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 - February 2019

Tuesdays@ The grandel

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

Thursdays @ the grandel

6-7 pm: Beginner Ballroom (Tango & Cha Cha) - with Lila
7-8 pm: Beginner East Coast Swing - with Lila
8-9 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Silver Foxtrot) - with Lila - CANCELLED

Thursdays @ Utopia

6-7 pm: Beginner Salsa Rueda - with Andrea - 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. 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 Party


 Saturday, March 9th, 8-10:30pm

$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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January 19, 2019

The last few months have been filled with excitement as we focused on locating a new venue for BDASL. Excellent work by board members and supporters throughout our network of dance friends ensures we will continue to delivering the BDASL Mission: To promote partner or ballroom style dancing, an important component of American Culture and education. As promised, we secured a new venue for Operations and return to normal activities and Outreach in 2019.

Through the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF) we secure our new venue space and our plans as we move forward. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is located in the heart of Grand Center and has a strong commitment to support the Arts within the city of St. Louis. With them, we can truly be able to offer a full calendar of exciting events in an amazing space. Our new space, located at 3610 Grandel Square in the Grand Center Arts District, the Grandel Theatre is a multi-use arts facility renovated by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and re-opened in 2017.

Ballroom dance classes and social dance events will take place in the Grand Hall located on the second floor of The Grandel. Ballroom Dance Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:30 p.m. BDASL’s website provides all information about classes, instructors and registration. Additionally, BDASL’s next two Social Dances are scheduled on February 9th and March 9th, 2019. We want to invite everyone to celebrate these events! For Social Dances payment must be made using Metrotix only by going online or at the door. Metrotix does NOT accept checks!

Temporarily our Thursday Salsa Rueda Classes taught by Andrea Osman will be hosted by Utopia Studios located at 3957 Park Ave. St Louis, MO 63110. This webpage provides more information for Salsa Classes at Utopia.

Thank you for your continued dedication, investment and support for BDASL and its mission, as we seek to serve our community with greater outreach and offerings in this time of “New Beginnings.”

Sincerely, Andrew Wright
BDASL Board Member

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