Mambo Bravo's highly trained and enthused instructors teach students the hip-swiveling basics of the salsa, mambo, and cha-cha-cha. All classes begin with fancy footwork and basic dance moves, moving on to salsa once the class has gotten appropriately sassy. Students start in any Level-1 class and are promoted as soon as the instructor feels they can deliver a mistake-free Morse-code message to their downstairs neighbors. Level-1 classes usually last four to eight weeks, depending on the speed of the student's uptake and level of ability. Students will only advance if they attend at least one class a week during the month. Level-2 classes take 8–12 weeks, after which point students advance to Level-3 intermediate lessons.