On this page you can find the answers to many frequently asked questions.

Is your question not on this list? Don’t hesitate to ask, and send us an email: board@sdaleidance.nl.


Why become a member?

S.D.A. Leidance is your community next to your dance classes. We offer numerous activities and a low-key, high-grade diverse group of friends. Our activities include: weekly Leidance Advanced Salsa Classes, social dancing hours, parties, galas/formals, workshops, get-togethers, trips to sister associations, and much, much more.

Although some activities are open to non-members, being a member gives you significant discount, if not a free pass to these activities. In addition, you get to join in many other activities that are available for members only, like Leidance advanced Salsa lessons.

Wat does Leidance do?

Leidance takes care of the social aspect of dancing. We organize all kinds of activities that involve dancing – parties, workshops, galas, flashmobs – but also many other activities, like drinks, movie nights and workshops other than dancing.

What does a membership cost?

The contribution fee for academic year  2020 – 2021 is  €30,-. If you become a member for only the first or second half of the year, the contribution fee is only  €20,-.

How and when do I subscribe?

You can subscribe here: https://www.sdaleidance.nl/become-a-member/

You can subscribe whenever you want, but a subscription runs until the 30th of June. If you subscribe before January, you pay for a year. After that, you pay for half a year.
An exception to this rule is made for international students, they can also apply for the first half year: August – January.

How do I renew my subscription?

Unless you’re an international student, your subscription will automatically renew. You can read more about unsubscribing at ‘How and when do I unsubscribe?’

How and when do I unsubscribe?

The deadline for unsubscribing is the 1st of June. You can unsubscribe only by sending an email to secretary@sdaleidance.nl.

I don't want to be a member anymore.
    Can I get my subscription fee back?

The legal unsubscription deadline is the 1st of June, four weeks before the start of the next bookyear. The reason for this is that the board needs to establish a budget at the start of the year, based solely on the expected subscription income. For this we depend on the number of subscriptions at that time. Therefore it is not possible to unsubscribe for the current year and get your subscription fee back.

Dance classes

What classes do you give?

The dance classes our actually given by the University Sports Centre (USC Leiden). They have a big variety on classes, among which our beloved social dance classes. As of 2019 – 2020, they give Bachata, Ballroom, Urban Kizomba and Salsa. More information can be found at the website of USC Leiden.

Do I need to have prior experience in dance?

No, you don’t need to have any experience, all you need is the ability to move your feet and you’re ready to go! The courses are divided in different levels, so you can choose which level seems right for you at that point. If you’re not sure what level you’re on? Don’t hesitate to walk in and have a look, maybe ask the teacher.

When are the dance classes?

You can find the schedules of the dances on their respective pages on the website of the University Sports Centre:
Bachata: https://www.uscleiden.nl/sport/bachata.html
Ballroom: https://www.uscleiden.com/sport/ballroomdancing.html
Kizomba: https://www.uscleiden.nl/sport/kizomba.html
Salsa: https://www.uscleiden.com/sport/salsa.html

The lessons are also integrated into our Calendar, but in case of irregularities, the schedule of the USC is leading.

Where are the dance classes?

The classes are given at the University Sports Centre Leiden – or USC for short. The address is Einsteinweg 6, 2333 CC Leiden.

How can I participate in the classes?

You can participate with a subscription at the University Sports Centre (USC). If you’ve never been there before, you can participate for free for one whole day, using the Inspiration Pass. Just ask for it at the reception desk. The USC has all kinds of subscriptions, about which you can get more information here: https://www.uscleiden.com/ratesandregistration/rates.html

To participate in the social dance classes, you need to enroll in the course. This doesn’t cost you anything extra, a USC subscription is enough. Enrollment can be done here.

DISCLAIMER: Due to the Corona crisis, enrollment currently works a little differently. You can still enroll via dmsonline, but enrollment is mandatory for each individual class and can only be done five days in advance. Enrollment can now also be done in the My USC Leiden sports app for Android or Apple.

What do I need for the classes?

Don’t worry, you don’t need to buy expensive shoes and fancy dresses. You don’t need to wear sports clothing per se either. Just something comfortable that you can move in will do.