Frequently Asked Questions

 

What types of classes are available?
Where do you teach?
How long have you been teaching in Sacramento?
How much do classes cost?
Are private lessons available?
Do I need to bring a partner?
I am interested in joining your dance team. How can I join?
Where can I watch Yemaya perform?
Where can I go dancing?
What do I wear?

How do I sign up?
How can I contact you?

Q: What types of classes are available?
We offer Latin social dance classes for all ages and all levels throughout the week. For up-to-date information, please visit us on our Facebook page, as this site is not updated frequently. Thank you!!

https://www.facebook.com/Yemaya-Salsa-Dance-Co-124953215320/

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Q: Where do you teach?
Come check out our beautiful studio at:
1791 Tribute Road Suite B, Sacramento, CA 95815
See directions to the studio. <top>

Q: How long have you been teaching in Sacramento?
Emelie, the instructor/choreographer/founder has been teaching dance for over 20 years and has taught salsa in Sacramento for over 12 years. She has extensive dance training in ballet and jazz from the Ballet Theater of Dover (Delaware). She has been dancing for over 30 years and has danced hula, Philippine folk dancing, and other cultural dances throughout her youth. The Yemaya Salsa Dance Company was formed in October of 2000. In 2004, the dance company was incorporated and recognized by the State of California as a Public Benefit Corporation.

Read a short article about Emelie here <top>

Q: How much do classes cost?
We currently offer 8-week intensive series salsa classes for the serious student. This is for your benefit. We will build your dance technique and ability.

  • Beginner 8-week series $60
  • Beginner/Intermediate 8-week series $70
  • Intermediate/Advance 8-week series $70

Q: Are private lessons available?
Yes, private lessons are available depending on instructor availability. It is recommended that you take private lessons occasionally to fine-tune your skills. You will receive one-on-one personal attention. You will learn tips on technique and styling that the instructor may not have time to teach in a group class. Contact Emelie at Yemaya_Salsa@yahoo for more information. <top>

Q: Do I need to bring a partner?
No. Bringing a partner is not necessary. Students rotate periodically throughout the class to ensure that everyone gets a chance to practice their moves. But if you have a partner, and prefer to dance with your partner only, that is okay too. <top>

Q: I am interested in joining your dance team. How can I join?
We are always looking for salsa dancers who are enthusiastic and excited about learning and can also commit to rehearsals at least once a week. If you have experience performing or if you have been dancing salsa or another dance for at least one year, come join us. Auditions are held once a year. Feel free to contact us or approach the staff about your interest. <top>

Q: Where can I watch Yemaya perform?
The Yemaya Salsa Dance Company performs all throughout the year at various venues. For information on upcoming performances and events, please visit the upcoming events section on our website or get on our e-mail list.<top>

Q: Where can I go dancing?
There are salsa clubs in Sacramento throughout the week. If you are serious about learning, take quality instruction and spend a lot of time practicing and social dancing. As an alternative to the club/bar scene, we have socials periodically at our studio for students not yet ready or wanting to go to the clubs. Our socials/dances are family oriented and fun. Be sure to join our newsletter for up-to-date news and events. <top>

Q: What do I wear?
Comfortable clothing. You will be moving around alot, so anything you are comfortable moving around in. Please do not wear flip-flops, sandals, etc.<top>

Q: How do I sign up?
If this is your first time taking a class with us, go to our sign-up page, fill out the registration form, and bring the signed form to the instructor before class. Let us know what your overall goals are, whether it is to dance on a team, or simply to look good at the club. Or just drop by our studio and we'd be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.<top>

Q: How can I contact you?
Feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone for questions about lessons in general or about our dance company:

(916) 402-5967 (call or text)
yemaya_salsa@yahoo.com (class/team information)
yemayasalsa@gmail.com (booking information) <top>