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These are unknown and worrying times for everyone, and through them we’re here for you. We hope this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

We want to bring joy, an opportunity to be in the moment and keep moving, as well as positivity to your days.

As a team we’re here to keep dancing with you, connecting with you, teaching you and inspiring. We believe it should be less about Social Distancing and more about Physical Distancing + Social Solidarity.

This is an important distinction.

Some of the best things you can do for your physical and mental health right now are to STAY HOME, stay physically active and healthy, keep your routines (even if they’re modified a little) and stay feeling connected

And it’s all these things we’ll be bringing you in our new virtual studio.  

We’ve put our heads together and will continue to do so, to come up with ways to make learning in our virtual studio interactive and inspiring, so you can continue to learn the material, and more, that you would have been learning at our West End in studios. 

Some of you will be doing the classes on your own, so we’re adding to, and modifying, our teaching so you can continue to learn, practice and dance, even without a partner too.

THIS week all core courses will take place Live in your Private Facebook Group virtual classrooms at the same time as your normal class (with just a couple of exceptions), if you haven’t already please be sure to check this week’s class schedule and join your Group/s HERE.

The Live lessons will stay available in the groups to replay for revision, or so you can take the lesson later. 

Within the groups you can also ask questions about the material, share music, ask for feedback and stay inspired and connected with your instructors and your classmates.

This is just the first part of the move to our virtual studio while we get set up within an online course platform to serve you better. This next step is scheduled to happen from next week. 

Just a reminder that our whole team are diving 100% into bringing your new virtual studio to life with a big filming schedule, online platform building and login set up.

So, our Front of House will be closed (well, fully focused on supporting you into your virtual classrooms and onboarding you into our virtual studio) from today to 5 April, when they’ll be back in our inboxes and phone messages to get back to all other enquiries. 

To contact us about access to your virtual learning, if you have any questions about how it will work, what other courses you can access and any tech issues with gaining access please email

See you in class!

Yours in dance, always,

The Rio Team

P.S. Do you have a different name on Facebook? We’re getting a lot of people asking to join our new online classes who aren’t current members (at least their names don’t match) but we realised you may be using a different name on Facebook, if so, please let us know by emailing so we can accept you into your Private Facebook Group/s. Find all courses running this week and the links to your Facebook Groups HERE

P.P.S. Don’t have Facebook, and don’t want to get it? Please reach out to let us know and we’ll arrange to share a link to the lesson with you via email. Your lessons will be on our online platform from next week! 

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