About us

THE STUDENTS:

The Rhythm Room is known for it’s amazing community of dance loving people.

We teach people to from 2 to 99yrs old to dance with:

- joy  
- technique 
- confidence
&  artistic expression

Come dance with us.  
You’ll be so 
happy you did.

Read what people have to say about dancing with us, here


Artistic Director, Jennifer Bishop

Jennifer Bishop has been teaching, performing, adjudicating, choreographing and producing for over 25 years. She is highly sought after as a dance coach, performer & consultant.  Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellan) tops her list of celebrity students. 

Jennifer was a resident instructor at HARBOUR DANCE CENTRE for over 25 years. She is co-founder of THE WEST COAST TAP DANCE COLLECTIVE and has served as  Vancouver Co-Representative for THE INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE ASSOCIATION.

As a choreographer her credits include numerous commercials, TV shows, feature films and theatre productions. She has had the privilege of performing on the Vancouver stage at The Arts Club Stanley Theatre (West Side Story, Singin' in The Rain & Cabaret), The Vancouver Playhouse (Guys & Dolls and The Music Man), The Vogue Theatre (Godspell), The Centennial Theatre (Godspell and Wizard of Oz), Harmony Arts Festival, Chutzpah Festival, Vancouver International Dance Festival, The Vancouver Tap Festival and Theatre Under the Stars (West Side Story x 2!). Her performing career has allowed her to travel across North America and as far as Taiwan for an adventure as a singer with a top 40/funk band.  Most recently, she has joined Burstin' With Broadway (a 175 member choir) as their Choreographer. 

In 2007, Jennifer found a fabulous dance space and The Rhythm Room was created.  A place for all things percussive!  : )  And in December of  2017, The Rhythm Room added a second location at #109-3701 Hastings Street.

Jennifer is actively involved in the community, supporting up and coming dancers and encouraging their continued growth through exploration in their studies with as many different instructors they can experience.  She endeavors to stay active as an artist through studying different forms of dance, jamming with her husband, Bill Costin and dancing with their 9 year old daughter, Olivia Love.

LINK TO AN INTERVIEW W/JENNIFER:
https://footstepsandstoriessite.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/jennifer-bishop-all-for-tap-tap-for-all/


Groovy people who have taught here:

Nick Apivor , Jamie Ausmus, Laura Bishop,  Sierra Brewerton, Ethel Bruneau, Amy Burns, Alexandra Clancy, Heather CornellBill Costin,  Thanos Daskalopoulos, Alesia Dicicco, Tre Martin Dumas, Ryan Foley, Melissa Frakman, Peggy Giesbrecht, Joel Hanna, Jim Hibbard, Jeff Hyslop, Graeme Kitagawa, Travis Knights, Alicia Koevoets, Evie Ladin, Lisa Latouche, Kristina Linden, Jennifer Lynch,  Troy McLaughlin, Keri Minty, Johnathan Morin, Susan Nase, Andrew Nemr, Danny Nielsen, William Orlowski, Yiota Peklari, Andrew Prashad, Shelley Stewart Hunt, Allison ToffanTeryl RotheryJessie Sawyers, Matt Shields, Russell ShumskyPaula SkiminLindsay Sterk, Tosh Sutherland,  Dayna SzyndrowskiKeith Terry, Julie Tomaino, Barbara Tutt, Barbara Vargas


We’ve been at this dance biz for over 25 years  
(yeah, we’ve been around :)


The Studio

Our studio is available for rental.  Please inquire HERE