Welcome to TRDS!

TOTAL RHYTHM DANCE STUDIO

My name is Tania Munro and I am the proud owner of Total Rhythm Dance Studio in Carleton Place, ON.

Growing up in El Salvador, I started dancing at the early age of 6. I have continued my love of dancing by formally becoming a dance teacher in May 2001. I have been privileged enough to study dancing with some of the finest dancers in Canada. Dancing has always been my passion and I consider myself lucky to work doing something I love.

Teaching for me is a way of sharing with others all the joys that dancing has brought into my life. I offer my students professional instruction in a relaxed and private environment. You can expect a positive attitude, dedication, patience, and most importantly, guaranteed results.

Rick Ruggles

Tania Munro

Bob and Louise began dancing together in 1997 as a way of relaxing from their high-stress tech-sector jobs in Ottawa. They never looked back, and they credit dancing for helping them form a strong circle of friends in Ottawa and Carleton Place during a time when they were both new to the area. They have studied various styles of couples dancing over the years but when they discovered West Coast Swing - it quickly became their favorite dance.

Today, Louise is known for her exceptional musicality and funky West Coast Swing, which complement Bob's cool, masculine style. Bob's extensive martial arts training (he holds a 2nd degree black belt in Goju Ryu style karate) gives him a strong understanding of movement and physical control.

They travel all over the United States and Canada for dance events/workshops and take private lessons with some of today's top West Coast Swing professionals.

Hi, I'm Rick Ruggles proud instructor at Total Rhythm Dance Studio and dancing has always been a part of my life. At the age of 6, I began my formal training with Ballet, Jazz, Tap/Step Dancing, and Modern. For over 10 years, I have brought my passion for dancing to my students in the Ottawa Region. For me, dancing, it's freedom and fun!

It is a great privilege and honour to be a teacher at Total Rhythm Dance Studio.

Bob & Louise