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 - October 2019


6-7 pm: Beginner II Ballroom (Tango & Cha Cha) - with Andrea
7-8:30 pm: Intermediate Ballroom (Foxtrot & East Coast Swing) - with Andrea
Note: no official Intermediate class on 10/1 and 10/8, but will be there for practice
8:30-9:30 pm: Nightclub Salsa - with Andrea
Note: no Salsa on 10/1 and 10/8; classes will start on 10/15


6-7 pm: Beginner Ballroom (Waltz & Rumba) - with Andrea
7-8 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Salsa Rueda - with Andrea
Note: no Rueda on 10/10
8-9:30 pm: Salsa performance class - with Andrea
Note: no Performance class on 10/10

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.

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

“Come waltz with us”

Saturday, october 26

8-8:30pm Dance Lesson: Waltz
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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