top of page

Our Story

RRDF was created with the intention of helping more women to see the value in movement, connecting to their bodies, and taking time for self-care. We believe that life is supposed to be fun and filled with hobbies that promote overall wellness, self-discovery, and confidence building. Our company has evolved so much over the years, but our mission has remained the same. Do more of what makes you happy, period. 

Real Rhythm Dance and Fitness aims to motivate, educate, and inspire others to be the best version of themselves through dancing, coaching, traveling, or just creating a healthier & more balanced lifestyle.

Screen Shot 2023-06-01 at 11.27.23 AM.png

Get To Know Riss

"If you don't enjoy what you do everyday, the money will never be worth it."

Marissa Tonge , CEO & Founder of Real Rhythm Dance and Fitness & Real Riddim Dance Workout™ is a strong believer in following your passion and living with a purpose. Even though she has evolved into an educational dance professional, her passion began with a love for fitness.


At just the young age of 3, she began exercising with her mother, Linda, in their basement. Linda collected and spoke highly about the popular workout series THE FIRM. This is where Marissa learned form, technique, and effective exercises that she still does to this day.

While growing up, Marissa's love for dance began to grow as she took part in numerous school showcases and musicals. During her high school career, she was recognized in two Playbills as the contributing choreographer for Grease and High School Musical. In addition to being a professional dancer and choreographer, Marissa is a NASM certified personal trainer and certified VXN Workout instructor. She has previously been certified in PiYo®LIVE and Zumba Fitness®.

Meet The Team

bottom of page