Frequently Asked Questions:

I want to take Salsa classes...how do I get started?

We recommend all beginners start with our Salsa Basics class or attend a Salsa Basics Bootcamp to get a rock solid Salsa foundation. You can begin classes at any time! Each Salsa Basics class begins with a review of the basic steps and then works on different moves and combos. Check out our Salsa Basics page for more info and to register.

I don't have anyone to take class with me...do I need a partner?

Absolutely not! Group classes rotate partners every few minutes, so you have a chance to meet, and dance with, everyone in your class. We've seen great friendships build on the dance floor and rotating partners helps you learn to be a better lead or follow. Private lessons do not need a partner either, you will dance with your instructor (although you are welcome to bring a partner for private lessons). 

Help! I have no rhythm and have never danced before!

NO PROBLEM! Our Salsa Basics classes are designed for the ABSOLUTE beginner. They start with the very basic steps and build up from there. As long as you are willing to try it out, stay positive, and put in some time practicing, there is no reason why anyone with two left feet can't become a fabulous dancer. 

Do I need special shoes?

Nope! You just need shoes that are comfortable with smooth soles that you can move in. Anything besides flip-flops or shoes with super "grippy" bottoms will do just fine. Ladies, you don't have to wear heels. Dancing in heels that aren't designed to be dance shoes can be difficult, so feel free to wear flats, sandals, or boots. If you decide you love dancing and want to invest in some dance shoes, check out local retailers like our neighbors at The Turning Pointe and Mister Don's to get fitted. 

I took Salsa Basics and loved it...what's next?

You can hang out in Salsa Basics for as long as you want or if you're ready for harder moves, try a Level 2/3 (Intermediate) or Level 4 (Advanced) class. 

I bought a month membership and missed a day, do my sessions roll over?

Sessions do not roll over from month-to-month-- they are memberships that expire within a month of the first class. You can make up a missed date within that month in any class that you want, although we recommend staying in an equivalent-level class. 

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! All of our instructors are available for private lessons. Private lessons are offered Monday-Thursday between 12-8:30 pm and some weekends by appointment. Private lessons are a great way to strengthen your technique, review and refine your steps, and learn new moves and styles. Private lessons are also available for choreography for wedding first dances and other special events.


As always, email info@holycitysalsa.com or call us during office hours, Monday-Thursday 5:30-8 pm at 843.323.8965 if you have additional questions.