About Us


FOR YOUR HEALTH

Convergence Dance and Body Center provides a home for teachers and students alike who are interested in cultivating a sound mind and body through daily education, application and integration of a variety of body movement activities. A healthy and active community is our primary focus.

From adult dance lessons and fitness to alternative health solutions, our multi-service center is here for you.

The human body is wonderfully complex and, to function properly, needs daily attention to provide a lifetime of health. The body, mind and spirit are intrinsically woven together. Some activities target one area, others benefit more than one area, but no single activity is all-encompassing.

Dance, Gyrotonic®, and chiropractic care are some of the activities that have been accepted by modern health professionals as being beneficial in this regard, and consequently, are enjoying a surge in popularity.

GOALS

  • Create a community-oriented learning atmosphere for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
  • Teach partner dancing, including but not limited to, swing, salsa, Argentine tango, waltz, foxtrot, rumba and belly dancing through the use of private lessons, group classes and workshops.
  • Host weekly dances to encourage social interaction among the dance community.
  • Teach the Gyrotonic® Technique for both general health and for rehabilitation.
  • Offer chiropractic care through association with Logan College of Chiropractic Health Clinic.

MEET OUR STAFF

Dr JC Maier

Chiropractor

Dr. Maier has studied the human body and nutrition for over 30 years and has enjoyed a lifelong participation in athletics and physical fitness. Dr. Maier has been trained in various techniques and styles of care including Diversified, Logan Basic, Activator, FAKTR, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Thompson, and Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition. If you like the tried-and-true crack-and-pop or prefer a softer, easier approach, he has the appropriate technique for you.

As a chiropractic physician, he understands the body and how it is supposed to move. He wholeheartedly embraces the chiropractic philosophy that in order for the body to function properly, it must move properly. And as a former teacher of music and of dance, he takes the time to educate each patient about their particular situation and the best approaches for care management.

Dr. Maier has studied various forms of ballroom and social dancing since 1996. He has traveled to Argentina numerous times to study with the old masters as well as today’s rising stars. His experience as a dancer, combined with his extensive knowledge of the human body makes Dr. Maier’s treatments effective and a favorite among dancers.

Roxanne Maier

Tango, Salsa, Salsa Rueda, Swing, all styles of Ballroom and GYROTONIC instructor 

Roxanne Maier has been a social and competitive dancer and teacher since 1985. Beginning with Ballroom dance and Swing, she competed successfully in all forms of partner dance from 10 dance champion (latin and smooth), street swing and salsa.

Since 1997 she has made regular trips to Buenos Aires and studied with Argentine master teachers/dancers to bring back an authentic style back home.

She brings her experience and love of dance, music and puzzles into the classroom. Her classes are technical and precise but her method makes it logical and fun which allows students to get back to the enjoyment of listening to great music while dancing.

In her desire to dance forever she encountered the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM of exercise in 2009 and offers private and semi private lessons in this exciting new training method.

Hanna Pierce

All Dance Styles and GYROTONIC Instructor 

Hanna started her training at the school of Midland Festival Ballet in TX. She was awarded multiple scholarships to train at highly respected schools including Milwaukee Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Joffery Academy of Texas, and the Glenda Brown Choreography Project.

After relocating to CA, Hanna attended the Alonzo King LINES ballet  training program in San Francisco. There she had the privilege of dancing Alonzo's work and being under his watchful eye. She also was able to work with many well known choreographers, companies, and teachers such as Maurya Kerr, Lee Wei Chao, VimVigor, Sidra Bell, Kyle Abraham Company, Martha Graham Company, Gregory Dawson, and the Wayne McGregor Company.

Eventually making her way to MO, she then became a company member with CommonThread Contemporary Ballet in St. Louis under the director Jennifer Medina. She has performed Jay Jacksons work at Pride Fest along with other performances for social justice in the community.

Hanna now does project dance work and along with working and dancing at Convergence. She also has received her Gyrotonic Method Level 1 certification. In her free time, Hanna loves to workout at Pure Barre, ride bikes, and teach little kids ballet.

Robert McKenney

Tango, Salsa, Salsa Rueda, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia,Cha Cha, Folkloric and Social Ballroom

For the past 15 years, Robert has since studied, performed, and competed around the world with master teachers and judges in Ballroom and Argentine Tango.

Robert has an incredible fundamental knowledge of social dancing that is unique for his years, plus a cultural knowledge of Argentina and the Spanish language. He is also certified to teach Argentine folkloric dance.

In addition to teaching, Robert has performed all over the United States and Argentina and regularly performs in the St Louis area. He has danced everywhere from the popular, historic Muny Theater to Busch Stadium in front of thousands of people, as well as performing regularly in the St. Louis area.

Robert has a passion for the music and because of this has been very influential in developing an extensive musical library that has something for everyone from Reggaeton to classic golden era tango. He has been invited to DJ in Chicago for several New Year’s Eve events, to Kansas City for the Spring Fling tango festival, and to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to various tango events and milongas. He is a popular local DJ, and can be found playing music at The Ritz and The Tango Lounge every month.

 

CONTACT US    314-324-0887

8044 Manchester Rd,  Brentwood, MO 63144