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Experience high-quality, 
informative and tailored dance lessons with some of Australia’s most experienced teachers. The Secret Garden of Dance can help you achieve your goals in a fun and friendly environment and at a pace you’re comfortable with. Whether you’re a new student, looking for great Salsa and Bachata classes, a bridal couple or simply wanting to improve your skills, we welcome all students to experience the joys of music and dance at our studio.

WELCOME
Thank you for visiting and we truly hope you find our website informative and useful. At The Secret Garden of Dance, we genuinely do our best to create a warm, friendly, fun and easy going dance studio. We believe that a space free from any pressure or intimidation is a much better learning environment and is simply more enjoyable!

All new students receive a free group class! Simply fill out the enquiry form to receive your free class.

LESSON FORMAT
We conduct weekly group classes, private lessons, workshops and socials. We cater for absolute beginners who have never danced before through to advanced dancers and professionals who are seeking refinement, advanced coaching and a new challenge!

STYLES OF DANCE WE TEACH (most commonly taught at our studio
Salsa (Casino/Cuban Salsa, LA on 1, Mambo on 2, Cali style, Cumbia/Latino Salsa)
Bachata (Dominican & Moderna)
Wedding dance (Box Rumba, Wedding Waltz & our own wedding dance syllabus – couples are free to choose any style of dance)
Dips, tricks, lifts & aerials
Afro Cuban Rhythms & Cuban Rumba (Guaguanco, Yambu, Columbia, Orishas/Yaruba, Congo – Yuka, Makuta, Palo Monte, Pilon)
Hip Hop, Funk, Dancehall, Reggaeton
Michael Jackson (signature moves and choreography)
Social Latin American (Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba & Jive)
Swing (Lindy hop, East coast swing, Charleston, social Jive / Rock N Roll)
Social Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz & Viennese Waltz)
Cha Cha (Cuban & fusion style)
Son (Tradicional & Montuno)
Argentine Tango (Salon)

TEACHING METHODOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY
We appreciate that there are multiple ways and methods of learning. Because of this, we have studied the art and science of teaching, formulating various concepts and theories. Our constant drive to develop and refine these methods ensures that we are able to accommodate any student, no matter their experience or skill level.

A strong emphasis is placed on music, rhythm and timing, including understanding the core instruments that create that genre. We can certainly help students who are new to music theory find a beat and maintain their rhythm, whilst teaching more advanced dancers to follow exact melodies and interpret specific instruments.

Our students are exposed to in-depth and intricate techniques to constantly refine their dancing. We also believe a broader understanding of each dance is necessary, as it allows the dancer to better express the artistic nature of each style. This will often include learning the history, cultural influences, emotions and sentiments of the dance.

ENQUIRE
Register your interest, make a booking or simply request more information here.
We look forward to hearing from you,
the Team @ The Secret Garden of Dance 🙂

WHAT WE OFFER

We have a range of specialised services that we encourage you to explore.
Please feel free to enquire about any other style of dance or dance related service that’s not listed below. 

DANZAR LATINO

We offer group classes and private lessons in Salsa, Bachata, Afro Cuban and much more. Danzar Latino brings you authentic Latin dance and music in a fun and friendly environment.

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Danzar Latino is about bringing authentic Latin dance from Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, New York, LA, Argentina and all places that celebrates this dynamic and passionate dance form to Australia!

We offer fun and easy group classes for beginners, challenging and technical lessons for intermediate students and mastery level teaching for advanced and professional dancers.

Having travelled numerous times to Cuba, Colombia and South America, we do our best to bring you the movement, the music, the instruments, the culture, the language, the history and the feeling behind Latin dance. We specialise in Salsa, Afro Cuban rhythms, NY Mambo and Bachata and teach many other niche styles like Son and Cuban Rumba.

Join one of the many fun and energetic group classes we conduct weekly, do a private lesson with fellow students or take your dancing to the next level with a highly personalised private lesson.

WEDDING DANCES

Whether you’re after something simple & romantic, fun & upbeat or an impressive performance, we have a highly experienced team who specialises in personalised and memorable wedding dances.

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With over 15 years of experience, The Secret Garden of Dance has a highly experienced team who specialises in creating personalised and memorable wedding dances.

Your dance could be simple and romantic, fun and upbeat, or even highly impressive, but ultimately we believe every wedding dance should allow the couple to connect and enjoy themselves.

