Welcome to Melbourne Latin Dance

Although Melbourne Latin Dance is regarded as one of Melbourne's best Latin dance schools due to the quality of its classes, specifically the high level of technique taught, it's also a warm, friendly and fun place to learn! Come with a friend or come alone – you don't need to come with a partner!

A wide variety of the most popular Latin styles of dance are taught at MLD including Salsa, Bachata, Samba and Reggaeton. 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!

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What's On at MLD?

BEGINNERS SALSA FAST-TRACK WEEKEND

For the first time ever, we are offering a way to fast-track an entire terms worth of Salsa learning into just one weekend!

For those of you who love the idea of a structured syllabus course but due to work or travel commitments etc, simply can’t commit to an 8 week course – we have come up with a way for you to have both! This method of total immersion over one weekend, with our structured syllabus course spanning over a Saturday and Sunday will have you move forward in leaps and bound in just two days! This will consist of 3 hours on the Saturday and then 3 hours on the Sunday.

Satuday 11th of October 1 – 4 pm
and
Sunday 12th of October 1 – 4 pm

Total of 6 hours

Early Bird (if paid on or prior to Friday 26th of September) $95

Regular (if paid after Friday 26th of September) $110

FREE 1 ½ HOUR SAMBA WORKSHOP

Yes, you read it right! We are offering a FREE 1 ½ hour samba workshop!

With the MLD Showcase fast approaching we want our Samba ladies to look the very best they can and that all starts with a strong understanding of the basics. It is the basic samba steps and techniques that are pivotal in any Samba Performance looking good. In the Showcase term we want to be able to focus on the overall choreography so we thought we’d offer all of the ladies who are committing to the Samba Performance Course for Showcase a real heads up by giving them a free 1 ½ hour workshop with complete focus on the techniques required for perfecting the basic steps.

The Free samba workshop will be held at the MLD Studio on
Sunday the 19th of October from 3.00 pm – 4.30 pm

To claim your free workshop please call Liz on 0419 150 174 or email us at dance@melbournelatindance.com.au to register

GET READY TO PERFORM AT THE 7TH ANNUAL MLD SHOWCASE 2014!

How exciting! It’s Showcase time again – the most exciting time of the year for MLD and its’ students!

Every year, in our last term of the year, Melbourne Latin Dance dedicates itself to giving our students the opportunity to be part of a Student Performance Team and perform – even if they’ve never done so before and even if they’ve only just started learning! Every dance style we offer is learnt as a performance course in this term. Like our regular terms, the Showcase term has a regular 1 hour weekday class, however in the Showcase Term students also attend a 1 ½ hour rehearsal at the weekend (Sunday), or, in some cases, vise-versa.

The performances are often themed and always costumed of course! At the end of the 8 weeks the students’ efforts culminate in amazing performances at the MLD Showcase with friends and family in attendance to watch proudly!

No matter what your current level of dance ability is, there is no better way to fast track your dancing than taking part in a Performance Team so don’t miss this opportunity!! Not only are Performance Courses the best way to fast track your dancing ability – they are also THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE! At MLD we put far more of our time, effort and energy into the Showcase Term and you gain far more benefit than in a regular term – but, having said that, WE CHARGE LESS PER HOUR THAN REGULAR COURSES!!!! The reason is that we REALLY want you to be part of this fantastic experience! Places in the Performance Courses are strictly limited – so get in very quickly!

8 WEEK (20 HOUR) SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE COURSES COMMENCING
MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2014

Monday
7.00 – 8.30 pmReggaeton Performance Team
Tuesday
6.30 – 7.30 pmBeginners Samba Performance Team (Taught by Liz)
7.30 – 8.30 pmBeginners Salsa Performance Team (taught by Liz & Ardi)
Thursday
6.30 – 7.30 pmBeginners Salsa Performance Team (taught by Liz & Ardi)
7.30 – 9.00 pmIntermediate Salsa Performance Team (taught by Liz & Ardi)
Sunday Rehearsal Times
10.30 – 12.00pmBeginners Salsa Rehearsal
12.00 – 1.30 pmBeginners Samba Rehearsal
1.30 – 2.30 pmReggaeton Rehearsal
2.30 – 3.30 pmIntermediate Salsa Rehearsal

