We know that joining a group or taking up something new can be exciting, but also a bit daunting, especially when that something is dancing.
We hope that our website will answer some of your initial questions and help to make your decision to start dancing an easy one.
As always, the teachers of Salsa Dublin are here for you, our students.
If you have questions relating to any aspect of your dancing experience, please do not hesitate to ask one of the members of our team.
We applaud you for taking your first step on a new adventure, and thank you for choosing Salsa Dublin to help you along the way.
“Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing.”
We rotate Partners in all of our classes. Not only does this give everyone a chance to meet and say hello, it is for the purpose of learning to lead and follow different partners. As with all new skills, people learn at their own pace and the below are merely guidelines of the average length of time we recommend you spend in each level. If at any time you feel you are ready to move on, please ask your teacher. They will have a quick dance with you and tell you if they feel you are ready. Remember it’s not a race. There is no time limit on how long it takes. You can go on learning forever. It is better to take your time and learn slowly and properly – you will be a better dancer in the long run.
Beginners: This level is for people dancing Salsa for the first time. You may have no dance experience at all, or you may have experience in another form of dance, but we recommend that students take beginners classes for at least 4 to 6 weeks until they have mastered the basic footwork and basic leading and following technique.
Improvers: This level is for people who have completed beginners and wish to continue to improve their leading and following technique and overall dancing skills. We recommend that students stay in Improvers for at least 4- 6 months.
Intermediate: This level is for dancers who have been doing Salsa for at least 1 to 2 years. Students at this stage should have a strong understanding of leading/following and footwork and have been social dancing for quite a while. This level provides a more in depth approach to footwork and styling and increases your move combinations.
Advanced: At this level you will have been dancing Salsa for 4 years or more. Most dancers at this level have danced a great deal socially outside of their regular classes, have gone to Salsa Congresses, taken private lessons, listen to salsa at home and are always trying to improve.
Private Lessons: If you would like to work on a particular aspect of your dancing, improve at a quicker pace or just learn some more difficult combinations, you can have a private lesson with members of our team.