FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'M INTERESTED! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
a. Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
b. WhatsApp 81581171 with your:
i. Full Name
DO I NEED A PARTNER?
Not at all. Many students come for the class alone, or with a group of friends. In any case, during the class, you will be partnered up with your classmates. As partners will be rotated in class, it will be a great way to meet new friends!
MODE OF PAYMENT/REFUND POLICY
a. HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?
- You can make payment by cash (when you come for your first lesson) or via bank transfer/deposit/NETS
- Once we receive your registration, we will send an email confirmation with payment instructions.
b. WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Refunds are possible as long as cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to actual group or private class.
Cheryl Wu Dance Studio allows students who miss lesson(s) to re-attend the same class that they miss, when it is conducted again on a future date, within 3 months. Just drop us a message at 81581171 at least 1 hour before dropping in.
a. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR/BRING FOR CLASS?
- Dress comfortably.
- It is recommended to wear Latin dance shoes, ballet shoes or jazz shoes. Wearing socks or dancing barefooted may result in injury.
- It is recommended to bring a small towel or a fresh change of clothes
b. EXPECTED BEHAVIOUR
i. Be respectful to fellow students and instructors!
ii. Be positive
iii. Be encouraging, after all, everyone is here to learn! :)
c. FOOD AND DRINKS
i. No outside food and drinks. There is a small variety of drinks available for sale.
ii. Please dispose of your trash appropriately.
I HAVE ATTENDED OTHER DANCE CLASSES BEFORE, WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I BEGIN WITH?
If you have attended other Street Latin Dance classes prior (Salsa, Bachata, etc), street Latin is a very unique genre on its own, and each dance school has its own syllabus and styles.
Thus, for students who have prior Street Latin Dance background, our instructors will usually conduct a 5min assessment to better advise on which is a suitable level for the students to join in. This will ensure all our students are attending a suitable course at their own comfortable pace.
ii. For students who have prior other dance background (e.g. Latin Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, etc), it is strongly recommended to commerce from the Beginner Level 1 as the fundamentals and basics of the dance is very different from the other dances. It is always good to build a strong foundation in a new dance before moving to a higher level.
DO YOU HAVE TRIAL CLASSES?
Yes. You may attend singular classes. The fee is reflected in the “per-lesson fee"
CAN I STAY WITH THE SAME PARTNER?
a. Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons; it is critical to the learning process. Although everyone has a different style, the “lead” signals that are used are generally standardized (within the different styles). Therefore, if your lead signals are clear (as a leader), or if you’re able to interpret these signals accurately (as a follower), then you should be able to dance with any dancer. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your leading/following technique is correct.
b. It is absolutely your choice if you wish to dance only with your partner outside of class. However, during class, it is necessary to rotate partners as that is part of the learning process.
c. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace.
DO YOU OFFER SOCIAL NIGHTS?
No we do not. We have practice sessions after each group class. Students are free to stay up to 30min to social dance and practise your moves learnt in a friendly and stress free environment.