Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis (BDASL)

January 3rd, 2019

Dear BDASL Friends and Supporters,

We are pleased to announce that the Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis (BDASL) is resuming regular activities, including weekly dance classes, monthly dance socials, and outreach activities. Effective Jan 8th, we will be able to call the Grand Hall at The Grandel Theatre, part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, our new home. Please see the dedicated pages on this website, or below, for more detailed information on dance class schedules, dance socials, outreach activities, and location(s).

With this transition, BADSL remains loyal to its mission and purpose to promote partner and ballroom style dancing, an important component of American Culture and education. We believe in making this a beautiful piece of American culture for the entire community through our outreach activities. Amazingly, we have had the opportunity to discover synergies between schools, libraries, churches, senior centers, cultural events, art fairs and more in order to best serve the community and deliver on our purpose.

We thank you all for your continuing trust and support, and are looking forward to welcoming you soon at one of our dance events. Please feel free to contact BDASL if you have any questions!

For the board of directors, Patricia (Patty) Weisensee

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Dance Classes - January 2019

Our monthly Tuesday classes start on January 8th and Thursday classes start on January 10th.

Tuesdays@ The grandel

6-7 pm: Beginner I Ballroom (Foxtrot & East Coast Swing) - with Andrea
7-8:30 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Rumba & Waltz) - with Andrea
8:30-9:30 pm: Nightclub Salsa - with Andrea

Thursdays @ the grandel

6-7 pm: Beginner Ballroom (Waltz & Rumba) - with Lila
7-8 pm: Beginner East Coast Swing - with Lila
8-9 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Silver Waltz) - with Lila
note: we are still accepting new students for all 3 Thursday classes on 1/17

Thursdays @ Utopia

6-7 pm: Beginner Salsa Rueda - CANCELLED
7-8 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Rueda - with Andrea
8-9:30 pm: Salsa performance class - with Andrea

For more information on our dance classes, please visit the dedicated “classes” tab.

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

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Monthly Dance Party


friday, January 25 - CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to logistical challenges, we need to cancel and re-schedule our planned Jan 25th social. We are hoping to offer a social dance event in February. Please stay tuned.

$12/person ($5 for students with ID)
refreshments included

Dance Performances

  • Salsa Rueda performance at the Chautauqua Art and Dance Festival (June 2018)

  • Waltz performance at the 11th annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE Festival (May 2018)

  • Rueda Salsa performance at the annual fundraiser of the Flamenco Cultural Society of St. Louis (September 2017)

  • Dance performances at Lumiere Casino for an employee recognition dinner and fiesta (April 2017)


For more information on other community activities, including our Children and Senior Dance Programs and the WUSTL Grad Dance Club, please see our outreach page. For pictures and videos, please visit our gallery.

Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis (BDASL)

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. Additionally, 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.

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, musicality, concentration, fall prevention, balance, and sequential memory. Ballroom dancing is truly an inter-generational lifelong activity that can be enjoyed and participated in by everyone.