The freedom dancing can bring

Adrianna’s dance story In 2016 we started a project called “Tell Your Dance Story” to share just some of the transformations, achievements and accomplishments of our Rio Rhythmics members. I have danced throughout my whole life and I have been lucky enough that my family have always surrounded us with music. My mum made sure…

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Experience the joy of dance

Pierina’s Dance Story In 2016 we started a project called “Tell Your Dance Story” to share just some of the transformations, achievements and accomplishments of our Rio Rhythmics members. What first brought you to the dance floor? I first was attracted to Rio Rhythmics after taking Zumba classes for about six months.  My Zumba instructors…

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Dance classes for the whole family.

The Evans Family’s Dance Story In 2016 we started a project called “Tell Your Dance Story” to share just some of the transformations, achievements and accomplishments of our Rio Rhythmics members.   After enjoying a few ballroom classes on a cruise, we thought we would see if we could find a dance form we could all…

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Dance away the stress and feel more confident.

Samantha’s Dance Story In 2016 we started a project called “Tell Your Dance Story” to share just some of the transformations, achievements and accomplishments of our Rio Rhythmics members.   What first brought you to the dance floor? I have always wanted to learn Latin dance. The right moment came along when a friend suggested…

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Linda | Tell your dance story

What Latin dancing taught me.

Linda’s dance story In 2016 we started a project called “Tell Your Dance Story” to share just some of the transformations, achievements and accomplishments of our Rio Rhythmics members.   Once upon a time in 2002, a doctor asked me, “Why don’t you try partner dancing?” I’d just started my little public relations business and…

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Stop doing steps and start dancing

This gorgeous picture was taken at the Rio Rhythmics 2016 Ball and it beautifully captures this amazing couple who have been part of the Rio Rhythmics community since 1997! Jennifer started dance classes as a reward after an intense year of work and study. Her “aha!” moment came on the dance floor when she danced…

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Rio Rhythmics Samba flash mob

Samba flashmob at Woodford Folk Festival 2015

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…

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Arthur Athanassiou and Ruth Brown

Confessions of a Tango Addict

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…

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Boundary St Carnaval Parade & Party

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.…

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Dance Journey | Zuleika Henderson

“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…

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