Frequently Asked Questions
I already took dance lessons in the past. Do I have to start at the Intro class before taking the higher level classes?
It depends on every person. We suggest you make an appointment with one of our teachers for an evaluation of your level. Intro classes are the foundations of the dance. That’s where you learn all the necessary footwork, turns, rhythm and musicality. If you have no experience, the Intro classes are mandatory before moving up a level.
How can I know my level?
We suggest you to make an appointment with one of our teachers and they’ll be able to evaluate you and put you in the right level.
I’m not advancing fast enough, how can I speed up the process?
If you are taking only 1 class a week, that is only 1 hour a week. That is definitely not enough. We estimate that you’ll forget at least 50% of what you were taught. Ideally one should practice during the week, before your weekly classes. The more you practice the more you learn. We have practice hour from 5pm-6pm Monday to Fridays. If you want to advance even faster, we offer private classes with a choice of teachers. Starting from 55$/hour. We also have what we call the Platinum monthly pass. This is a V.I.P pass than gives you unlimited access to all our classes within your level. Even if our classes are full this pass still gives you access. Practice makes perfect.
How many classes is there in a session?
Each session has 5 weeks of classes.
What style of salsa do we teach?
We mostly teach New York style on 1 and 2, and we also have Cuban style salsa and colombian style.
What classes are available?
At Latin Groove, we teach many different styles of dance. We have latin dances (salsa, bachata, cha-cha, merengue, cumbia etc.), we have international dances (samba, semba, kizomba, Bollywood, reggaeton, tango, ballroom etc.) we have more technical classes (styling, turns, musicality, jazz etc.) and we have fitness classes (Zumba, Abs & buns, yoga, stretching etc).
Which dance should I start with?
The easiest dance we teach is the merengue, but all our classes start at the beginner level so even if you’ve never danced before, you can have your first steps with us. It doesn’t mean you should start with one then the other. I’ve seen people who never danced before take 3 dances and excel at them all. You just need to practice.
Am I too old or too young to start dancing?
Definitely not! Dance has no limits! Our students range from 3 – 99.
Do I need a partner?
If you have a partner, great, if you don’t, you will be paired up with another student in the class. We switch partners very often so everyone learns the right technique to follow and lead.
Do I HAVE to switch partners?
Switching partners is not an obligation. However switching partners is the best way to learn proper leading and following techniques. We strongly suggest you switch partners but it is your choice.
Are the lessons in both languages?
All of our teachers speak French and English. Some of them also speak Spanish so they can help Spanish speakers if needed.
How many people are there usually in a class?
We have around 6-30 people in each class. It always depend on the style and the level of the class.
If I don’t register in advance, will I still have a spot in the class?
We suggest you register in advance as we are never certain the number of students per class and we try to keep the lead and followers as even as possible.
How much do our classes cost?
We have many prices according to how many classes per week you take. We invite you to check our price list and promotions on our website. (LINK)
What kind of shoes do I need?
The best thing would be to start with dance shoes, as they don’t limit your capabilities. The reason dance shoes work so well is that they are made for this purpose, fitting the foot as close to perfectly as a shoe can, but with a sole designed to give the right amount of grip ‘n slip so that every step can be performed with confidence, no limitations. We do not allow street shoes as in running shoes, boots or flip-flops in our studios as well. If you are interested in purchasing dance shoes, we sell prodanceshoes.com. Come and try a pair and feel the difference in your dancing.
What happens if I miss a class?
You can always take a private class with one of our many and experienced teachers or take even an extra class during the same week.
How can I register for classes?
There are two ways of registering. You can do it on line or at the reception desk at the studio. Please show up at least 15 minutes before your first class in order to finalize the registration.
What are the class hours?
We have classes 7 days per week. Please check out our schedule page for the full schedule. We also book private lessons outside of our opening hours.
Do you have practice nights? When can we practice?
Weekdays from 5pm-6pm we have “practice hour”. Everyone practices with everyone. It’s free for all students. We also have Kiz me tuesdays from 8pm-1:30am entrance fee of 15$, Groovy Wednesdays from 8pm-11pm with entrance fee of 5$, Friday and Saturday socials from 8pm-2 am. We have a bar as well where you can order your favorite cocktails.
Do we rent studios?
Yes we do. You can rent a room or the entire studio outside of our opening hours as during our opening hours. We invite you to call us at 514.92.SALSA (5149272572) for more information about the availabilities and the terms and conditions.