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Salsa Dancing, Bachata Dancing, Kizomba Dancing in Florence SC,



  • Where are you located?
    FLORENCE 1001 S. Cashua Dr. Suite F, Florence, SC We share space with At Your Service Media (AYS), a photography studio. MYRTLE BEACH MegaFitness Gym We use the fitness studio where their groups classes are taught.
  • How often do you have classes?
    FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP VISIT DANCE CLASSES We offer Salsa FUNdamentals for 4 weeks every 2 months. Class must have 6 or more paying customers to move forward. If minimum is not met, those who have paid will receive a full refund. We offer Salsa Improvers for 4 weeks following the Fundamentals course for students who want to continue learning. We offer Learn and Perform Class on an ongoing basis for students who are committed long term. This class is by invitation only and a person must complete Fundamentals and Improvers to join. We offer private lessons for singles and couples by request. We host Sankofa Day once a month. A 3.5 hour dance workshop that dives into the roots and movement of a variety of dances.
  • How do I pay for classes or events?
    Payment for all classes and events are accepted online. If you prefer using CashApp you can send payment to $ArohaDance with the name of the class or event you are paying for.
  • What are the 9 Principles of the Aroha Way?
    The 9 Principles of the Aroha Way 1. Learning is a process. We start with the simplest, foundation building steps and as students acquire a solid command of the basics their learning accelerates. Patience and understanding are key to learning something new. The most important thing is that you enjoy the challenge of learning something new. 2. Build on prior knowledge. We emphasize when students already know a certain skill which removes the fear and mystery from expanding to new skills. Every class builds on prior classes so each week students will get to review and learn something new. 3. Be in a learning mode. By staying in a learning mode teachers are constantly improving and by extension, their students are as well. Being in this state of mind changes mistakes into opportunities to learn and every question is welcome. ​ 4. Have a solid curriculum and syllabus. All dance classes are rooted in a curriculum that a syllabus is based upon. This creates accountability for our instructors, provides a clear path for learning, and is available to our students. ​ 5. Establish language that speaks to the creator in students. The words “Sorry” and “I can’t” are seen as detrimental to learning in our classes. Students are encouraged to use language that is positive and framed as a declaration. “I am learning how to lead the cross body.” “I am following the cross body” In our classes, eliminating negative language eliminates negative thought and allows for a shift in the way students approach the process of learning. By stating ” I AM” students declare something to BE and dedicate themselves to the process that gets them there. 6. Have guiding principles. The guiding principles of Aroha Arts Collective are Service and Love. ​ Service to one another and members of society is the greatest contribution a person can give. Service looks like collaboration, empathy, and a willingness to share oneself as a contribution to the beauty of the art form. “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” - Douglas Adams Love is the energy that holds the universe together. It is what creates and binds us. Because it is the essence that we all come from, it only makes perfect sense that it is applied in our art and connection. Love looks like patience, encouragement, truthfulness, and dedication by teachers and students alike to help each person reach their potential as an artist. “Aroha is the creative force behind all dreams. Aroha defines great leadership, ensures personal success, and inspires us to go the extra mile. Aroha means Love.” – Makuini Ruth Tai ​ 7. Refrain from backbiting and gossip. Speaking badly about others or creating doubt about another's character for the sake of conversation is not welcome in our space. These behaviors create distrust, disunity and are corrosive for community building. In the event that an individual has a concern they are encouraged to speak directly with the other party and/or speak with the program director with a focus on finding solutions. 8. Etiquette and expectations of conduct. It is so helpful when everyone knows the rules. When everyone understands that their safety is considered. There are definitely behaviors that contribute to the enjoyment of everyone. By communicating etiquette, teaching how to apply etiquette, and holding students to the standards of etiquette creates a space where people know what to expect allowing them to become open and creative. ​ 9. Become Part of a Community. The 8 expectations above combine to create an arts community that is positive, welcoming, and encouraging. When you register for your first class you will be given the opportunity to share information about yourself so that we can celebrate milestones in your life outside of class and for instructors to know how best to serve you.
  • Do you accept drop ins?
    We currently do not accept drop ins.
  • Do you accept credit/debit cards/CashApp?
    Cash, no. Credit/Debit cards, Yes. We prefer cards or CashApp ($ArohaDance) We accept payments online and onsite.
  • Is there a certain way to dress for class?
    We ask that students come dressed comfortably and wear shoes with a smooth sole.
  • 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.
  • 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 one on the stages of movement, 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 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 stage.
  • How much are private lessons?
    Adalia charges $75 per hour with discounts for multiple privates scheduled as a block of dates.
  • 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 Fundamentals and Improver levels. Adalia has a comprehensive and rigorous training program where you will not only learn steps but best practices for teaching others.
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