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  • What is Orientation Day and when is it?
    Orientation Day for 2024 teams will be on December 10, 2023 from 12:00 - 3:00 at our main Fremont location. Orientation Day is a chance to meet most of the SCT staff including team instructors, learn about plans for the upcoming year, and see demonstrations of all our major dance styles. Placement assessments will be happening for community members who would like to join a training team. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about our programs and help get students signed up for the membership program.
  • What experience is required?
    Experience required is dependent on the team but generally it is encouraged to have taken at least one or two series classes or their equivalent. See HERE to find and team and its descriptions and details for prerequisites. ​
  • What is included in my monthly dues?
    In addition to your weekly 90-minute class, membership benefits include: Ability to book studios for personal practice Free Socials and Friday Drop-in Classes (of any dance form) Discounts on series and SCT workshops (30% off) Scheduled 90-minute practicas in your dance form Free workshop available to team members on a first come first serve basis (think hip hop, heels, yoga, spin drills...etc.) Discounted Visiting Artist workshops (20% off) Early access to artist workshops
  • Do I need a partner?
    No. You will work on partner-work with your fellow teammates. If you are joining a performance team, you will be assigned a choreography partner who fits you best as a dancer. See HERE to find a team.
  • How much of a commitment are teams?
    Depending on curriculum length, most teams are designed to run for 12 months or 6 months and we encourage students to enroll for the full curriculum. However, we understand that personal schedules are not always the same throughout the year and memberships can be cancelled at any time. We do ask that students notify us by the 15th of the month prior to their desired month of cancellation so that we have time to process the request. Late cancellations will incur a $50 late fee. See HERE to inquire about enrolling in the membership program. The days and times for practice depend on the team you join. Performance teams include extra rehearsals that will be set up throughout the year.
  • What if I miss a team practice?
    We understand that sometimes life comes up and you need to miss a practice! Most of our teams have a WhatsApp where a student will upload a video of the teachers demonstrating what was learned at the end of class. ​
  • Which team should I join? And how can I join?
    The team you join depends on the dance form you feel most drawn to, and your experience level. Find your team HERE. We have a limited capacity for leads/follows for each team. If there is no room on the team you prefer, we will add you to a waitlist you and keep you informed.
  • ​How do I set up monthly dues payments?
    Automatic payments are set up with the card used during the initial purchase of the team membership. Monthly payments will be processed on the 1st of every month. You are able to change or update your credit card in your Mindbody account. Please contact us HERE to start the enrollment process.
  • Who will be your Instructor?
    SALSA, BACHATA, ZOUK, SWING, and KIZOMBA teams have their own team leaders for your weekly practice. SCT has a cast of incredibly talented and dedicated teachers who have created dance programs to suit their team's goals. SCT also brings out special national and international stars each year to work exclusively with training teams. In past years, we hosted stars such as David and Jennifer Stein; Javier Campines and Erica Reyna; William and Paloma; Henri Velandia; Evelyn Magyar; Sekou; Ivo and Shani; Charlene Rose; Marc Brewer; Jefferson Dadinho; Albano Goldenberg; Enzo Hoces; Julio Balmaceda y Virginia Vasconi, Zeke Ruvalcaba, and more.
  • When does practice begin?
    All dance teams begin the first week of January. Start days/times depend on which team you join.
  • Can I pause my membership?
    We are happy to pause your membership for a month, but would ask to be notified by the 15th of the month before in order to process the request.
  • Do I need a partner?
    No. We do not require enrolling with a partner for any of our classes. We work hard to ensure our classes are balanced between leads and follows, and we rotate our students between partners frequently. See HERE to find a class!
  • Do I need to rotate with others?
    No. If you would prefer to dance with someone you have signed up with, that's ok. Just let the people around you know when the teachers says "rotate". We do believe you will have a more enriched learning experience if you do rotate. Dancing with multiple people gives you an opportunity to learn the move with people who may be grasping the concepts at a different rate.
  • Do I need experience?
    There is no dance experience required for our beginner classes. We teach the basics very in-depth and cover a lot of important concepts in these classes. Some students take this series multiple times, use it as a refresher to revisit the basics, or to learn the opposite role. See HERE to find a class! ​ For Intermediate/Advanced/Master or 2/2.5/3 classes we require a fluency with various moves, techniques, and musicality. See HERE to find a class! We are happy to recommend which level class would be the best fit for you if you would like. Email the studio HERE for a recommendation of which level you should be in!
  • Are the classes balanced between leads and follows?
    We do our best to keep the lead/follow ration balanced but that is dependent on how many total students sign up for class. To ensure students have a positive learning experience even in the event the ration slightly imbalanced, we rotate dance partners frequently. See HERE to find a class! ​
  • What level should I be in?
    Most likely beginner or level 1 if you have never taken our classes. Unless you have a previous specific and in-depth education in the dance form. We ask that new students to SCT start at the beginning of our curriculum. See HERE to find a class! Email the studio HERE to see what class you should enroll into!
  • How big are the classes?
    This depends on the studio room the class is in for series. For workshops, class size varies by discipline and level, but is capped at a max of 46 students. See HERE to find a class
  • Who is the instructor?
    ​​Our instructors typically rotate within their dance specialty with each series. All SCT instructors are gifted dancers who have committed to in-depth study in their respective dance specialties and are certified instructors. They have more than 60 years of combined dance experience and are committed to helping you achieve your personal dance goals. See HERE for information about our instructors!
  • Who can I contact with other questions?
    Team & Class questions: Space rental questions:
  • What should I wear?
    Wear clothing that is comfortable and won’t restrict movement. Comfortable gym pants work great. Be ready to sweat a bit. Please remember to shower and use deodorant. Be respectful of your fellow classmates and instructors.
  • What shoes should I wear?
    We recommend dancing in jazz flats. Heels are not recommended for new follows because they restrict learning footwork and technique, and are generally not healthy for your feet in the long term if you are doing a lot of dancing. Otherwise, for leads and follows, any thin, slick sole works well, shoes that don't grip/stick to the floor and won’t come off of your foot. ​ Local Dance Stores: Centerstage Dance Shop (University District) Petticoat Junction Dance Shop (Lynnwood)
  • How do I pay?
    You can pay for classes online when you register. You can pay at the door, we recommend creating a MindBody account HERE prior to coming to the studio to make the check-in process quicker and run smoother. If the class is full you will not be able to enroll at the door.
  • Where is the class?
    Most classes are held at the main Fremont SCT studio at 211 North 36th Street but some are held at our secondary location in Ballard at 928 Leary Way NW. Classes being held at the Ballard location will be noted in their class description HERE.
  • Is there parking?
    There is free street parking on N 35th and N 36th streets. There are pay lots (starting at $5 and up) on the corner of N 36th and Phinney Ave, as well as by Fremont Studios on N 35th.
  • What if I miss a class?
    For beginner and level 1 classes we do not recommend missing the first week. If a week is missed the material can be learned in a private lesson. Find and instructor for a private lessons HERE. There are no make classes. If you miss a class you will not recieve a class the following series and you will not be refunded for the class that you missed.
  • Can I purchase a gift card?
    We have digital gift cards available HERE.
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