ŠRD Ritam Zona is a non profit centre for Dance and Yoga education, founded in 2004, it's primary goal is to promote the art of Contemporary dance, Jazz dance, Hip hop and Yoga in Croatia.
It was founded by Tamara Berec (B.F.A University of Kinesiology Zagreb graduate, E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher, Rainbow kids yoga teacher), who is also the school's art director.
Our mission is to educate children and young adults in various urban dance styles using a fun and highly motivational programme, while maintaining a positive atmosphere where the they will feel relaxed and carefree. Our focus is on developing new skills and a sense of their own joyful discipline, and to do that we employ highly trained and proffesional instructors with a keen sense for child behaviourism.
Aside from the regular instructors Ritam Zona is regularly visited by other well known and established teachers who offer their own workshops.
Before joining us, anyone has opportunity for a free drop in class to determine which dance group or yoga class fits them best.
Twice a year we show the results of our labours by performing our coreographies in the Trešnja Theatre and KUD Travno. We regularly participate in various festivals and dance competitions including ESDU Dance Star, Dance Fest Novi Sad, International Dance Festival, Treps, Dani Silvije Hercigonje, Cest is the best, Advent u srcu Zagreba, and other humanitarian events.
Our dance education provides much more than learning dance technique and steps. We believe that the discipline that grows in young dancers as they practice and train, helps each one to experience the spirit of team work, the ability to confront their fears is developed and their personal sense of beauty and art grows, as well as being taught and shown by example the foundations of a healthy lifestyle and their own selfrespect is nurtured through their successes.
As such our goal is to educate the mind and the body, and teach as many skills as we can to lead a succesful life, regardless of whether the students continue to pursue dancing.
All of our dance instructors have the utmost respect for their work and their students and utilize a caring and professional approach when teaching.
Our programmes have been approved by the Ministry of Science, Education & Sports.
ŠRD Ritam Zona is part of the Children and Young Adult Education Act approved and sponsored by the Centre for Social Care, City of Zagreb.