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, 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.

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 classes are £30 per calendar month and come with a 100% money back guarantee. If you don't love the first class, just let us know within 48hrs and we'll give you the whole £30 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. Our subscription payments are automatic on the same day each month. If you'd like to cancel any time, just send me an email at cancellations@secretsalsa.co.uk and your subscription will be cancelled within 24hrs. Subscription payments can also be paused (for a month or longer) at any time 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?

We have a new beginner course starting on the first Tuesday (in Bury St Edmunds), first Wednesday (in King's Lynn) and first Thursday (in Sudbury) 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 any week without a problem as long as we know when you're coming, so make sure you book in advance!

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.

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!

Please email us if your question isn't answered here