Convergence Body and Dance has been teaching Argentine Tango in the St. Louis area for over 20 years with many of the area’s top dancers taking lessons with us. We have been taking clients annually to Argentina since 1996 on Tango Intensive Tours. Working closely with our Argentine staff, we have developed one of the most fun and effective tango programs in the country. Whether you choose to study at your own pace with a private lesson program, as a community in a group setting or a combination of the two, we will custom tailor a program just for you. Our beginning program is divided into three sections – Ochos, Molientas, and Crossed System – so that students can fully develop the basics and how to get in and out of each move multiple ways as to fully develop the ability to improvise. Our intermediate program has a rotating topic so students can fully explore each idea. Our intermediate classes include Sacadas, Ganchos & Enganches, Boleos, Colgadas, Volcadas, Soltadas, and more.
We came here because we didn't know anything about any salsa classes or studios. In hindsight, we got so lucky we ended up here. What we thought would be just Salsa 1 ended up as Salsa 2A and Salsa 2B, then Bachata. We are hooked because these folks make dancing fun and easy for anyone. Super unfortunate but I ended up busting my knee and went to Carter, the Chiropractor, for therapy. So glad he was there because I'm back to my old self again.
Convergence is by far the best dance studio I've ever been to! I have been going for about three years now and I still learn so many new things each week! There are a wide array of classes, of which I have taken salsa and tango (both spectacular). Every instructor is helpful and extremely knowledgeable about every dance style taught there! The classes also range from beginner level to advanced, so there is something for everyone! I highly recommend this studio for anyone looking to learn new dances and also for more experienced dancers who want to learn even more!
I'm not sure I've ever actually expressed to you what a big deal it is for me to now feel comfortable at a social dance. I was almost pathologically shy as a teenager and not knowing how to dance, or how to ask for a dance without being gleefully rejected, was one of the ongoing themes of my youth. This past year it has been *profoundly* gratifying to put some of those old ghosts to rest, and have a hell of a good time in the process. Thanks. I mean it.
This class taught by professional Latin Dance Competitor Hanna Pierce and focuses on armstyling, hip action, Latin walks and full body integration of Latin dance technique! Hanna will work in a sequences to make it easier to remember for at home practice! This class is phenomenal and the ladies are loving it!
GROUP CLASS. No matter what reason you are learning for, this is the class for you! This drop in group class does a sampling of three dances over six weeks. These dances, once you get comfortable with them, 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! These 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. You do not need a partner for class as we do many exercises but you might be dancing figures solo at times, but we try to lead/follow balance the class but with Covid situations are more difficult, so be prepared to dance with the same person in classes if no one is changing partners or to work on technique
New to the world of dance or just wanting to see what it’s all about? Sign up for an introductory class and receive special pricing on your first class. We offer both private and junior privates for our dancers ages 7 to 16. Introductory classes are 45 minutes and available to new students only. One class. Call number below to book.
Private lesson: cost is the same for a single or couple. The lesson is 50 minutes.