MLD SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE NIGHT - SATURDAY 13TH DECEMBER

  • The Performance Courses will run for 8 consecutive weeks commencing week beginning Monday 20th October and culminating with the Performance on Saturday 13th December.
  • There will be a 1 hour weekday class and also a 1 ½ hour rehearsal each Sunday (or vise-versa). There will be a technical rehearsal at the venue on the Saturday of week 8 in place of the Sunday rehearsal on Week 8. This means that you will be receiving 20 hours of tuition over the 8 weeks.
  • Performers will not need to pay entry to the Showcase Event on Saturday 13th December so long as they have purchased at least 2 tickets for friends/family, otherwise there will be a $15 entrance fee (due by Week 5).
  • There will also be photos and videos of the performances made available to you FREE. Yes, photos and videos are included! The footage of your performance will be made available to you on our Facebook page and/or our Youtube channel and high res copies of both photos and videos will also be available for download.
  • There will be an additional (yet to be determined) cost of your costume. We anticipate about $100 - $150 excluding shoes and a $5 costume sourcing fee. The costume money will need to be paid by the second week of the course and once costumes have been purchased and total cost established, the difference will be refunded). Please DO NOT DIRECT DEPOSIT costume money into the MLD Bank Account.

SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE SHOWCASE AT THE EARLY BIRD PRICE NOW WITH A $100 DEPOSIT!

We only accept limited numbers into the MLD Student Showcase Performance teams – so places really are strictly limited. Last year places in many of the Showcase courses sold out very quickly.

You can secure your place in the Showcase at the Early Bird Price with a $100 deposit if paid by Friday 3rd of October. The balance is payable by Friday the 17th of October.

MLD Student Showcase Course Pricing

Early Bird Prices
(Payments/deposits made on or by Friday 3rd October)
1 Showcase Course $275
2 Showcase Courses $235 each
3 Showcase Courses $195 each
Regular Prices
(Payments/deposits made after Friday 3rd October)
1 Showcase Course $295
2 Showcase Courses $255 each
3 Showcase Courses $215 each

Partners…

Please be aware that although YOU DO NOT NEED TO JOIN WITH A PARTNER to do these courses, for Partnered Performance Courses such as Salsa and Bachata we MUST have even numbers of Men and Women in the courses. We must know in advance of your interest in joining or we cannot ensure a partner for you on the first night of the course starting. If you are interested in joining one of the Performance Courses you must register well in advance to the course starting.

If you want to do the Showcase Performance Course but don’t want to perform….

First let me say that I can’t imagine why!!!! (Ok, now that I got that out of my system….) Sometimes people are away or have commitments on the night of the performance but don’t want to miss out on the accelerated learning curve that a Performance Course provides not to mention missing out on 8 Weeks of dancing! (Never a good idea if your plan is to be moving forward with your dancing! Eight weeks out of the game is likely to set you back a little!) Then, there are those who simply don’t want to perform. (I don’t get it, but I’m ok with it!) ;-)

For courses not requiring a partner, such as Reggaeton or Brazilian Samba then this has no bearing on anyone else and so therefore it is ok to do this.

For partnered Courses such as Salsa or Bachata courses then you can only do the performance course if you either have a dance partner who also wants to do the course but not perform, or there happens to be someone else enrolling who wants to do the course but doesn’t want to perform. Best bet is to register your interest in the course with me and I’ll see what I can do about partnering you with someone who also doesn’t want to perform, if not performing is your preference.

Having said all of this, it is very rare that people do want to do the performance course but not perform. Performing is a blast and it’s something everyone should do at least once in their lives!! If it’s not on your bucket list yet – it should be!! 

Showcase Venue

The team at MLD is soooo excited about this years Showcase! Last year, for the first time we held the Showcase at the Collingwood College Theatre and it was by far the best venue we have ever used! We are so excited to be holding our 7th Annual Showcase there!

VENUE:

“The Theatre” at Collingwood College

Corner Cromwell St and McCutcheon Way (enter venue via McCutcheon Way)
Collingwood

The venue is effectively directly opposite the Collingwood Town Hall on Hoddle St, Collingwood)

Melway Ref: 2C, G9

Public Transport:

Collingwood Train Station is about 500 meters away (5 – 10 min walk)