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