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.

Dance Classes - September 2019


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


6-7 pm: Beginner Ballroom (Foxtrot & East Coast Swing) - with Andrea
7-8 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Rueda - with Andrea
8-9:30 pm: Salsa performance class - with Andrea

Please note that all classes are 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.

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Special Event Announcement

Meet Me in St. Louis” will be shown at the Tivoli Theatre September 26th in celebration of its 75th anniversary. Get free tickets through host Turner Classic Movies, TCM. TCM’s Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will introduce Margaret O’Brien who played “Tootie" in the classic 1944 film at a meet and greet with fans at the theatre. The event starts at 8 p.m.

      To create communities of classic film fans TCM sponsors a national contest “Bring TCM to your Hometown”. St. Louis was named 2019’s winner! More than 100 cities across the U.S. submitted entries. Lisa Buchhold of St. Louis and a BDASL dancer submitted “Meet Me in St Louis” via a video entry. Thank you Lisa!!!!  

For free tickets visit:

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

“Swing into fall”

Saturday, September 28

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

$12/person, for students with valid ID: $5/person
light refreshments and cash bar included

Dance Performances

  • Various dance performances at the 12th annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE Festival (May 2019)

  • 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.

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