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‘Come & Try’ dance classes for Ballroom and Latin with five FREE group dance classes

If you want a new way to get active then come and try Ballroom and Latin dance classes with five free group dance classes! You get a great workout while never feeling like you’re working out. Meet new people, have a laugh and dance.

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First time users only

Please note that this offer is for first-time users only. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage new people to try out DanceSport. If you are currently dancing or have danced at one of these participating studios, this offer does not apply. Make room for someone who hasn’t danced before to come and try.

What do I do next?

  1. Get yourself registered for Premier’s Active April and get your mobile app or digital card by going https://app.activeapril.vic.gov.au/register
  2. Contact your nearest participating dance school from the list below and find out when you can come in and join in the fun
  3. When you arrive for your free dance classes, show proof of your Active April participation through your mobile app or digital card
  4. Get your name attendance recorded for the prize draw
  5. Get dancing!

Prize draw

By being involved with the Premier’s Active April Campaign, you have the chance to win one of these great prizes, drawn in May:

  1. Five half-hour private lessons with a studio (RTF) of your choice
  2. Five more social classes
  3. One pair of dancing shoes for women OR men

Professional Dance Schools

You can be assured that that the service you receive when you attend one of DanceSport Australia’s dance schools that they are registered with, and are recognised by, our national governing body. A DanceSport Australia registered dance school abides by a Professional Code of Conduct.

Come and try Ballroom and Latin dance classes for free. You get a great workout without knowing you're working out. Meet new people, have a laugh and dance.

List of studios by suburb or town

Many Victorian DanceSport studios and schools are offering ‘Come & Try’ Ballroom & Latin classes. So get active, have fun and socialise.

Airport West

Pivot Dance Studio

Call on 03 9338 6000 or 0402 293 230 Talk to Jeremy Garner

Address: 95b Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Class timetable

Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm Beginner
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Ballarat

The Dance Studio Ballarat

Call on 03 5333 5783 Email: info@thedancestudioballarat.com.au

Address: 502 Howitt St, Ballarat

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner
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Bendigo

iDance Bendigo

Call on 03 5443 2282 or 0405 622 023

Address: 161-167 Barnard Street, Bendigo

Class timetable

Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Ballroom and Latin
Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Salsa
Wednesday 1:00pm to 2:00pm Seniors Ballroom Class
Wednesday 4:30pm to 5:30pm Kids Ballroom
Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Street Latin
Thursday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Ballroom and Latin
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Bendigo

iFitDance

Call on 03 5443 2282 or 0405 622 023

Address: 161-167 Barnard Street, Bendigo

Class timetable

Monday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Dance Fitness
Tuesday 10:00am to 11:00am Dance Fitness
Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Dance Fitness
Thursday 10:00am to 11:00am Dance Fitness
Friday 1:00pm to 2:00pm Dance Fitness (Seniors)
Saturday 10:00am to 11:00am Dance Fitness
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Bentleigh

Star Ballroom and Dance Studio

Call on 03 9557 6389

Address: Level 1, 325 Centre Road, Bentleigh
Website: www.starstudios.com.au

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Beginners
Friday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Beginners
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Bentleigh East

Dance 101

Call 0417 700 767 All kids classes are 7 years old and above

Address: 936 North Road, Bentleigh East

Class timetable

Monday 6:45pm to 7:30pm Cheryl’s Dance Workout Class
Monday 7:30pm to 8:15pm Latin Skills Class
Monday 8:15pm to 9:00pm Beginner Ballroom
Monday 8:15pm to 9:00pm Beginner New Vogue
Monday 8:15pm to 9:00pm Beginner American Smooth
Monday 9:00pm to 9:45pm Silver Ballroom
Monday 9:00pm to 9:45pm Silver New Vogue
Monday 9:00pm to 9:45pm Silver American Smooth
Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner Salsa
Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Gold and Gold Star Latin
Tuesday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Beginner Bachata
Tuesday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Premiere Star Latin
Tuesday 9:00pm to 10:00pm Oscar Latin
Wednesday 4:30pm to 5:15pm Kids Beginner/Bronze Latin
Wednesday 5:15pm to 6:00pm Kids Silver/Gold Latin
Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:00pm Kids/Teens Gold Star Latin
Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner Latin
Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Gold Star Latin
Wednesday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Premiere Star Latin
Wednesday 9:00pm to 10:00pm Oscar Latin
Thursday 4:30pm 5:30pm Kids partner dance (multiple rhythms)
Thursday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Ballroom Skills Class
Thursday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Silver American Smooth
Thursday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Beginner Ballroom
Friday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner Zouk
Friday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Bachata
Friday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Zouk Improvers
Friday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Salsa
Saturday 9:30am to 10:15am Dance workout
Saturday 10:15am to 11:00am Body toning (weights, mats, balls provided, or BYO)
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Boronia

