Frequently Asked Questions

New to Salsabor and dancing? We’ve compiled answers to our most commonly asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, send it through to and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

Getting Started FAQS

I'd like to learn to dance but don't have a partner. Does this matter?

Partners are optional at Salsabor as we rotate partners in classes and ensure we have an even number of students to accommodate solo dancers. We find that rotating students helps you experience different dance partners and is a great way of meeting new people, which we highly encourage at Salsabor. We also offer Afro Cuban Body Movement and Belly Dance, which are unpartnered classes, if you would prefer a solo dance style.

How do I enroll in a class ?

To register for classes click on the name of the class in the Timetable page –
A new window will then open taking you to our Mindbodyonline registration page.
From there you add the class to your cart.

New students, please create a Mindbody account, or use the Facebook login option.
Once logged in you will be able to purchase your classes.
All classes are $165 for an eight week term excluding any special choreography classes.
All holiday classes are $50 for two weeks.
End of year workshop week is $25 per class.
Bronze Term Passes are $500. Gold Yearly Memberships are $1999.

*Please note, to receive the 45% discount on a lower level class of the same style, you must first purchase the higher level class first. This applies to eight week terms. The discount only applies if you have already taken a lower level class before and must be used in the same term. 

*To purchase a Bronze Membership, select any class and click on ‘Sign Up Now!”, followed by “Enroll” and select “Bronze Membership”.Once you have purchased your membership, please register for the classes you wish to enroll in for the term.

What level should I enroll into ?

If you have never tried the dance style you are interested in, we recommend you start at the absolute beginners level, otherwise known as Level 1. This is the most important level of all as it gives you a strong foundation to build upon. If you have danced before but not for a while, we suggest you choose a level you believe would best suit you and we can then decide whether to move you to a more appropriate level if needed.

What do I need to wear ?

For classes where you dance with a partner, such as salsa, zouk and bachata, we recommend you wear comfortable casual clothing. For Burlesque and Samba, we recommend you wear loose fitting gym pants or tracksuit pants with a stretchy singlet top or t-shirt.

What shoes do I wear ?

For Burlesque, we recommend jazz shoes, socks or flat smooth sole shoes. If you have dancing shoes please bring them along to see how they feel.

For Samba, we recommend Jingas, exceptionally lightweight and flexible dance shoes for men and women.
For partner classes, such as Salsa, Zouk and Bachata, we recommend flat smooth sole shoes or dance shoes and Jingas. If you would like to purchase dance shoes, we sell Jingas and a range at the studio.

Where can I park ?

The most convenient and reasonably priced car-park is the Canberra Centre. Entry is $2 after 6pm, Monday – Thursday.

Am I able to start mid-term ?

After week 3 we do not take on new students unless they have a private lesson to catch up on any of the skills they would have missed. This ensures a smooth transition in the group classes. If you are still keen to start mid-term, email us and we will send you information on private lessons and a voucher discounting the classes you have missed.

Is the newsletter subscription offer available to me ?

The free Latin dance class voucher is a once off offer and only applies to the first subscription.

How do memberships work?

We offer two levels of membership options, Bronze and Gold.

Membership Passes entitle you to participate in ALL* regular weekly classes (your level and below) that are held at Salsabor.

Gold Pass: 5 TERM membership – $1999 (includes T-Shirt | 20% off one pair of dance shoes)
Bronze Pass: 1 TERM membership – $500 (includes 20% off one pair of dance shoes)

* Excludes workshops, some choreography courses, Latin Tuesdays, Events and Parties. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

To register for memberships, please email for more information.

Once Started FAQS

What happens if I miss a class ?

If you miss a class in Level 1 and Level 2, you are welcome to take make up classes in the other Level 1/2 class at any time during the term. You can only take a make up class in your level or lower. If you miss more than two consecutive classes, please contact us to organise a private lesson. Privates classes start at $125 per person.

Can I swap classes once I've begun ?

If you would like to swap your classes to a different style, different time or different level, please send us an email with your exact request.

Can I defer my classes once they've begun ?

If you need to defer classes due to special circumstances* a $25 administration fee is required. *If you believe you are eligible for special consideration, it is your responsibility to contact Salsabor within 1 week of your change in circumstance. Salsabor will treat appeals on a case by case basis at the Director’s discretion.

Do you offer refunds ?

Salsabor offers a 48 hour cooling off period from the date of your purchase for cancellations and refunds. After this time Salsabor does not refund the purchase price.

I'd like to start practicing the moves I learnt in class with music, what do you recommend ?

We’ve created ten playlists for all your Latin dancing desires. You can access them straight from our website or follow us directly on Spotify.

You can choose from Salsa Slow, Salsa Medium, Salsa Fast, Bachata,Samba, Zouk, Cha Cha, Wedding, Reggaeton, and a Latin Mix.

We know how important it is to practice outside of classes and so wanted to give you all great music to practice to straight away.

Is there somewhere to practice my new moves ?

Yes we run a social night every Tuesday that starts at 6.30pm. It a great place to practice your dancing in a fun and friendly environment. Enjoy the best Salsa, Zouk and Bachata, while also ending early during a week.

For anyone new to Latin dancing we have an absolute Latin Taster Lesson at 6.30 pm which is FREE and runs for 20 minutes and is followed by a 45 minute Open Beginner (walk in). The Open Beginner class is for dancers new to dancing, and also for dancers who want to refresh and finesse their basic technique.

Start your week off right and make it a dancing date at Latin Tuesdays at The Highball Express. For more details click here.

Do classes still run on public holidays ?

Yes all our classes still run on all public holidays.

Specific Class FAQS

What's involved in a private lesson ?

Private lessons are the best way to fast track your learning as they are taken one on one or as a couple. All the attention is on you and will help you to achieve your specific dancing goals.

We hold private lessons at our Civic studio on:

Thursday and Friday between 12pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday between 11am – 4pm

And prices are:
1 hour one person $145 – with our Director
1 hour couple $155 – with our Director

1 hour one person $125 with a senior instructor
1 hour couple $135 with a senior instructor

Private classes must be pre-paid.
(If you pre-pay for five private lessons you will receive a 20% discount).

Any cancellations are accepted if made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled time.
No refunds if cancellation is made within 24 hours.
To find out more and make an appointment, please email us at

What's involved in bridal lessons ?

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Your bridal dance is a special moment on your wedding day and we love nothing more than helping couples dance confidently and stylishly. In just a few private lessons with Salsabor you will have the confidence to add that special touch to your reception celebrations. We specialise in a many different styles including Salsa, Bachata and Cha Cha for your special wedding dance. To find out more, please email us at

I'm a visitor, am I able to watch a class ?

Thanks for your interest in our classes. To avoid distractions for our students, we do not allow watching of our classes.

If you want to see what’s involved in a class why not give the class a go instead? That way you can experience the beauty of dance for yourself.

You can do a casual class to try it out for $25. Email to book in.

Or you can book in for the full term for any of our classes here.

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