⭐️ Learn more about the Parker Family and how the experienced incredible growth, joy and developed a life-long skill at Rio Rhythmics.⭐️
When asked "what has your experience has been like at Rio Rhythmics?" Bianca & Derek Parker responded with the following: .
"𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝙙𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙙𝙨 & 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨. 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙍𝙞𝙤 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙣 𝙀𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮’𝙨 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙟𝙤𝙞𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡! 𝙒𝙚’𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙙𝙨’ 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨, 𝙝𝙖𝙙 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙞𝙭 𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙢, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙚’𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠𝙜𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙨." .
We also asked a series of other questions to help you get insight into our studio and community.
What are your classes like?
FUN! We were nervous at first as we’d mainly danced with each other but we very quickly gained confidence by dancing with a variety of partners. Our instructors are fabulously talented and break down even the trickiest of moves to be so achievable by all. Humour abounds with lots of jokes and laughter as we learn. It is literally the most fun part of our week.
What do you like about classes?
Rotating partners to learn to dance with a variety of partners is really helpful to improve but it’s also been great to build friendships in and out of class. We go to three consecutive classes and we love it how they layer on each other with added levels of difficulty to add depth of understanding of the new moves being taught. We really appreciate the feedback we get from our instructors and the reciprocal communication.
What parts of our community do you connect with most?
The people. Our dancing night is our favourite night of the week, not just for the learning but for the social aspect. It feels like one big family.
What have been your biggest accomplishments at Rio Rhythmics (or in life regarding dancing)?
A confidence to dance with anyone. Feeling like we could dance for hours with our newfound dance skills. We dance together at home for connection after we’ve both had a busy day at work, it’s how we reconnect because we can chat face to face, laugh and learn together.
Our goal was to be able to learn a few more turns to dance with each other, which we achieved within such a short space of time. Now we get so much joy out of learning and enjoy the Rio Rhythmics community so much that we can’t imagine not going to classes.
Who are some of your biggest inspirations within Rio Rhythmics?
Initially it was our daughter and her growth in confidence and dance ability. Since starting classes our instructors smooth dancing skills inspire us each week by making something that looks tricky attainable with each lesson. Also watching the more experienced dancers and dancing with them adds inspiration.
Which is your favourite dance style and why?
Bachata - it’s fun, it can be fast or slow, exciting or sensual- it has it all!
What’s the most unique part about dancing at Rio Rhythmics?
The sense of community and connections with people.
We encourage you to take the leap and get started in kids or adult Latin Dance classes. 💃🏻🕺 .
Contact us at: 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴@𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝗵𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗺𝗶𝗰𝘀.𝗰𝗼𝗺.𝗮𝘂 𝗼𝗿 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘂𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝟯𝟴𝟰𝟰 𝟭𝟴𝟮𝟰 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟯:𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝗠𝗼𝗻 - 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀. 💜