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Frequently asked questions - FAQs (click each question to see answer)  
1 Do I need a partner to enrol for a couple dancing style?
2 Can I dance only with my partner?
3 What clothes/shoes should I wear?
4 How long are the classes?
5 Do you have even numbers of males & females?
6 Can I watch a class first?
7 Can I do the first class for free?
8 How can I enrol on the classes?
9 How can I pay?
10 What are your opening hours?
11 Can I do Drop-In classes?
12 What if I work shifts?
13 I’m only in London for a limited number of days. Can I take some classes?
14 What is the average age of attendees?
15 Which style of salsa do you teach at Salsa4fun? On1, On2, LA, Cuban?
16 What level am I?
17 Is learning to dance difficult?
18 Can I pay as I go?
19 What if I have to miss a class due to work, vacation or illness?
20 But I have two-left feet…what if I can’t keep up?
 
 
1. Do I need a partner to enrol for a couple dancing style?
You don’t need a partner to enrol. You will rotate with the students in the class so everyone can have a go, however we are unable to guarantee exactly 50/50 ratio every week due to absences. But for the most part it is fairly even. We also invite out Advanced Dancers to help out.
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2. Can I dance only with my partner?
Yes. The rotation is not compulsory. Just tell the teacher your preference of not rotating partners.
However we highly encourage you to change partners, as it speeds and improve your learning. Salsa is a social dance, and you have to learn to lead and follow with different partners, when you are in a club.
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3. What clothes/shoes should I wear? (Couple dances (Salsa, Bachata, Cha Cha)
Clothes: Wear comfortable clothes. We recommend smart casual attire (Jeans – T-shirts) that allows easy movement. Please avoid tight or long skirts, ties, long sleeved shirts or anything too warm or restrictive.

Shoes: Please avoid slippers or open toe sandals. To start we recommend flat shoes or low heels that have an ankle strap and are secure around your ankles. Later on you can buy a proper jazz or latin dance shoes. Ladies: Just use high heels if you are confident on them. 

Individual dances (Men and Ladies Styling, Pachanga) 
Clothes: You can use gym wear as these classes are very aerobic.  Please also bring a sweat towel.
Shoes: To start you can use sneakers/trainers. Later on you can buy jazz shoes that are more appropriate and comfortable.

Hygiene & Well-being
Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated, a towel, your deodorant, a spare t-shirt if you are doing more than 1 class and something like mints to keep your breath fresh are always appreciated for couple dance classes.

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4. How long are the classes?
All classes run for 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes).
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5. Do you have even numbers of males & females?
We do our best to get even numbers. We make special deals to get students from other levels if the numbers are different and remind students to rebook. We always keep an eye on the bookings but sometimes we do get a bit more females or more males. It is not something that you have to worry about though because our classes are designed to rotate partners every few minutes so if you stay by yourself for a little while you will have a partner on the next rotation.
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6. Can I watch a class first?
Yes, just check which levels we are running and come along. You may want to think about doing a trial lesson instead - you will get a better picture of what the classes are like and what could suit you best. Or if you are confused about which group to join, you could always do an evaluations with one of our instructors.
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7. Can I do the first class for free?
No, but occasionally we do have Trial Days, so please ask for your next dates.
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8. How can I enrol on the classes?
You can call us to hold you a spot, or you could come to the venue and register directly with the administrator. We recommend you to register, one week prior to course start date, as its cheaper and avoids last minute rush to class.
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9. How can I pay?
You can pay either by phone with credit card or at our venues.
And with cash or cheques, when you are present at the venue.
We recommend you to pay at least one week before the first class so you can guarantee your place.
We do have some courses that get booked out.
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10. What are your opening hours?
To pay on phone, we are available Tuesday to Thursday:    10:00am – 18:00pm
Or at the venue, on Thursday, between 18:00pm – 23:00pm
Weekends: Please confirm during the week
 
11. Can I do Drop-In classes?

We have drop in classes available on our other nights, with the same instructors. Please check other venues for addresses.

Why the Drop-In Classes are not offered?

We don’t offer Drop-In classes as Salsa 4 Fun Studio as we follow a syllabus sequentially designed to ensure you will learn and practice previous material taught in other lessons.
Drop-In students miss out on consistent learning plus create concerns to everyone else in the class as they are not able to follow the flow of the class.
Another reason is to manage a balanced numbers of males and females in the class to have a successful result for the students.

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12. What if I work shifts?
Talk to Super Mario who will do his best to accommodate you.
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13. I’m only in London for a limited number of days. Can I take some classes?
Yes, if you are visiting from overseas you can still do some classes. Each case is different so please give us a call and let us know about your situation. We will offer you the best options.
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14. What is the average age of attendees?
Our students tend to range quite widely between late teens to a few in their late 50’s, with the vast majority falling between 20's to 40's.
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15. Which style of salsa do you teach at Salsa4fun? On1, On2, LA, Cuban?
In our regular group courses at the Salsa 4 Fun Studio, we teach Cross Body style On1 concentrating on social dancing. Cross Body style means you dance moving up and down on an imaginary line instead of in circles, like the Cuban style is known for. It is the more modern way to dance salsa and more appropriate on the full dance floors and the fast and multiple spins that are the trend today.
We also teach Salsa on2 with emphasis in social dancing.
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16. What level am I?
The best way around this, is for you to arrange an evaluation with one of our Instructors, who will be more than happy to help you out. You could do this in any our events and venues.
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17. Is learning to dance difficult?
Dancing can be quite easy to learn. Like most new things, it will take time to learn, but our instructors make learning as easy as possible and fun. A steady approach with lots of practice will produce results in a short period.
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18. Can I pay as I go?
We do not offer drop in classes because we want to maintain the quality of our classes and ensure every class builds on the next so that our students are advancing. For this reason, we only offer packaged lessons.
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19. What if I have to miss a class due to work, vacation or illness?
Just let us know through email as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to arrange a substitute class for you. You may try this substitute class at a different location but these substitutions are free of charge. Please limit substitutions to 2 per course. Substitutions are never guaranteed. They are an added benefit to the students and we will do our best to help you catch up.
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20. But I have two-left feet…what if I can’t keep up?
Most of our students find our class pace just right. However, everyone learns at a different pace. If you find the class difficult, there are plenty of instructors and volunteers to assist you during the class. Outings are a great way to practice moves but we also recommend practicing at home after your class. Some courses are designed to be repeated a few times, and even though the technique will be the same the moves will be different, so stay in a course, till you feel comfortable and confident to move up.
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