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Latin Motion offers classes for all levels - including you!

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What Latin Motion CAN OFFER YOU

Latin Motion, led by the renowned 10-time Salsa World Champion Oliver Pineda, caters to dancers of all levels.

Beginners can join the thrilling "Salsa Starters," while intermediate dancers transition from Salsa to Mambo with classes like "Mambo Ignition." Advanced options include "Mambo Partner Work - Musicality & Creativity" and the prestigious "TOP Academy," offering in-depth insights into dance, well-being, and personal development.

With a commitment to quality and inclusivity, Latin Motion provides a space for all to discover the transformative joy of dance. Oliver's teaching philosophy is about prioritising "Quality over Quantity" and ensuring students have the time to grow without feeling overwhelmed.

At Latin Motion, we believe in creating a warm and friendly environment and connecting with our students to ensure everyone feels welcome.

Experience the joy of Latin dancing with a complimentary one week trial.

Experience the vibrant world of Latin dance with one week of complimentary trial classes at the Latin Motion.  Our skilled instructors will make you feel welcome and introduce you to the joy and rhythm of salsa.

Salsa is a dance for everyone, regardless of age, level, or ethnicity, catering to those seeking a lighthearted experience as well as those looking to take their dance journey more seriously. Whether your goal is to socialize, make friends, stay fit, or dive into a more dedicated practice, salsa offers a dynamic and inclusive space for all.

Join us for a rhythmic adventure where passion meets the dance floor - book your free week now!

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FIND YOUR BEAT WITH latin motion

FIND YOUR BEAT WITH latin motion

Explore the class that best suits you

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I HAVE NEVER
DANCED SALSA BEFORE

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IMPROVE MY
SALSA DANCING

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TOP PRE ACADEMY (Experienced Dancers)

meet latin motion's founder and 10x world salsa champion Oliver Pineda

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Oliver Pineda has been featured on

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Performer: Dancing with the Stars - Channel 7         Choreographer: So You Think You Can Dance - Channel 10         Interviewed: Morning Show with Kerrie Anne - Channel 7        Interviewed: Today Show with Sonia Kruger - Channel 9        Performer: Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony        Performer: Strictly Come Dancing (ABC)        Competitor: World Salsa Championship (ESPN)

Latin Motion

YOUR SALSA AND MAMBO

Latin Motions curriculum and classes have been progressively designed to carry you right
through your Salsa and Mambo dance journey.

SALSA STARTERS

PARTNER WORK INTRODUCTION

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
No Experience Required

Explore the thrilling and sensual world of Salsa, connect with others, forge new friendships, and improve your mental and physical well-being, all while having a ripper time. Dive into the excitement of partner dancing with our Absolute Beginners Salsa Starter classes!

  • Salsa Starters is tailored for newcomers to quickly learn salsa basics
  • Meet new people and expand your social circle through the joy of salsa dancing
  • Enjoy a fun, active workout that reduces stress and enhances overall well-being


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SALSA SHARPEN

PARTNER WORK

IMPROVER
2 to 6 months of prior salsa experience recommended

Elevate your dance journey to the next level with our captivating Improver Salsa-level classes! Expand your repertoire, perfect your moves, and continue enjoying your time on the dance floor. Join us to take your Salsa skills to new heights!

  • Immersive journey to enhance salsa dancing skills
  • Focus on precision and refinement of salsa techniques
  • Expressive flair development for a more confident dance experience


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SALSA SABOR

PARTNER WORK

UPPER IMPROVER
6 months to 1 year of prior salsa experience recommended

Join us at Salsa Sabor for an elevated dance experience in our Partner Work Upper Improver classes. Perfect your moves, focus on precision, and cultivate expressive flair, taking your Salsa skills to new heights on the dance floor.

  • Dive into an energetic and passionate exploration of Latin dance
  • Learn upper improver salsa moves in a dynamic and exciting environment
  • Develop a deep connection with the music, embodying the spirit of a true salsa enthusiast


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MAMBO IMPROVERS

On2 DRILL & GRILL PARTNER WORK

INTERMEDIATE
4 to 6 months prior mambo experience recommended

After your conversion to On2, nurture your confidence in this sophisticated Salsa style and expand your repertoire further with our Mambo Improvers level!

  • Explore the essentials of Mambo with Mambo Improvers
  • Hone your footwork and refine essential stylistic elements
  • Build on a strong foundation for your Mambo dance journey


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MAMBO SLOW JAM

SHINES

OPEN LEVEL
1 year prior salsa experience recommended

Slowly be introduced to the ever so important flavoursome Shines component of your dancing & develop confidence investing in your dancing, separate from a partner. The better you become, the better partner you can be for someone on the dance floor!

  • Elevate your dance skills with Mambo's sophisticated and intricate style
  • Gain a deep understanding of musicality, navigating the rhythmic complexities of Mambo
  • Develop confidence and expressiveness, enhancing your overall performance on the dance floor


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MAMBO PARTNER WORK

MUSICALITY & CREATIVITY

ADVANCED
Selection based (invite only). Applications are welcome anytime

This selection based invite only class is an exclusive invite into Upper Advanced partnering content from some of the world's best instructors. Taught by 10x World Salsa Champion Oliver Pineda and 8x World Champion Alyssa Chriqui. Get ready to gain an insight into the integration of musicality within partner work & explore creative aspects & intricacies of turn patterns at the highest standard.

