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?

  • Term 2 starts 12th March 2018. Early Bird available until this Friday 16th Feb
  • HALF PRICE COURSES! 2 for 1 deal still available for Term 2!
  • The MLD Directors are getting married in Term 2! There will be a few minor adjustments to the timetable but mostly it will be yet another fun term at MLD – just a lot more special!!

8 WEEK COURSES START MONDAY 12TH MARCH 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
6.20 – 8.00Advanced Salsa (see below for timetable adjustments to this course for this term)
8.00 – 9.40Intermediate Samba (see below for timetable adjustments to this course for this term)
 
Thursday
6.00 – 7.00Beginners Salsa
7.20 – 9.00Intermediate Salsa (see below for timetable adjustments to this course for this term)
9.00 – 10.00Intermediate Bachata (see below for timetable adjustments to this course for this term)
 
Saturday
9.30 – 11.30Samba Squad Newbies (by invitation only)
10.30 – 12.30Samba Squad (by invitation only)
1.30 – 3.30Int Salsa Team (by invitation only)
2.30 – 4.30Salsa Squad (by invitation only)

EARLY BIRD Prices for 8 Week Courses (if paid on or prior to Friday 16th Feb)

$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 16th Feb)

$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.

OUR DIRECTORS ARE GETTING MARRIED IN TERM 2 AND WILL BE AWAY FOR 3 OF THE 8 WEEKS. THERE WILL BE A FEW MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO THE TIMETABLE FOR TERM 2 AS FOLLOWS:

The following courses will NOT be affected at all and will run as per the timetable: Beginners Salsa, Beginners Bachata, Beginners Samba, Beginners Reggaeton and Intermediate Reggaeton

The following courses will NOT run on weeks 4, 5 and 6 of the course, however, will run for 1 hour and 40 minutes on Weeks 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8: Advanced Salsa, Intermediate Samba and Intermediate Salsa. This means that these courses will be 8 hours and 40 minutes for the term instead of the normal 8 hours.

Intermediate Bachata will run for 1 hour on weeks 1, 2, 3, 7 & 8 and we will arrange either a 3 hour “smash it” session to catch up on the missed classes or 2 x 1.5 hour catch up sessions. This will be determined by the group at the beginning of the term.

OPEN WEEK AT MLD FROM MONDAY 12TH MARCH! 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!

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 18th March from 11am – 1pm

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

We hope to have you with us for this very special term at MLD!

Liz and the MLD team!