Frequently asked questions
Q What is Salsa?
A Salsa as a dance mixes African and European dance influences through the music and dance fusions. The origin of the salsa dance steps currently being danced to salsa music come from the son, but were influenced by many other Cuban dances such as Mambo, Cha cha cha, Guaracha and Rumba. Salsa has risen to world prominence and people from all cultures are relating to it, there are in fact more Salsa clubs in major cities like London and New York than in its historical homes like Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Q How can dance really help with team issues?
A Dance has a number of very positive benefits in team development including:
- Improving team motivation
- Building team and individual confidence
- Increasing team co-operation
- Breaking down office barriers
- Reducing levels of team stress and friction
Q What is the minimum number we need on our team to make this work?
A The minimum number of attendees should be six members and ideally a mix of men and women.
Q I’ve never danced before will I make a fool of myself?
A All of our courses assume no previous dance experience and as such all aspects of participation will be clearly explained and delivered at a comfort level to suit all participants.
Q What do I need to wear?
A Absolutely anything comfortable can be worn with regard to clothing. In relation to footwear, open toe shoes, sandals and rubber soles should be avoided. Flat or low heeled shoes are best to start with.
Q Is there an age limit for participation?
A There is no age limit for participation in our team development events.
Q Do we need an equal number of men and women?
A All issues in our team building program can be explored without the necessity for equal numbers of men and women as all participants rotate the roles between leaders and followers.
Q Will I be able to salsa dance after this session?
A Our team development program is not a substitute for a structured salsa course. However, the areas we cover will give you a good feel for salsa dance and if you want to learn more we can provide information on clubs.