Frequently Asked Questions
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 experience?
There is no dance experience required for our begginer or level 1 classes. We teach the basics very in-depth and cover a lot of important conceptsin 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!
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!
Are the classes balanced between leads and follows?
Yes. We ensure our registration is balanced for all classes. In the case of students missing class, we may be 1 or 2 leads or follows heavy. We rotate partners frequently so no one is without a partner for more than a few minutes. See HERE to find a class!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I wear?
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.
How do I pay?
Where is the class?
All classes are held at the SCT studio at 211 North 36th Street. Right next to Cafe Con Todo, there are hammocks hanging in the window. Get Directions HERE.
Is there parking?
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.
Who will be your Instructor?
SALSA, BACHATA, ZOUK, SWING, and KIZOMBA teams have their own team leasders 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 each team. 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.
What experience is required?
Experience required is dependent on the team. See HERE to find and team and its descriptions and details for prerequisites.
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?
All Team will be $185/month starting January 1st 2020. Depending on curriculum length, most tteam are run for 12 month or 6 month, we encourage all of students to enroll for the same curriculum length as the team. However, we understand that personal schedule are not always the same throughout the year and sell team memberships for a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month commitment. See HERE to purchase a Membership.
Can I move teams mid-contract?
You can not change your dance form mid contract.
What if I miss a team practice?
If you must miss a practice, let your instructor know in advance if possible. They will tell you what to practice and if there is a team video of that particular practice you can reference. You can also practice at the SCT studio with another team-member to catch up. See HERE to view studio space availability, this is free for all Team Members using the studio to practice. Studio-use rules do apply.
What is included in my monthly dues?
Which team should I join? And how can I join?
Can I join more than one team?
Yes. After your first team, the follow team's monthly dues will be discounted by 20%, ($148/month). See HERE to find a second or third team!
What if I cannot afford full team dues?
SCT offers full to partial workstudy programs for team members whose finances do not allow them to pay full dues. This is not gaurenteed becuase there are a limited amount of spots available. Email HERE to set up an interview if you are interested in our workstudy program.
How do I set up monthly dues payments?
Automatic payments are set up with the card used during the inital purchase of the team membership. Monthly payments will be processon the 1st of every month. You are able to change or update your credit card in your mindbody account.
When is orientation?
Orientation is the first week of every year. You will meet your team instructors and have a question and answer session. We will be discussing any information that still needs to be covered regarding your dance year.