Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to book in advance to attend the classes?
Yes, you are required to book in advance even if you have a membership. Bookings can easily be done through the member’s portal.
Am I required to bring a partner?
No. Latin dances are social dances! We rotate leaders and followers throughout the class, so everyone gets the chance to dance with a partner!
How long does the class last?
Our classes last 45 minutes each. Special workshops and choreography courses may vary.
What shoes do I need to wear?
Most students usually choose to wear dance shoes as they are regular dancers but if you are starting in the beginners’ class, simply wear the shoes you are comfortable in, preferably ones that do not stick to the floor easily and aren’t slippery.
What is the average age group of your students?
All of Latin Roots students are adults and we don’t enforce any age barrier. The age range tends to be anywhere from 18 to 50+. Everybody is welcome in our classes!
When can I start my first dance class if I’m a beginner?
How long will it take me to learn to dance?
That depends on how often you practice or dance, and how proficient you would like to become. Of course, as with any new activity the more time you spend on it the faster you’ll see the results. Think about how much time you’d like to spend on dancing and set your expectations accordingly. In the beginning we encourage our students to come in optimally 1-3 times a week to get the maximum practice time.
As you are doing your beginners course you can already start coming for social dancing and that will make you get better A LOT faster! You have them for free included in the course.
We suggest people start with a mixture of group classes, private lessons, and social dancing to accelerate their learning. You can also refer to our Level Guidance to have a rough idea. The best is to enjoy the journey and the results will come!
I've danced before, can I come to the improvers or intermediate classes?
If you have never taken classes with us before, we recommend you come in for the beginners’ or improvers’ class so that the instructor can assess your level. The instructor will recommend for you to go to the next level as long as you have a good foundation of the previous level.
I like to schedule a private class, what do I have to do?
Please refer to our Private Classes section to have a look at all the details.
How long are the private lessons?
Duration of private classes is usually 1 hour.
Are memberships for me?
Our membership gives you the best value and they have so much more to offer than just classes. It is an amazing way to connect with all students and instructors. If you are planning to attend classes regularly at the academy they are the best choice!