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?

  • 8 Week Courses start Monday 2nd May
  • Early Bird Discounts available until Friday 8th April
  • Half Price Courses at MLD!
  • Beginners Salsa Fast-Track Weekend Course
  • Video links to Showcase Performances


6.30 – 7.30Beginners Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Reggaeton
8.30 – 9.30Intermediate Reggaeton
6.30 – 7.30Beginners Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Salsa
8.30 – 9.30Beginners Bachata
6.30 – 7.00Advanced Salsa Performance Team Rehearsal
7.00 – 8.00Advanced Salsa
8.00 – 9.00Intermediate Samba
9.00 – 9.30Intermediate Samba Performance Team Rehearsal
6.00 – 7.00Beginners Salsa
7.00 – 8.00Salsa Technique and Fundamentals (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 8th April)

$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

Prices for 8 Week Courses

$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


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!


At Melbourne Latin Dance, we offer our classes as 8 Week Courses however, we are now offering a way to fast-track an entire 8 Week term of Salsa learning into just one weekend!

If you love the benefits of a structured syllabus course but due to work or travel commitments etc an 8 Week commitment is not ideal for you - we have come up with a way for you to have both!

This method of total immersion, with our structured syllabus course spanning over one weekend will have you move forward in leaps and bounds in just two days! The course will consist of 3.5 hours on the Saturday, followed by 3.5 hours on the Sunday.


Sat 4th & Sun 5th June11 am – 2.30 pmFriday 20th May
Sat 30th & Sun 31st July11 am – 2.30 pmFriday 15th July
Sat 24th & Sun 25th Sept11 am – 2.30 pmFriday 9th Sept


$120 Early Bird (if paid on or before Early Bird cut-off date)
$140 Regular (if paid after the Early Bird cut-off date)


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.

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 arms in samba, travelling turns and more!

DateTimeEarly Bird Discount
‘Cut-Off’ Date
Sunday 8th May11 am – 1 pmFriday 8th April
Sunday 3rd July11 am – 1 pmFriday 3rd June
Sunday 28th August11 am – 1 pmFriday 29th July
Sunday 16th October11 am – 1 pmFriday 23rd September

Workshop Pricing for and Samba Fundamentals Workshops

Early Bird Price $30 (if paid on or prior to Early Bird Cut Off Date)
Regular Price $40 (if paid after Early Bird Cut Off Date)


Int Samba https://youtu.be/2UqCcq_r9to
Advanced Salsa: https://youtu.be/Nx-YyYQJDiA
Reggaeton: https://youtu.be/OqvDNWUHV9A
Beginners Samba: https://youtu.be/_jJcZxTORQ4
Int Salsa: https://youtu.be/OUImSKCC9gs
Beginners Salsa: https://youtu.be/nm3YQxo_R_0

We hope to see you soon!
Liz and the MLD Team