Shepparton dancing duo Amanda Garner and Sebastian Costa will open the doors of their dance studio for free lessons this weekend.
The pair, who spent several years dancing on cruise ships, recently returned to the district to take over Excell Dance Centre.
Beginning their cruise ship adventure, the pair travelled the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and finished up in Alaska on September 15 last year before making their way to Shepparton.
‘‘Prior to that, we’d decided we wanted to settle down and have a family,’’ Ms Garner said.
‘‘We’ve been dancing (for) 25 years; I started when I was seven years old.
‘‘I want to just be a teacher and have a bit of a normal life.’’
The pair will take participants through several different dance styles this Sunday from 1pm.
‘‘Participants can try all of our dance styles for free,’’ Ms Garner said.
Running in 20-minute blocks on the day, there will be workshops on Cha Cha, salsa dancing, waltz, rock ’n’ roll, old-time dance, party line dance, American tango, Lindy Hop and Zumba.
‘‘We’ll start with the Cha Cha at 1pm and go right through to Zumba at 3.40pm,’’ Ms Garner said. ‘‘Those taking part on the day will get the chance to sign up for any of our courses and get 10 per cent off.’’
The Excell Dance Centre free open day will be on Sunday, February 4, from 1pm to 4pm at 3 Williams Rd, Shepparton. For more information, phone 58311777 or 0466241178.