Hooked on Dance

Live, breathe, dance

Welcome to Hooked on Dance, a school in Melbourne focused on achieving exceptional standards of dance specialising in Bachata Sensual style and Salsa. Wedding choreography available for a unique latin-themed style. Latin entertainment for hen's parties or corporate events. Suitable for all ages, levels and yes even those that think they have two left feet.:)

We believe in nurturing creativity and artistic development, and offer a warm and positive environment to foster the growth that all dancers want and need. Dancing is healthy for the body and soul. Reach out today to learn more about the classes and how to get involved.

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Dedicated to Dance

Meet the Team

You’re in Great Hands


Paula Di Pietro

Paula has been dancing for over 20 years and has a diverse range of dance experience. Originally started in Ballroom then quickly fell in love with Salsa in 1998. Since then Paula focussed on street Latin styles including Salsa, Bachata, Zouk and Brazilian Samba. She completed Cert 4 in Dance in 2011 and then went on to opening her own dance school (Hooked on Dance) teaching Salsa, Bachata and Zouk. During this time she has consistently developed her skills learning from many elite artists such as Edie the Salsa Freak, Liz Lira and Korke & Judith. Paula has taught, performed and competed locally and internationally and many different congresses. Paula has placed more emphasis on Bachata Sensual in the past 5 years and recently trained with some of the world class instructors in Spain at Sensual Week. Paula holds a number of titles including World Salsa Cabaret Champion 2015/16, Cha Cha runner up ALDC 2017, Vic Bachata Cabaret Champion (ALDC) 2017.

Pricing Plans

Buy a pass & save!

5 Week Pass - $240

Attend Unlimited Classes for 5 weeks ONLINE or IN-STUDIO except for Performance class

Weekly Pass - $60

Attend Unlimited Classes for 1 week ONLINE or IN-STUDIO except for Performance class

Casual Class - $20

Attend a single class  ONLINE or IN-STUDIO except for Performance class

To purchase a weekly or 5 week pass, you will first need to book your first class that you will like to attend in the below booking form and select pricing plans for the options to show up.


Bachata, Ladies styling, Performance course, Yoga, Fitness

Apart from Bachata Sensual being the main focus of styles taught at HOD our Dance School offers a large variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors and guest instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Have a look at our class schedule below to find the one that best fits your needs.

Studio and Online Classes Timetable

From 16th November 2020 - 19th December

5 Week term

Book my class

The team at Hooked on Dance are dedicated to help you develop the correct foundations. The instructors are committed to giving each student attention while also moving the class forward. Everyone is welcome, no partner required. You can join the Hooked on Dance Students Update Facebook page to keep in the loop and follow us on instagram @pauladipietro. Feel free to contact Paula on 0401066050 for any questions. See Facebook page for more information here.


To book the specific classes for the 5 week pass and weekly pass please log back into your account after your booking and make the selection in your account.



Bachata Sensual X-mas Party

Join us for a big celebration on Thursday 24th December at El Giza Bar, 152-154 Lygon Street, Carlton.

A collaboration of two Bachata groups under one roof creating an epic vibe to dance the night away!


Schedule of the night:
(Times to be confirmed soon)

6:30pm - Open level Bachata class

7:30pm - Intermediate Bachata class

8:30pm Social dancing with DJ Ducey playing all your favourite Bachata, Salsa and a touch of Kiz.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE on the night from the Hooked on Dance student team.

Price includes two classes and social dancing till late.
$25 prepay
$30 at door
Bookings required to secure your spot as we have limited numbers on the night.
Please contact Paula for account details to prepay.

Facebook event link is here.

Party in Santa Hats

Performance Teams/Courses

Time to shine

Led by Paula Di Pietro, this class gives you the opportunity to perform and travel with us. Many of our dancers love taking this class, as it gives them the opportunity to learn new movements and easily showcase their talent. Interested in learning more? Performance training will resume once covid restrictions have eased. Get in contact with a member of our team, we’re happy to answer any questions.


Private Lessons/Wedding Dance


Whether you’re looking to learn new dance moves or hone in on your existing talent, this class is what you are looking for. If you are after something different and a bit spicy for your Wedding dance HOD offer choreographed and latin themed wedding packages. Private lessons in Bachata, Salsa and Samba. Paula is committed to giving each student one on one attention while ensuring the correct technique is understood. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about this class or any others - simply contact us on 0401066050 for bookings.

Samba class for Hog's Breath Cafe

Need entertainment for your next party?

HOD offers flexible, affordable latin entertainment for various parties. Special themed classes for your hens party, wedding, corporate event. Salsa, Bachata, Beyonce style and themed classes to get your party started - contact us now for prices and info. Paula has been catering for special events for many years including notable latin festivals, theme parks, weddings and hens parties. Great way to spice up your party with a little Salsa class without breaking the budget. I can come to you or help with hiring a studio. Email me on hookedondancemelb@gmail.com for your quote now.

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 10pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:30pm



Hooked on Dance

9 Barlyn Road, Mount Waverley, 3149, Vic,

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