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.

We need your help!

To fulfull our mission of promoting partner or ballroom style dancing, an important component of American culture and education, including our several outreach programs, we need your help. The Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis is participating in Give STL Day, an online day of giving to benefit nonprofits serving in the St. Louis region. Give STL Day and its 24-hour day of online giving will shine the spotlight on our region's vast assortment of nonprofits, their missions, and the extraordinary ways they make St. Louis special.

This year, with your help, we are committed to make Give STL Day even more successful than ever.

Mark your calendar and bookmark this link to give:

  • Give STL Day is being held on Wednesday, May 1st 2019

  • If you are unable to make it on May 1st, pre-schedule your donations any day through April 30th!

Dance Classes - April 2019


6-7 pm: Beginner II Ballroom (Tango & Cha Cha) - with Andrea
7-8:30 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Foxtrot & Paso Doble) - 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 classes on 4/4
8-9:30 pm: Salsa performance class - with Andrea
Note: no Rueda/Salsa classes on 4/4

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

"Dancing in the rain"

 Saturday, April 20th, 8-10:30pm

8-8:30pm Foxtrot 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.



  • Sunday, March 3, 3-7pm (3-4 pm: free Argentine Tango lesson (all levels))

  • Sunday, April 14, 3-7pm (3-4 pm: free Argentine Tango lesson (all levels))

  • Sunday, May 5th, Cinco de Mayo: EVENING MILONGA 6:30-10:30pm

  • Sunday, June 9, 3-7pm (3-4 pm: free Argentine Tango lesson (all levels))

Location: Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place in the Central West End.

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

Some snacks and water provided! Bring something to share!

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

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