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Swing and Ballroom
Roxanne and her staff at Convergence Dance and Body Center have been instructing and dancing Swing and Ballroom for over 20 years. Whether it’s choreographing a wedding dance routine or giving you the social dance skills to go out to the Casa Loma Ballroom, we will help make you and your partner (not required for group classes) feel comfortable in any dance setting. Check out our Swing and Ballroom Dance lessons below.
West Coast Swing
Nov. 7th - Dec. 19th
Description: West Coast Swing is one of many forms of swing dancing. It can be danced to many types of music from blues to pop which makes it not only fun but practical to learn! There are a lot of places to swing dance in Saint Louis so why don't you let us get you ready for them? All levels are welcome although some dance experience is helpful.
Intro to Lindy Hop
Nov. 8 - Dec. 20 (skips Thanksgiving week)
When: Thursdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm (runs for 6 weeks)
This class is all about taking basic east coast swing and learning the specific style that makes it Lindy Hop. It is a dance that uses both 6 and 8 count patterns with rocks and triples and the trademark “hop”. Lindy is fun and energetic and the students will learn some side by side moves as well as the famous Lindy Swing Out! Basic swing is a prerequisite.
Instructors: Liz Schwarzkopf
Intro to Ballroom
No current classes. Pleas call for more information
Description: No matter what reason you are learning for, this is the class for you! We do a sampling of 3 dances over 6 weeks. These dances should get you smoothly through any social dance situation. It will take you from the crowded dance floor with basic rhumba to the expansive ballroom at the Casa Loma Ballroom. The dances we generally begin with are Foxtrot, Swing, and Rumba. If there is a dance you just have to learn, tell the instructor and we will do our best to incorporate it!
The classes are fun and we try to make it as easy and painless as possible for those of you who might be a bit reluctant, we promise!
*If you are a full time student, 26 or younger you can get a 40% student discount code by calling 314-324-0887 to register. Please bring your drivers license and student ID to the first class.
The history of ballroom dancing is rich with stories of how dances were developed as well as amazing music, elegant attire, beautiful dresses and amazing ballroom dancing venues. From Speakeasy’s to the Savoy Ballroom, there is always a sense of excitement and elegance connected to ballroom dancing. Exploring the world of ballroom dancing is wonderful and exciting. It’s fun to challenge yourself to learn something new and interesting with others who share the same curiosity. Come and experience the fun to be had dancing Foxtrot and Swing or the beauty of the Slow Waltz. There are also the Latin dances of Salsa, Cha Cha and Rhumba that will get you dancing to the more rhythmic music. The dances are also more flexible than you might think in the types of music they can be danced to, It is very possible that your favorite song is a Rhumba or Swing!
Whether you are looking to become a top ranked ballroom competitor or just wish to dip your toes in the social dancing waters, come and see what we have to offer!