|Frequently asked questions|
|Which style of Salsa do you teach ?
We teach Cuban Salsa on 1
When are your classes ?
We run classes Monday to Friday each week. We cater for absolute beginners at each venue and improvers plus intermediates at selected venues.
Further detailed information can be found by visiting our Classes page on the website.
What ages attend your classes ?
Our classes are aimed at adults 17 years and upwards.
Classes for children of school age can be organised if there is sufficient group interest and we have often gone into schools to provide Salsa classes and Cuban percussion workshops.
Do I need any previous experience ?
No. We cater for absolute beginners at each of our venues.
How often will I need to take lessons ?
This depends on your confidence and your own personal ability. As we follow the same structure at each venue, some students have attended more than one venue in the early stages to grasp the basics.
When can I start and do I have to pay upfront ?
If we Run and Advertise a 6 week course, then Yes, you would pay the reduced fee upfront.
However, we also run classes on a drop in basis and you simply turn up any night / venue at your convenience and pay for the class you attend.
How long will it take to learn Salsa ?
There is no set time as individual's progress at their own pace. It helps to regularly attend the first 3 or 4 lessons to grasp the basics. Our classes are structured allowing the students to develop and progress with confidence.
Do I have to bring a friend or ( dancing ) partner or can I come on my own ?
It is not compulsory to bring your own partner ( although it helps ). You will find classes and events are welcoming and a great place to meet new people.
Will you change partners within the class ?
Yes, it's our policy to rotate students within the classes. This helps with learning and increasing social confidence.
Will you teach anything other than Salsa ?
We generally do a Merengue warm up at each venue as this is a great way to get the heart pumping and to relax the students. We also teach Rueda and occassionally include Bachata and Cha Cha.
What type of clothes or footwear should I wear ?
Anything that is comfortable and shoes that allow you to move and spin easily.
Ladies - Very High heels, Mules and Flip Flops are not recommended for dancing in.
Guys - Bulky Trainers with a heavy grip can be restrictive in your movement.
Please note that Dance Shoes / Dance Trainers are a worthwhile investment.
Policy at Venues ?
We try to select venues that have a good dance floor, ample free car parking and bar facilities that will help create a good all round , safe, social atmosphere for the students.
All that we ask is, students buy a drink from the bar as opposed to bringing their own into the class.
We want the classes to work for ourselves and our hosts as well as the students.
Will I get Hot ?
Yes, dancing can be quite energetic and sweaty. For personal hygiene we advise having a shower before attending a class and always use deodorant and /or perfume / aftershave.
A woman that smells good even by the end of the evening is a lasting, pleasant memory in men's eyes.
A man that smells as though he has just got out of the shower even by the end of the evening is a brownie point in ladies eyes.
Is Salsa energetic ?
Yes, Salsa is energetic and can be quite strenuous at times. If you have any concerns about your physical fitness please consult your Doctor before attending the classes.
If you have any doubts about executing moves during the classes, please consult the instructor.
When can I practice what I learn ?
We organise parties for all our students on a regular basis and invite guest instructors along to teach the students. We have our very own Tropical Hits DJ Hot Pepper who plays fantastic Salsa music all night and these are a great opportunity to practice what you have learned.
I'm thinking of holding an event with a Salsa flavour to it. Can you help ?
Yes, We can liven up your special event with a fun filled package geared especially for you, we can provide dance instructors, DJ's, demonstrations, etc.
How can I keep upto date with your classes / events ?
Simply register via the website to receive our monthly newsletter and we'll let you know of changes to our timetables and forthcoming events.
How do I find your venues ?
There is a link to an interactive map for each of our venues on our Classes page on the website.
How much are the classes ?
Classes are currently £5.50 per person for each class. However, if you do two or more classes within the same week at any venue, there is a reduction for each additional lesson ie £9 for two classes,
£12 for three classes.
How can I find out more about the Salsa scene ?
We have a great selection of links to other websites providing information on classes, events, music, clothing, holidays etc.
Further detailed information can be found by visiting our Links page on the website.
Do I have to pay for parking whilst at your classes / events ?
No. each of our venues has ample free car parking facilities.
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