Frequently Asked Questions2020-09-01T02:17:34+08:00


Is Parking Available?2020-07-03T03:38:09+08:00

There is plenty of on-street parking available around Gilkisons Dance Studio which is usually free after 6pm.

Alternatively, there are two City of Perth car parks nearby, CPP Fire Station located between Murray Street and Hay Street, and CPP Pier Street located on Pier Street. Both car parks are only a few minutes walk from Gilkisons.

CPP Fire Station, 1 Murray Street, Perth

CPP Pier Street, 87-89 Pier Street, Perth

Do You Offer Private Lessons?2020-06-26T06:23:56+08:00

Yes we do!

Whether you’re looking to improve your skills and technique, learning a special first dance for your wedding, or wanting to learn a specific dance style that we teach, we can accommodate almost any request.

Private lessons are available for singles, couples and groups, and must be booked in advance.

Lessons are booked in one hour blocks at the following rates:

Single or couple lessons are $80.00 per hour and Group lessons (3 or more students) are $30.00 per person, per hour.

Contact us for more information or to book your private lesson.

What Type of Music is Played?2020-06-26T06:23:49+08:00

Gilkisons has a large music catalogue and plays a wide range of music, from the old classics right through to today’s top hits.

We also include some Latin and Modern Ballroom music to fit all dances taught at the studio.

Where Are You Located?2020-06-26T06:23:40+08:00

We are located on the basement level of the historic YAL Building on the corner of Murray Street and Irwin Street in the Perth CBD.

Our address is: 45 Murray Steet, Perth.

Is the Venue Smoke Free?2020-06-26T06:23:34+08:00

Yes, all areas of the building are smoke-free.

If you would like to smoke you will have to leave the building and away from the entrance.

Do I Need to Bring ID?2020-06-26T06:23:28+08:00

If you look under 18 we will require ID prior to entry to the studio.

As Gilkisons is a fully licensed venue with a bar selling alcohol, we must ensure all persons inside the venue are over the age of 18 to comply with the conditions of our licence. Please do not take offence if we ask to see your ID.

If you are under 18, you may be permitted entry with a parent or guardian, however, this must be arranged with the Venue Manager prior to your visit. Please contact us for more information.

Is Gilkisons Air Conditioned?2020-06-26T06:23:22+08:00

Our studio is fully air conditioned.

You will be able to learn and dance in comfort on those hot summer nights!

Do You Have a Dress Code?2020-06-26T06:23:16+08:00

Yes, neat casual attire is required.

Shorts, t shirts, singlets, thongs, sandals etc are not permitted.

What is the Age of Those Attending?2020-06-26T05:39:35+08:00

Our classes and social dances mainly attract the 20 to 40 age group, though some are a little younger or older.

As Gilkisons is a licensed venue, you must be at least 18 years old to enter the studio.

How Can I Practice the Dances I’ve Learned in Class?2020-06-26T06:23:09+08:00

We hold a social dance every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night after classes in the main ballroom where you can practice the techniques you have learned.

All persons attending classes are entitled to free admission on all social dance nights, excluding special events.

The social dances are also open to the public who pay an admission fee.

Do You Sell Gift Vouchers?2020-06-26T05:51:24+08:00


The value of the gift voucher can be put towards any of our classes or for private lessons.

These will be available for purchase online soon, in the meantime, please contact us for details.

Can I Go Dancing If I’m Not Enrolled in a Class?2020-06-26T06:23:00+08:00


Social dances are open to the public from 8.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

For clients not enrolled in a class, an admission fee applies to social dances on Fridays and for special events.

How do the Classes Progress?2020-06-26T06:22:55+08:00

Classes at Gilkisons range from Level One Beginners to Level Three. Then Bronze, Silver and Gold. We also teach a Diamond Advanced class by invitation for those that have completed all of the previous levels.

There are no contracts or exams so if you want to move to the next level or repeat a class to fine-tune your skills that is completely fine. Your teacher will assess your technique at the end of your course and discuss your options.

All we promote is having a good time, meeting new people and having fun while learning to dance, being able to hold onto a partner without feeling awkward or embarrassed and just being comfortable being you, not to mention the exercise!


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