking

If you already know some Latin dance styles, you may prefer to start at one of the higher level courses. Contact us today to join the dance!

Why start Latin Dance Starter with us?

Here are just some of the benefits some of our members say they enjoy:


  • You dance with a partner from day 1.
  • No partner or experience required.
  • Learning with highly qualified instructors per class
  • An enriched learning experience with our Student Supporters
  • Discovering that you can dance multiple styles with two simple step options.
  • Making friends with class mates and enjoying included social events.
  • Receiving weekly support videos
  • Discover muscles you never knew existed.
  • A thriving dance community.
  • Benefit from our proven method refined over 20 years (and counting!).
  • Gaining cultural insight, not just learning steps.
  • Improved mind body connection and comfort moving their body.
  • All the while having fun!
  • When a friend invited me along to Rio Rhythmics in West End to try the Latin Mix intro class one Saturday night, I thought I’d give it a try. I had no idea that night would be the turning point to a wonderful new life full of dance & lovely friendships. I’ve dropped 20kgs in weight & feel fit, alive & so happy.
    Andrea Curly Hair
    Andrea Young
  • Nowadays I don't know what I would do if i couldn't go out social dancing. The thing is that Latin dance isn't only about connecting with a partner to the music, it is a social scene, a network of friends, a meeting place for young and old.  I go out most weekends dancing, I don't drink much alcohol, I meet lots of new and interesting people, I stay fit, and my confidence in all sections of my life has gained a boost.
    Stewart Shuker

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