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Are students required to bring a partner for group classes?
Are students required to rotate partners during class?
What kind of shoes should be worn?
What kind of clothing should be worn?
How many people are usually in each class?
What is the difference between Private and Group Lessons?
Which do you recommend, Private or Group Lessons?
Does La Luna have dance parties?
What are La Luna's policies for the Friday night dance parties?
Do La Luna instructors teach or perform at any locations outside of Bensalem?
Are La Luna instructors or dancers available for hire?
Is there a payment option for a new Membership which is not EFT?
Can students just pay for individual classes instead of joining as a member?
Q: Are students required to bring a partner for group classes?
A: No, partners are not required. In fact it is La Luna's policy to randomly assign partners during class and rotate frequently to diversify everyone's dance experience with new people.
Q: Are students required to rotate partners during class?
A: No, it is not required, but La Luna highly recommends it. If students rotate they'll add more value to the group class experience and have a better chance to meet some great new friends. In fact learning to dance with all different kinds of people actually helps create a more versatile dancer. If you decide not to rotate, please let the instructor know before the class stats.
Q: What kind of shoes should be worn?
A: La Luna does sell ladies shoes specifically designed for dancing. If ladies do not wish to purchase dance shoes, they should wear a sandal with a moderate heel (2 - 3") that remain secure around the foot (no flip-flops). For men, La Luna suggests a dress shoe with either a leather or smooth plastic bottom. Dance Sneakers are also available for both men and women; however, traditional sneakers with a rubber bottom are not recommended since they provide too much traction and will impede turning.
Q: What kind of clothing should be worn?
A: Truly anything is acceptable. Some students attend class right after work and do not change their clothes, while others prefer to be comfortable and wear jeans. Although our studio is always maintained at a cool, comfortable indoor temperature, you'll want to avoid wearing items such as sweaters, sweatshirts, or other warm clothing.
Q: How many people are usually in each class?
A: La Luna limits dance class size to around 25 students to ensure the best environment for learning; although the average class has approximately 15 people. ZUMBA classes vary in attendance anywhere from 25-70 people depending on the day of the week. Larger classes are held in large rooms.
Q: What is the difference between Private and Group Lessons?
A: Private lessons are taught one on one with only the student and instructor. Group Lessons are held in a classroom environment with an average of 8 couples. Private lessons are very flexible and can be scheduled whenever you and the instructor are available; whereas, Group Lessons meet at a regularly scheduled time each week. Due to the nature of a Private Lesson, they are more expensive ranging from $65-$95 per hour. On the other hand, Group Lessons start at around $14.75 for a 55 minute class.
Q: Which do you recommend, Private or Group Lessons?
A: This depends on the student's goal. La Luna recommends taking Private Lessons if the student wants a more intense session to learn a large amount of material in a shorter time. Group Lessons however, are a more relaxed, fun environment where the student can enjoy a social atmosphere while still learning a great deal. It is always suggested to take Private Lessons occasionally to accentuate Group instruction.
Q: Does La Luna have dance parties?
A: Yes, La Luna has SALSA FRIDAYS dance parties on every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month. SALSA FRIDAYS are a mix of Salsa, Meringue, Cha-Cha, and Bachata music. Every party is started with a dance lesson that is included with admission followed by a full night of dancing. La Luna dance parties also include buffet style dinner in the beginning of the dance.
Q: What are La Luna's policies for the Friday night dance parties?
A: La Luna Friday night dance parties are BYOB, but we do sell water and other non-alcoholic beverages for a reasonable price. Small hand-held coolers are allowed and ice & cups are provided for a small charge, please do not bring large picnic coolers because they damage the dance floor. The attire is fashionable, sorry no hats or work boots. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. A limited number of tables are available for reservation free of charge for groups of 8 or more by calling our main telephone number.
Q: Do La Luna instructors teach or perform at any locations outside of Bensalem?
A: Although, the formal instruction of Group and Private Lessons is done only at La Luna in Bensalem, there are several other places our faculty can be found performing and teaching. For a complete listing of locations in Philadelphia, CLICK HERE.
Q: Are La Luna instructors or dancers available for hire?
A: Yes, La Luna entertainers can be hired for private events by contacting our General Manager & Artistic Director, Sonya Elmore at 215-638-0418 ext 223. For more information on how to hire our dancers or instructors, CLICK HERE .
Q: Is there a payment option for a new Membership which is not EFT?
A: Yes, Paid In Full (PIF) Memberships can be purchased by those students who do not wish to use the monthly EFT option, or pay as you go. For more information about how to take classes at La Luna, CLICK HERE.
Q: Can students just pay for individual classes instead of joining as a member?
A: Yes, but this method is much more expensive. The price for guests to pay for individual group classes is $20 per class, compared with some members who pay as little as $2 per class with a Platinum level membership that has unlimited classes. Level 1 classes and Special Course require pre-payment for the entire course.