Medal System

For your dance development it’s important that you give yourself time to learn and practice. Everyone learns at a different pace depending on how many classes you take, the unique talent you have and whether you practice on social dance events. To make sure you start taking classes at a suitable level for you and dance with students at a comparable level, we work with a Medal system.
If you are new to Salsa Connexion, you’ll have a one-week period in which you can join classes without the required medals. Make sure to ask the instructor if he can give one to you for your next visit. All instructors can give the medal requested, assuming you do have the right skills!

  • Medals will only be granted after assessment in class. Communicate with your teacher you would like to go to a higher level.
  • Make sure you have uploaded a profile picture because otherwise, we can not grant the medal. 

You can request a medal through the Bueno app when registering for a class. If you are new to Salsa Connexion, you’ll have a one-week period in which you can join classes without the required medals. Make sure to ask the instructor if he can assign you the medal for your next visit. The medal will be assigned if the level suits you!

In class the instructors will monitor your development. If you feel like you are ready to move on to a higher level, consult your teacher. He will let you know if you master the techniques required to move on to the next level. If so, you can request your medal in the Bueno app.

Salsa Connexion is working on a way to communicate the techniques and patterns that you need to be able to show on your assessment. This way the student can manage their expectations. More info will follow soon.

TIP: Make sure to have a profile picture in the Bueno app. Our instructors need to see who you are so they can assign your medal!

The assessment of the medal application takes place on location (in the lessons) in consultation with the teacher.

Not a member of Salsa Connexion yet? Sign up by simply clicking on the class you would like to attend below, and selecting the package you would like to purchase. Check out your options here


At the moment the medals are applied on going from Intermediate to Advanced levels (Salsa 4 to 5 / Bachata 4 to 5 / Kizomba 3 to 4, 4 to 5, 5 to 6).

Even though there is no medal requirement for the lower levels (salsa 1 to 4), we still advise to check with your teacher when it’s the right time to go to a higher level. For more information around our levels, click here.

Our Levels

Salsa / Bachata Level 1: Absolute Beginner (8-11 Classes)

You will learn the fundamental techniques & theory of this Latin dance. You will also learn the dance Merengue to teach how to transfer your weight and develop the first coordinated steps. After this course you will be able to dance short combinations and basic turns, which you can literally use all over the world! After this class you can continue with Salsa Level 1+: Beginners+.

Salsa / Bachata Level 1+: Beginner+ (8-11 Classes after Salsa Level 1)

This Salsa class is for people with already some experience in Salsa dance and/or have finished our Salsa Level 1: Absolute Beginner. Please keep in mind that a good foundation of basic techniques is VERY IMPORTANT for the rest of your dancing years to come. Salsa Level 1+ is equal to 8-11 classes at Salsa Connexion after completing Salsa Level 1.

Why Beginner+ or Level 1+?

Within Salsa Connexion we see that students need around 16-22 classes for a good foundation in order to join Salsa Level 2 in a way that you are comfortable in joining the existing group, where a strong basic foundation is needed to keep up. With completing Salsa 1 and 1+ you will have enough knowledge and experience to join the Salsa Level 2 group.

From Level 2 onwards, there are no more start and end dates, and there is no longer a course format. It is an ongoing level with drop-in classes several days a week and you can therefore join and participate at any time.
For more information about the levels and requirements please go to our Dance and Levels Page, Click here