About Graffiti Rhythms

Dance as a Lifestyle

Hip Hop Classes, Chicago, IL Graffiti Rhythms is the invention of Cari Garcia. Garcia started taking Dance and Martial Arts classes along with playing several sports over 15 years ago and has loved the lifestyle and benefits of physical activity ever since. Being a skilled and passionate dancer, Garcia quickly moved up to adult classes at a young age and eventually became a dance assistant. With over five years of Columbia College Chicago education she was able to learn many traditional techniques and styles including: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, West African, Hip Hop, Tap, and World Latin. She later established fitness and exercise to be a new found desire. Now Group Fitness and CPR Certified, Garcia is able to take her funky technical style to another level at city-wide gyms, studios, park disticts, etc. She is certified in the universal fun party work out known as ZUMBA® where she takes her students on another level of working up a sweat! Also, certified in PILOXING, Cari uniquely mixes Pilates, Boxing, and Dance Technique into a fat torching and muscle sculpting workout guaranteed to transform your body into a SLEEK, SEXY, and more POWERFUL shape! After performing in huge venues and stages around the country opening up for and working with famous artists; Garcia soon started Graffiti Rhythms to establish herself as a dancer, choreographer, and instructor as well as to help others find and share the love of dance that she has developed throughout the course of her life.

Hip Hop, Zumba® and More!

Having a background in street-style dancing, including Hip Hop and Breakdance, Cari also brings elements of fitness into her classes to help her clients improve on all aspects of their life including: proper balence, posture, core stability, and healthy breathing techniques. Not only will you be improving on your overall strength and toning your body, you will be relieving stress and contributing to an overall happy feeling.

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Growing up, Cari Garcia was always part of different dance groups. Through these experiences she learned the good and bad benefits of being in a non-profit dance organization. Now she is ready to introduce to the world her very own GRAFFITI RHYTHMS DANCE CREW. This is a group of young individuals who all have their own unique talents & skills but share one common love- PERFORMING. Cari's goal is to promote a positive understanding of HipHop culture and to influence her students/fans by showing them that hard work, dedication and dreaming big can make you very successful in life.

Crew Mission Statement:

"We are all born with rhythm... body, mind & soul. We are fearless, limitless, and unpredictable. We exhibit exceptional skills... standing with pride & confidence every time we get on stage. We are dancers & nothing can stop us from flying."

Graffiti Rhythms on ABC Channel 7

ABC Channel 7's show The ñ Beat will be covering a story about the career of Dance & Fitness Instructor Cari Garcia!! Since opening her website www.graffitirhythms.com over a year ago; she has taken leaps & bounds to get to the where she stands today. With over 10yrs of teaching experience-Cari is not only a teacher but also performs at festivals, expos, fundraisers, etc. She choreographs for many special events & is Artistic Director of GRAFFITI RHYTHMS DANCE CREW. Because of her continious dedication to her passion & business, she has gained tons of fans & students all around Chicago where her choreography comes to life in her home-town.

The ñ Beat highlights the accomplishments of business leaders and organizations in the city of Chicago, who challenge the Latino community to participate in the pursuit of the American Dream. After reading Cari's biography, the Executive Producer took it upon himself to call her and ask if she would be willing to be a part of the show- Of course, she gladly accepted. Check out her story here:


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Graffiti Rhythms | Chicago, IL

Serving Chicago including the areas of Lincoln Park, Lakeway, Irving Park, Bucktown, Belmont-Cragin, Wicker Park, West Town Logan Square, Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Humboldt Park and Norridge, IL