Weddings2024-02-13T06:09:24+00:00

Whether you’re after something simple and romantic, fun and upbeat, or an epic wedding dance,
The Secret Garden of Dance has a highly experienced team
who specialises in creating personalised and memorable wedding dances.

Complimentary lesson

(C) The Secret Garden of Dance

1

Book your free lesson

The first step is to book in a complimentary and obligation-free consultation. You’ll be looked after by one of our highly trained and friendly teachers, who will inform you of all the additional services we have to offer.

2

Discuss your ideas

Each couple is different, so it’s important for us to discuss your specific ideas in detail and learn about what you’re both hoping to achieve. This will help us determine which style of dance and choreography will best suit you. 

3

Learn some basic steps

During this free one hour dance lesson, we’ll also teach you some basic steps to your choice of song, which will help you get a sense of what your dance could look and feel like. 

4

Discuss pricing & packages

Finally to finish your consultation, we can give you feedback and advice with regards to pricing, packages, how many lessons you may require and to make a booking if you wish.

BOOK YOUR FREE TRIAL LESSON NOW!

Wedding dance packages

Simple
& elegant

3-4 lessons
starting from $300

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Memorable
& polished

5-7 lessons
starting from $480

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Highly
impressive

10 – 15 lessons
starting from $915

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Epic
showstopper!

15+ lessons
starting from $1,340

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All of our packages include:

  • Personalised choreography

  • Your choice of song
    (we’re also happy to recommend)
  • Highly trained & professional dance teachers

  • Free music editing

  • Free video clips of your choreography

  • Professionally equipped dance studio

  • Free wedding dance group classes
    (normally $30 per couple)
  • Free studio hire to practice your wedding dance

Google reviews

  • review rating 5  From the very beginning, Felicia and I knew we were going to be well taken care of by the team at The Secret Garden of Dance. Caroline was professional, courteous and very willing to hear about the type of dance we wanted to coordinate. Sanushka and Amy then took us through our lessons and choreographed a wonderful routine that we are very excited to perform at our wedding. We're about halfway through and know there is so much more to learn, but we are completely at ease and feeling confident we can nail it with the help of the great instructors at The Secret Garden of Dance. Thank you all! 🙂

    thumb David Edward Lee
    1/13/2020

    review rating 5  Love this dance studio, I went here for Tahitian dance class (which by the way is awesome and our instructor is lovely 😍). Studio is tucked away near a carpark in Camberwell up some stairs it's not the most glamours studio but it's inviting and has character. The people were really inviting.

    thumb Aimee Williams
    3/07/2022

    review rating 5  This studio is the hidden gem of dance in Melbourne! I was so impressed by Sanushka's style and methods of teaching from a workshop I attended in Cairns that I specifically moved to Melbourne to learn from him and his studio. He teaches you so much more than just steps; he teaches you about the music, how to understand it and really breaks things down in a way that I have never seen from any other teacher. Not only this, Sanu has taught me how to learn effectively. I am now travelling in Europe and am able to apply so much of what he has taught me to really step up my game when learning from other teachers and studios. Caroline is the co-director along side Sanu who is a phenomenal dancer and teacher who has learnt from the best. Her precision and technique is so impressive and she also breaks things down in a way that helps you learn really efficiently. I honestly owe so much to these magnificent teachers for the amount of joy they have passed onto me through dance and music. Whether you're a complete beginner or advanced in any style of dance...get in touch! Sanu, Caroline and the team are so welcoming and approachable that you will feel comfortable to ask any questions or doubts that you may have. When I return this will be my first stop 🙂

    thumb Emi Stumpo
    11/10/2022

    review rating 5  From the very beginning of our wedding planning journey, we knew that our first dance was something we really wanted to put time and effort towards. Sanushka and the team at The Secret Garden of Dance were incredible in always leading with our vision and story in creating something really special for us. Sanushka has a passion for both dance and teaching, meaning we didn’t just learn choreography, we got to try out different styles of dance, watch the instructors demonstrate their ideas and really workshop everything as a team. Our lessons were truly an unexpected highlight of the wedding planning process! We always looked forward to our time at the studio as it gave us an opportunity to learn something new together as well as to slow down and focus on each other, which often gets lost amidst the rush of planning a wedding. Our first dance was such a dream and Sanushka went above and beyond to make sure that on the big day, we felt confident to truly enjoy that moment in front of all of our loved ones.

    thumb Sashini and Kavinda
    9/13/2022
  • review rating 5  When I first started taking classes at The Secret Garden of Dance I had already been dancing for about two years. But taking classes with Sanushka marked such a turning point in my dancing journey. Sanushka is not only a great dancer, he is also an amazing teacher. He found completely new ways to fix some of my issues and gave me invaluable feedback, which really allowed me to take my dancing to the next level. Beyond his teaching methodology, I also really enjoyed how much I learned about the history and culture of each dance. As someone who loves history, I always leave the classes feeling intellectually stimulated and with a deep sense of respect for these amazing cultures! Looking forward to continuing learning there! Highly recommend it to anyone 🙂

    thumb Livnat Segev
    4/23/2020

    review rating 5  We first found out about The Secret Garden of Dance through my sister who had registered us for a trial class ahead of our wedding. My husband and I both enjoy dancing socially, but had not had previous experience with learning a choreographed routine. Caroline made us feel welcome and took the time out to get to know us as a couple and thoughtfully crafted a routine for us which we will think back on fondly for years to come. Caroline was patient, professional, articulate and very concise with how she taught us. Instead of rushing into learning the full choreography, she iterated the importance of nailing the basics first and spent time with us till we got it right. Going to classes every week for the 6 weeks in the lead up to our wedding, was something we both eagerly anticipated, and helped us not only learn a new skill, but helped us grow closer together as a couple. Everyone loved our first dance and were totally taken by surprise by our moves! Thank you Caroline - you helped make our wedding feel extra special and unforgettable for us xxx

    thumb Gayertree Subramaniam
    5/14/2021

    review rating 5  I tried learning salsa on and off for years and made very little progress to be able to dance socially. Salsa music sound like noise, and whatever I learn in class don’t stick. Until I met Sanushka; he broke the art down to a science for my analytical brain. The rest is history, I’m now a salsa social dancing superstar; and the girls can’t get enough of me. Just kidding LOL. Still a beginner but with new found enthusiasm to improve.

    thumb Hong
    3/21/2021

    review rating 5  I'm a huge fan of social partnered dance. I've attended many dance schools over the years but this is the one school that I have intentionally travelled interstate visiting to improve the knowledge, connection and joy in my dance. More recently. with the outbreak of COVID, I have been able to take my lessons online and my achievements with them have exceeded my goals. The unique aspect of this school is that they tailor their approach to suit your individual learning style. I'm also a huge fan of the wedding dances that this school co-creates and enjoy seeing the success and joy online whenever they are published on social media.

    thumb Potts Driscoll
    3/19/2021

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Dance styles

Slow & Romantic | Elegant | Upbeat & Lively | Funk & Groove | Comedic & Fun

Ballroom
Box Rumba | Waltz | Foxtrot

Latin
Salsa | Bachata | Argentine Tango | Cha Cha

Funk / Rnb
Hip Hop | Michael Jackson | Funk & Groove

Swing
East Coast Swing | Lindy Hop | Charleston

Faqs

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)

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