SALSA . BACHATA . KIZOMBA . AFRO-LATIN DANCE SCHOOL
FLORENCE & COLUMBIA
Frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
How often do you have classes?
In Florence, we have classes twice a week for 4 weeks and then take a 2 week break before starting a new 4 week series.
Can I pay for an entire 4 weeks?
Do you accept drop ins?
Can students pay per class?
Do you accept credit/debit cards?
Do I need to have a partner to come to class and/or the socials?
No, you do not. In class we change partners and students are encouraged to dance with one another.
Is there a certain way to dress for class?
Not really. We encourage students to wear comfortable clothes, shoes without grip and we suggest that beginner ladies wear flats and not heels.
How will I know I have progressed?
We teach using the Black Belt System which adopted the martial arts belt system as a way of marking student progress. All students start out in White Belt. To progress from one belt to the next students are tested for specific skills before they are passed to the next belt. Currently we have White, Orange, Yellow, Camo, and Green belt levels.
How quickly will I progress?
It really depends on the student. How often they attend class, how often they practice between classes, and if they do private lessons from time to time. As long as a student can demonstrate that they have acquired the skills covered in a belt level they can move on.
If I miss a class will I be able to catch up?
If I complete a belt level and then don't come to class for awhile, do I have to start all over?
If I am not ready to move on, can I stay where I am?
Yes. We encourage students to be aware of their own progress and if they don't think they are ready to move on it is fine to re-take belt level.
How much are private lessons?
Sensei Adalia charges $45 per hour. Students may book with Sensei Adalia or one of the Apprentices. Speak directly with the person that you want to take a private with.
Can I be on Aroha Dance, the student performance team?
Yes, if you are a consistent student. Choreography is based on what is learned in class so students must be coming to class consistently. The dance team is not for instruction.
I see you have an Instructor Training program. Do I have to be a dancer or instructor to join the program?
The only pre-requisite is that people entering the program have completed White Belt and successfully tested to Orange Belt. Sensei Adalia has a comprehensive and rigorous training program where you will not only learn steps but best practices for teaching others.