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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Students 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.



Monthly Ballroom Dance Party Schedule

Come Dancing, August 12th, 2017

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 comfortable casual smart. Shoes- preferably dance shoes, but not required. Leather soled shoes are a great alternative, however, no sneakers or flip flops.

Park free in the Mahler Ballroom’s gated parking lot. 


2017 Student Showcase (TBA)

Sunday,  2017

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.



Includes Buffet Dinner


  • Showcase Practice Session, Sunday, DATE between 12:30-3:30pm for registered dancers and instructors to practice together to music designed for the Showcase.

Request Showcase Registration Form

Everyone Can Dance!

The Ballroom Dance Academy of St Louis Showcase is designed to bring together once a year family, friends, instructors, students, volunteers and fellow dancers to demonstrate the results of our dedication to the love of ballroom dancing!


  • Many dancers request partners. For your convenience we will  pair couples and specific dances, i.e. waltz, rumba, swing, etc. This Master Dance List will be e-mailed Sunday March 12th for your review/approval. We paired easy of you dancer’s you have requested and/or with partners who have requested a partner.
  • Please e-mail us before Sunday’s practice session if you wish to make changes.
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