SALSA . BACHATA . KIZOMBA . AFRO-LATIN DANCE SCHOOL

FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA

Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?


DANCE CLASSES: Aroha Afro Latin Dance 471-B Quinby Plaza, Florence SC BUSINESS OFFICE: FMU University Place 142 North Dargan St Florence SC




How often do you have classes?


We have classes once a week for 4 weeks and then take a 1 week break before starting a new 4 week series. We also host a 4 hour dance day on the last Saturday of the month. We teach 3 dances and host a social right after.




Can I pay for an entire 4 weeks?


Yes! This is our VIP Pass. We prefer when students pay for an entire 4 week series. Students who choose this option pay with a significant discount. This includes ALL classes for 4 weeks and 50% off the monthly Afro Latin Dance Day.




Do you accept drop ins?


Yes. It is $15 per class per person per class.




Do you accept credit/debit cards/CashApp?


Yes. We prefer cards or CashApp ($ArohaDance) We accept payments online and onsite. If you must pay cash please bring the EXACT amount as we do not carrry change with us.




Do I need to have a partner to come to class and/or the socials?


No, you do not. In class we change partners and students are encouraged to dance with one another. This helps build a sense of community, helps make leads and fiollows better dancers when they can adjust to different people's styles, and increases confidence. We do include social dance etiquette in our lessons.




Is there a certain way to dress for class?


Not really. We encourage students to wear comfortable clothes, shoes without grip and we suggest that beginner ladies wear flats and not heels.




How will I know I have progressed?


We teach using the Black Belt System which adopted the martial arts belt system as a way of marking student progress. All students start out in White Belt. To progress from one belt to the next students are tested for specific skills before they are passed to the next belt. Currently we have White, Orange, Yellow, Camo, and Green belt levels.




How quickly will I progress?


It really depends on the student. How often they attend class, how often they practice between classes, and if they do private lessons from time to time. As long as a student can demonstrate that they have acquired the skills covered in a belt level they can move on.




If I miss a class will I be able to catch up?


Yes. Students who miss a class are encouraged to book a private lesson. If you do not take a private lesson, you will do the class you missed at a future time.




If I complete a belt level and then don't come to class for awhile, do I have to start all over?


Not necessarily. Students who start classes and then have to stop for a period of time are encouraged to do a private lesson to be reacquainted with what they learned and to make sure they are ready to move on to the next level. If a returning student is not able to demonstrate a good grasp of the skills they will be asked to repeat the degree and will be re-tested to move to the next belt.




If I am not ready to move on, can I stay where I am?


Yes. We encourage students to be aware of their own progress and if they don't think they are ready to move on it is fine to re-take a belt level.




How much are private lessons?


Sensei Adalia charges $50 per hour with discounts for multiple privates scheduled as a block of dates. Students may book with Sensei Adalia or one of the Apprentices. Speak directly with the person that you want to take a private with.




Can I be on Aroha Dance, the student performance team?


Yes, if you are a consistent student. Choreography is based on what is learned in class so students must be coming to class consistently. The dance team is not for instruction.




I see you have an Instructor Training program. Do I have to be a dancer or instructor to join the program?


The only pre-requisite is that people entering the program have completed White Belt and successfully tested to Orange Belt. Sensei Adalia has a comprehensive and rigorous training program where you will not only learn steps but best practices for teaching others.





CONTACT

BUSINESS OFFICE

Francis Marion University Place  

142 North Dargan Street Florence SC

PHONE: 843-304-2034

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