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The Club Bachata was co-founded by Lisa Madeira back in 2012 when it was originally known as the Bachata Project.  Since then, it has fast-grown to become one of Melbourne’s most prominent dance company’s specialising in Bachata.

Club Bachata was recognized for its fun and vibrant social atmosphere where ANYONE can learn to dance and make some new friends along the way!

Lisa Madeira

Lisa Madeira, 2016 Australian Bachata Soloist Champion (ALDC), has been dancing nearly all her life.  She draws upon her earlier years of ballroom training and later years of Latin dancing to spread her passion to every student she meets, and deliver each class with technique.  Together with her ever-friendly and bubbly personality, she always makes every class a memorable one where students come back for more.  “I love Bachata because of the ease of which you can learn it and it brings together so many different people.  I’ve seen countless new friendships and social circles blossom from these dances and I’m proud to be part of it”.  

Lisa gained the reputation among the Australia Latin dance scene for their superior methods of teaching and coaching.  She has risen to achieve many awards including 2016 Australian Bachata Soloist Champion , National Team Champions* and 3-time State Champions of Bachata*. 

Lisa is an experienced dance instructor with over 15 years experience and has an excellent ability to break down dances into easy to learn sections.  Her classes are amazing, rare, & book out fast!  Lisa is currently on Parental Leave and scheduled to return in 2020.


Troy A. Tiger

Troy is an experienced dance instructor with 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages and 10 years in a university setting.  Troy has an excellent ability to lead in a class environment and break down dances into learn-able sections.  Troy is a strong choreographer with modern and latin influences and has choreographed works for major Australian dance companies.  As a dance artist Troy is currently engaged in creating new choreographic work, collaborating with Australian contemporary artists and diverse communities and is scheduled to return in 2020.