Frequently Asked Questions

For the Required Dress-Code, Arrival Time and Academy Building Rules – please make sure to review our Terms and Conditions

Do I need to bring a partner?

Coming with a partner is not necessary. 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 and partners will be rotated during each class so that everyone gets a chance to have a partner. If we have an imbalance, students without partners simply wait between pairs for the next rotation. We will be rotating partners frequently throughout the class.

I am coming to class with a partner, can I dance with him/her only?

While the social aspect of latin partner dancing is fundamental, rotating partners is not there solely for social reasons; it is critical to the learning process. Although everyone has a different style, the “lead” signals that are used in latin partner dancing are generally standardized. 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 anyone. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your leading/following technique is correct. 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. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class with one of our instructors instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace. If you would like to arrange for a private class, please email us.

Can I bring a child with me?

Caramelo courses are strictly for 18+. Under age minors may not be present at the Paddington Academy after 7PM.

What is the average age group of your students?

Our students are adults and there is no age barrier. The age range tends to be anywhere from 18 to 60+ 

When do the courses start and what are the prices?

Please see our Timetable and Registrations page for details. Scroll down the page for the prices and registration.

How do I register and pay for the course?

Please see our Timetable and Registrations page for details. Scroll down the page for the prices and registration.

Where can I get music to practice?

We are happy to recommend you websites and retail outlets where to purchase Salsa and latin music of all genres. We will also keep you informed on the latest hits as well as the classics of Salsa and other latin music.

Can you teach at my special event/corporate function?

Of course! We love special events and can cater a workshop specifically for your event

Do you offer private classes?

Yes we do, please email us what type of private class(es) you would like to have and we’ll be happy to arrange it for you.

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