Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to class?
No dress code. Dress comfortably, dress light, and something you can move around and dance in!
Do I need special shoes?
Beginners can start with street shoes or dress shoes that have ankle-straps (support) with
medium-height heels or any flat-bottom shoes or regular dancing shoes.
Avoid wearing shoes that have thick rubber soles such as sneakers, clogs,
boots or flip-flops.
I don’t have a dance partner…is it necessary to bring a partner to class?
No partner necessary for any of our classes. We rotate frequently in the class so that everyone will have ample time to practice with a partner.
Do I need to pre-register for a class or can I just show up at the studio?
Yes please register for your class online before coming to the studio.
That way you reserve your space as spaces do fill up quickly.
Also this speeds up the process at the studio and you can start your class on time.
You can register online at JoelSalsa.com/salsa-bachata-class-schedule/
If you want to pay cash, you can register online only by ‘Signing Up’ to your class and then arrive 15-20 minutes early to class to complete registration.
Is previous dance experience necessary?
Previous experience is not required for our Absolute Beginner or Level 1 classes
You will need experience for our Open level classes.
Please read our descriptions on the schedule page by clicking each class name so you can see how much experience is required in each level.
Can I still join the new cycle if I missed the 1st class?
New Students/Beginners are suggested to start at the beginning of a cycle-1st week preferred but 2nd week is fine to join too. After the 2nd week, you will need to wait for the next cycle which repeats every 4 weeks.
Check our new cycle dates
What if I sign up for classes and I have an emergency or such other case that I may have to miss a class or two?
All class packages have an expiration date.
If you miss a class, you will have the chance to double up the week you are back in order to use all your classes within the time period given.
Also, some classes are the same throughout the week so for example if you miss 1 Tuesday class, you can make it up on Thursday.
What are the refund policies?
Class packages are non-refundable and non-transferable.
How much do lessons cost?
Please refer to our Rates & Packages page on our website….