Join The Salsa Club The dance floor is calling.

Below are the terms and conditions for becoming a member of The Salsa Club, Namibia’s only full-time social dancing collective. Please read them carefully before completing the membership form.

IMPORTANT: Failure to adhere to The Salsa Club’s code of conduct or violating any of the other stipulated terms and conditions will result in the termination of a dancer’s membership.


MEMBERSHIPS

  • There are only 50 memberships available.
  • Each membership is valid for a year.
  • Members pay their dues each month.
  • Memberships cannot be traded or exchanged.
  • A membership is considered to have lapsed if a member has not attended classes for a month.
  • Members with occupations that necessitate frequent travel should let The Salsa Club’s management know of their travel plans well in advance so their absence from class can be accommodated upon their return.

PAYMENTS

  • All payments are cash-only and are due on the first day of each month.

CLASSES

  • Classes commence at 18h00 and end at 20h00—there are regular breaks provided to allow members to rest and refresh themselves.
  • The Salsa Club’s membership is similar to a gym contract; it has a use-it-or-lose-it policy. Members are encouraged to obtain the full value of their memberships by attending as many classes as possible. The following should be noted:
    • Africando members can attend Cuban Fury classes free-of-charge with prior notice.
    • Buena Vista Social Club members can attend Cuban Fury and Africando classes free-of-charge with prior notice.
  • If The Salsa Club has to cancel classes, the value of the cancelled classes shall be deducted from the next month’s payment.

COMMUNICATION

  • Monthly newsletters are sent to each member via email.
  • Urgent communications are sent to each member via WhatsApp.

EQUIPMENT, & FURNITURE

  • Members are not allowed to operate or use The Salsa Club’s equipment (speakers, fans, laptop, mixer, or fridge).
  • Members are expressly forbidden from moving or handling the rolling mirrors.
  • Moving any of the furniture (tables, benches, chairs, and trunks) or decorative items (pot plants and artworks) is not allowed.

FOOD, SMOKING, AND ALCOHOL

  • The Doek Studio is a non-smoking and alcohol-free zone.
  • Eating in the studio is prohibited.

KITCHENETTE & STORAGE

  • The kitchenette is a common area. Cleanliness should be maintained at all times.
  • Members are permitted to bring their own water bottles and alcohol-free refreshments but cannot leave them in the fridge under any circumstances.
  • Members are not permitted to leave their shoes or store other personal items in the Doek Studio.

HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY

  • All members are required to sanitise their hands and have their temperature taken upon entering the studio.
  • Health is a collective endeavour—any member who exhibits COVID-19 or flu symptoms must stay away from classes until they are fully recovered.
  • Members must wash their hands during the class interval.
  • Although vigilance is maintained on and around the premises, members must not leave valuables in their cars.

PHOTOGRAPHY & PHONES

  • Members are requested not to take photographs inside the studio.
  • The Doek Studio is an analogue space—members are encouraged to stay off their electronic devices and connect with themselves and others.

CHILDREN, VISITORS, AND PETS

  • As a space for adults, children are not allowed in the Doek Studio.
  • The Doek Studio is a members-only area—non-members will not be given access under any circumstances.
  • Pets are not permitted on the premises.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  • The Salsa Club is affiliated with Doek, an independent arts organisation in Namibia, and subscribes to the following values and practices: diversity, respect, inclusion, tolerance, and patience.
  • During classes, only The Salsa Club’s instructors may instruct or critique dancers. In the event further demonstrations or explanations are needed, dancers must consult instructors.
  • Classes and socials are places to have fun, improve one’s dancing, and socialise. The Salsa Club welcomes everyone regardless of gender identity, race, physical appearance or ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or dancing experience.
  • Harassment of any kind is not tolerated. This includes homophobic, racist, sexist, aggressive, or abusive language and gestures. It also includes unwelcome or inappropriate touching or comments about physical appearance.
  • Anyone can ask anyone else to dance, regardless of dance role or level of ability. Everyone is entitled to respectfully decline a dance without obligation or excuse.
  • Socials are meant for social dancing. It is not appropriate to critique, give instructions, or correct one’s partner while dancing socially—that is the job of dance instructors in a dance class.
  • Dancers should dance to their partner’s level. This is especially important if one is dancing with a beginner. It is important for less experienced partners to feel comfortable and welcome on the dance floor
  • Dancing is a physical activity danced in close proximity. Dancers should use deodorant and have fresh breath. Dry clothes can be brought to the studio if a dancer knows they are prone to excessive perspiration. The use of sweat towels is encouraged.

INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY

Doek, The Salsa Club, their staff, agents, and members will not be liable for any theft, loss, damage, or injury. Each member confirms that they are fit to dance, accept full responsibility for participating in classes and socials, and participate in classes and socials at their own risk.

Members are liable for damage caused to the premises, equipment, and furniture.

IMPORTANT: Failure to adhere to The Salsa Club’s code of conduct or violating any of the other stipulated terms and conditions will result in the termination of a dancer’s membership.