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    Go ahead and ask us anything! We’ve been teaching beginners through professional level dancers for years, and we’re ready for you!
    No questions are too big or too small.
 If you are looking for some more information, then we've got the help you need.
FAQ for Bravo Dance Studio.
 Here are some questions – with answers – that we hear on a regular basis:
  • What do I wear?
    Please dress comfortably, and wear shoes that will stay securely on your feet. For dance classes and parties, we prefer no jeans. However khakis or slacks are fine for gentlemen, paired with button down shirt. Tie and jacket is not necessary for most events. For ladies, either slacks or skirts are okay, as long as you have a wide range of movement.For private lessons, wear whatever is comfortable for you. There’s no need to buy specialty “practice wear” or “dancewear” for lessons. Jeans (for beginners), athletic pants, khakis, shorts, yoga pants, skirt…. And a shirt or top with adequate room to fully move your arms up and down – all are acceptable.
  • What kind of shoes do I need?
    You can wear any shoes that will stay securely on your feet. We recommend a flat shoe with closed toes, and straps or laces. Tennis shoes and dress shoes are an excellent choice for beginners. Ladies – even though the dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars” are wearing high heels, those are actually dance shoes built for ballroom and latin dancing. We highly recommend wearing a flat for your first few classes/lessons. When you attend classes, lessons, and parties at Bravo Dance Studio, you will notice that the instructors and most of the intermediate and advanced dancers are wearing dance shoes. While we do not require you to purchase dance shoes, you will find that your dancing will improve with having the correct footwear. So when you are ready, ask one of our instructors or receptionists for recommendations on dance shoes and we will point you in the right direction.
  • How long are classes?
    Group Dance Classes are 50 minutes. Private Dance Lessons are 45 minutes. Dance Parties are 90 minutes. Please use our booking page to sign up for group classes, parties, and private lessons.
  • Which classes are for 2 left feet?
    We have Beginner dance classes every week! Check out our Calendar of Events or our Booking Page and look for classes that are specified for Beginners. Some classes require that you bring your own partner. Check out dance class descriptions. Beginner Private Dance Lessons are available daily. We're here every day to make it easy for you to schedule. Please visit our Booking Page to schedule a private lesson time that works for you.
  • Do I need to sign up/register/buy a membership?
    At this time we are using an online booking system for all of our classes, lessons, and parties. Please sign up online to join the fun. Booking opens 14 days before the event and the booking window closes 12 hours before the event starts.
  • Are there any guys?
    Yes, we have lots of "guys" dancing at Bravo Dance Studio! Bravo is unusual for a dance studio because usually we are pretty close to 50/50 in attendance -- men and women. And it's not uncommon for us to have more men than women in our classes, especially in the beginner classes.
  • Do I need a partner?
    Private Dance Lessons are open to individuals and couples. If you are flying solo, you will get to dance with one of our professional dance instructors. Some group classes are open to individuals and couples, some classes require that you bring your own dance partner. Please check the class description on our booking page or on our calendar to find the classes that are best for you. At this time, Dance Parties are open to individuals and couples that are fully vaccinated. You do not need a dance partner. Dancers like to socialize and dance with several partners during the evening
  • Do we have to switch partners?
    You don't absolutely have to switch partners, but we do highly recommend it. There are a few reasons this is important. First of all, if you are both brand new dancers, it's a little bit (or a lot) like "the blind leading the blind". You are both novices and neither of you yet know what to do or expect. Often during classes there will be some dancers with a little more experience, and some with a little less, so as you rotate partners you get to dance with everyone and get more know-how. Now when you get back to your own partner, it's much easier to dance together. Secondly, we do have singles and couples in our classes, so by rotating partners everyone gets to dance. No on is penalized for not bringing a partner. And lastly, dancing is a social activity. By switching partners you meet new people and make a lot of new friends. It's much more fun to come for classes when you know your buddies are going to be there. ***Some dance classes are notated as "couples classes" and we do not switch partners in those classes.
  • What's the age range in classes?
    Our adult classes are open for ages 13 - 113 years. Most of our students are between 40-60, but we do have plenty of dancers on either side of those numbers, too.
  • When does the new session/series start.
    Some of our classes are a series, and some classes are individual sessions. Please check the class description on our booking page to find individual classes and start dates of series classes.
  • Do you have a class size cut off?
    No, we have a very large main ballroom. We've never had "too many" people for classes or parties. The more, the merrier!
  • Do all of the couples only dance together?
    We've heard about this phenomenon at other studios, but it's not that way at Bravo. All of our couples that attend classes always rotate partners, and are very helpful to other partners. And during parties, we see that students that come as couples often spend more time dancing with other partners than they do each other. Classes and parties are just a really nice way to revel in great company while doing something that everyone enjoys.
  • What forms of payments do you accept?
