Rhythm City Productions

RCMA 2024 Event Makers

Safer Spaces Team: 

Damian Cade & Laura Avelino. These advocates and their team will be on hand at the event to help you with any concerns you have, in particular but not limited to those arising out of violations of the RCMA Code of Conduct, and coordinating the safe walk program for leaving the venue late at night.

Volunteer Coordinator and Queen of the Gaps:

Suzanna Wright. She combs the schedule for places where work and/or help is needed and makes sure the need is filled, communicating with all the wonderful volunteers. Plus, she finds all the gaps in the planning and makes sure everything runs smoothly, in spite of Lucy’s inattention to detail.

Cheerleader / Cattle Prod: 

Edina Shaw. It’s no exaggeration to say that, without Edina, this event would not be happening. She lit a fire under Lucy in the spring of 2023 to ensure that RCMA happened that year, and kept nudging and supporting throughout the whole process of getting RCMA off the ground. Since then she’s been an indispensable moral support and handler of various tasks big and small. It’s impossible to catalogue everything that Edina took on, but it’s a lot.

Housing and Cabaret Coordinator:

Jean Michel Oblette. First he helps connect out of towners with friendly locals with a spare place to crash, and then he brings you the always special and surprising RCMA Cabaret. Unsung hero, man behind the scenes: the scene wouldn’t be the same without him.


Lindsay Leong. She and her crew of volunteers set the stage for the party, turning a serviceable hall into a space of wonder and magic.


Emmanuel Guevara. For many years now Emmanuel has been documenting our dances, recording and sharing our dance exploits, awkward faces, and joyful improvisations. Look forward to many wonderful, magic, surprising, foolish, and fantastic photos soon after RCMA.


Sound Tech:

Dave Henderson Sound. We feel so fortunate to have Dave’s professional, friendly, and unflappable expertise at RCMA each year. He makes the bands and DJs sound great, amplifies the teachers if need be, and provides the sound for the classes. We couldn’t hold the event without him!


Event producer:

Lucy Falkner. Owner and director of Rhythm City Productions since she started it in 2008. Lucy brings the vision and her background producing events, and relies heavily on the heart and enthusiasm of the local scene to make the event magic each year.




Music Makers

Bonnie Northgraves Quintet:

We’re so excited to welcome Bonnie back as front lady and instructor of the Understanding Jazz Music Saturday evening class, and we know you will be delighted with (and deeply swungover after) her soulful vocals and blasting trumpet.

Competition DJ:

Julia Franta (ask DJ Frantana). Dancer and DJ extraordinaire, Julia hails from Victoria, BC, and brings years of experience and finesse to the competition music and the Friday social dancing music. We’re always overjoyed to have her providing the music at RCMA.


Social dancing DJs: