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!
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 (Rumba Guaguancó, Yambu, Columbia, Orishas/Yoruba, Congo – Yuka, Makuta, Palo Monte, Pilon etc)
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.
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 🙂