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TIMETABLE + COURSES

2019 TERM DATES 

Term 3 | 1 Jul - 22 Sep
Term 4 | 23 Sep - 15 Dec
White Magic Christmas Fundraiser Community Ball | 30 Nov

TERM 4 TIMETABLE + SEASONAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy Timetable

SPRING SEASONAL COURSES

Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy Spring Seasonal Specialty Courses

COURSE LEVELS

Starter: No previous dance experience required and all welcome. Perfect for those with no prior dance experience and absolute beginners to the world of Latin dance, these courses are specialised and have been perfected over 25 years to deliver a genuine starter course. No previous experience required and all welcome! 

Foundation & Intro level courses: For those who have completed a Starter level course or have some previous starting-level Latin partner dance experience. Latin Dance Foundation-level courses journey across multiple key Latin styles to build fundamental and foundational skills for leading, following and social dance steps.

Intermediate: You have a solid dance foundation in the basics of Latin partner dance. Cover essential movements and move deeper into the dance style-specific elements of: technique, floor craft, leading and following.

Upper intermediate: You are comfortable leading/following a variety of movements and turns in Latin partner dance and are ready to learn a more sophisticated "conversation" of partner dance by refining your leading and following skills and acquiring more floor-craft. You will learn new footwork and movement involving faster and more complex variations, with an emphasis on improving authentic style and ability to dance to faster music. You will generally spend 3 to 4 terms at this level before moving up.

Upper Intermediate / Advanced: You have a substantial amount of Latin partner dance experience spanning multiple years and a high level of ease in moving around the dance-floor and dancing more complex turn patterns. You are ready to experience an ever-evolving program and go to a whole new level in your dance. Gain much deeper dance skills across classic style elements and the most contemporary and on-trend elements shaping the current expression of the style. This is an evergreen course level which can be danced on an ongoing basis.

SPECIALTY SYLLABUS

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DANCE MASTERY with Tarcisio -

Become a stronger, adaptive & empowered dancer

Build your dance skills, endurance, agility, underlying structure, movement & technique. Use what you learn to dramatically improve your dancing across all styles.

Mon 8.40pm | Foundation 2 & above

Thu 8.40pm | Foundation 2 & above

Join anytime from 23 Sept

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BRAZILIAN ZOUK LAMBADA EXTENSION COURSE LEVEL 1 & 2

Challenge yourself to realise your full Zouk potential

This is a MUST DO Course for Zouk Lambada students who are driven to push themselves further in their Zouk Lambada dancing.

This course will cover both technique AND physical dance dynamics to move you to your higher potential in the style.

LEVEL 1 Starts 29 Oct | Mon 7.40pm | 6wks | Intermediate

LEVEL 2 Starts 23 Sept | Mon 8.40pm | 12wks | Int - Upper Intermediate

 

STUDY GROUPS

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Add texture & new learning dimensions to your Samba de Gafieira and Zouk.

SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA STUDY GROUP - OPEN LEVEL 

with Juliana & Rafael

Starts 29 Oct |Tue 8.40pm | 7wks

Drawn from the Study Groups common in Brazil Dance Academies. Max 20 Study Group participants

 

 

Non-members $28wk, $168 total (80min classes)

Members: 5% off, Included in Academy All Access Unlimited

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BRAZILIAN ZOUK STUDY GROUP - ADVANCED 

with Juliana & Rafael

Starts 3 Nov | Sun 5.10pm-6.30pm | 7wks

Drawn from the Study Groups common in Brazil Dance Academies. Max 20 Study Group participants

Non-members $28wk, $168 total (80min classes)

Members: 5% off, Included in Academy All Access Unlimited 

FAST-TRACKS

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New to the Academy and have some basic dance experience, or a current student who's completed Starter and dancing at Foundation level? This is for you!

Move straight into a dance stream Intermediate class on completion.  Cover the fundamentals of the style. Work on turn patterns, fundamental moves, and musicality and fun footwork patterns to apply in both. 

ZOUK FAST TRACK

Mon 7.40pm | 6wks

BACHATA |  SALSA FAST TRACKS

Tues 5.40pm | 6wks each

SAMBA De GAFIEIRA | BOLERO FAST TRACKS

Wed 5.40pm | 6wks each

KIZOMBA FAST TRACK

Sun 11.30am | 6wks

FRIDAY NIGHTS

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Workshop-style classes that dynamically build your social dance repertoire

BACHATA @ 6.30

Fri 6.30pm | Enrol or Casual |  Intermediate

BRAZILIAN ZOUK @ 7.30

 Fri 7.30pm | Enrol or Casual | Intermediate

BAILE @ 8.30

New style-sets | Social Get-Togethers | Special Editions with Guest DJs

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IN-WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE | SELECT YOUR DAY

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