Briora Ballroom Dance Studio

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Photos, clockwise from upper left:
Instructors Jessica and Slava demonstrate basic rumba; a couple enjoys social Latin dancing; Slava teaching a private dance lesson at Briora Ballroom (photo courtesy of Katheryn Moran Photography)



Getting Started

The best way to start dancing is with our introductory special. You'll get a tour of the studio and meet with a Briora Ballroom dance instructor for one 45 minute private lesson, where you'll learn some basic steps in a dance or dances of your choice. It is an easy and fun way to learn about our dance programs and discover what classes are right for you.

Click here to learn more about our introductory special.

You can also feel free to drop into any of our group classes or parties - and your first group class is always free! See our class calendar for a complete schedule of Briora classes and events.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone at 425.641.5123 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need a partner?

A: No partner is necessary, many students dance with their instructor or other students they meet at our classes and parties. If you have a partner or friend you would like to dance with, that’s great too!

Q: What shoes should I wear?

A: Wear shoes that are comfortable and stay securely on the foot (avoid flip flops). It is best to wear shoes that will slide on a wood floor - try to avoid wearing shoes with a sole made of rubber or other material that will grip the floor. A slight heel is nice for ladies. If you decide to continue your lessons regularly, we recommend purchasing ballroom dance shoes with a suede sole.

Q: What clothing should I wear?

A: Your normal clothes are fine to start out. Wear something that makes you feel good and is easy to move in. Ladies may wear a skirt if desired, a longer skirt is traditional for ballroom and a shorter skirt for latin. Regular students may wish to purchase ballroom dance practice wear – there are some great items available in our dance wear shop.

Q: What dances do you teach?

A: We specialize in partner dancing and teach all the traditional ballroom and Latin dances. We are certified in both International and American style, and teach all ages and levels, from beginners to advanced competitive dancers. See our dances we teach page for more information!

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