No. Many people come to our class alone, or with a group of friends. In any case, during the class, you will dance with your classmates and partners will be rotated during each class so that everyone gets a chance to try the moves with a partner. If we don’t have equal numbers, students without partners simply wait between pairs for the next rotation. Partners will rotate frequently throughout the class.
Yes, but for classes only. Please keep in mind that we want the SalsaFit experience to be social as well as fun and helping to improve fitness levels. We are one big happy family! That said, there is a practical reason for rotating partners; it is crucial to the learning process. Although everyone has a different style, the “lead” signals that are used in Salsa are generally standardized (within the different styles of Salsa). Therefore, if your lead signals are clear (as a leader), or if you’re able to interpret these signals accurately (as a follower), then you should be able to dance with anyone. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your technique is correct. It is absolutely your choice if you wish to dance only with your partner outside class. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace. If you would like to arrange for a private class, please email us.
There are 3 main styles: Crossbody (Modern style), Cuban and Columbian. We regularly teach Crossbody/modern On1 style, as its the most popular style around the world. However, we have dancers from all styles. Most dancers nowadays know the minor differences, and it is great fun dancing with people from different styles.
Not at all. Salsa dancers come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the world’s best dancers are quite fleshy. At the end of the day, what determines how quickly you can pick up Salsa is not your size, but how hard you practice, how many dancing hours you put in, etc.
Yes Absolutely! Female instructors who can take on both the leader and follower roles are simply the best teachers, because they know what it feels like to be led. Therefore, they can instruct you on how to lead a follow in a way that’s clear and yet considerate. All our teachers are familiar with both leading and following techniques.