Teaching Melbourne to Dance for 35 years!

Rio Dance Studio was founded in 1981 by Fabian Gheri and Maureen DeLacy, hostess of the popular ABC TV show, That’s Dancin’.

Rio Dance Studio is conveniently located at 327 Whitehorse Road in the Melbourne suburb of Balwyn.

Our vision is to have a dancing class environment where people can come along, with or without a partner, and learn to dance in a happy, relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our belief is that if you can walk, you can dance, so don’t wait any longer, call our Balwyn studio now and start enjoying yourself.

Our dance classes are known for their fun and diversity….WE SPECIALISE IN TEACHING BEGINNERS DANCE CLASSES….Our students learn to dance styles such as:

Social Dancing, Latin, Ballroom, Street Latin, Rock N’ Roll and includes dances like:

Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha, Jive, Mambo, Salsa, Merengue, and Tango Argentino just to name a few.

We also specialise in teaching Wedding Waltz to bridal couples and bridal parties.

Why Choose Rio Dance Studio?

  • Learn at your own pace - beginner through to advanced dance classes offered.
  • Private tuition and group dance classes-see the Getting Started page for our competitive programme rates How Do I Get Started: Rio Dance Studio
  • Awarded three times by the Australian Dancing Society for outstanding service.
  • Gala Balls and dance parties for you to practice your new dance steps.

Why Rio Dance Studio?

Rio Dance Studio has long been regarded as the best studio in Australia to learn social ballroom dancing. So much so that we've been awarded three times by the Australian Dancing Society for outstanding service. In fact the A.D.S. has praised Rio's high standard with a gold plaque, the first ever in Australia!

Our success has been based upon our attention to detail, service and flexibility. We won't bother you with the stress of contracts or semesters. You can start whenever you like by booking your private lesson at a time that suits you.

Because our private dance lessons are individually customised we can offer beginner adults, of any ability, a chance to learn at their own pace. Our professional and caring staff are there to help you every step of the way and answer all your questions. These lessons are backed with group technique dance classes allowing our students to make new dancing friends and learn in a fun and friendly environment.

We can provide you with endless opportunities. We teach all the traditional styles like waltz and tango to some of today's hottest grooves like salsa, mambo and more. Our staff are there to help you choose the right path whether it's just a few basic steps or becoming the best dancer on the social scene.

We offer beginner dance classes through to advanced dance classes as well as dance competitions and medal exams. We also hold Gala balls and dance parties to help you practice your new steps in a fun and exciting way.

So get started now and join our Latin Classes, Ballroom Classes, Salsa Latin Classes!