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  • What should I wear?
    Any casual clothing is fine. Just wear what you feel comfortable in. Please bear in mind that salsa is very good exercise and you'll probably get quite hot, so layers are a good idea.
  • 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 and will help ensure you do not restrict your movement or injure yourself. If you only have rubber soled shoes, wear them and we have some dance 'socks' you can buy at class which slip on over most trainers/flat shoes. If you find that you want to keep dancing, we can advise what shoes are best to buy later.
  • 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!
  • 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 and Sudbury classes there isn't, so make sure you bring a bottle of water (or similar) with you.
  • When can I start?
    Anytime! Our class subscriptions (our cheapest class option) are designed so that you can start anytime after booking. If you are not ready to start immediately, just let us know when booking and we will arrange a proportionate refund. You can reserve your place, by subscribing, up to 30 days in advance. Our 'Pay As You Go' class options give you 90 days from the date of booking to attend your class(es). You can book these online or at class. When booking our beginner classes, you can choose your start date and your booking is valid for that date.
  • What level of class is right for me?
    Beginner Level If you have not danced salsa before, or if you are new to LA- style salsa, you will need to start in the beginner class which is suitable for absolute beginners or for those who need a refresher. There is some footwork to learn but we quickly progress you to partner dancing. We teach a course of foundation salsa moves designed to enable you to enjoy freestyle partner dancing as soon as possible. If you haven't danced salsa before with us or think the beginner level is right for you, we suggest you book our Beginner Classes. If you have been in our beginner level before and are ready to try the next level you can choose from our 'Subscription' or 'Pay As You Go' class options. Improver Level This is suitable for anyone who has learned the foundation salsa moves that we cover in our beginner level and feels confident executing these in social dancing. This level covers a mix of moves – both new moves and variations of those you learn in the beginner course. Everyone learns and develops confidence at a different pace but to give you an idea, you could, with practice, move up to this level after about 1 or 2 months in the beginner class. Intermediate Level This is suitable for someone who feels like they are ready for a new challenge and who can dance beginner and improver level moves with confidence. Each week will feature a new unique routine which you can learn and practice in social dancing and at home after the class. Your teacher will cover the moves in detail and break down the steps, the lead/follow techniques and styling options. Advanced Level This class is for anyone who can dance intermediate level moves with confidence. Each week will feature a new unique routine which you can learn and practice in social dancing and at home after the class. Your teacher will cover the moves in detail and break down the steps, the lead/follow techniques and styling options. Our Secret Salsa teachers can help guide you regarding the best level. For more experienced dancers it can sometimes it can help to revisit more foundation levels for a time to help improve confidence or focus on specific areas of your dancing you wish to improve. Please note not all of the above levels are available at our classes at all times.
  • I can't make it every week, does that matter?"
    No. You can do any of our classes on a 'drop in' basis. It may take you a little longer to learn, but we understand that people lead busy lives, so we've organised our classes so you can take them as and when it's convenient for you. We also have a great subscription offer for people who can't attend every week. Perfect for shift workers or those with other commitments.
  • What style of salsa do you teach at your classes ?
    At Secret Salsa, we teach LA-style salsa. This style of salsa was popularized in Los Angeles but is now danced around the world. It is danced in the ‘slot’, similar to New York-style salsa but is distinguished from it for being danced on the 1 beat rather than on 2.
  • How do class subscriptions work?
    By choosing one of our class subscriptions you get: - Our most competitive weekly class price - Free first months party for you and a friend - 40% discount on monthly party tickets - Discount on gift vouchers for family & friends - Discount on Workshops - Half Price Second Class - Access to additional benefits such as an members only forum and practice videos The subscription costs £35 per calendar month on a recurring payment basis and covers all weekly classes at your venue of choice while you remain subscribed (whether there are 4 or 5 weeks in the month). We also have a 2 week a month option for shift workers/busy bees at just £20 a month You can reserve your place immediately but if you are not ready to start for a few weeks, just let us know at the time of booking and we will refund you up until your start date. Please read our terms and conditions for full details about how subscriptions work and our cancellation policy.
  • How much do the classes cost?
    Our class subscriptions are £35 per calendar month and come with a 100% money back guarantee. If you don't love the first class, just let us know within 24hrs and we'll give you the whole £35 back. No questions asked. ​ If you do love the class (you will!), you don't have to do anything from then on apart from show up each week, learn some new moves and have as much fun as you can handle. ​ We also have more flexible payment 'Pay As You Go' class options for those who do not wish to subscribe. One off classes are £12.50 per week or £10 if you book 4 or more classes at a time. Pay As you Go bookings are valid for 90 days. Please read our terms and conditions for full details about how subscriptions work and our cancellation policy.
  • Can I book and pay on the door?
    Yes. You can pay on the door for all of our events and classes. We accept cash and card payments at our classes. Our class subscription is on online deal only, so please book at home or on your device before the class to benefit from the savings.
  • What if I can no longer attend class or wish to cancel my subscription?
    We would of course be sad to see you go. If there is anything we can do to help you continue to attend class, we would welcome a chat about it, so feel free to contact us or speak to any Secret Salsa Teacher or Helper at class anytime. You might find our 2 Weeks/Month Subscription or Pay As You Go Classes suit you better To manage your existing orders (including subscriptions) please visit here or select 'My Account' at the bottom of any page on our website and follow the instructions to get a Sign In link. Alternatively you can email and we will cancel your subscription within 2 working days From there you can: change card details, cancel subscriptions, check previous payments and more. Please read our terms and conditions for full details about how subscriptions work and our cancellation policy.
  • What Covid-19 safety measures do you have in place at your classes/events?
    Hand sanitizer available at all venues Option to dance as a couple, rather than rotating around within the class Option to wear masks and spare disposable masks available in case you forget yours Please do not attend if you have had a positive Covid-19 test result or are Covid-19 symptomatic
  • What If I Don't Enjoy It?
    We are confident you will enjoy the classes but appreciate it's not always for everyone All new customers benefit from a 100% money back guarantee...if you don't like it, contact us within 24hrs of your first class & get all of your money back!
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