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: Level 1, 90 Boronia Road, Boronia

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Teen
Sunday 6:30pm to 8:30pm Adult
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Chelsea Heights

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: Unit 7, 263 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Cranbourne

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: Unit 6, 200 Sladen Street, Cranbourne

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Tuesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm Teen
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Saturday 9:30am to 10:00am Pre-School
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Croydon Hills

Viva La Dance

Call 0421 670 588 We are at Yarrunga Community Centre

Address: 76 Croydon Hills Drive, Croydon Hills

Class timetable

Friday 6:30pm to 8:30pm Teenagers/Youth
Saturday 1:00pm to 3:00pm Kids Class
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Dandenong

Swish Dance Centre

Call on 03 9792 1811

Address: 6/2 John Street, Dandenong

Class timetable

Thursday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginners
Thursday 8:00pm to 10:00pm Social
Saturday 2:00pm to 3:30pm Social
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Epping

Two’s Company Dance Studios

Call 0403 502 562 Talk to Steve & Desne’ Octigan

Address: 6/63 Duffy Street, Epping

Class timetable

Thursday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Beginner Latin & Ballroom
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Ferntree Gully

MarShere Dance Studios

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Address: Unit 6, 772 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Saturday 9:00pm to 10:30am Kids
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Geelong

Ballroom Baby Geelong

Call 0448 527 862 Email: hello@babygeelong.com.au

Address: 171 La Trobe Terrace, Geelong
Website: www.babygeelong.com.au

Class timetable

Sunday 1:30pm to 2:00pm Beginners Kids
Starts Sunday 28th April runs til Sunday 26th May (5 weeks). Sign up required
Sunday 4:00pm to 4:45pm Beginners Adult
Starts Sunday 28th April runs til Sunday 26th May (5 weeks). Sign up required
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Geelong

U Can-Dance Ballroom

Call 0414 942 079

Address: VRI Hall, corner Gordon Ave and Latrobe Terrace, Geelong

Class timetable

Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:45pm Beginners class all styles
Wednesday 6:45pm to 6:45pm Beginners social dance
Wednesday 7:30pm to 8:00pm Intermediate class all styles
Wednesday 8:00pm to 9:30pm Social dance
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Greensborough

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 26 Simms Road, Greensborough

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm Teen
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Hallam

Granada Dance Centre

Call on 03 9796 5336

Address: Studio 8/ 2-4 Keppel Drive, Hallam

Class timetable

Friday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Beginner
Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am Tiny Tot’s
Saturday 11:00am to 12:00am Children
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Hastings

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: Unit 3, 2031 Frankston/Flinders Rd, Hastings

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Tuesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Tuesday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Teen
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Heathmont

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 380 Canterbury Road, Heathmont

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Tuesday 5:15pm to 6:30pm Kids
Tuesday 6:00pm to 7:30pm Teen
Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Heidelberg

Absolutely Ballroom

Call 0419 308 642 Email: ke.marshall@bigpond.com

Address: St. John’s Hall,55 Cape Street, Heidelberg

Class timetable

Friday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Children’s Class and Social
Friday 8:00 pm to 10:30pm Teenage Class and Social
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Kilsyth

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 13 Trade Way, Kilsyth

Class timetable

Monday 6:00pm to 7:30pm Teen
Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Kilsyth

Viva La Dance

Call 0421 670 588 We are at Japara House

Address: 54 – 58 Durham Road, Kilsyth

Class timetable

Monday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Adult Beginners
Monday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Adult Beginners
Wednesday 4:00pm to 6:00pm Kids Class
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Langwarrin

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 389 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:00pm Teen
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Lilydale

DanceSport Kingdom

Call on 03 9739 6011

Address: 18/70 Cave Hill Road, Lilydale

Class timetable

Wednesday 3:45pm to 4:30pm 3-5 year old Baby Ballroom
Wednesday 4:30pm to 5:30pm 6-10 year old
Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm 11-16 years old
Friday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Adult Beginners Social Dance Class
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Lilydale

Sassi Dance Studio

Call on 03 9739 5242

Address: Studio 8, 25-27 Hightech Place, Lilydale

Class timetable

Monday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Teenagers
Tuesday 8:00pm to 9:30pm Adult Standard & Latin
Wednesday 8:00pm to 9:00pm Club Latino
Friday 8:30pm to 11:00pm Adult Ballroom Social
Saturday 10:00pm to 10:30pm Tiny Tots
Saturday 10:30pm to 11:30pm School Age Children
Saturday 2:00pm to 3:30pm Argentine Tango
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Melton

