Welcome to Melbourne Latin Dance

Melbourne Latin Dance has long been regarded as one of the best Latin dance schools in Melbourne due to the quality of its classes - specifically the high level of technique taught. In 2015 MLD is celebrating its 10th Birthday, making MLD one of the longest running Salsa schools in Melbourne but more importantly - a friendly and fun place to learn Latin dance in Melbourne! The main styles of dance we offer are Salsa, Samba, Reggaeton and Bachata.

We have been offering Salsa classes in Melbourne for 10 years and were the first Latin dance school to offer Bachata classes in Melbourne. Shortly after that we were one of the very first schools to introduce Reggaeton to the Melbourne salsa scene and soon followed Brazilian Samba which is another favorite at Melbourne Latin Dance.

Our classes are taught as 8 Week Courses because organized syllabus courses have proven to be a far more efficient and effective way for students to learn and retain what they learn with revision and repetition, as compared to casual classes.

Our classes are taught by our team of friendly and well trained instructors at our centrally located studio in Richmond.

We welcome students of all levels from absolute beginners to advanced dancers! Come with a friend or come alone – you don’t need to come with a partner!

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What's On at MLD?

  • Tickets to MLD Showcase still available
  • Term 1 starts 15th Jan 2018. Early Bird available until Friday 15th Dec 2017
  • Give the Gift of Dance this X-Mas with an MLD Gift Voucher
  • HALF PRICE COURSES - 2 for 1 deal still available for Term 1, 2018! So get on it! 

8 WEEK COURSES START MONDAY 15TH JANUARY 2018

Monday
6.30 – 7.30Beginners Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Reggaeton
8.30 – 9.30Intermediate Reggaeton
 
Tuesday
6.30 – 7.30Beginners Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Salsa
8.30 – 9.30Beginners Bachata
 
Wednesday
6.00 – 7.00Beginners Salsa
7.00 – 8.00Beginners Samba
8.00 – 9.00Intermediate Samba
9.00 – 10.00Advanced Salsa
 
Thursday
6.00 – 7.00Beginners Salsa
7.00 – 8.00Salsa Technique and Fundamentals
(8 Week Course for men and women)
8.00 – 9.00Intermediate Salsa
9.00 – 10.00Intermediate Bachata

EARLY BIRD Prices for 8 Week Courses (if paid on or prior to Friday 15th December 2017)

$120 per Course
$100 each if 2 Courses are taken in the same Term
$90 each if 3 Courses are taken in the same Term
$80 each if 4 Courses are taken in the same term

REGULAR Prices for 8 Week Courses (if paid after Friday 15th December 2017)

$140 per Course
$120 each if 2 Courses are taken in the same Term
$110 each if 3 Courses are taken in the same Term
$100 each if 4 Courses are taken in the same Term

To register, email us with your full name, mobile number and which course and day of course you would like to join. We’ll then email you with our banking details. Please note that places in the course are limited and are granted on a first in first served basis.

OPEN WEEK AT MLD FROM MONDAY 15TH JAN! TRY THE FIRST CLASS OF ANY OF OUR 8 WEEK COURSES FOR FREE!!

You are welcome to try the first class of any of our 8 Week Courses next term for FREE! This allows you to give it a go without committing to the course and it also allows those who are committing to the course to then continue on as a group, moving forward each week with the syllabus.

To take us up on this awesome offer, please email us at dance@melbournelatindance.com.au with your full name, mobile number and the course & level of the course you would like to try. Please note that bookings are essential for trial classes and also, given as we limit the number of students in our courses, priority for those limited places will be given to students paying for courses. (If you’re not sure which level you are at please call us on 0419 150 174 so as to best benefit you and others in your class).

HALF PRICE COURSES NEXT TERM WITH OUR “2 FOR 1” DEAL!

