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Bem Vindo! (Welcome!) to Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy, Brisbane’s home of social Latin dance and culture since 1994.

Come join us and be welcomed onto our dance floors and into our vibrant community.

You’ll find a Latin dance course to suit with classes running 6 days a week from introductory to advanced in 11 popular Latin dance styles.
For safety, we’re following the QLD Dance & Physical Performing Arts COVID Safe Industry Plan.

If you’re new to Latin dance, come join us for a 10 week Intro Course, find out more and book online here.

If you have Latin dance experience, find the full current schedule here.

Join us for a 90min party-style Intro Lesson to get a taste of what Latin dancing and the Rio Rhythmics Community is all about.
Saturdays fortnightly.

Find upcoming Saturday Latin Mix Intro Lesson and Party dates and book online today here.

Find all upcoming Latin dance events via our Facebook Events here.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an advanced social Latin dancer we offer courses, coaching, festivas, social catch ups and a life of dance for you.




Your Questions Answered

New to Rio? Check our most frequently asked questions about our 10-week Starter Courses:   FAQs   What do I wear?   All you need are some comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet (not slip on), and comfortable clothes you can move freely in. You’ll...

Is Latin dance sexy or sensual?

Is Latin dance sexy or sensual? Find out what Julz has learnt & what she loves about Latin Dance & culture. We sat down with one of our members Julz the other week and asked her about her experience doing Latin dance with us. We love discovering why people...

The #1 reason people start Latin dance is FUN!

Did you know that FUN is the #1 reason people start dancing? It may be surprising, or it may make complete sense to you, the number one reason people start social Latin dance with us is for FUN. Yep, though there are other things like “to meet new people”,...

Connecting people to culture.

Rio Rhythmic's "Tell your dance story" project aims to highlight the accomplishments, transformations and achievements of members in our community. Ana's dance story Ana, you are Brazilian so I imagine you weren’t new to dance when you came to Rio Rhythmics.  - what...

Why versatility is your best asset on the social dance floor

Have you ever had the situation where you have had the courage to go up to someone and say "Would you like to dance" and they've said, "Sorry, but I only dance....". What a wasted opportunity! If the floor is beckoning, the music is pumping and someone is prepared to...