Ritmo Sensual

Our last performance from the CT Salsa Festival is our beautiful ladies, Ritmo Sensual! These ladies had such a fun time performing Memorial Day Weekend!! Check out their performance below!

 

Rhythmology Kids

 

Our Rhythmology Kids also had the opportunity to perform at the CT Salsa Festival! With Carolina as their coach these kids did fantastic!! Check it out below, and come back tomorrow to see what other performances we have for you!

 

Rhythmology Dancers

The Rhythmology Dancers also came to the CT Salsa Festival with us!! These amazing dancers have been working so hard and did a great job performing their routine!

Check out their performance below and come back tomorrow to see even more!!

 

Next Generation

Our teenagers, Next Generation, came with us to the CT Salsa Festival!! Their coach Bryan gave them some awesome choreography and they had an amazing time performing! Check it out below! Make sure to keep coming back for more performances!

 

 

CT Salsa Festival

Rhythmology just came back from the CT Salsa Festival this past Memorial Day Weekend! It was a weekend filled with fun and excitement! Our very own Alfred & Aleksandra had so much fun giving classes as well as performing. Check out the video below of their performance!

 

Make sure you keep coming back to this page to see a new performance everyday!!!

 

 

 

Dance/Movement Therapy: The History of DMT

According to the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), dance/movement therapy is “the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual.”  Dance/movement therapy takes the idea that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and it uses this premise to enhance the lives of individuals who are suffering in some way.

This sounds like a complicated idea.  How can movement influence emotions?  Aren’t my feelings and body separate?

To understand the true theory behind DMT, it’s helpful to look further into its roots.  One of the most important individuals to the development of DMT is Marian Chace.  A dancer, choreographer, and concert dance performer first, Chace studied with modern dance pioneers Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn at their school, Denishawn.


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Eventually, Chace opened her own dance school in Washington D.C., and it was here that she discovered the positive effects movement was having on her students in the 1940s.  The medical community began to take note of her students’ reported feelings of well-being after dancing, and Chace was eventually invited to work at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in D.C in 1942.  She became the first full-time dance therapist in 1947.  Fast forward to 1966, Chace went on to become the first president of the American Dance Therapy Association.


The mission of ADTA is as follows:
1. Define, promote and support the highest standards of education, credentialing, ethical practice and professional identity of dance/movement therapists
2. Increase professional opportunities for the membership by advocating for the inclusion of dance/movement therapy in healthcare, legislative, educational and research systems
3. Support internal communication among members, between the ADTA and the membership, and external communication nationally and internationally
4. Create opportunities for skill development, networking, community, and fund-raising by producing an annual conference
5. Support the growth of the ADTA and the profession by recruiting new members and responding to current membership needs

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Stay tuned for the next post in our series to read more about some theory and practice of DMT!

 

 

Introduction: Dance/Movement Therapy Blog Series

Welcome to the upcoming blog series about Dance/Movement Therapy!

In a series of five blog posts, we will be discussing:

  • A brief history of Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Some DMT theory and practices
  • Where DMT is used
  • Benefits of DMT
  • A brief overview of other creative arts therapies

Dance therapy is an excellent career path for dancers looking for opportunities outside of performance and teaching.  Stay tuned to learn more about this field!

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Dance Street Challenge

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Be part of the First Dance Competition ever done in New York City; where free style dancers can take home the grand prize of $1,000 cash.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this incredible event and to have the chance to see the talented dancers who will perform great shows to compete for the prize of $1,000… yesss $1,000!!!
Prepare your best dance shoes to celebrate an amazing night with great friends, incredible dancers and awesome DJ’S.

Tickets to the show: $20
Tshirts: $20
For tickets or Tshirt call us at Rhythmology (516)-280-6677.

If you want to be part of the competition you have to register before April 8, 2016. All dancers must have knowledge of Salsa, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue.
For rules and more info on competing visit
www.dancestreetchallenge.com or call 718-866-5272
Registration fee: $60 per couple.

Dance Legends

From Fred and Ginger to Dancing with the Stars, ballroom dancing has its share of legends. Now you have the opportunity to see today’s living legends all in one place as we present a World-Class Ballroom and Latin show dance festival featuring World Champions from both past and present.

Dance Legends is excited to welcome Slavik Kryklyvyy & Karina Smirnoff back to the Dance Legends floor, where their reunion began, for their 5th Anniversary event. You won’t want to miss this incredible show!

Last year the enthusiastic audience remained energetic throughout the magical weekend, cheering on their favorites and electrifying the atmosphere.The unbelievable show left everyone inspired and wanting more with one audience member declaring it, “one of the best weekends of my life!” Dance Legends officially took the ballroom world by storm and is quickly becoming a staple of the NYC dance community.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Doors open at 6:30pm
Event begins at 7:30pm

Show Dances by:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Daytime

Workshops by the Legends (more details to come)

Evening

Doors open at 6:30pm
Event begins at 7:30pm

Show Dances by:

Location: Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Click Here for More Information

Streaming Salsa and Bachata Music

Over the years, many of my students have asked for Salsa and Bachata music advice.  What is a good song to practice?  Where can I find a song that is playing the clave or the tumbao rhythm?  Through out time we have applied different technological solutions, but I think this is by far the best.  A relatively new company called Spotify has made it possible and social to share curated music playlists.  I have decided to make my first blog post about this list and to introduce to a little fun project. Allow me to introduce DJ Fro! I will be curating a list of Salsa and Bachata for us to party, listen and enjoy. I started it a bit ago but I am going to come back to it and edit, delete, add any song that is not perfect for the list. Feel free to leave me some comments on which song you would like to add to the list.  See you all in class, parties or just online.