Frequently asked questions

What type of dance classes do you offer at The Salsa Center?

We can instruct on a variety of Latin Social Dances: Salsa Cubana (Cuban Salsa) - Rueda de Casino (Casino Rueda) - Salsa On 1 - Salsa On 2 - Merengue - Bachata - Bachatango - Cuban Son - Lambada - Samba Carnaval Style and Samba de Gafieira - Mambo (Cuban Mambo) - Cha Cha Chá (Cuban Cha Cha Chá) - Rumba (Cuban Rumba) - Zouk - Kizomba - Cumbia - Colombian Salsa - Cubaton. We also have guest instructors who offer other classes and fitness such as Zumba. Beginner Level 1 and 2 Salsa group classes are offered regularly. Rueda de Casino classes alternate levels throughout the year. One on one private sessions can be booked to learn and study any of the dances above, whether it's offered as a current group class or not.

Do I need a partner for any of the classes or private lessons?

No! You do not need a partner for any of our classes. Our group classes have a healthy mix of singles and couples so you won't feel alone during class. In addition, we ask that our students rotate and dance with different partners so that they meet new people and get to dance with other students in the class. The group class schedule welcomes singles and couples. For private lessons, you will dance with your instructor or with your dance partner and focus on learning at your own pace. If you are looking for one-on-one time attention for questions, concerns, and practice, private lessons may be the best option.

I've never been to the Friday Salsa Night, but I'd like to go. Do I have to register, or can I just show up?

Although no registration is required, there will be limited tickets available for each Friday Salsa Night offered onsite at the studio. Enrolled students will have first priority, with remaining available tickets for the public to join each week. It is recommended that you purchase your Friday Salsa admission in advance. Admission prices vary and will include 30-45 minute lesson, social dancing after the lesson and light refreshments. Friday Salsa Night Schedule (select dates, please check the calendar)

How do I register for a class?

Easy! 1 - Purchase dance class(es) on Buy Online page or at the studio at 817 Lane Allen Rd. 2 - Complete the Registration Form and Waiver. It is recommended to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of your first class. For more info about classes or to set up a time to tour the studio and learn more about The Salsa Center please call 859-278-8598 or email

What payment methods are accepted?

1. All major credit cards (Visa / MasterCard / American Express / Discover) via Square. *A transaction fee may be applied and included in the final amount: 2.75% per swipe and/or 3.5%+ 15¢ per manually entered transaction. 2. Checks 3. Cash

What are the costs of the classes?

The cost for 1 group session(4 weeks) per person is $60. The cost of weekly group sessions per couple is $120. The cost of an 8 week session is $99. There are also packages available that include private lessons and group classes at a discount when combined. Please visit Dance Packages for more info. There are drop-in rates for specific classes. Drop in rates do not apply to all courses specifically higher levels and the choreography classes. For special packages and party packages please email:

What if the minimum enrollment is not met by the tentative start date and I have already registered and paid for the course?

To provide the best learning environment for our students, we may require a minimum pre-registered number of students for our group classes and workshops. If the minimum is not met by the enrollment deadline, the start may be delayed, rescheduled or cancelled. Pre-paid students will be notified of the change via email. Reimbursements will be made if the pre-paid student cannot commit to the new rescheduled date AND has notified us in writing within 1 week prior to the tentative start rescheduled date. However, once the class has started please adhere to the CANCELLATION POLICY below. Note: Minimum enrollment is more strict for weekend workshops. Weeknight classes may continue with low enrollment unless it is a Rueda class.

What is your cancellation policy on dance packages and private lessons?

All requests for refunds or credits must be received in writing through email at Full refund minus a $10 administrative fee for cancellations at least one week prior to the start date of the group class. Cancellations between 6 days before the class start date and the day after your first class receive a 50% credit towards the next package. No credits or refunds two days after the the first day of group class. Private lessons must adhere to a 48 hour cancellation policy and $25 reschedule fee if canceled after the 48 hour window.

What if I have to miss a class due to work, vacation or illness?

Group Lessons: If a weekly group dance class is missed due to work, vacation, inclement weather, illness or family emergency, it can be made up in a similar level or below, within 1 month of absence if available. Please contact us for recommended time and days that are available to request a makeup date. Private Lessons: For private lesson cancellations please send us an email as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to arrange a substitute class. We abide by the 48 hour cancellation policy. The first substitute class will be free of charge (per every 6 months). All no shows and additional rescheduling sessions will incur a $25 rescheduling fee as per the 48 hour cancellation policy. Note: Private lesson packages have specific expiration dates.

