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Brian Barakauskas has been teaching various forms of dance for over 15 years. As a professional competitor he is a 5 time UCWDC world champion, an 8 time Rising Star American Rhythm Finalist as well as one of the top West Coast Swing dancers in the midwest.

He is a 2 time Star award winner for both favorite dancer as well as favorite teacher. His teaching, judging, competitive and performance experience spans over 20 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Brian is also the owner of Dance Louisville which is in its 9th year in Louisville Ky. As a teacher his students have received top placements in Country, Ballroom, Latin, Salsa as well as West Coast Swing. In 2012 & 2013 Dance Louisville was voted to have the 'most team spirit' at a large midwest swing event.

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Brian Barakauskas
8023 Catherine Lane
Louisville, KY
Phone: (502) 377-4859


To teach the world to dance.

Awards & AchIevements

  • UCWDC Superstars Division World Champion – 2010, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2000
  • UCWDC Superstars Division 2nd place – 2007, 2004, 2002, 2001
  • UCWDC World Championships Divison – 5th place 2005, 6th place 2004
  • Favorite Country Instructor – Japan 2007
  • Star Awards Favorite Instructor 2005
  • Star Awards Favorite Dancer 2003
  • American Rhythm Semi-Finalist 8/2004
  • American Rhythm Finalist 7/2004 & 6/2004
  • Dance instructor for Soap Network’s “Southern Bells Louisville” – 2009
  • Dance instructor for Lifetime Network’s wedding show – 2004
  • 2011-2012 Professional American Rhythm Rising Star Finalist


  • 10+ years experience as a ProAm Instructor
  • Professionally danced in Ballroom, Country, and Swing
  • Effectively teaches Ballroom, Country, Salsa, Swing
  • Taught, judged, performed and/or coached in over 20 countries.
  • Choreographer over a hundred dance routines
  • Excellent teacher of students of all ages and abilities
  • Recognized for being highly motivated, goal oriented, professional, independent and having strong communication skills
  • Effectively relates to varies personalities


Dance Louisville, Louisville, KY 2005 – Present Owner/Lead Instructor
Dance Louisville on a monthly basis: teaches over 100 students, has over 24 group classes, instructs over 60 hours of private lessons, holds over 10 night dances

  • Contract 5 dance instructors
  • Perform at 20+ dance events each year
  • Instruct 15 – 20 dance workshops each year
  • Judge 6+ dance competition each year
  • Teaches workshops at local schools
  • Organizes and produces 2 yearly showcases
  • Several students receive top placements in ProAm competitions
  • Responsible for all logistical, financial and marketing decisions

Other experience

  • PaperMoon, Merrimack NH 2004 - 2005 Lead Instructor
  • Go Dance, Austin, TX 2003 – 2004 Dance Instructor
  • Self Employed 1999 – 2003 Dance Professional

Available upon request