6 Things you need for your first Salsa Class

So you signed up for Salsa Class

You did it! You finally did it. You mustered up the courage to sign up for the salsa class that you have been yearning to take. Maybe your friend or spouse dragged you along for the experience and you're only attending for moral support. What ever the case may be, entering the studio the very first time for some can be a very intimidating experience. Questions and thoughts race through your mind as you try to picture what your first experience will be like. What do I need to bring with me? What kind of shoes do I need? Will I be able to keep up? Will I be horrible? Everyone will be watching me. What if my BO acts up? Will there be enough people to partner with? The list can go on and on and the worst thing you can do for your self is build up unnecessary anxiety. So I've compiled a list in no particular order of things you will need for your salsa classes. Some things you will need right away, and some things you can get as the need arises.



Salsa shoes are the preferred type of shoe for men and ladies. They are made specifically for the this type of dancing and are light weight, flexible, with suede bottoms to effortlessly pivot and turn on the dance floor. I like for the ladies to use a 3 inch heel, but its up to your discretion and what you will feel most comfortable with. Some like to start with a 2 inch heel and work their way up, which is also very effective. Sometimes dancing in salsa shoes takes some getting used to . Depending, your feet may get tired, achy, and burn in the beginning. When this happens its great to have a backup pair of jazz flats to give your feet a rest while allowing you to continue to participate in class. Salsa Shoes and Jazz Flats can be easily bought at your local dance shop or on-line. If you are unsure of what to purchase, do not hesitate to ask your instructor. They have years of experience and will be able to guide you through the selection process.