Dancesport Westside

Call on 03 9746 0788

Address: 1/21 Reserve Rd, Melton

Class timetable

Monday 5:30pm to 6:30pm Under 7yrs
Monday 5:30pm to 6:30pm 7 to 11 yrs
Monday 6:00pm to 7:00pm 12 to 17 yrs
Monday 7:00pm to 8:00pm Beginner Adults
Tuesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Beginner Adults
Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Under 7yrs
Friday 6:00pm to 7:00 pm 7 to 11 yrs
Friday 8:00pm to 9:00pm 12 to 17 yrs
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Mitcham

Times Performing Arts Academy

Call on 03 9898 8068

Address: 29 B Redland Drive, Mitcham

Class timetable

Tuesday 10:00am to 12:00pm Adult Beginners
Tuesday 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Adult Beginners
Thursday 10:00am to 12:00pm Adult Beginners
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30 pm Adult Beginners
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Mornington

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 5 Torca Terrace, Mornington

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Mornington

Precision Dance Studio

Call 0404 631 592

Address: Unit 25, MIP Estate, 1140 Nepean Highway, Mornington

Class timetable

Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm Beginners
Thursday 7:30pm to 8:30pm Beginners
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Nunawading

MarShere Dance Studios

Book your Active April Classes Here

Address: 200 Rooks Road, Nunawading

Class timetable

Monday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Monday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Teen
Wednesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Friday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Nunawading

Times Performing Arts Academy

Call on 03 9898 8068

Address: Level 1, 306-312 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading

Class timetable

Tuesday 10:00am to 11:30am Adult Beginners Latin
Thursday 10:00am to 10:30am Adult Beginners Latin
Thursday 7:45pm to 8:45pm Adult Intermediate Ballroom
Thursday 8:45pm to 9:45pm Adult Intermediate Latin
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Pakenham

MarShere Dance Studios

Address: 7 Embrey Court, Pakenham

Class timetable

Monday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Kids
Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Teen
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult
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Reservoir

Absolutely Ballroom

Call 0419 308 642 Jubilee Hall at the Holy Name School
Email: ke.marshall@bigpond.com

Address: Holy Name School, Reservoir

Class timetable

Tuesday 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm Adult Class and Social
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Research

Just Rhythm Dance Academy

Call 0402 515 466

Address: 82 Ingrams Road, Research, 3095

Class timetable

Monday 7:15pm to 8:00pm Begginer Class
Tuesday 5:15pm to 6:00pm Junior Ballroom & New Vogue Class
Tuesday 6:00pm to 6:45pm Junior Latin Class
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Ringwood

MarShere Dance Studios

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Address: Level 1, 158 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult Classes
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm Kids
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult Classes
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Rutherglen

Enjoy Dance (Formerly Intencity Dance Academy)

Call 0418 989 474 Held at St Stephens Church Hall
Email: anthony@enjoydance.com.au

Address: 158 High Street, Rutherglen

Class timetable

Monday 4:00pm to 5:00pm Youth Beginners
Monday 6:30pm to 7:30pm Adult Beginners
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Shepparton

Excell Dance Centre

Call on 03 5831 1777 Email: excelldancecentre@hotmail.com

Address: 3 Williams Road, Shepparton

Class timetable

Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Kids
Thursday 7:00pm to 8:30pm Social
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Tullamarine

MarShere Dance Studios

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Address: Unit 15, 217 Mickleham Road, Tullamarine

Class timetable

Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult Classes
Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm Adult Classes
Saturday 10:00am to 11:30am Kids Classes
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Wangaratta

Enjoy Dance (Formerly Intencity Dance Academy)

Call 0418 989 474 Community Center is along Schilling Drive, Wangaratta
Email: anthony@enjoydance.com.au

Address: Community Centre HP Barr Reserve

Class timetable

Tuesday 6:00pm to 6:45pm Beginners
Thursday 6:00pm to 6:45pm Adult Beginners
Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm Youth Beginners

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Join the most exciting and glamorous of sports!

DanceSport is an fun and glamorous sport that ignites everyone’s imagination. Many find that once they begin, they wish they had started earlier! It’s a fun and rewarding activity for people of all ages, and bound to have something for you.

There are many different ways you can enjoy DanceSport, such as dancing in:

  • Group classes in neat attire or sports wear for those looking for something casual
  • Social events in dressier outfits were you can partner others for fun
  • Medallist examinations where you perform to your friends and an adjudicator being dressed to impress
  • Competition dancing in stunning costumes, men and women alike, for those who want to reach the stars

How then do you get into this amazing sport? We recommend that you first try dancing in a group class; get a feel for how enjoyable DanceSport can be. It’s that easy.

