Homegrown Business: Jennifer Bishop, Artistic Director and owner of The Rhythm Room

The Rhythm Room provides a variety of dance classes for Tap, ranging from beginner to advanced levels of all ages. At The Rhythm Room, the focus is on grasping the fundamentals of Tap dancing. We spoke with Jennifer Bishop, Artist Director and owner to learn more about them!

The Rhythm Room

What is your business called and what does it do?

The Rhythm Room. We teach Tap Dancing to students of all ages and abilities

What made you want to do this work?

I have danced my whole life and have found it very rewarding to share this amazing art form with people

What problem did you want to solve with the business?

The lack of joy and community in older people’s lives.

Who are your clientele/demographics?

We have predominantly students between 40 & 85. (but also a good handful who are younger)

How does your business make money? How does it work?

We make money by holding dance classes and renting space to others who need it.

Where in Vancouver can we find your profession?

At dance studios/film sets/theatres

The Rhythm Room

What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? Give the answer as well.

Question: What sets you apart from the other dance studios and why do I want to register with you vs the other options? The answer is clear: everyone who dances here absolutely loves it!

What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

Best part: sharing such a joyous activity with people. Worst part: gee, I can’t think of anything.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

We’re lost in the “shuffle”

What are your social media channels?

Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

PAY IT FORWARD: What is another Vancouver business that you love?

East Van Graphics! They are quick, easy to deal with and affordable.