Q. I have two left feet?
Q. I don’t have a partner? Will I need to bring one?
A. We do try to say that it’s not essential, as there are always folks who come on their own. Although we can’t always guarantee a partner for you, we rotate folks quite rapidly in the classes, so you’d always have one every couple of minutes, we also encourage guys to help out in the classes.
Q. When does the next beginner course start?
A. September 2009 @ Rollerworld & Chesterfield, see our lessons page nearer the time. Our courses run from January, April and September
Q. I’ve never done it before?
A. No problem, we run through the basics every week in our paddling pool/ new learners area (Rollerworld only) every week. If we are half way through a course we suggest you try the paddling pool to get a taste, then try again when we start our next intake.
Q. Can I join a course half way through i.e. on week six?
A. No, not really, you will have missed too much of the groundwork and fundamental essentials. One of our experienced teachers/assistants would be able to show you the basics, but the week after you would be in the main class with people who have been in the course since the start of the course. It could knock your confidence and slow down the class. We always suggest waiting, otherwise until the start of the next course. If you’ve danced salsa before then starting half way through shouldn’t be a major problem, by all means have a go.
Q. Do I have to pay upfront?
A. No you don’t have to, all our class nights are drop in classes, operating on a pay as you go basis. Some of the courses we run are pay up front, but the school or college deals the booking and payment side. Our classes cost £8 per person per class or £10 per person for two classes. You can pay up front and save £££’s
Q. What do i wear ?
A. Its not a gym class or aerobics work out. Our classes are low impact exercise so we suggest wearing something comfortable thats you’d wear out walking or going to the local in.
Q. What about shoes?
A. We strongly suggest no trainers or thick rubber soled shoes. This is for your own safety. If you were to wear trainers and you were to turn the feet, the feet would stay put to the floor and the body would be facing the other direction, this is no good for the ligaments in the ankles and knees.
Q. How does it work for complete beginners?
A. Our club night beginners’ classes run on a 8-week rotation basis. This means if you come in at week 2-3 you can still learn and stay with the beginners class until you have completed the essential moves and feel confident enough to move up to the next level. Ask the teacher whether or not you are ready to move up a level. People joining us on after this are suggested to try the next course.
Q. Do I need to book?
A. Its best to book for your peace of mind see the lesson pages for these details
Q. Do you run courses in schools?
A. We can run classes in schools. Normally your school would need to contact us to arrange a convenient time slot and we would take it from there. From there we would apply for a DBS for your school.
Q. What do I wear?
A. Casual please, some thing that you would wear to go to the pub, something which won’t limit your movement, jeans, casual trousers, skirt I’m no style guru so its up to you.
Q. What is the age group, of people who attend?
A. Our classes are for adults only 18+, the range goes up to 83 years young, please note the majority of our venues do not allow child due to licensing of their premises, please do not just turn up with children as it may end in disappointment. Please all our classes rotate partners, we do not find it appropriate for adults (strangers) to dance with minors if not related.
Q. What about shoes?
A. We strongly suggest no trainers or thick rubber soled shoes. This is for your own safety. If you were to wear trainers and you were to turn the feet, the feet would stay put to the floor and the body would be facing the other direction, this is no good for the ligaments in the ankles and knees. We suggest for ladies a comfortable shoe with a low heel. We also sell shoes for dancing email us for more details. Please do not wear flip-flops or shoes without straps to keep the actual shoe on your foot.
Q. Where can I get the music?
A. We no longer sell CD’s so if you ask we can put you on track for tunes. We do from time to time put up lists on the website.
Q. Do your classes run during school holidays and the summer?
A. Yes we run all year round, closing around the second week in December and re-opening after the first week of the New Year. The only class that we close is the Monday Night Class at Rollerworld on Bank Holiday Mondays. Please check the website nearer to the date of a bank holiday as this may change.
Q. How much are the lessons?
A. We charge £8 per person for entry. This is to gain entry to the evening and entitles you to one class. If you are wishing to try a 2nd class then we ask for another £2. The maximum you pay for the evening is currently £10.
Q. Where can I dance?
A. We run one event per month currently which is what we call our Fusion Night. This encompasses every style. Salsa, R&B, Ballroom and Latin American dancing.
Q. What if I can’t get to my regular class night and I’m half way through a course?
A. Don’t worry. If for instance you are unable to make your regular night on a Monday, try then our Thursday evening. Please check to ensure there is a current beginners class running. All our classes follow the same structure and criteria for the whole of the week. This changes week to week. So you don’t need to miss weeks’ lessons. Please see our lessons page to see which night covers which levels.
Q. Which Style of Salsa do you teach?
A. We teach Cross Body Lead on count 1. Meaning that the man steps forward with the left foot on the count of 1 and our dance is linear. We count 123 pause 567 pause.
Q. Do you do Private Lessons?
A. Yes we do, we do get fully booked quite often so please book early to avoid disappointment. We charge £45 per hour for one to one lessons. For more information get in touch through our contact page.
Q. Where do i book classes and events ?