New to Rio? Check our most frequently asked questions about our 10-week Starter Courses:
What do I wear?
All you need are some comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet (not slip on), and comfortable clothes you can move freely in. You’ll find people in clothes they wear to work, tights and a tee, jeans, comfy shorts or a dress. It’s casual, that’s why we recommend comfortable clothing and non-grip shoes. You’ll also be encouraged to wear your smile! Classes are relaxed but professional, and lots of fun!
When do my 10 weeks start?
Your 10 weeks of unlimited classes start from the first class you attend after purchase. We accept enrolments until the second week, which means you can join up until the second class (week two) of the course.
What if I can’t make every class?
The classes are taught in a progressive format, that means each class builds on from the previous class. However, if you do miss a class, we recommend attending the Latin Mix Starter course in the same intake to catch up.
If you know that you’ll have to miss more than one class, we recommend reaching out to our admin team who can help you find the best solution.
What happens at the end of the 10 week course?
At the completion of the 10 week starter course, we celebrate your graduation day with all your new dance friends! Many students continue their dance journey by either enrolling in another starter 10 week course or moving onto Foundation level of a particular dance style.
What if I’m an experienced dancer?
If you have dance experience, we recommend you purchase a 7- Day Studio Trial.
This gives you a whole week of unlimited dancing across a vast variety of styles and levels. You can dance to your heart’s content, be supported by our team of instructors to recommend the best dance level for you, and be welcomed by everyone at the Studio.
What’s required to join classes?
A big smile and a can-do attitude! You don’t need a partner or any prior dance experience.
What dance styles can I learn?
We teach a vast array of authentic Latin dance styles including:
- Cuban Salsa
- Linear Salsa
- Brazilian Zouk
- Brazilian Samba (individual)
- Samba de Gafieira & Bolero (partnered)
- Argentinian Tango
What’s the difference between Starter A & Starter B?
We have two intakes to our beginners’ Latin Dance Courses every 5 weeks. We call them Starter A and Starter B, as this is the start of your dance journey.
Starter A runs every 10 weeks and includes the following dance styles:
– Mixed Latin Dance
– Brazilian Samba
– Brazilian Samba de Gafieira & Bolero
– Cuban Salsa
Starter B runs 5 weeks later and continues for 10 weeks. It includes the following dance styles:
– Mixed Latin Styles
– Linear Salsa
– Brazilian Zouk
When you enrol in the unlimited starter deal, you can even add in courses after 5 weeks when the new intake begins.
What is Mixed Latin Styles?
Mixed Latin Styles is the best introduction to the world of Latin dancing! You’ll understand the fundamental principles of dance and gain essential knowledge that is applied and transferable to every style.
Mixed Latin Styles is where you’ll learn the most popular social dance styles in one course, which will get you social dancing in no time. This course includes: Bachata, Forro, Merengue, Salsa, Samba no Pe, and Brazilian Zouk.