Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions 2017-11-11T13:42:40+00:00

Wear whatever makes you feel fabulous! We find that dressing up a little bit helps you feel more confident in front of the mirror – but ultimately, wear whatever makes you glow. We suggest active-wear (sports bras, leggings, shorts) to start, given you’ll be sweating and you’ll want to be comfortable. However, you’re also welcome to wear something a little bolder like bodysuits, fishnets, thigh-high socks or your Luminesque Bottoms. Just please avoid anything that might fly off or injure someone (especially jewelry) and make sure you feel secure in your outfit so you don’t have any “oops” moments while you’re dancing!

You don’t have to wear heels in class, but you’ll find the movements and your eventual performance easier if you do. We suggest a ballroom shoe or character heel no higher than 2 inches for beginners. Something with ankle support and a flexible sole is ideal. Many of our studios don’t allow marking shoes – so make sure you check the soles before you buy.

That is totally okay! We welcome all women – yes, even the ones that feel “awkward” when they dance. We are certain that in three months we will have you feeling confident and ready to dance on stage for your friends and family.

We will never make you do anything you’re not comfortable doing. If you don’t want to participate in the end of term show, that’s more than okay. However, we have found that most students that initially decline performing eventually change their minds once they gain confidence and solidarity with their fellow students throughout the term. We also find that having a goal like getting onstage helps you stay committed to learning your choreography and is just generally more rewarding than practicing in class!

No, you do not. However, it is more expensive and we may use some terminology you might not be familiar with in class if you’re not a term student. We totally understand if you have other life commitments or just aren’t ready to jump right in yet. Just come to as many classes as you can and we’re sure you’ll find room in your schedule/budget one day to join a term.

Because Luminesque is a female focused dance company, at this time we do not permit men to join our courses or workshops. However, we do believe in and support inclusivity within our community, and as such we welcome the guys to join us for any of our drop in classes. Information on our drop in classes can be found here.