Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis

BDASL is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on sharing the joy of ballroom dancing.  We offer Weekly Ballroom Dance Group Class Lessons and Monthly Dance Events for social dancing on-site at the  Magnificent Mahler Ballroom. Off-site BDASL sponsors Community Outreach Programs for Children and Seniors and an annual week-long Dance Camp for adults. BDASL awards Ballroom Dance Scholarships to students who are gifted and needy.

Upcoming Events

We're extremely proud of our community outreach programs! Through a DOC grant and oversight by Urban Strategies, BDASL teaches weekly dance classes at four McCormack Baron Senior apartment buildings.

BDASL’S successful senior program has enriched the lives of hundreds of seniors in the St Louis area through ballroom dancing to increase flexibility, strength and endurance, to stimulate memory, improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.

Studies show ballroom dancing provides a positive and youthful environment for people of all ages. Not only is ballroom dancing a cultural event, it's also a form of exercise that improves one's health and mind by teaching social skills, fall prevention, balance, musicality, concentration, and sequential memory. Ballroom dancing is truly an inter-generational lifelong activity that can be enjoyed and participated in by everyone.

Annual Benefit Gala, November 5, 2016, James Bond Celebration

You are invited to Honorary Chairs Chancellor Blanche Touhill, Gerry Kessler and Her Majesty's Secret Service for an evening of intrigue and adventure to benefit the Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis, 501(c)(3)! Enjoy the ambiance and authentic re-creation of Agent 007 James Bond Decor.

Proceeds fund Signature Programs of the Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis, BDASL. Our Mission, "To promote ballroom or partner style dancing, an important component of American culture and education."

Phone Registration: 314-503-5042 or 367-1001

Auction Items:

Baseball Cardinal and St. Louis Blues Games, Mystery Dinner for a 8 at a Historic Mansion, 20 Marvelous Themed Baskets; Swing and Salsa Dance Parties for 25 Guests each, Fireboat Tour, Theatre tickets to the Rep's A Christmas Carol and To Kill a Mockingbird, Hotel and Restaurant Gift Certificates, Children's Parties, Designer Fashions, Antiques, Pair Boehm Porcelain Plates, Fine Art, Golf Packages, The Sheldon Theatre Tickets.

BDASL organizes an annual dance benefit to raise money for our signature programs, which includes our senior programs and our scholarships. 

Unable to Attend, but wish to support BDASL

Tax Purposes

The fair market value of each ticket (the expense/cost per ticket) is $100. Each ticket holder shall receive a tax letter after the event detailing their exact tax exempt amount. Tax deductions sent at year’s end are based on information listed below.

A. Number tickets purchased, i.e the tax deductible amount for one $150 ticket is $100 per invitation

B. Level of ticket purchases.

C. Silent auction purchases above the value listed for an auction item.

D. Dutch Auction donations 100% tax deductible.

E. Individual or company donations prior to event 100% tax deductible.

F. Amount each individual has donated over a 12 month period.The fair market

2016 Monthly Ballroom Dance Party Schedule

Come Dancing

BDASL is delighted to invite you to our Monthly Social Dance Events. Our social dances welcome dancers of all levels to join each other on the dance floor, have fun, and catch up with friends.   

Schedule:  8-8:30 pm Dance Lesson. 8:30-10:30 pm General social ballroom dancing.

Location: At the Magnificent Mahler Ballroom 4915 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Enjoy dancing and complementary refreshments all for $12.00 per person.  Attire is casual smart. Park free in the Mahler Ballroom’s gated parking lot. 

Upcoming Dance Events

Holiday Party- Saturday December 17, 2016

December 3, 2016 

Featured dance lesson, TBD