Some brief FAQ’s
Do I need to come along with a partner?
There is no need to bring a partner as we rotate dance couples frequently throughout the classes so everyone gets to dance with everyone else. Even if you come as a couple we will still recommend that you rotate partners, since it is valuable experience to dance with different partners.
Does it matter if I’ve never danced before?
No. Absolutely not. If you’ve an ounce of rhythm in your body, we can teach you what to do with it!
I’ve danced before, but I’ve got two left feet!
No problem, it might take you a little longer, but we will still get you dancing. One of our more regular dancers felt exactly the same when he started, but he now hardly ever gets a rest as the ladies are always wanting to dance with him!
What shoes should I wear.
There is no need to wear special dance shoes whilst you are starting out in salsa. However you should avoid footwear which might have a tendency to fall off while dancing, such as flip flops and shoes without proper heel support such as some sandals. Beginners should avoid very high or narrow heels (these make it harder to balance, and could hurt your partner if you tread on their toes!) . You may also find rubber soled shoes such as trainers are a little more difficult to dance in, as they tend to grip the floor.
However as you progress you may feel you want to purchase a pair of shoes just for dancing.
Tips & Etiquette
- If you want to dance with someone, then go ask them! Please don’t be shy. Ladies, we operate an equal opportunities dance floor, so that means you have as much right to ask a man to dance as they have to ask you – so no holding back.
- If someone asks you to dance then generally it is polite to say yes. If you’re tired or have another genuine reason for not dancing at that particular time then say so, but it’s not considered polite to refuse someone a dance, and then immediately dance with someone else.
- For the more experienced dancers – please do dance with the beginners. Remember we were all new to salsa once, and todays beginners are the “intermediates” of tomorrow.