Our Current Latin Motion Academy Timetable


9am – 10am Body Mechanics & Movement – Upskilling Oliver Pineda Group A & B Level: Int-Adv/Complex
10am – 11am Flavour & Feel – Implementation Oliver Pineda Group A & B Level: Int-Adv/Complex
11am – 12pm Musicality – Rhythms, Connection & Composition Oliver Pineda ALL CAST Level: Mixed
Postponed (TBC 2021) Body Movement – The Fundamentals Group C Level: Beg Entry
Postponed (TBC 2021) Drills & Skills – Implementation Group C Level: Beg Entry

Your Dream, Our Goal!

If you have ever wanted to Perform, Compete, Teach or simply take your Dancing to the Next Level, NOW is your Chance! Check out the Oliver Pineda Academy (OPA) 5 P’s:

OPÅ Promise

Latin Motion has always had the reputation of being the school of Quality: a school that provides the Highest quality training in the Industry. It is not a coincidence that Latin Motion produces the Best Dancers in Australia’s Latin Dance Scene. We achieve this by being affiliated with respected Industry Individuals and having them teaching in the Academy program, providing our Members with quality learning from the Crème de la Crème. Latin Motion will help you to be the Best Dancer You can be; this is our promise to you.

OPA Plan

Upon joining the Academy, you will be asked about your Dance Goals. Whether you want to Teach, Perform, Compete or simply take your dancing to the Next Level, our Team will work with you on a development plan outlining what your next steps should be to achieve your Goals. At the beginning of every Semester, you and our Team will review your Goals and Development Plan.

OPA Projects

We have various Performance and Competitive Projects available each year that you have the opportunity to be selected for.

OPA Program

The Academy Program is an Intensive and Advanced curriculum of Classes, Choreographies and Workshops of various Latin dance styles such as Salsa, Mambo, Rumba, Afro & more.

Although each Academy Member may choose one or two particular styles as part of their development plan, Academy classes across all styles are exclusively open to ALL Academy Members, giving you the opportunity to excel not only in your chosen style but also in all styles.

Apart from the various Latin dance styles, the Academy program includes associated training that will contribute enormously on making you the best dancer you can be. Associated training includes: Ballet & Ballroom technique, Stretch & Strength, Conditioning & Pilates etc. These classes are also open & exclusive to ALL Academy members.

What’s more, Latin Motion’s Academy offers a Teacher Training program to Members who are specifically selected to teach Latin Motion’s public classes. Members of Latin Motion’s Instructor Team will receive additional training from Oliver Pineda, who is known around the World for his Unique, In-Depth and Profoundly Knowledgeable yet easy to learn Teaching Style.

Latin Motion also provides Workshops taught by local and International Artists that are experts in their fields. These Workshops will be open to the public at full price; however, Academy Members may receive access to Workshops at discounted rates.

OPA Promotion

Latin Motion showcases its Talent to Australia and to the World by giving its Members maximum exposure in the most relevant Local, Interstate and International Performance and Competitive opportunities every year. Working with Oliver, you will have the opportunity to travel to many Latin Dance Events representing Latin Motion and promoting yourself as Member of this Prestige Academy. Being associated with 10 x World Salsa Champion is a big thing for every dancer who wants to build a name in the Industry.

More about LM Academy

Students wishing to enter Latin Motion Academy must audition to be granted entry. Auditionees will be taught a series of dance techniques, drills and a short choreographic sequence. Students will be required to perform these at the end of the audition.

Our Next Intake Audition Is:
When: Sat 19th December 2020
Where: St Peters Studio (15 May Street)

If you are unable to make the audition date, please email oliver@latinmotion.sydney to arrange a private audition.

All Academy Members must be on a 12 month LM Academy Membership ($50/week) or 6 month LM Academy Membership ($55/week). This gives Students access to LM Academy classes and also entitles Students to attend ALL public classes run by Latin Motion. Academy Members also receive incentives & discounts on group private lessons with the 10 x World Salsa Champion, Oliver Pineda.

Academy weekend classes are run on Saturdays. Weekly attendance is not mandatory but is advisable for the students continuous progression.

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