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.

Thank you!

…to all the donors who supported BDASL at this year’s Give STL Day. With your help we are bette positioned to fulfull our mission of promoting partner or ballroom style dancing, an important component of American culture and education, including our several outreach programs.

Dance Classes - May 2019

Please note that May 7-16 we will be at the ZACK ballroom, 3224 Locust
(4th floor), instead of the Grandel.


6-7 pm: Beginner I Ballroom (Waltz & Rumba) - with Andrea
7-8:30 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Tango & Cha Cha) - with Andrea
8:30-9:30 pm: Nightclub Salsa - with Andrea


6-7 pm: Beginner Ballroom (Foxtrot & Cha Cha) - with Lila
7-8 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Rueda - with Andrea
Note: no Rueda/Salsa class on 5/23 due to our performance at the Spring to Dance Festival
8-9:30 pm: Salsa performance class - with Andrea
Note: no Rueda/Salsa class on 5/23 due to our performance at the Spring to Dance Festival

Please note that all classes are now held at The Grandel Theatre.

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

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 Social

"put a little spring in your step!"

 friday, may 31st, 8-10:30pm

8-8:30pm Swing Dance Lesson
8:30-10:30pm Open Dance

$12/person, refreshments and cash bar included
for students with valid ID: $5/person, with cash at the door only!

Tickets are sold at the door, preferably by cash (sorry, no checks). Tickets can also be purchased in advance through Metrotix.

Dance Performances

  • Salsa Rueda performance at “El Tercero” at Convergence Dance and Body Center (February 2019)

  • 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.


first saturday

Time: First Saturday of the month
7:30 to 8:30 PM: Free Argentine Tango Lesson (NO PARTNER REQUIRED!)
8:30 to 11:30 PM: Social and Dancing of Argentine Tango

Location: CENTRAL STUDIO, 5617 Pershing Ave, St Louis  63112

Admission: $10 for Adults, $5 for students with ID, Cash ONLY

Bottled water, some wine and refreshments are provided, but you may bring your own food and drink.

For more and up-to-date information, pictures, and videos, please see the Milonga BEDAZZLED facebook page.

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