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Address: 45 Murray Street Perth WA 6000
Phone: 08 9325 6566
Email: dance@gilkisons.com.au

Tags: latin dance, tango, dance classes

The name GILKISONS has been synonymous with the dancing scene since 1931.

Many innovations were pioneered by GILKISONS such as teaching at high school and primary school level, television teaching and presentations, learning to dance socially without having to do exams or medals, producing the Festival of Perth championships and other international dancing events at the Entertainment Centre.

This has lifted social dance out of the old fashion stigma that was dancing for years by using modern music, lighting and sound not to mention the fully licensed and air conditioned premises. The latter sounds strange but many teachers and premises are still back in those dark ages.

GILKISONS are now into the third generation of the family tradition. Included are dance teachers, disc jockeys, lighting and sound architects, world champion dancers and choreographers just to mention a few.

The staff employed are some of the most talented and highly qualified dance teachers in Australia. With the purchase of the city ballroom and associated premises in 1998 dancing is set to a part of Perth for many years to come.

In fact, GILKISONS is the only venue in the city at which this style of dancing, that is, latin and ballroom social dancing is taught. The premises are also available for private function hire.

All courses at Gilkisons are in seven week blocks or terms. The classes are held during the week on different days and times.

All classes are 55 minutes duration and are by enrolment only. Our courses are a mixture of singles and couples so there is no need to bring a partner. Generally, 70% of our clients come on their own.

Dances are held on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening and are open to all public over the age of 18, commencing at 8:30pm.

Tuesday and Wednesday night dances are free entry. Friday nights have an admission fee of $15 per person, however if you are enrolled in one of our current courses, you will receive a complimentary pass allowing free entry to Friday night dances.

Please note the dance is held in a different area to the classes. Dances taught are a selection of those considered to be the more popular ones used at any Cabaret, Wedding, Social, Ball, Dance etc.

Neat casual is always the dress be it for a class or the dances. Shorts, t shirts, singlets, thongs, sandals etc are not permitted.

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