Prepare for your first dance class
Welcome to Dance Company Salsa Connexion!
We are thrilled to have you join us for a free try-out Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba class!
Our team at Salsa Connexion is passionate about helping you experience the excitement and joy of salsa dancing.
No prior dance experience is necessary; our aim is to introduce you to the basic steps of salsa in a fun and relaxed environment.
To prepare for your first class we have some tips that might make your experience more pleasant:
1. Wear the right clothing
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and supportive shoes. Ladies, it is not required to wear heels while Salsa dancing. You can totally wear your comfy sneakers. Then, as you begin to feel more practiced, feel free to pop on a pair of heels.
2. Get familiar with Salsa music
You can dance salsa to any music that has great percussion or brass.Some examples of current day artists that are popular amongst Salsa dancers include Victor Manuelle, Marc Anthony, and La India. You can also dive into some classic songs from Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Tito Puente, and anyone from Fania All-Stars.
3. Don’t be intimidated to go solo to a dance class
You do not need a partner to start dancing Salsa! If you’re a beginner, you can also to learn the fundamentals on your own. That way, you can work on your posture, movements, weight changes and footwork before doing it all with a partner.
4. Let go of comparing yourself
Comparison is the thief of JOY. When you are just starting out, it’s easy to compare yourself to other dancers, whether you’ve seen them on social media, on the dance floor, or in a Salsa class.
Being inspired by your fellow Salsa dancers is a good thing, just make sure you don’t talk yourself down through constant comparison. Instead, try to take a more realistic approach and give yourself time to learn. Your journey. Your practice pace.
5. Be ready to spontaneously partner up in class
Spontaneous partnering up and regularly switching partners is the teacher’s way of wanting everyone to stop overthinking the steps, let go, and have friendly dance partner experiences.
As you get ready for your class, remind yourself that even if you mess up during your first partner experience, you’re all just there to learn – not be the best, most perfect person in the room. Our classes should be a safe space to learn and make friends so put your best hip forward and don’t be scared to do some social mingling.
6. Check your hygiene
If you are about to start off on your first partnering class, expect that you’re going to be quite close to someone. To avoid any awkward moments or self-consciousness, wear clean clothes, bring a mint, some deodorant, and a towel.
7. How do I continue after the try out?
If you had a great time at the Try Out and wonder how you can sign up and continue this exciting adventure, please know that next week same time, same place, class nr. 2 starts and all you need to do is sign up and join the fun! Keep in mind that a try-out class doesn’t guarantee a spot for the regular classes. It’s best to sign-up directly to ensure your spot.
How to enroll/join:
- Go to salsaconnexion.nl/schedule/
- Select a date
- Pick a class
- Press “Click here to sign up”
- Buy a Try-Out, Membership, Punch card or Single class.
- Download our app & use it to manage your classes and products. Didn’t receive an email? Check your junk mail folder and add administration(at)Salsaconnexion.nl and mail(at)bueno.nu to your contact list!
- When registration says full, please sign up on the waitinglist. When there is a spot free you will get a notification by email or in the “bueno app” on your telephone. Read more about how the waiting-list works, click here.
- It’s best to sign-up directly to ensure your spot. Some classes have a maximum capacity.