Got a question you are afraid to ask on not sure how to get started and whats involved? Our FAQs should answer those questions for you. Feel free however to contact us if you have any further questions.
Do I have to book in advance?
No you do not have to book in advance, we run a drop in, pay-as-you-go system.
However booking is required if you are registering for your first class free.
How much does it cost?
Our prices are £7 a night or £20 a month with discounts available for students or people on benefits.
I'm under eighteen. Can I go?
We permit the minimum age of 16 years, and younger for those accompanies by a responsible adult. We recommend you contact us if you are unsure.
What if I don’t fit in?
Salsa and other Latin dances, attracts all walks of life, from mid teens to the over 60 from doctors to students to housewives to business professionals, you name it and we have it!!! So there is never any worry about fitting in! Some people come alone, others in couples or with a group of friends. Salsa is particularly friendly, everyone is there to socialise meet new people and enjoy a common interest.
What if I'm a complete beginner?
We have classes for complete beginners every week and there are always new people joining so you won't be the only one!
A typical dance night?
As you arrive you pay at the door and register, from there you can get comfortable, find seat, shed your jacket and say hello to others.
Each dance class starts with a warm up where all students of all levels get together in lines and follow your instructors steps to a dance track. From there we split into our relative groups for an hours tuition. During each class you will learn steps and patterns and apply them to music. After the classes we get the music up and lights down for a social dance practice.
What sort of clothes and shoes should I wear?
Anything you are comfortable in, some people like to get dressed up, others feel more comfortable in jeans or more relaxed clothing. It is entirely up to you. We do recommend you wear something cool, or layers as it does get quite hot. Ladies ensure you wear something that stays on securely, without the need for constant adjustment. Shoes should be smooth-soled to enable you to move freely on the dance floor. Leather-soled shoes are best or flat rubber soles. We do not recommend trainers as they can be sticky on the dance floor and put strain on your knees!
Do I need a partner?
You do not need to bring a partner to our Latin dance classes, we generally have even numbers and everyone rotates throughout the class.
Who can dance?
One of the great things about our Latin Dance classes are, everyone can do it! Young, old, tall, small, ladies and gents even those with 2 left feet can learn to dance. Everybody has to start somewhere, so our complete beginners classes take you through step by step at a pace everyone can follow. Once you feel comfortable with your basic steps you will invited to join the next level - Improvers, and so on until you are a competent advanced dancer.
You do not have to book you class in advance, we run a drop in service, so simply turn up and join in.