Frequently Asked Questions
No, you can come with or without a partner. Everyone gets paired up nicely and there are regular changes of partners throughout the class.
We are afraid that’s not possible as we rotate partners during the classes. Dancing with different people is the best way to learn how to lead and follow.
We cannot guarantee there will be ‘exactly’ the same number, however we do our best to keep a balanced ratio of leaders / followers. For that reason in some cases may be a waiting list to join the course.
Wear whatever you find comfortable to dance in. We don’t recommend wearing flip-flops/ sandals as they can be dangerous.
It is not necessary to buy any special dance shoes if you are starting your salsa journey, simply wear comfortable footwear.
As you progress to higher levels, it’s better to use footwear that have a smooth sole (like dance trainers or dance shoes) as they are easier to turn. Trainers are not recommended as they usually have rubber grip soles, which can limit your movement (e.g., stopping you from turning) and ending up hurting yourself as a consequence.
We try to be as responsive as possible, but sometimes it may take a few days to get back to you. Please bear with us and make sure you check your Spam folder.
Yes, there is free limited parking space available on site. On-street parking space is also available.
No, our salsa classes are supposed to be a relaxing environment for adults. The minimum age for attending our classes is 18.
That’s a difficult question!
Becoming a great dancer doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and practice. Trying to rush through the levels or attending a class above your ability won’t make you a better dancer. Like in life, the magic is in the journey. Enjoy every step along the way!
Our Beginners 1 course is designed for complete beginners, so don’t worry, everyone will be on the same boat! If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
No, it’s not possible to join a course that has already started. All our courses need to be booked in advance.
No, filling the online form is the first step. Afterwards we will send you all the details about the course and how to book your space. If you are happy with them, then you can proceed with the payment. Your space will be secured once the payment has been completed (you will receive a confirmation email from us).
At the end of the course you will receive a personalized feedback email. Even though our courses have structure & syllabus to cover, we know every person is different and progresses at their own pace.
In our email, we’ll recommend what level is more suitable for you in case you want to continue your Cuban Salsa journey with us. Some students will be advised to move to the next level while others will be invited to repeat the course to consolidate their knowledge.
Our students always have priority booking. Once you become an Afrodesia Salsa student you are part of the family, and you will have priority booking to join the following course, as well as any event/workshop we organize.
Types of classes
We are afraid all our groups are closed (no drop-ins allowed). This is to provide a good learning experience, so students can learn and progress throughout the course without interruptions of new people joining in. Having closed groups also means getting to know each other and feeling more at ease!
No, we are afraid we don’t offer drop-in lessons. We understand courses are not for everyone, however from our experience this is the best way to learn. All our courses are structured and progressive, covering a syllabus of steps each week.
If you want to get a better idea of our classes and our teaching style please check our reviews on Google as well as Facebook & Instagram to see photos and videos.
Yes, we host workshops/events with re-known teachers where you will deep your knowledge of Cuban salsa & la Rueda as well as learn Afro-Cuban, Son, Rumba, and more. Check out our Upcoming Events page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay tuned!
Cuban Salsa is different from other styles of salsa. Unless you have a solid foundation of Cuban Salsa you need to start with our Beginners 1 course. Having previous experience in other styles will help you learn and progress quicker once you have acquired the Cuban Salsa basics.
If you have previously danced Cuban Salsa please contact us sharing your experience and we’ll recommend which level is best for you.
Choosing the right level is very important. Being in a class where you are not challenged enough won’t help you to move forward, but being in a class where the level is too high can discourage and stress you. If you have previous experience dancing Cuban salsa, please contact us and let us know your experience so we can help you to choose the right level for you.
Our courses are structured & progressive. Our programme is designed to take students through the Cuban Salsa journey, so they can acquire a solid foundation and progress to higher levels confidently.
The level is not chosen depending on which day/time works better for your schedule or what level you were in another school. The level depends on the student’s individual ability as well as the syllabus of the course. We understand this may not be the way you learned salsa before, however we believe this is the best way to learn and become a good dancer.