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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.


Swing FUNdamentals

September 5th - October 10th

When: Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Ready for some fun?  Come learn some basic swing in a comfortable and relaxed environment.  This class will teach you solid basics and easy to understand principles to prepare you for most social dance occasions or to help you prepare for a more specialized form of swing. We will explore some of the popular styles of swing so you can choose the music and moves you like best.  It is all about individual expression and improvisation but you have to start with the basics, right?

These classes will focus on the fundamentals of partner dancing and begin with easy 6 and 8 count patterns to get you dancing and having fun right away.  The best part???? No partner required!

This particular six week Swing class is taught by one our favorite dance couples Ryan and Krista Jensen.  They are encouraging and energetic dancers who will inspire you dance well and to dance as often as possible.  The basics of this class are taught in single and triple time and will cover the basics in place, curving basics left and right, under arm turns (inside and outside), tuck turns and more!  Come in comfortable clothes with shoes that have smooth soles.  I promise you will have a great time and that you will wish you had started this long before!

Instructor(s): Becca

Price: $90.00

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West Coast Swing

Dates TBDt (6wk)

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.

When: Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm
This class runs 6 weeks with a 1 week break for Halloween night because we know people will be at parties, etc.
Instructors: Roxanne Maier
Where: Convergence Dance & Body Center (location information)

Price: $75.00

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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!

(You do not need a partner for class but we do gender balance the class and frequently the students taking this class are not inclined to rotate partners so be prepared that you might end up dancing with the same person for the series if no one is changing partners and we have arranged a partner for you.)
When: Tuesdays from 8pm to 9pm
Instructors: David Scherer
Where: Convergence Dance & Body Center (location information)

Price: $90.00

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*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!