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?

  • NEW! $45 - $60 for 4 Week Courses in Term 1 at MLD commencing Monday 12th Jan
  • Give the Gift of Dance this X-Mas with an MLD Gift Voucher
  • Beginners Salsa Fast-Track Weekend is on again! Sat 10 & Sun 11 Jan 2015
  • Ladies Salsa Styling and Samba Workshops

Time for change…

For 9 fun-filled and successful years now, we have been offering 8 Week Courses at MLD. Although this has always worked well as we have found that structured syllabus courses really are the best way to move you forward in dance not only quickly – but also whilst learning and maintaining good technique - we are shaking it up a bit and making a few changes…

The first of these changes that you may notice is that we are now offering 6 Week Courses throughout the year, however our first course of the year will be a 4 Week Course (a great chance to have a taster of a new style or even of MLD for the first time!) Our traditional 8 Week Showcase Performance Course at the end of the year – which is now in its 7th year – will remain an 8 Week Course.

We have also restructured what used to be known as our “Salsa Technique and Styling” course. It will now be split into 2 courses: “Salsa Technique and Fundamentals” Course for men and women and “Ladies Salsa Styling and Footwork” Workshop.

We will also be offering regular Sunday Workshops. Read on for more details on our “Samba Basic and Fundamentals” and our “Ladies Styling and Footwork” Workshops!

We hope you enjoy these, and all the other fresh new changes coming your way from MLD in 2015!


6.30 – 7.30Beginners Bachata
7.30 – 8.30Advanced Salsa
8.30 – 9.30Intermediate Bachata
6.30 – 7.30Beginners Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Salsa
8.30 – 9.00Free Beginners Salsa
6.30 – 7.30Intermediate Samba
7.30 – 8.30Beginners Reggaeton
8.30 – 9.30Intermediate Reggaeton
6.30 – 7.30Beginners Salsa
7.30 – 8.30Salsa Technique and Fundamentals (for men and women)
8.30 – 9.30Intermediate Salsa

EARLY BIRD Prices for 4 Week Courses (if paid on or prior to Friday 26th December 2014)
$60 per Course
$50 each if 2 Courses are taken in the same Term
$45 each if 3 Courses are taken in the same Term

REGULAR Prices for 4 Week Courses (if paid after Friday 26th December 2014)
$70 per Course
$60 each if 2 Courses are taken in the same Term
$55 each if 3 Courses are taken in the same Term


At Melbourne Latin Dance, we are now offering a way to fast-track an entire term of Salsa learning into just one weekend!

For those of you who love the idea and benefits of a structured syllabus course but due to work or travel commitments etc simply can’t commit to a 6 Week course – 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! This will consist of 3 hours on the Saturday, followed by 3 hours on the Sunday.

Saturday 10th January1 – 4 pm
Sunday 11th January1 – 4 pm

Total of 6 hours
Early Bird (if paid on or prior to Friday 26th of December) $95
Regular (if paid after Friday 26th of December) $110


The long awaited follow up to what used to be known as our “Salsa Technique and Styling” course has finally arrived! The pre-requisite for this course is either what used to be known as the Salsa Technique and Styling Course or our current Salsa Technique and Fundamentals Course. This course will bring together the figure 8’s of the hips and ribs, and all the other techniques learnt in the pre-requisite courses into a smooth and graceful basic. We will also continue the mastery of spins and travelling turns and learn the fundamental footwork required for Salsa at the Intermediate level. The workshop will also include ladies styling including hands and arms in turn patterns as well as spins and shines!

Sunday 1st Feb 10am – 1pm (3 Hours)


This course 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!

Sunday 1st Feb 2pm – 5pm (3 Hours)

Workshop Pricing
$40 each or both for $70 (Early Bird – if paid on or prior to Friday 16th Jan)
$45 each or both for $90 (Regular Price – if paid after Friday 16th Jan)


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! Early Bird Discounts also apply before X-Mas!

Here are some great voucher ideas:
4 Week Course (any style of their choice)   $60 (Valid for Term 1 2015)
Beginners Salsa Fast-Track Weekend Course   $95 (Valid for 12 months)
6 Week Course (any Style of their choice)   $95 (Valid for 12 months)

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015!

Liz and the MLD Team