Try group dance classes

Participating in a group class is a great way to start out in DanceSport. As it’s a group class, you don’t have to worry about bringing a partner. If you don’t want to go alone, it’s great to bring along a friend so you can support each other.

You are taught some basic moves and then start doing some simple patterns to music. SO you can be rest assured you will be dancing from day one. It’s a wonderful and fun activity that can form great friendships that last a lifetime.

Get five free group dance classes

When you register for Premier’s Active April you get access to five free group dance classes at any of the participating dance studios and schools. These studios and schools are spread across Victoria so there is a good chance there is one near you. They are official members of DanceSport and so abide by a professional Code of Conduct. This is a generous offer, and a fantastic opportunity to get a feel for what starting out in DanceSport is like.

Share in dance prizes

You also get a chance to win several great DanceSport prizes including:

  • Five half-hour private lessons with a studio (RTF) of your choice
  • Five more group classes
  • One pair of DanceSport shoes for women or men

These prizes are being offered on Active April’s Facebook page and on Instagram so make sure to follow them for updates.

Great exercise and development

Dancing is a gentle way to exercise your body without even realising it, and helps develops good muscle tone. It increases mind and muscle coordination and improves body posture.

You will find going to group dance class increase your self-confidence and self-assurance. Dancing in a group class is a great way to improve your communication skills. You can learn how to dance with people of all levels, follow and lead, improvise and express your personality.

Dancing in a group class is a rewarding way to spend your leisure time.

First timers only

Please note that this offer is for first-time users only. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage new people to try out DanceSport. If you are currently dancing or have danced at one of these participating studios, this offer does not apply. Make room for someone who hasn’t danced before and spread the word your friends to come and try.

What happens next

We recommend that you stay in group classes for a few months at least. It takes time and effort to build skills and ability to competently partner dance with music. It is important to know that DanceSport is made up of a number of different dances, each with their own unique character and technique.

Most dance studios offer casual group classes on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, while some offer a number of classes for an up-front, set fee. Decide which is best for you and choose the studio that suits your needs. Cost of tuition does vary, so feel free to ask questions when deciding where to dance.

Many see dancing as an artistic expression of oneself, rather than just a physical sport. Whether you are interested in expanding your social life, doing medals or being challenged by serious competition, at some point in your life you should experience the joy of dancing at the next level.

Social dancing

Most people who begin in group classes eventually want to try out their skills at social dancing. Once you have been doing dance lessons for a while, try out participating at the studio or school social dances as these are great for practising what you have learnt in class. You can also try studio or school competitions that get you out on the floor performing in front of a crowd.

Social dancing and studio competitions are where you can easily get to see in action your improved self-confidence, self-assurance and communication. You get to practise dance etiquette as well as partner dancing. It’s a rewarding activity that is lots of fun and great exercise.

Medallist dancing

The easiest way to progress after experiencing some social dancing is dancing as a medallist.

As you grow in confidence, many dancers progress to working through medal examinations. This is training to development technique, perfect footwork, strengthen posture and learn internationally recognised dance figures. You can undertake training to achieve technical levels in a broad range of dance styles. You perform your dances at a medal exam in formal dance wear and get personal feedback. Further, you get formal recognition for your achievement from a certified adjudicator.

It is quite common for people to move on from medals to competitive dancing. This is because while doing medals you will learn many skills and become confident in your ability to dance. There is no better place to show off these skills and ability than on the competition dance floor.

Competition dancing

Competition dancing evolved from social and medallist dancing. It attracts people who love to dance and have the urge to show their skill and talent in direct competition with other couples on the dance floor. Competitive dancers get lots of opportunity to dress up, feel elegant and look stunning. If you are ready for something a little more glamorous and exciting then this level of sport is ideal for you! There are many DanceSport competitions held in Melbourne throughout the year.

About DanceSport

The term ‘DanceSport’ has been adopted to make it clear this activity is recognised as an official sport. It originated from competitive ballroom dancing, but has expanded to include many dance styles. Further, DanceSport encompasses all aspects of dancing, such as development, participation, training, competition and accreditation.

DanceSport is ideal for developing amazing athletic discipline of your body and mind. This is because it is a physical sport, coupled with artistic creativity, musical interpretation, costume design, choreography and performance. It requires a combination of physical attributes such as strength, agility, coordination, stamina and fitness. Further, it requires a blend of creative and mental attributes including grace, style, discipline and teamwork.

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