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?

  • BRAND NEW ( H U G E ! ) MLD STUDIO!
  • BRAND NEW MLD SHOWCASE VENUE!
  • HALF PRICE COURSES - 2 for 1 deal!
  • Tickets to MLD Showcase still available
  • Early Bird Discounts for 2017 timetable available until Friday 16th Dec
  • Give the Gift of Dance this X-Mas with an MLD Gift Voucher
  • Beginners Salsa Fast-Track Weekend is on again! Sat 18 & Sun 19 Feb 2017

BRAND NEW ( H U G E ! ! ) MLD STUDIO!!!

After 11 strong years of Melbourne Latin Dance at our first studio, we have moved onto a much bigger, better studio only meters down the road, still on Swan Street in Richmond! The dance floor in our new studio is THREE TIMES BIGGER than the dance floor in our old studio!!! ...and the air cond is soooooo cool – literally!

We look forward to having you with us next year as we take MLD to the next level in 2017!

9TH ANNUAL MLD SHOWCASE

Saturday 10th December
Our students at MLD have been busily preparing all term for their Showcase Performances and they can’t wait to show you what they have been up to! We’d all love to see you there! There will be 7 Performances on the night:

Beginners Salsa, Intermediate Salsa, Beginners Samba, 2 Intermediate Samba Performances and Reggaeton!

Doors open at 7pm
Renaissance Theatre
826 High Street Kew East

Tickets: $25 at the door on the night

MLD is also taking it to the next level with our new venue for Showcase this year – the Renaissance Theatre!

8 WEEK COURSES STARTING WEEK BEGINNING MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2017

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
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 (4 Week Course for men)
7.00 – 8.00Salsa Technique and Fundamentals (8 Week Course for ladies)
8.00 – 9.00Intermediate Salsa
9.00 – 10.00Intermediate Bachata

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

HALF PRICE COURSES NEXT TERM!

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 (even our Fast-Track Beginners Salsa Weekend Course), 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 22nd Jan from 11am – 1pm

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

***NEW*** SAMBA INTERMEDIATE FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP ***NEW***

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 Intermediate Samba Basic & Fundamentals Workshop is Sunday 22nd Jan from 1pm – 3pm

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

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

An MLD Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for that friend who has always said they want to dance but keeps coming up with “reasons” why now is not the “right time”…blah, blah, blah... You know, you’ve heard the excuses. Give your loved one a nudge out of their comfort zone and into what could be the best thing that ever happened to them!

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)

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and all the best for 2017!

Liz and the MLD Team