We are currently offering a “2 for the price of 1” deal at MLD! Yep! HALF PRICE COURSES!!!! That means that you and a friend can both get your courses for the price of just one course. At least one of you needs to be a NEW student to MLD though – so if you know someone who has always wanted to lean to dance – and we all do – then NOW is the time to do it!

The deal applies to any of our 8 Week Courses which means that you and your friend do not have to enroll into the same course to get the deal. You can also get Early Bird Discounts with this deal however “Multiple Course Discounts” will not apply with the “2 for 1” deal.

All you need to do to take up your half price course is email us at dance@melbournelatindance.com.au with your full name and mobile number and also that of your friend and be sure to also let us know which courses you’d both like to register for. We’ll then link your registration forms and send you our banking details. Then you pay for 1 course but get 2 – one for you and one for your friend!

GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE THIS CHRISTMAS WITH AN MLD GIFT VOUCHER!

If you’re wondering what that special person in your life who you’ve come along to watch tonight would like for Christmas... Well here’s a clue... They’ve spent somewhere between 2.5 – 7.5 hours per week at Melbourne Latin Dance for the past 8 weeks and they are usually at the studio for 1 – 3 hours during the year. Ok, more hints. I think they love dance (and just quietly, I think they love us too!). Nudge, nudge, wink, wink – get them an MLD voucher!! ;-)

Here are some great voucher ideas:

8 Week Course (any style of their choice)$140 (Valid for 12 Months)
Private Lesson Voucher$85 (Valid for 12 Months)

... or any $ amount!

THIS YEAR IS THE 10th ANNUAL MLD SHOWCASE!

Although Melbourne Latin Dance has been running for more that 12 years – 2017 marks the 10th year that we have been running the MLD Showcase! And what a line up it is set to be! We will have an unprecedented 10 performances this year and also the introduction of our first ever ongoing MLD Samba Squad and MLD Salsa Squad. Not to mention, 2017 was also the year we moved to our gorgeous and HUGE new studio!!  What a year! And what better way to wrap up this awesome year for MLD than Showcase! Come along and support the students and see just what they’ve been up to for the past 8 weeks at the studio!

Saturday 16th December
Doors open at 6.30. Shows will start at 7pm.
The Renaissance Theatre
826 High Street, Kew East

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the studio or at the venue by cash or credit card.

SAMBA BEGINNERS FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP

This workshop is a pre-requisite for anyone doing our Beginners Samba Course for the first time. You are only required to do it once, with your first Beginners Samba and then simply continue with the Beginners Samba Courses each term, although, given as these are techniques that can take time to master, it is recommended to revisit this workshop every term until these fundamentals are embedded correctly in your muscle memory and are second nature.

The workshop will primarily focus on the actual basic step of samba and all the detailed technique involved in getting the samba basic as fluid and smooth as possible whilst maximizing range of hip movement and isolation. There will also be a section on the arm movement in the samba basic.

Next Beginners Samba Basic & Fundamentals Workshop is Sunday 22nd Jan from 11am – 1pm

$30 if paid on or prior to Friday 16th December or $40 if paid after Friday 16th December

SAMBA INTERMEDIATE FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP

This workshop is a pre-requisite for anyone doing our Intermediate Samba Course for the first time. You are only required to do it once, with your first Intermediate Samba and then simply continue with the Intermediate Samba Courses each term, although, given as these are techniques that can take time to master, it is recommended to revisit this workshop every term until these fundamentals are embedded correctly in your muscle memory and are second nature. This workshop can even be taken when you have been doing Beginners for a while and are looking to prepare for the jump to Intermediate.

The workshop will primarily focus on getting the Samba Basic from half time to full speed but the main purpose of this workshop is to give the ladies moving into Intermediate, and even those already in Intermediate, an opportunity to focus on the technique of turns and spins, with the focus being on travelling turns.

Next Beginners Samba Basic & Fundamentals Workshop is Sunday 21st Jan from 1pm – 3pm

$30 if paid on or prior to Friday 15th December or $40 if paid after Friday 15th December

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018!
Liz and the MLD Team