Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring a partner?
No partner is necessary. Partner dancing classes are taught so that we rotate partners within the class to ensure that you learn as much as possible. Instructors are available to partner with student if the leader to follower ratio is not even.
What should I wear to the classes?
Fitness Classes: yoga or workout attire, dance fitness sneakers (both males & females)
Dance Classes: casual, everyday attire, dance shoes – be sure you are comfortable and can dance in your clothing,
Socials: Varies from casual to dressy, dance shoes
How long are the classes?
Mambo Room classes generally run 55 minutes. Some exceptions will apply to workshops and special events.
How long will it take me to learn?
How fast you learn is solely up to the individual. Some people learn faster then others. It will depend on your determination and willingness to practice. There will always be a class at your level so there is no need to feel rushed.
May I start taking a series in the middle of the series?
It is not recommended to join the series after the 2nd week of the course. Please check our calendar, as we offer series at various times throughout the month. You may however take a private lesson with the instructor to get caught up so you may join in the middle of the series.
What happens if I miss one of the weeks in a series?
You may take a private lesson with the instructor to get caught up so you may continue the series. Extra costs do apply.
Do you offer private lessons?
Yes, private lessons are available. Private instruction is great in conjunction with group lessons to cover those areas that need some extra help or as a complete individualized program. More info.
Do I need prior dance experience?
No prior dance experience is needed. Everyone can learn the art of Latin dance. We have classes for the inexperienced and experienced dancer.
Where can I practice what I’ve learned?
The Mambo Room will hold weekly socials for everyone to come out for social dancing and practice. See schedule for Socials/Events.
What forms of payment are excepted?
We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards (Master Card, Visa and Discover, AMEX). A returned check fee of $35 is required for any bounced checks.
What are All-Access Members?
Members are entitled to unlimited access to regular classes, workshops and socials offered on the schedule; as well as 10% of all merchandise and private lessons for either a 6-month or 12-month period. More on Memberships
Checking In Before Each Class
Upon entering the studio, please stop at our front desk to check in. If this is your first time, you will complete necessary waivers, check-in and pay for classes, obtain class schedules/information, and get any unanswered questions answered by our front desk staff.
Dance Shoe Policy
Just like any other sport, you need the right equipment for the best results. If this is your first class, we do not require you to wear dance shoes, but we highly recommend it. Dance shoes not only provide great comfort and flexibility for your feet, they also protect your knees and ankles from injury. If you choose to continue your dance education, you will need and want to purchase a pair. For your convenience, dance shoes can be purchased at the Mambo Room. We offer top quality dance heels, mens shoes and also practical practice shoes. Read our official Dance Studio Policy for more information.
We do not offer childcare assistance at the studio and ask that parents with small children be considerate of others that attend classes. We ask that arrangements for your children be made prior to your visit to the studio, as they will be unattended while you partake in classes. We do understand that things happen and if you must bring your child to the studio for a brief amount time, we ask that your child be seated near you during the class and undisruptive to others.
We offer a variety of socials throughout the month. Socials are a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in class and become more comfortable with your dancing. It is also an opportunity to meet other dancers, socialize, and have a good time in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere.
Food & Drink
No outside food or drink will be permitted in the studio. We do sell a variety of drinks (e.g. water, soda, etc.) and have two water fountains in the rear of the studio. At no time is alcohol permitted inside the studio.
Please silence your cell phones upon entering the studio.
We do not allow video recording of any of our classes, workshops, or socials. Some instructors will allow you to record for the last few minutes of class to get the move previously taught. Please inquire with instructor.