Frequently Asked Questions
Hi there, thank you for considering taking dance lessons with us. To help you along your visit with us, here are some FAQ’s to guide you through our community website. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please send us a quick email and one of our team members will respond soon. Enjoy…..
A WE HAVE A FEW OPTION FOR YOUR Comfort level. Please let us know how we can be of help…
1. Drop-in lessons are taught every Friday at 8 & 9pm as we kick off the weekend with our very popular Friday Night Salsa Fix!
2. 8-week structured foundation lessons in level 1 & 2 Salsa & Bachata on Tuesdays
3. Private lessons catered to any dance level. If you have any questions, please email at any time, thank you.
A Absolutely! Dancing can be as easy as walking when taught by any one of our amazing instructors. We teach simple, basic elements that build on a solid foundation in the different dance styles taught here. We then re-enforce and work on that core foundation with lots & lots of practices personally, in our dance lessons and yes, in our social dances. With practice, you will learn to dance very well with us.
A Everyone learns at different speeds. Some have natural abilities, others not so much. So the length of time it takes to learn dance depends on the individual. Two things though remain true when learning something new; 1) your passion, determination to learn without quitting; and 2) Practice practice practice
A No partner needed to dance with us or any of the dance communities we interact with. The majority of our students attend as individuals as well. The class is structured where there are frequent partner rotations. This helps both in learning the material and connecting with other students
A That is a good question. When one chooses to go out dancing for the first time, they are putting-themselves-out-there, and hoping for the best. It can be challenging for many of us. Here at the Flying Dance Community, other than just teach dance lessons, we focus on creating an warm welcoming atmosphere that encourages and build people up as they learn something new in dance, as well as life.
So no worries, you will fit right in. The classes are taught at a slow pace with lots of repetition. Your 1st steps in dance with us will be fun!
A Yes please. If you aren’t able to register for the lessons, please email us and we will get back to you, thank you
A For classes/lessons;
* For your 1st class, please make sure that you wear something comfortable that does not restrict your movement (jeans, free flowing top/shirt, gym wear). We believe comfort is the most important thing before one starts learning anything.
* For footwear, smooth leather or suede soled shoes are best but you can get by initially in rubber soled shoes particularly if they are not too “grippe”.
* Depends really. Comfort is still #1, but as you know, there are many factors when considering going out dancing (1st date | Blowing off steam | Girls/boys night out (wish more boys would go out dancing Salsa) | Celebrating something special | TGIF). So, dress to fit your mood!
Note: When one goes out Salsa dancing for a considerable amount of time, one gets to sweat a lot.
A One of the keys to dancing (as well as life) is balance. So shoes that give you good balance would be a good choice when one starts learning how to dance. Here are a couple of extra tips…
* Clean in-door shoes
* Flat shoes with a smooth bottom to help with the turning (spinning)
* 2-3 inch heel for those comfortable with heels (i.e. can run with them, smile)
* Close fitting shoes
A Please send me an email, and I will share the music I use in class. You can also ask our resident DJ’s for some suggestions on good dancing music that they play here on Friday & Saturday evening.
A Yes! With our dance program, you are either registered for the 8-week introduction courses or the 4-week progressive workshops. You can make-up your class in the next session. Please let us know in advance if you will be missing a class, this will help us structor our lessons to accommodate everyone attending, thank you
A Our class sizes are small, ranging from 6-12 students. For the age range, from 17 yrs to 73 yrs.
A We have two types of private lessons: One-on-One classes and Wedding Dance Classes (for individuals or couples). Here are a couple of things to note about these services:
* Lessons are scheduled to fit your schedule
* You can call/text 12 hrs in advance to reschedule
* Be prepared to have a fun time with us
Private lessons (https://www.fdcommunity.com/private-lessons/)
Wedding Dance Fitness Lessons (https://www.fdcommunity.com/wedding-dance-fitness/)
A We have two types of group lessons: Group (foundations) Lessons and Workshops (for individuals or couples). Here are a couple of things to note about these services:
* Group (foundations) Lessons in Salsa and Bachata are always taught on Tuesday evenings
* Level 1 & 2 Bachata lessons are always taught together.
* Progressive Workshops are always taught either on Wednesdays evenings, or Sunday afternoons
* All workshops – Intermediate level plus….
* All workshops run for 1.5 hrs each session
* Be prepared to have a fun time with us
Group (foundations) Lessons (https://www.fdcommunity.com/beginner-group-lessons/)
And if you have any questions, please send us an email, thank you
A For …….
A Our address and a map to our studio are at the footer of our website.
-> Free street parking for 2 hours
-> Here is a link for the City of Guelph parking lots and fees (https://guelph.ca/living/getting-around/drive/parking/downtown-parking/)
A Yes, we rent studio space to dances schools / yoga ppl / activities.
We do not rent space to Stag & Doe Events, and we are too small for weddings
A Unfortunately at the moment, no. We used to host an all-activity March break and Summer Camp for kids ages 6-12yrs, as well as teach weekly classes. Maybe one day, in the not-so-distant-future, we may offer Kids Camps again, so please check back with us once in a while.
B The only fun/dance activities we have for kids now are during our summer-out-door-dance-activities with the Flying Dance Festival. Please visit our sister website for more details on children activities. Thank you (www.fdfest.com)