Since being established in 2002, the Ritmos mission has been to preserve Latin American culture through dance across the New England area. Ritmos dancers range in ages 4-20 learn both folkloric and modern styles of Latin dance from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Columbia, and Cuba. We educate others about Latino history as well as provide affordable dance instruction, numerous travel and performance opportunities all within a family-oriented atmosphere. Ritmos’ presence in the community is of cultural-creative-preservation. Our cultural contributions ensure the LatinX community of Central Mass continue to be represented and acknowledged appropriately. It also creates a space for youth of low-economic status homes a therapeutic release that encourages physical health and cultural appreciation.