Welcome to Dancesport Kingdom.

Our mission at Dancesport Kingdom is to enrich your life through Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American dancing.

We know all about Ballroom!

We know our stuff, and it shows We’ve studied Ballroom inside and out, and what we know is AMAZING! The little tips and tricks we tell you are so wonderful, you feel transformed by learning - each lesson there’s a new nugget of information that takes your dancing to another level. That’s why we are known for our quality of teaching, and our unique teaching system.

But actually it's about YOU!

But you know what, our teachers become your friends too. They know that you’ve got a big presentation at work, they know your puppy dog’s got a sore leg, they know when they need to push you that bit further with your dancing. They’ll call you out on poor technique or laziness. And they cheer the loudest at the side of the floor when you achieve your dancing success, whatever that may be for you!

Something very special is happening at Dancesport Kingdom. Experience dance in our beautiful Ballroom and you'll get so much more than just learning how to Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American dance really, really well. Our uniqueness shines through in our absolute commitment to giving every dancer an enchanting experience as they learn to dance. For many of our dancers, Dancesport develops into a lot more than a fun ‘pastime’ - it becomes a lifestyle filled with events, friendship, glamour, excitement, and top it off, a host of health benefits. We experience such joy when a student thanks our team for giving them something to look forward to, to work towards each week, and when a student glows with a sense of achievement that comes with mastering a new figure or dance.

Our Ballroom Team

The teaching team at Dancesport Kingdom are Ballroom dance teacher professionals and each member is formally trained in Ballroom dance teaching. We are dedicated to our craft and in inspiring you to fall in love Ballroom dancing! Dancesport Kingdom boasts one of the most qualified, experienced and extraordinarily un-pretentious (for Ballroom teachers!) Ballroom teaching teams in the country. Every lesson is dedicated to YOUR experience. We promise to inspire you in every lesson, every teachable moment and in every interaction. We now have 100's of students dancing confidently and with joy at weddings and events, in Awards performance and in Dancesport competitions.

David Bates

DAVID ROSE

Studio Manager

David started in Ballroom Dancing back in the late 80's... He started mostly as a Social Ballroom & Latin American dancer but it wasn't long before the bug bit me well and truly and I was studying the Awards in all 3 Dancesport styles and looking at entering Dancesport competitions...

LEIGHTON STEVENSON

Professional Dancer and Dancesport Coach

Leighton has danced for twenty-five years and has won numerous titles in all three Dancesport styles in Australia throughout that time.  In late 2005 he moved to the UK, and for six years trained with the worlds best, winning a number of titles and regularily competing in the "big three" British events: the UK Open, International Open and the Blackpool Dance Festival.  In 2012 he returned to Australia to compete in the Professional division and Ballroom dance teaching, bringing a wealth of experience from across the globe.

ANDY PHILLIPS

Professional Dancer and Dancesport Coach

Andy has been Ballroom dancing for most of his life, being trained by champions both here and throughout the world. He has competed as an Amateur in Open Class taking part in every major Latin American final in Australia, winning many titles and awards along the way.

He has represented both Australia and England, studying out the famous Semley Dance School in South London.

Andy turned Professional in 2008, and moved to New York to teach Ballroom dance. He has taken part in many professional events throughout Australia, Asia and Europe.

He trains many students at all levels from beginners through to open class level couples some which compete internationally.

Andy loves to see people develop their dancing through dedication, hard work and perseverance.

TAMY HEOMIYEON

Professional Dancer and Dancesport Coach

Tamy has been dancing since she was a teenager. She has a degree in Human Movement Science from Seoul Woman’s University.

She has competed and represented South Korea as both an amateur and a professional competitor, featuring in Finals of all major Australian Professional Latin events, as well as throughout Asia.

She commenced dancing in Australia in 2008 and began representing Australia internationally in Professional Latin from 2011 both here and in Asia and Europe.

Tamy has been trained by champions in Australia and throughout the world. She has been coaching for many years, training competitors from beginner level through to open class level in both Korea and Australia. She loves teaching the fundamentals of dancing to all levels and is inspired by the development of people’s talent.

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MATTHEW COULSON

Professional Dancer and Dancesport Coach

SUZANNE TABONE

Ballroom Instructor

Suzanne has been Ballroom dance teaching and Ballroom dancing for several years.  She is a qualified Licentiate teacher with Dancesport Australia, and an experienced Dancesport Competitor.  Suzanne has completed all three Mickey Powell awards  - now Platinum Award - with Honours. Outside of dancing, Suzanne is a Primary School teacher and currently studying for her Masters Degree

DAVID BURDON

Ballroom Instructor

David took up Ballroom dancing several years ago after his sister dared him to give it a go.  Since then he's been teaching at Dancesport Kingdom and loving it!  David is a qualified Ballroom Dance Teacher with Dancesport Australia and National Dancesport Examinations.