Snow and weather cancellations:

Due to occasional inclement weather, The Salsa Center may cancel and reschedule classes for the safety of the students. Please stay tuned on the website (calendar tab) or follow up on Facebook to watch for cancellations. Make up classes will be added for all canceled classes.

What is the student age range?

We welcome all ages at The Salsa Center. The majority of our current students in group classes are between the ages of 25 to 65. To insure the safety and atmosphere to minors, anyone under 16 is recommended to join a Juniors class or take private instruction.

But I have two-left feet…what if I can’t keep up?

The majority of our students find our class pace just right. However, everyone learns at a different pace. Friday Practice Parties are a great way to practice moves but we also recommend practicing at home after your class. Private lessons are another option to assist you in understanding and executing the movements covered in the class as well as improving your skills.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, customized gift certificates can be purchased for any amount or any package offered. Let us know your requirements and, once you have paid in full, you will receive a confirmation by email with a class detail that will be helpful for your giftee. Gift certificate can be picked up or mailed to a desired address. The Gift of Dance

Can you teach at my special event/corporate function?

Of course! We love special events and can cater a workshop specifically for your event. Please see our Corporate Functions section under Our Venue for further details.

What is the class attire? Do I need special dance shoes?

Dance class dress code is work casual to gym attire. Most students come to class dressed in jeans or workout clothes with shoes that allow feet to move and pivot on the floor. Some of our students attend classes after work and are dressed in business attire. Feel free to dress in a comfortable manner with light clothing as Latin Dances tend to turn up the heat! As for shoes, you do not need to purchase special dance shoes for your first set of lessons. We recommend non rubber soles such as leather or plastic (rubber soles will stick to the hardwood floors and can be difficult to spin). For local dance shoe vendors, try Dance Biz.

Can I rent “The Salsa Center” for special occasions and events?

Absolutely! Our NEW facility will offer a convenient location with a wide open space perfect for birthday parties, business functions and even wedding receptions. DJ service/Latin Entertainment and custom party packages are a few of the perks we have to offer our clients. Contact us for more details and pricing. 859-278-8598.

What parties and extra-curricular activities do you offer to students?

Our goal is to increase the dance opportunities for students through practices, socials, parties, and outings. There are group classes offered weekly, monthly and sometimes bi-weekly Friday night parties. We also organize off site events with other local restaurants and venues to provide the perfect outing for our students. Check our calendar or feel free to email us for current events.

Will you teach School Workshops at our school?

Absolutely! The Salsa Center offers customized workshop packages for elementary students, high schools and Universities. Workshop fees range from $125 - $700. We offer 1 hour to full day school workshops which can include multiple workshops for each grade, Salsa and Latin Cultural performances and/or interactive music-dance Workshops. We pride ourselves in sharing Salsa and other Latin Dances workshops and events throughout Kentucky Schools. A few of the schools and academic organizations/departments that we have had the honor of working with since our opening in 2011: Asbury College Centre College Cassidy Elementary Danville High School Eastern Kentucky University Garden Springs Elementary Glendover Elementary Midway College The Lexington School Transylvania University Sayre High School Southern Elementary School University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky, Dance Ensemble University of Kentucky, Department of Theatre University of Kentucky, International Student Council University of Kentucky, Residence Hall Workshops University of Kentucky, Student Activities Board University of Kentucky, Salsa Society recently formed in 2015! Yates Elementary School

Unplugged Cell Phone Policy

The Salsa Center and anyone choosing to take dance instruction at The Salsa Center adheres to an "Unplugged" Policy (Includes all tech devices used to make a call, text or check emails such as cell phones, tablets, smart watches etc. ) Students should turn off ringers, notifications and any other distractions or change ringers to "mute" or "vibrate" during training, classes and rehearsals at The Salsa Center. Students will be offered 5 minute Tech Breaks for every 55 minutes of group class instruction. Students are asked to Unplug during the instructional sessions and will be encouraged to wait to use their tech devices until after class or during Tech breaks. Most classes will be 50-55 minutes and will not need a tech break. If a Student must take an Emergency or Important Call / Text / Email,they will be asked to leave the main hall and talk either in the lobby or other rooms except the main hall to avoid distractions to the teacher and students. If continued use occurs, we may ask that you not attend our group sessions. Private Lessons - Since there will not be formal tech breaks for private lessons, students may use their cell phone during their individual private lesson as needed, however their private lesson will still remain 50 minutes in duration from start to finish.