Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Luminesque Dance located?
We operate our programs and drop-in classes out of a dozen studios across the Lower Mainland. Some examples of our studios are The Dance Centre and Raincity Dance in Vancouver, Dancin’ Stars in Burnaby, Fusion Force Dance Studio in Langley, and The Performing Arts Centre in Squamish. Our office HQ is located on top of our longest standing performance venue - Celebrities Nightclub, at 1026 Davie Street.
Who is welcome in Luminesque Dance studios?
We are committed to fostering an inclusive community that provides a safe space for everyone to glow from the inside out. Courses are open womxn, femme-identifying, and non-binary adults (19+) of all backgrounds and abilities, as a deliberate effort to create space for our dancers to reclaim their power and safely explore their sensuality. That said, our drop-in classes and shows are open to all gender identities! We have a zero tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment.
What should I wear to a Luminesque class?
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 Nude Apparel bottoms.
Do I have to dance in high heels?
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 3 inches. Shoes with ankle support and flexible soles are ideal. Many of our studios don’t allow marking shoes, so avoid street shoes or non-dancing heels. We recommend trying shoes from our partner Nude Apparel.
What if I don’t have any dance experience?
That is totally okay! We welcome all dancers – yes, even the ones that feel “awkward” when they dance. We are certain that in three months, you will be feeling confident and ready to dance on stage for your friends and family.
Do I have to perform in the shows?
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 totally okay. However, we have found that most students who initially decline performing eventually change their minds once they gain confidence and solidarity with their fellow students throughout the term. Also, having a goal to get on stage helps you stay committed to learning your choreography and coming to class consistently!
Do I have to be in the Signature Course to take a drop-in class?
Everyone is welcome in our drop-in classes - even those who have never joined a Signature Course. Please be advised that if you’re only doing drop-ins, you may not be as familiar with the terminology we use in class. That said, you’re always welcome to ask questions! Also, our drop-in classes are discounted for our term students, so you save money by joining the full term. 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.