CHRIS BRUCE

Ballroom Instructor

Chris took up dancing over 20 years ago for exercise and as a social outlet, never anticipating that he'd become hooked on Ballroom. He met his dance partner (and wife) Monika on the dance floor, and together they decided they'd like to raise the standard of their dancing. They are working on achieving this both through competition (initially Medallist, and now Registered), and by furthering their knowledge through training as dance teachers.

ALYSHA TREVARTHEN

Ballroom Instructor

Alysha started Ballroom dancing in her mid teens and loved it straight away!  She blitzed all her medal exams and was the Youth Scholarship winner at Dancesport Kingdom in 2010.  That started a successful competitive career competing in Youth and Adult Amateur division.  Alysha is a qualified Ballroom Dance Teacher with Dancesport Australia.

ANGELICA ROSE

Ballroom Instructor

Angelica has loved ballroom dancing with a passion since she began learning 22 years ago.  She achieved Honours in Modern, Latin & New Vogue in Gold Level Medal tests and above.  Angelica has also had more than three years full time experience in teaching Modern, Latin, New Vogue and Street Latin and is a Qualified Ballroom Dance Teacher with Dancesport Australia.  She is currently competing in the Open category in Dancesport competition.  Angelica loves working with people of all ages and abilities in achieving their goals, developing their self confidence and self expression through dance.

FRANK PROCTOR

Ballroom Instructor

Frank started dancing in 2010 as a way of keeping fit. He became hooked on dancing and went on to complete all of his NDSE awards up to and including Emerald. To further improve his dancing, Frank has taken up teaching and is now a qualified dance instructor. Frank has also enjoyed dancing competitively in the Recreation class and with his dance partner, was the winner in New Vogue at the Australian Championships in 2015 and 2016. He is currently working on completing his NDSE award in Diamond.

CASSIE TUCKER

Ballroom Instructor

Cassie started Ballroom dancing with her fiance at DK IN 2012 with her fiancé Andrew and was instantly hooked. She completed all her Award exams with homers and went on to complete a Ballroom teaching qualification and started Dancesport competition, winning the Stars of the Future Trophy in 2012.

Annmarie Petinella

ANNMARIE BLAKE

Ballroom Instructor

 

ELDRIDGE TABONE

Ballroom Instructor

 

JENNIFER JACKSON

Ballroom Instructor

Jennifer has played sport and loved music all her life.  It is a dream come true to combine these two passions in dancing.
Jennifer is now a qualified teacher. Her greatest satisfaction is taking people who are adamant that they cannot dance, and teaching them to dance.

Studio Owner

Dancesport Kingdom was established in 2007 by former professional Dancesport champion and Championship Dancesport adjudicator Monica Fincham.

She commenced Ballroom, New Vogue and Latin American dancing in her mid teens and commenced what was to become a 17 year competitive DanceSport career over the three competitve styles.  Training both locally and internationally, she was Amateur and Professional Victorian Champion, Crown Champion, South Pacific Champion, National Champion, Premiere Championships Champion, South Australian Open Champion, Queensland Open Champion, and competed both in Asia and in the UK in Bournemouth and at Blackpool during her extensive career.

After retiring from competition in 2013, Monica  now dedicates her time to training her team of Ballroom dance teachers at Dancesport Kingdom, and ensuring that each student's Ballroom dance experience at the studio is exhilarating.  She is also a DanceSport championship adjudicator.

In 2015 Monica launched National Dancesport Examinations - Australia's first fully choreographed medal award system for Dancesport Kingdom students, a uniquely successful learning system which assists Ballroom students in their quest to become accomplished social dancers, competitors, performers and teachers.

With a team of talented hand-picked and fully trained instructors, Dancesport Kingdom is now one of Melbourne’s most successful and friendly dance studios. We love introducing newbies to Ballroom dance, and welcoming back this who used to dance back to our wonderful community.  Whether you just want to try it for fun and fitness, enjoy a whole new social life you've ever dreamed of or take it to the highest level of competition, Dancesport Kingdom can help you achieve your dancing goals.

Leopard print is a feature of the studio and worn by many of our dancers who love our brand!!

"A wonderful experience awaits you at Dancesport Kingdom - one that will no only contribute to a more joyful present, but have a far reaching influence throughout the rest of your life. We experience such joy when a student thanks us for giving them something to look forward to, and work towards each week, and a student glows with a sense of achievement that comes with mastering a new figure or dance. I invite you to share this wonderful opportunity, and can't wait to welcome you to Dancesport Kingdom" Monica, Founder and Owner

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