Our bridal couples receive free personalised choreography, music editing, additional semi private lessons, studio practice time, video lessons and much more.

We also offer all new couples a free, one hour dance lesson. It’s a no obligation consultation where we can learn more about what you’re hoping to achieve.

SOCIAL DANCING

We offer high quality dance lessons that are fun and with highly trained and friendly dance teachers. We teach many styles of dance and conduct lessons for absolute beginners through to advanced dancers.

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There are so many fantastic benefits to social dancing and aside from learning a new skill, it will broaden your network of friends, increase your confidence and self awareness, keep you fit and is a fantastic form of stress relief.

Dancing can completely change your experience at a social event, whether its corporate functions, dinner dances, weddings or simply a night out at a club.

We teach many styles of dance including Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, Bachata, Latin, Ballroom, Tango and much more. Our teaching methodology focuses on both the art and science of dance, to ensure you get the most out of your lessons.  

We offer private lessons and group classes for students of all levels and teach you at a pace that you’ll find comfortable. There are no contracts, sign up fees or pressure to purchase a course of lessons. We’re a full time studio and conduct lessons from 1 pm till 10 pm weekdays as well as on Saturdays.

TESTIMONIALS

Jojo & Winston

“Thank you for helping us to make our wedding day extra special. You gave us the ability and opportunity to create a beautiful memory and to impress our guests! You have amazing talent, skill and patience and we wish you all the best in everything that you do.”

Kerry-Ann & Tom

“Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!
You are such an amazing teacher & because of you Tom and I were able to perform a wedding dance that absolutely exceeded our expectations! Our guests were blown away with what we achieved, especially as no one had ever seen Tom on the dance floor before!…You are so talented at what you do & we truly appreciate all that you did for us.”

Yasmin & Mannit

“Thank you so much for teaching us the box rumba for our first dance at our wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and the dance went really well! Thanks for being so patient with us. We enjoyed dancing so much that we are thinking of doing dancing classes with you guys again! Thanks once again!”

WEEKLY TIMETABLE

We have a range of group classes to suit absolute beginners through to advanced dancers.
We keep most of our class sizes relatively small, giving you more personalised attention from highly experienced and dedicated teachers. 

Please note – last classes for 2018 are scheduled for the week of 27th Nov, apart from Monday beginner classes.

All classes resume on week of 4th Feb 2019. Have a safe holiday!

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FAQS

Do you run classes in terms / courses?2018-11-16T00:28:50+00:00

Short answer: No we don’t (we run casual drop in classes)
Most of our classes are casual drop in, which simply means you’re welcome to join any week of the year and still learn effectively. We have various levels that allow our students to develop their dancing, so you will never hinder your progress.

Do I need a partner to attend a class?2018-11-16T00:29:08+00:00

Short Answer) No you don’t!
We welcome all students whether you chose to come on your own, with a friend, family member, partner or a fellow dance student.

What should I wear for classes?2018-11-16T00:29:44+00:00

We recommend you wear active wear, casual attire and avoid clothes that are too tight or restricting. Some students come straight from work and others are in shorts and t-shirt. We also have bathrooms where you can get changed.

What’s the best footwear / shoes for your dance classes?2018-11-16T00:31:35+00:00

Recommended: Sneakers, trainers, walking shoes, flats, low heels with ankle support, Ballet flats, Ballroom and Latin dance shoes
Please avoid: Stiletto heels, heels with no ankle support, heavy boots, shoes with thick rubber soles, sandals/thongs/jandals/slip ons/flip flops!

What’s the duration / length of a dance class?2018-11-16T00:31:51+00:00

Short answer: 1 hour
Our classes are typically 1 hour in duration, whether it’s a private or group class. We may start or end the class 5 minutes earlier to complete payments, make another booking or answer any questions.

What payment methods do you offer?2018-11-16T00:32:07+00:00

We accept cash, eftpos, credit card (Visa & Mastercard only)
and online bank transfer (BSB: 063 185 A/C 1059 0397 A/C Name: The Secret Garden of Dance)

CONTACT US

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Please feel free to enquire about any service we offer and of course we’d be more than happy to answer any dance related question you may have. We’ll do our best to provide a thorough and timely response!

CONTACT DETAILS

Call us

(03) 9882 8233
+61 412 331 214

Drop in

Level 1, 823 Burke Rd
Camberwell VIC 3124
(enter via Harold Street car park
– rear of building)

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday

(studio hire available)