frequently asked questions
Do I need to bring a partner?
Yes you do, but they don't have to be your significant other. Small classes need even numbers. If two girls or two guys are partners, one will need to learn the lead for the whole course.
Can I stay with my partner for the whole class?
Changing partners a few times during class will help you learn faster. Otherwise you may keep repeating the same mistakes. You’ll also meet more people to dance with socially.
How long it will take me to learn salsa?
We all learn at different speeds. Dancing is about repetition and tenacity – not short cuts! The more you practice and listen to salsa music, the better you'll get. Practice makes progress!
What's the age group in the classes?
From 9 to 70s; average is 30s to 50s.
How many weeks is a course?
Intro and beginner-level courses are for 5 weeks. You need to attend every week – each class builds on the previous one. Improver level is approx 15 weeks. Intermediate is ongoing.
Can I repeat a course?
Yes! Dancing is all about repetition and it’s better to feel confident with what you’re doing before moving on.
How many levels are there?
Five: Intro, Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Improver and Intermediate. Not all levels run simultaneously.
Are private lessons or group classes available?
Yes – at your venue or ours. Great for team building or if Tues nights don't work for you! Daytime options by arrangement.
Can I attend/pay as a casual student?
New students need to attend all intro/beginner courses and pay in advance (you can't carry missed classes over). After you've completed the minimum 15 weeks, you can attend casually.
I've done salsa before, can I attend an intermediate class?
We prefer that you attend a beginners class first so you get used to the teaching style and ensure you know basic moves. You can book a free private assessment and we'll advise what suits best.
What should I wear?
Dress for comfort. Avoid slip-on or grippy-soled shoes or jandals. You’ll be dancing close to each other so deodorant and breath freshener are important. Bring a water bottle – all that concentration heats up the room!
Any other questions? contact Ruth