Learn the basics of the most popular Latin dance styles, Salsa and Bachata, in our 4-week introductory course held at our air-conditioned dance studio in Annerley, Brisbane.  And discover a popular, healthy pastime full of opportunities to have fun, relax and meet new friends.


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Ever wanted to learn to dance Salsa or Latin dancing in general? Looking for something to do on the weekend or after work? Want to get more social and meet friendly people? Got "two left feet"?


Great! You're perfect for our 4-week Introduction to Latin Dancing course. We start by shifting our weight from one foot to the other. Then you will learn to dance authentic Salsa and Bachata RAPIDLY with a proven system of instruction, our friendly instructors and lots of laughs.


Come and find out why we have students driving from as far as the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast every week to attend our classes in Brisbane!


No dance partner needed.  No prior dance experience needed.  Some people bravely come to this course by themselves.  Some bring their Significant Other.  Some come with a group of friends or workmates.  This course normally attracts a diverse group of 20 to 30 students.

  • If you can walk you can dance!

    It's fun, it's social and it'll get you moving! So try Latin dancing by coming to our relaxed, fun, in-person 4-week Introduction to Latin Dancing course.  


    Are you a bloke? Great! We always need more blokes in our classes. The ladies always appreciate the men who come along to the classes.

  • Why learn Salsa and Bachata?

    Mainly because it's a great way to spend your time!  Plus it's a lot more satisfying than Netflix marathons (although those are great, too). 


    You might not have noticed it before but Latin dancing is actually very popular in Brisbane with thousands of people attending classes and social dancing events every week.  It attracts a very diverse group of individuals including university students, medical professionals, school teachers, engineers, labourers, designers, business managers, accountants and dentists. 


    If you enjoy travelling, Salsa and Bachata open up a worldwide network of friends and opportunities. This course will take you from "two left feet" to being able to understand and dance the basics of Australia's most popular Latin dance styles anywhere in the world.

  • Why learn with Dance Culture?

    Dance Culture has a welcoming and encouraging community.  Our priority is first and foremost to create a safe, welcoming, encouraging and supportive space in which staff and students may learn, grow and evolve.


    Check out the pages of glowing 5-star reviews on our Facebook page.


    Your instructor will be James Quinn-Hawtin, an experienced and certified instructor with international experience including choreographing for So You Think You Can Dance. James is supported by a large number of student volunteers who generously give up their time to help you through your first classes.

  • Dance partner not needed!

    Singles and couples are welcome. Ages 13+ welcome. Our youngest student is 14 years old and our oldest is about 75.  Most of our students are around 18 to 35 years old.  Some people bravely come to this course by themselves (#respect).  Some bring their Significant Other.  Some come with a group of friends or workmates.  This course normally attracts a diverse group of 20 to 30 students.

  • What to bring & wear?

    Bring a bottle of water and wear some comfortable clothes (t-shirt, jeans/leggings and sneakers are fine).

  • When

    This four-week course starts soon. Each iteration of the course normally runs at the same time and day for four consecutive weeks.  The upcoming courses are:


    Course starting Wednesday 24 March 2021:
    Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:45pm 24th March 2021

    Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:45pm 31st March 2021

    Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:45pm 7th April 2021

    Wednesday 7:30pm - 8:45pm 14th April 2021 (graduation celebration)


    Course previously starting Tuesday 30 March but delayed due to lockdown:

    Course now starting Tuesday 6 April 2021:
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:45pm 6th April 2021

    Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:45pm 13th April 2021

    Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:45pm 20th April 2021

    Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:45pm 27th April 2021 (graduation celebration)


    Course starting Sunday 11 April 2021:
    Sunday 4:30pm - 5:45pm 11th April 2021

    Sunday 4:30pm - 5:45pm 18th April 2021

    Sunday 4:30pm - 5:45pm 25th April 2021

    Sunday 4:30pm - 6:00pm 2nd May 2021 (graduation celebration)


    If for some reason you cannot attend every class of your course you are welcome to attend the missed class in a subsequent course. Please note that to do the second class you really need to have done the first class and to do the fourth class you really need to have done the third class (class 2 continues on from class 1 and class 4 continues on from class 3).

  • Where

    Classes are held in our air-conditioned dance studio at 1st floor, 474 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Brisbane.


    We're right across the road from 99 Bikes and The Junction at the intersection of Ipswich Rd and Annerley Rd.  The door to the studio is located between Yesterday's Thift Shop and Lifeline Vintage Revival. 

  • Requirements

    If you're 13 years or older, can walk and can follow instructions, you're all good to go. 


    You don't need to bring a partner nor do you need any prior dance experience.  You don't need to be fit.  Just make sure you've put the times and dates in your calendar. 

  • What happens after the course?

    At the end of the course you will be presented with a certificate of completion and an invitation to continue learning Latin dancing through our progressive weekly classes.


    Many students choose to continue learning by attending our Level 2 classes found on the timetable


    If you laugh at all of James' bad dad jokes you might even be invited to attend some bonus Level 2 classes before the end of your course! 


    Whatever you choose to do at the end of the course, please do consider leaving a review on our Facebook page or on our Google listing.

  • Already got some experience under your belt?

    Contact us to check which class would be best for you!

  • What about COVID?

    Dance Culture follows all COVIDSafe guidelines for our industry.  This involves, among other things, limiting the number of class attendees and asking attendees to regularly sanitise their hands with hand sanitiser (provided).  Should your course be interrupted by a lockdown or by new restrictions you will have the option to request a prorata refund or to complete the classes at a later time.