    We take cash, credit card, and personal checks. Payments are due at the time of the class or lesson, unless other arrangements have been made with the studio manager.
  • Do I have to sign a contract?
    Nope! Private lessons, group classes, and dance parties can be taken ala carte.
  • Do you have recitals?
    For our adults, we have several performance opportunities. Our pro-am dancesport team will put on "Sneak Preview" performances the Friday night prior to leaving for competition. The dancers will each perform one dance in each style in which they'll be competing. These are a fun way for the other students and friends and family get to see competitive level dancing, and for the competitors it's a final dress rehearsal and run through in full costumes, hair, and makeup to make sure that everything is ready to go. We also do showcases in and out of the studio with our students that are taking private lessons. We arrange showcases around holidays and other events happening in the studio, and we are frequently asked to perform at other venues around the Louisville area. Students taking private lessons will have the opportunity to prepare and perform in specially choreographed numbers, often with special music, costumes, and sometimes props.
  • What if I can't make it for my lesson/class?
    For private lessons, we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Our instructors are in demand, and often have a waiting list of students trying to get in for lessons. If you cannot make your lesson due to illness, other commitments, or change of plans, please call the studio at least 24 hours in advance of your lesson and leave a message. Lessons that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance will be charged at the full rate.
  • Which holidays are you closed for?
    None! We are open on all holidays -- Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, Chinese New Year, National Grandparents Day, Spring Equinox, Coronation Day....We're here!
  • How long will it take me to learn to dance?
    That all depends on You! Everyone learns differently... but everyone learns! The more time and practice you put into your dancing, the faster you will learn. If come for 2 or 3 dance classes and parties every week, you'll dance better than if you come just 2 or 3 times per month. Check out our Calendar of Events and get started this week! Faster yet is private lessons. During private lessons you have the instructor's full time and attention devoted to you and your progress. You can work on the dances you like the best, or the ones that you have the most trouble with. It's your one-on-one time to ask questions and get feedback from our dance professionals. Book your first private dance lesson today!
  • I need to choreograph a dance for my wedding, recital, pageant, quinceañera... do you do that?"
    Yes, we do! For brides and grooms, as well as mother-son and daddy-daughter dances, we have a great Wedding Dance Website: You'll find all the information about wedding dance lessons and packages to make your First Dance dreams a reality. If you are looking for a choreographed dance for a recital, pageant, party, or quinceañera, then give us a call at 502.454.4111 or shoot us an email and let us know what you have in mind! Our talented choreographers will be happy to create something special and unique just for you!
  • There are a group of us that want to come and learn to dance, how does that work?"
    We can do that! We can arrange instruction for Private Groups (just you and your friends). Lessons are 45 minutes in length and available 7 days a week. You can arrange just 1 lesson as a special event, or come every week for ongoing instruction. We can teach any dance or dances that you are interested in -- swing, salsa, tango, waltz.... You're in charge. Rates are $80 for the first couple, then $5 for each additional person. So a group of 3 would be $85, a group of 6 would be $100, and so on. Please give us a call at 502.454.4111 or drop us an email to tell us what you have in mind and set up your first appointment.
  • I don't want to compete or anything, I just want to learn to dance."
    Okay, that's more of a statement than a question... Still if you want to learn to dance, then you're in the right place. We teach a lot of social dancers that just want to learn to dance to have a fun new activity to meet new people or spend time with their special someone, or to get more physical activity in their daily lives. We have 2 different ways to get started for brand new dancers: Beginner Group Dance Classes and Private Dance Lessons. Both are excellent opportunities for you to come and check out the studio and instructors, and meet some of the other students. Find out more on the Booking Page.
  • Should I take private lessons or group classes?
    That's really a personal choice, and we encourage you to try both. Group Dance Classes are a fun and economical way to learn to dance in a social setting with other dancers. Private Lessons give you the focused attention of one of our professional dancers and you will learn faster with individual training.
  • What if I sign up for a package of lessons and then get sick or hurt myself?
    Our goal is for you to learn to dance. If you pay for lessons in advance, and then get sick or hurt in a way that you cannot dance for a short period of time -- for example between 2 weeks - 2 months, then let us know. We'll work with you and put your lessons on hold until you can come and dance again. You won't lose those lessons. If it's going to be longer than a couple of months, talk to our studio manager and we will work out something fair for everyone.
  • What are your COVID Protocols?
    We watch the CDC guidelines and community transmission charts closely. At this time Masks are not required for Vaccinated Dancers (please bring your vaccine card) Masks are REQUIRED for Non-Vaccinated Dancers Some classes/events are for "vaxxed" vaccinated dancers. Some classes/events are "open" and anyone can attend, regardless of vaccination status. Please check the details on our booking page to find out which events are vaxxed and which are open. As covid cases rise or fall, we change our event schedule to make Bravo the safest place in Louisville to dance.
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