Briora’s New Logo

Slava and I are excited to share BrioraTM Ballroom Dance Studio’s new logo! A modern take on a classic motif, two dancers’ bodies form the shape of the Briora “B”. The design was hand drawn and is completely unique. The graceful script that follows was handwritten with a feather. The logo was designed by Slava’s cousin, Aleksandrina Stefanova, a talented Bulgarian artist and designer. I fell in love with the design at first sight – for me, the logo has a pizzazz that perfectly captures the Briora brand: fun, unique & elegant. We hope you will love it too! Stay tuned for more updates as we countdown to the opening of Briora Ballroom Dance Studio!

Briora Ballroom Dance Studio’s Logo

Artist & Designer Aleksandrina Stefanova sketched the Briora “B” by hand.

For more images of the design process see Aleksandrina’s gallery at


Introducing Briora Ballroom’s Design Inspiration

A Ballroom Dance Studio should be an escape from daily life – elegant, spacious, light-filled, and full of fun and friends. We are excited to introduce the design concept for Briora™ Ballroom Dance Studio. Briora’s interior design and décor are inspired by our Cultural Memories of Ballroom Dance.

Our cultural memories of ballroom dance include Fred and Ginger dancing the night away in an elegant Art Deco ballroom, Prince Charming sweeping Cinderella off her feet, the glitz and glamour of Dancing with the Stars, and perhaps our parents and grandparents dancing at happy gatherings of family and friends.

To reflect this inspiration, we have chosen Art Deco inspired tile in homage to the era of great Hollywood dancers; elegant chandeliers recall the grand ballrooms of Europe; and warm, spicy colors echo the fun and passion of tango, cha cha and the other Latin-American dances.  We can’t wait to share it with you, and hope you will feel welcomed and inspired each time you walk into our beautiful ballroom dance studio!

Samples of tile, paint colors, and wall coverings for Briora Ballroom Dance Studio

Briora Ballroom Dance Studio provides dance instruction tailored to you so you can have fun dancing!  Opening Summer 2012 in Redmond.

What’s In A Name?

Shakespeare famously said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.  Even so, we wanted to make sure we chose just the right name for our new ballroom dance studio.  We are excited to introduce our new name, Briora™.  Briora is inspired by the Italian word “brio”, meaning vigor, vivacity, energy, and enthusiasm.   We believe it encapsulates the fun, confidence, joy and togetherness of ballroom dancing. 

Now we are working on designing a fabulous logo and website to match.  Stay tuned for more updates as we countdown to our studio opening in Redmond, WA this summer!