Answers to Your Questions
If you have a question that you can't find here, please feel free to email. Or you can call/text us on: 07863 291074
Do I need to bring a partner?
No. Unlike most ballroom classes where you need to come as a couple, at our salsa classes you can come alone, with a friend OR as a couple. We rotate everyone around in our classes which we find makes for better all-round dancers and is also a lot more sociable. It means that you'll get to know everyone really quickly too!
How much do the classes cost?
Our Bury St Edmunds and King's Lynn classes cost £10 for the whole 2 hours and you just pay as you come in each week.
Alternatively, you can sign up for a whole month and pay just £25, which includes a free ticket to our end of month party, saving you 50% on the weekly cost.
If you'd like to save money, but are worried that you might not like the class, just let us know within 24 hours of your first class and you'll get a full 100% refund. So there's no risk at all. Have fun, or don't pay. It's as simple as that.
What sort of footwear should I wear?
The most important thing about footwear is that it stays on your feet. So flip-flops are definitely not good! Shoes that have a non-grip sole (ie: not rubber) are best, but don't worry too much. If you only have rubber soled shoes wear them and if you find that you want to keep dancing, we can advise what's best later.
Am I too old?
We don't have an upper age limit, but most of the people in our classes are from 20 to 50's. We also have quite a number of people older than that and provided you're fit enough to walk at a fast pace, you shouldn't have much of a problem in at least our first 2 levels of class. You'll certainly find people welcoming and friendly.
Am I too young?
Our classes are advertised for adults but we
welcome young students
provided that they understand this and act accordingly. We also need to
know before the class if you're under the age of 18. Also, if you're below the age of 16, you'll need to be accompanied by an adult, but you're more
than welcome to attend as long as you bear all of this in mind.
What sort of music do you play?
This may seem like a strange question, but although we play a lot of salsa music at our classes, you can dance salsa to any music that's the right tempo and rhythm. Because of this we like to play a varied mix of music at our classes including R&B, hip hop and pop. We try to keep the music varied and interesting and are always open to requests if they fit with the class.
Can I get a drink there?
At our Bury St Edmunds class there's a fully licenced bar, but at our King's Lynn class there isn't, but there's a small spar shop about 100m away from the hall.
What should I wear?
Footwear has been covered above, but for the rest of your outfit, just wear whatever feels comfortable. People usually wear smart casual clothes. Jeans and a t-shirt are fine unless you want to dress up a little which is great too. (You might want to reserve your nicest clothes for the party nights though!).
When can I start?
We have a new beginner course starting on the first Tuesday(in Bury St Edmunds) and first Wednesday(in King's Lynn) of every month. Although we usually recommend that you start on the first week or the course, if this isn't possible for any reason, you can start on week 2 without too much of a problem. If that's not possible for any reason, e-mail or call us and we can arrange for you to start on a different week. If you're unsure, just get in touch and we can advise further.
I can't make it every week, does that matter?
It all depends on your commitment level. Call to find out how we can help.
I've done some salsa before. Which class should I start in?
This is a tricky question to answer, as it depends on a few factors. If you've done a different style of salsa before (The style we teach is from L.A.), it would be best to start in the beginner class for your first week and see how you get on. If you know how to do the main steps that we teach at the beginner level and you can do them without thinking! you can probably start at level 2. If you're a more experienced dancer, start at level 3!