  • Enrol now

    This course often sells out because we cap the enrolments to ensure the best possible experience for attendees.  Enrol now for only $79 per person. 


    This includes four hours of instruction, by the end of which you will be able to dance the basics of two of the most popular Latin dance styles in the world and be invited to continue learning in Level 2.


    You are also welcome to repeat this course should you not feel ready to move on to Level 2 or should you miss any part of the course.

  • No partner?  No problem!  While you will be learning how to dance with another human you do not need to bring a dance partner.  Instead we will rotate partners frequently during the class.

  • Don't want to change partner?  Sometimes couples only want to dance with one another.  This is understandable but we have found, after many years of running this course, that this typically leads to the formation of bad habits and frustration for the couple.  We won't force you to change partners but we do recommend rotating and making new friends when asked to "high five and change partner".  Generally speaking, booking a private lesson is a better option for couples who only want to dance with one another.

  • No prior experience in dance?  Well, that's definitely not a problem because this course is designed precisely for the typical human who has "two left feet".

  • You want to enrol but your Significant Other doesn't want to?  We actually hear this a lot.  Quite a number of our regular students come to Latin dancing as something to do for themselves while their husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend does his/her own thing.  Your instructor, James, has a great deal of respect for those brave enough to attend solo.

  • What does the course cost?  This course is AU$79 per person (working out to $19.75 per class).  The full enrolment is due before the start of the course.  We offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you don't enjoy the first class and don't want to continue (you must tell us within 2 days). 

  • What if the course is interrupted by a COVID-related lockdown?  Should your course be interrupted by a lockdown or by new restrictions you will have the option to request a pro-rata refund or to complete the classes at a later time.

Money-back Guarantee:  If you don't love your first class and don't want to continue, let us know within 2 days and we will refund 100% of your enrolment.


COVID Guarantee:  Should your course be interrupted by a lockdown or by new restrictions you will have the option to request a prorata refund or to complete the classes at a later time.


This course includes:

  • Four relaxed, fun in-person group classes over four weeks
    • Two classes that focus on learning the basics of Bachata dancing
    • Two classes that focus on learning the basics of Salsa dancing
  • Plus bonus optional classes (advised during your first class)
  • Repeat this course for free if you don't feel ready to move on to Level 2 or if you miss any part of this course
  • Student volunteers will be in attendance to help you learn and to help balance the ratio of leaders (men) and followers (ladies)
  • Access to optional online videos to help you revise at home before your next class
  • A certificate of completion
  • An invitation to continue learning with our progressive syllabus
  • World-class teaching with experienced professional instructors



"James teaches a progressive syllabus with step by step instructions which are easy to follow, he has friendly assistants who offer positive encouragement and students who keep coming back for more. It really has opened up a whole new world of fun, friendship and dancing! If you have ever wondered about learning Latin dance, check out Dance Culture for some awesome classes which will have you social dancing in no time!" - Liz


"I never thought I'd willingly learn to dance but I'm so glad I did. Everyone I've met at Dance Culture have all been friendly and supportive." - Patrick


"The passion for latin dancing is something that shines through at Dance Culture during every class and it's highly infectious. You have a great teacher, some lovely people and a welcoming environment. I cannot recommend this school highly enough. Give Dance Culture a go, and you might not only come to enjoy salsa and/or zouk, you might become slightly addicted to it (like me!)" - AJ


"Have been attending their salsa course for nearly 4 months now, really enjoyed the way they teach and motive me as a beginner. The dance floor is super clean and comfy. With the humorous teaching style, I felt learning is so enjoyable. I have to say that the time and money are well invested in this adventure!" - Steven


"I really love the culture part of dance culture. Everyone is friendly and respectful of each other on and off the dance floor. I've danced and assisted many schools over the years and I have to say this is the best to date." - Tonia


"I had zero dance experience and was very nervous about trying a dance class. Dance culture immediately set me at ease and made me feel comfortable while building up my skills with a progressive syllabus over time. I loved the vibe and friendly energy of the classes and am very thankful for the increased confidence in myself, and all the new friends and experiences i have gained through dancing. I never imagined that I could dance or would even enjoy it, but it has become a passion that I love! I highly recommend coming and trying it out." - Paul


"I feel that James has a clear picture of what I should look like and what moves I should be able to perform at any given time. That way I never feel like I am drowning and his senior students are super supportive too!!! I will be a member for life." - Daniel


"James is an excellent teacher who brings his passion, humour and wit to the floor ensuring that every learner dancer feels involved. No matter what the level, the syllabus and speed of which it moves goes with the learners. Highly recommended dance school for learners of all ages. Thankyou James and all of your volunteers who make it fun to learn" - Michelle


"The advanced salsa classes with Madalyn and James have been a fantastic experience! The atmosphere in classes is friendly and fun, yet motivates you to constantly work on your technique and improve. The instructors are helpful, patient and have very high standards. My dancing has become much better thanks to them!" - Kasia


You can also see our pages of 5-star reviews on our Facebook Page or Google listing.



Classes are held in our air-conditioned dance studio at Dance Culture, 1st floor, 474 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Brisbane. The door to the studio is located between Yesterday's Thift Shop and Lifeline Vintage Revival.


Money Back Guarantee

Don't love your visit to Dance Culture? Tell us within 2 days to receive a full refund on the class or course.


Memberships may be paused or cancelled at any time unless a minimum term plan has been selected.

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