Salsa / Latin dancing

For the past two decades, Convergence Dance and Body Center has been teaching private and group Salsa dance lessons and helping to develop some of the best salsa dancers in St. Louis. This exceptional program focuses on teaching basic concepts, connection, technique and how to improvise. 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. We offer beginning and advanced salsa and Bachata classes, Salsa Rueda and Rueda: Beyond the Basics. If you can not find what you are looking for in the group class schedule and are looking to explore some of the more unusual styles, try our introductory private lesson with our award winning teachers!

Testimonials

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.
M.S. Dog Town
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!
K.P. St Louis
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.
B. C. Cape Girardeau

Cuban Dance intensive

Oritza Rodriguez
February 11th at 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm
All Levels
Convergence Dance & Body

This is a Cuban dance intensive with professional Cuban dancer Oritza Rodriguez. In the trio of classes she will be teaching the basics of Cuban Rumba, Guaguanco and Cuban Salsa styling. Some of this is unusual rhythms and body movements (great fro salsa shines) and some of it will involve partnering. It is a great way to do a short Saturday intensive to explore Latin dancing Cuban style! The three 1 hour classes are as follows: Cuban Rumba - 1pm / Guaguanco - 2:15pm / Cuban Salsa shines - 3:30pm. There is a $15 discount by taking all three. You may take them a la carte for $25pp. All workshop are refundable up to 24 hours in advance.

$ 60.00 USD
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Club Salsa 1 - Beginner

Robert McKenney & Deepika Gomes
March 2nd to April 20th- Thursdays 7:00 to 8:00pm (8 weeks)
Beginner
No partner is generally required but we do lead/follow balance classes so singles are required to pre register.

GROUP CLASS. Salsa with style for the newly interested! This salsa class covers all the basics in a fun and friendly environment where you will learn how the dance is done while laughing along the way! This class covers the following: basics forward and back, right turns, combs, passes to the right, cross body leads, stop and go turns and Cumbia basics. We also teach you some Bachata as well, as it is a very popular dance at the clubs!

$ 135.00 USD
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Club Salsa 2 - Adv Beginner/Intermediate

Robert McKenney & Deepika Gomes -
March 2nd to April 20th- Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00pm (8 weeks)
No partner required but we do lead/follow balance classes so singles are required to pre register so pre register early to take this class!

Group Class: These classes are the next step on your tour of the Salsa world! We work on basic and more advanced spins while taking the fundamentals and making them seem more complex. Not to worry, salsa 1 will have prepared you for these new twists an turns! This will make your salsa jump to an entirely new level and is tons of fun.

$ 135.00 USD
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Guaguanco

Oritza Rodriguez
Saturday, February 11th - 2:15pm
All Levels
No partner is necessary but pre registration is encouraged

This is a subgenre of Cuban rumba, which involves complex rhythms and dance stlye. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn from a fabulous dancer recently immigrated to Saint Louis from Cuba. This will involve a lot of solo work that could be used for shines in your regular salsa dance. No partner is required.

$ 25.00 USD
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Performance Salsa Rueda Team

Roxanne Maier and Hanna Pierce
January 12th to March 2nd - Thursdays 6 to 7pm (8weeks)
Intermediate/Advanced - By audition only
Convergence Dance & Body Center

GROUP CLASS. These classes are specifically for the performance team. Those interested in knowing more about it would need to have a good level of Cuban salsa and would need to bring a partner that they would be dancing with in class.

$ 135.00 USD
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Salsa Shines a La Cubana

Oritza Rodriguez
February 11th - 3:30pm
All Levels
Convergence Dance & Body

Salsa is different from country to country but its roots are firmly in Cuba. Take an opportunity to learn Cuban style shines and movement from our newly immigrated professional dancer Oritza Rodriguez. Her explanation of the rhythms is wonderful and her style is unparalleled! She is an amazingly talented dancer who really enjoys helping people to learn to move and appreciate the music of her country. This is a single workshop but there are two others available to participate in as well.

$ 25.00 USD
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45 minute Introductory Session - No partner required!

Discounted private lesson packages available in house!

New to the world of dance or just wanting to see what it’s all about? Sign up for an Introductory Session 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. This involves a studio tour, a stratagizing session to discover your goals and some dancing. This can not be purchased as a gift and is one class per household. Call number below to book. Can only be purchased by the individual or couple taking the lesson, not as a gift. Please note that our teachers only get paid when you come to dance. To avoid being charged for canceling, please give us 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged for the lesson.

$ 40.00 USD
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Maier Private Group Class

Roxanne Maier or Robert McKenney
February 17th to March 10th
Beginner - This is a Private Event
Convergence Dance, 8044 Manchester Road, 63144

Weekly 4 week private group class - Friday at 6pm, starting February 17th to March 10th

$ 75.00 USD
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Pay as you go private lessons - No partner required!

Private lesson: cost is the same for a single or couple. The lesson is 50 minutes. Please note that our teachers only get paid when you come to dance. To avoid being charged for canceling, please give us 24 hours notice, otherwise you will be charged for the lesson.

$ 85.00 USD
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