Beginners and Improvers Salsa classes in Ickenham, Northwest London, every Friday
No classes on 25th March, 8 April, 15th April and 29th April - all other dates as normal
Cost: £10 per lesson (Beginners taught as a progressive monthly course - book on arrival)
Call Gil for further information on 07702272884
19:30-20:20hrs: Beginners Class (Progressive weekly course from Week 1 or Week 2 of the month; register upon arrival)
20:30-21:20hrs: Improvers Class
21:20-22:45hrs: Social dancing/practice ad hoc - £5
== COVID 19 Precautions ==
- Do not attend if you are unwell
- Use hand sanitiser and/or wash your hands frequently
- Voluntary face masks encouraged
- Voluntary LFT before dancing highly encouraged
- Partners who do not wish to rotate in class due to Covid precautions/bubbles are welcome – inform us of this at the start of the lesson
- If you test positive up to 48 hours after the event, please ensure that you inform us
Covid precautions remain under review; subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions
What shoes do I need to wear ?
For ladies: Ideally, shoes with a low heel and a strap across the ankle so that they stay securely on your feet. For both ladies and gents, trainers may be ok for your first few classes but after this we suggest non-marking shoes with a suede or leather sole so that you can pivot well on the wooden floor.
What clothes should I wear ?
Casual and comfortable is perfect! The majority of our Beginners wear jeans and a t-shirt or light top.
How long does the class last ?
The lesson is 1 hour. This includes a couple of minutes fun warm-up, then around 10 minutes of solo dancing to learn steps and weight transfer, then the remaining time is spent learning how to lead and follow in a partner dance, with members of the lesson rotating to meet and dance with their fellow Beginners (rotation is optional, but recommended, as you will learn faster plus meet new friends!)
Do I need to bring a partner ?
No, over half of our Beginners join without a partner. We rotate ladies and gents throughout the lesson, for the benefit of developing your dancing skills and in order to meet your fellow Beginners. We usually have more or less balanced numbers of leaders and followers in the classes.
Where can I go to practice ?
We hold a practise session at the end of our beginners and improvers classes, where you can practise what you have learned. When you are more confident you may like to attend one of our Thursday or Saturday Socials
I've done some dancing before, do I need to join the Beginners course ?
This depends on whether your previous salsa or Latin dance experience was in the same style as our classes (crossbody on1). We always recommend in this circumstance that you arrive at 7.20pm to the venue so that we can conduct a short and informal assessment of your dancing, in order to suggest the most appropriate class for you.