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About Us

Welcome to the First Premier Authentic Latin Dance Academy in Brisbane Australia!

  • Our academy has been a gateway for over 49,000 individuals to discover the joy of dance.
  • We've proudly nurtured over 60 teachers who now spread their passion for Latin dance across the globe.

Whether you're just starting or an adept dancer, our dual studios in the heart of West End offer an unmatched experience.

Courses Offered Every Day & Weekend Parties!

Our Studio Features:

  • A team of over 10 passionate and skilled Rio Rhythmics instructors.
  • A wide array of courses for dancers at every skill level.
  • Renowned Starter-level courses open to all.
  • Our contributions extend globally, including sponsoring children in Africa.
  • Join our community for a familial atmosphere where everyone shares a love for dance.

Celebrating 30 Years of Dance and Culture

2024 marks the 30th anniversary of Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy – a milestone in our vibrant history!

Our Journey Began in 1994

Our Founder, Tarcisio Teatini-Climaco, brought his rich experience in Latin dance, Brazilian folklore dance-martial art Capoeira, and Classical dance from Brazil to create a unique academy. His vision was to introduce authentic Latin dance and its inclusive, energising, and transformative culture to Brisbane.

A Dance Space for Everyone

Tarcisio envisioned Rio Rhythmics as a place where students could dance comfortably with anyone, regardless of age, shape, or background. He challenged the notion that Latin dance was only what's seen on shows like “Dancing with the Stars”, emphasising that dance is innate in everyone. His unique teaching approach makes it simple and enjoyable for all.

Cultivating Authentic Dance Knowledge and Teaching Talent

Rio Rhythmics stands out for its dedication to preserving authentic dance roots while evolving each Latin style taught. We've provided career paths for local dance enthusiasts and supported talented teachers from Brazil and other Latin American countries.

Looking Forward, Giving Back and Growing

Our core values of inclusiveness, authenticity, connection, fun, and community service continue to shape the Academy. We strive to inspire and unite a diverse community of dancers each week.

At Rio Rhythmics, we're synonymous with Fun, Fitness, Friends, Dance, Connection, and Inclusivity.

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