  • Master intricate and emotive movements and communicate at an advanced level through dance with Mambo partner work artistry
  • Refine dance skills and gain confidence in navigating Mambo's intricate patterns
  • Join the ranks of Advanced Mambo On2 enthusiasts worldwide, connecting with the most elite and share a passion for this preferred style called New York style Mambo.


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CUBAN FAST JAM

RUMBA ABIERTA SHINES

ADVANCED
1 to 2 years of rumba, afro or body movement experience recommended

Get ready to get down & dirty, earthy & barefooted with this NEW powerful class to at Latin Motion. Dynamic, flamboyant & expressive, this class will get you in touch with the Cuban roots in an interpretive, spontaneous & impromptu manner!

  • Embrace Rumba Abierta to refine your musicality and elevate your dance experience
  • Transition to Rumba Abierta for a dynamic shift, expanding your dance repertoire
  • Immerse in Rumba’s rich heritage for a deeper understanding of its cultural significance


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MAMBO FAST JAM

PALLADIUM FUSION SHINES

ADVANCED
At least 3 years of mambo experience recommended

Get ready to sweat with this high-intensity, heart-pumping shines class where the intention is to keep up with the ever-growing combinations of shines! Gain access to what's current in the world of Mambo On2 Shines, taught by none other than one of the world's best, Oliver Pineda.

  • Mambo Fast Jam injects vibrant energy into your dance, offering an exhilarating and lively solo experience
  • Experience the thrill of lively rhythms, making Mambo Fast Jam an exciting choice for those seeking dynamic and infectious dance sessions without a partner
  • Dive into Mambo Fast Jam to explore challenging movements that allow you to convey passion through dance with a high-energy twist


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TOP PRE ACADEMY

INTRO TO BODY MOVEMENT & MUSICALITY

OPEN LEVEL
6 months to a year of dance experience (any style)

TOP Pre Academy is your gateway to our renowned Academy program, introducing you to the TOP Methodology. Delve into the fundamentals that shape some of Australia's finest dancers. Led by the 10-time World Salsa Champion Oliver Pineda, explore the intricacies of Body Movement and Musicality. Develop a newfound appreciation for dance like never before.

  • Pre-Academy ensures a strong foundation in dance, imparting essential techniques and principles to set the stage for excellence
  • Smoothly transition into the more advanced TOP Academy program with the foundational skills and insights acquired during your Pre-Academy experience
  • Benefit from personalized guidance, enjoying individualized attention and tailored support on your dance journey, making the Pre-Academy experience uniquely beneficial


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TOP ACADEMY

Experienced Dancers

ADVANCED
Audition-Based

One of the world's most highly regarded & sought-after Salsa and mambo training programs, these specialized classes will give you an awareness & deep understanding of Salsa, Mambo & life you never thought possible. Taught by none other than Australia’s only 10 x World Salsa Champion, Oliver Pineda calls upon his 30+ years of experience in dance to teach intricate nuances not only in Salsa, Mambo, Afro Cuban, Body Movement & Musicality but also imparting his wisdom in life, general well-being & personal development growth as well.

  • TOP Academy signifies the highest standard in dance education, offering advanced methodologies and expert instruction, guided by the esteemed 10x World Salsa Champion, Oliver Pineda
  • Joining TOP Academy means embarking on a transformative journey, gaining in-depth insights, and mastering intricate nuances in Salsa, Mambo, Afro-Cuban, Body Movement, and Musicality
  • Benefit from elite instruction as Oliver Pineda, Australia’s only 10x World Salsa Champion, draws upon over 30 years of experience, imparting wisdom not only in dance but also in life, general well-being, and personal development growth


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See what our students have to say about their experience with us.

