Weddings2020-07-13T00:28:21+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 $250

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Memorable
& polished

5 – 8 lessons
starting from $400

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Highly
impressive

10 – 15 lessons
starting from $775

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Epic
showstopper!

15+ lessons
starting from $1,150

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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  I am loving my dance classes at Secret Garden of Dance. So glad I stumbled across your dance studio 18 months ago. Sanushka’s philosophy and unique teaching methods are fantastic. So nurturing and patient for those of us that take a bit longer to get it, so informative and interesting on background of dances, such great staff Caroline & Simon helping instruct and making everyone feel welcome (though I did start off with Peter when you were away who was great). I love the community feel of all that come to classes at the studio and feel like I belong. Classes are such a great workout and I hate when I need to miss a class. Looking forward to continuing and me improving. Thank you so much. 😊

    thumb Angela
    9/12/2019

    review rating 5  I originally found out about the Secret Garden of Dance by meeting some of their students out social dancing. I was so impressed with how these students were all such great dancers. They told me about this teacher, Sanushka, that they were learning from and how amazing he was as a teacher, so I went along. Hands down one of the BEST DECISIONS I have ever made with respect to my dancing. Sanushka teaches in a super relaxed and fun environment, but with a technicality and musicality that you won't find in many other group classes of the same styles around Melbourne. He is constantly inspiring you to learn more and be a better dancer in an environment that feels more like a family working together towards the same goal than a group of random strangers. Sanushka's knowledge of different styles of dance is phenomenal and while the focus is mainly Casino and Afro-Cuban styles, I have also taken classes in other different styles of dance such as Cali salsa, and more recently, private lessons in Argentine Tango. No matter what style, he has a very concise and easy-to-understand way of communicating how you should move your body and the specific structures within the dance. His ability to break things down and make it logical is a testament to his amazing teaching ability. In group classes, Caroline also usually teaches and offers fabulous insights into aspects of ladies styling and how to work with the leads to make the moves look more fluid and feminine. Her grace and sleek style are also an inspiration to work towards as a dancer. The Secret Garden of Dance is my happy place and I always leave feeling free, inspired and like I have made progress as a dancer. Every time I set foot in the door I feel genuinely cared for and welcome. In the six months that I have been learning here, I have been welcomed into the fold and I have been challenged to grow more than I could have ever imagined. I am excited to continue on with this incredible journey! Thank you, Sanushka and Caroline, for all your amazing hard work, dedication and inspiration to be the best I can be!

    thumb Danielle Thomas
    4/22/2020

    review rating 5  All three teachers were very nice and did a good job at choreographing and teaching us our wedding dance in four lessons. Sanushka was great at challenging us to do an easier version of the lift after we couldn't do the first version. Very happy with their services.

    thumb Sunshine X
    11/01/2019

    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  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  For myself and my partner, active and avid dance tragics, (although in my wife's case - actually talented) a wedding dance was high on our priority list for our big day. We needed to get the right instructor, the right dance and the right balance. To say that Sanushka and the team at The Secret Garden of Dance was everything we needed is a drastic understatement. Of course, the dance itself was more than perfect, but the weekly routine, the lead up, the learning and practicing was such an incredible experience. I cannot recommend more highly to get involved with his school; a little something to work on together with your partner and take the stresses of planning a wedding away - even for an hour or two a week was such a win for us. We were thoroughly looked after and have a perfect memory of our dance for the night of our wedding, but such fond memories of working on our dance throughout the lead up. Thanks Sanushka - what a legend!

    thumb Chris Douglas
    7/08/2019

    review rating 5  Amy, Simon and Caroline did an amazing job helping us with our first dance. They were so friendly, helpful and professional. We had zero dance experience and they explained music/dance concepts so well. Especially want to thank Amy for her encouragement, patience and her warm and bubbly nature. We had lots of fun!

    thumb Fiona Thuy
    5/24/2019

    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

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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