Shelley Freeman
I've been dancing at LM since end of 2019. I started off doing choreographies and the next year 2020 I started my latin dance journey doing Bachata, Cha Cha, Salsa On 1 and Salsa On 2. All the teachers are helpful and lovely and I have made many friendships which I am thankful for. I love the Oliver Pineda Academy which I auditioned for in 2020 and got in and I have been doing that now for 3 years, there is never a time where I am not learning something new. Oliver Pineda himself is an amazing dancer/instructor with years of knowledge and I have learnt and will be learning so much more as I go through my latin journey. I love how he breaks down the movement and teaches quality over quantity, being a ex ballet dancer I really enjoy that and it helps my learning along the way. I am officially excited to see what LM has for 2024 and I am definitely a Salsa On 2 Girly! ❤️
Elif Theoz
One of the best schools where you can have the most fun and learn about the technique of this beautiful dance style. I highly recommend joining the trial classes too! You won’t regret ;)
Puvaneswary Rajarathnam
The teachers at LM are engaging, patient and friendly. They break down the steps clearly, which is helpful. Good people, good music and convenient location!
Tommy Lie
Have attended some of Australia’s best salsa schools (all the schools in Melbourne, plus a number across Sydney and Brisbane) and this is hands down the best school for learning salsa and mambo. Second to none. Oliver’s way of teaching is clearly influenced by his achievements in achieving 10 world titles. And that is also reflected in his team of teachers too. His teaching approach is much more of a mentor and coach vs a salsa teacher just teaching a bunch of steps. He brings motivation and mindset into his teaching very often and it’s really only something he can deliver because he’s got the achievements and experience to draw from. You just don’t get that at any other salsa school. You really feel like you’re growing as a person not just a dancer at Latin Motion because of that.
Andrea Gomez
Latin Motion is an amazing dance school to learn and perfect your skills, highly recommend for anyone wanting to take their dancing to the next level! ❤️
Romaine DeVaul
Latin Motion is an excellent place to learn, to dance, and to meet new people. Everyone was so welcoming, instructors as well as the other students in the class. Oliver even tried out his American accent to make me feel at home ;-) On1, On2, beginner or advanced. No matter what level of dancer you walk in the door, you will walk out of there a better, more confident dancer. I found the instructors attention to detail and focus on improving technique very helpful.
Gabriela Proaño
Latin Motion is THE BEST PLACE! The best place to have fun, make friends, dance, learn, enjoy and feel like a family. After a long day of work, you go to Latin Motion and you are simply happy! Thank you all for creating such a wonderful and welcoming place for all of us who love salsa

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Immerse yourself in the exhilarating world of Latin Motion for a week, discovering the compelling reasons to join, from enhancing your dance skills and forming new connections to experiencing the sheer joy and cultural richness of Latin dance—all within a risk-free, one-week complimentary trial.

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Latin Motion offers memberships to provide dance enthusiasts with exclusive access to a world of benefits.

By becoming a member, you unlock a pathway to consistent growth and enjoyment in Latin dance. Enjoy priority access to specialised workshops, personalised coaching, and exclusive events that cater to your dance aspirations.

With a membership, you become part of a vibrant community, fostering connections with fellow dancers who share your passion.

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  • Turn your Tuesdays into a dance rendezvous! 💃🕺 

Join us for Partner Work Salsa at Latin Motion and spice up your week with rhythm and connection. 

Check out the schedule and let the Latin vibes lead the way!
  • 🌟 Weekly Dance Delights! 💃✨ Recap the rhythm with Latin Motion
  • Seeing our Students Progress is a Pleasure 😍 

Our beautiful Tessa demonstrating variations in her basic step ❤️

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  • Turn your Tuesdays into a dance rendezvous! 💃🕺 

Join us for Partner Work Salsa at Latin Motion and spice up your week with rhythm and connection. 

Check out the schedule and let the Latin vibes lead the way!
  • Feel the Mambo groove! 🎶💃 Elevate your dance game with our seamless transition from Salsa On1 to Mambo On2! Join us for an electrifying journey into the heart of Mambo mastery!
  • Experience the seamless transition from Salsa On1 to Mambo On2 with energy and excitement. Elevate your dance skills and join us for an unforgettable journey! 💫 #MamboMagic #DanceJourney #SalsaToMambo
  • Join us for an exciting lineup of back-to-back Thursday classes featuring our Salsa Starters session, followed by TOP Pre Academy's intros to Body Movement and Musicality. Let's dance our way to greatness together! 💃
  • Perfect your footwork, refine your style, and build confidence in this sophisticated Salsa style! 💃

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Turn your Tuesdays into a dance rendezvous! 💃🕺 Join us for Partner Work Salsa at Latin Motion and spice up your week with rhythm and connection. Check out the schedule and let the Latin vibes lead the way!
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🌟 Weekly Dance Delights! 💃✨ Recap the rhythm with Latin Motion
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Seeing our Students Progress is a Pleasure 😍 Our beautiful Tessa demonstrating variations in her basic step ❤️ 💃 @tessastockburger #latinmotiondanceacademy
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Turn your Tuesdays into a dance rendezvous! 💃🕺 Join us for Partner Work Salsa at Latin Motion and spice up your week with rhythm and connection. Check out the schedule and let the Latin vibes lead the way!
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Feel the Mambo groove! 🎶💃 Elevate your dance game with our seamless transition from Salsa On1 to Mambo On2! Join us for an electrifying journey into the heart of Mambo mastery!
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Experience the seamless transition from Salsa On1 to Mambo On2 with energy and excitement. Elevate your dance skills and join us for an unforgettable journey! 💫 #MamboMagic #DanceJourney #SalsaToMambo
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Join us for an exciting lineup of back-to-back Thursday classes featuring our Salsa Starters session, followed by TOP Pre Academy's intros to Body Movement and Musicality. Let's dance our way to greatness together! 💃
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Perfect your footwork, refine your style, and build confidence in this sophisticated Salsa style! 💃 #salsadancing #mambo #mambodanceclass #dancing #lovesalsa #dance #lovedancing #DanceMoves #latindance #latindanceclass #danceclass #oliverpinedaacademy #latinmotion
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