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Groups that meet on Mondays
Day of Week:
Type of Groups Shown:
All Types (Grouped by Type)
World Dance (other)
American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
Germanic Dances
Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Other European Dances
Ballroom Dances
Participatory Music Jams
Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Childgrove English Country Dancers
1st Monday & 3rd Friday
Childgrove English Country Dancers:
HOLIDAY BALL, December 16, 2016
Presidents' Ball Friday February 19, 2016
Mondays March 7 and April 4
Fridays March 18 and April 22, 2016

Lovely modern and historical English Country Dances (think Jane Austen). The first half of the "Plain and Fancy" dances, with recorded music, have simpler dances from 7-8:30pm, and more complex ones from 8:30-9:30pm. The Third Friday English Dance and the Presidents' Ball, 7:30-10:000pm, feature live music. These dances are at the Monday Club, 37 S. Maple, Webster Groves, MO. First Monday dance $5-10 sliding scale, Third Friday English Dance $7, Presidents' Ball $10. No partner required, all ages and levels of dance experience welcome. For more information, see or email

For the good are always the merry,
Save by an evil chance,
And the merry love the fiddle
And the merry love to dance. ~ William Butler Yeats
For more information, see or email
Saint Louis English Country Dancers
Second Fridays, Fourth Mondays
English Country Dancing from the 1600s and 1700s to live music of The Original Speckled Band on Mondays at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd (just south of Manchester) in Maplewood or on Fridays at Brentwood Congregational United Church of Christ, 2400 S. Brentwood, at the corner of Brentwood and Eulalie (across from Walgreens).

SPECIAL EVENT on Sat, April 30th: Playford Ball (Fancy dress, YOUR definition), First Congregational UCC, 6501 Wydown Blvd.

Regular dances:
Fri., Oct. 14th - Brentwood UCC
Mon., Oct. 24th - Focal Point - Hallowe'en Hat Dance
Friday, Nov. 11 - Brentwood UCC
Monday, Nov. 28 - Focal Point
Friday, Dec. 9 - 1st Congregational UCC (6501 Wydown) - Holiday Dance
Monday, Dec. 26 - no dance
Special event:
Saturday, Jan. 7 - Old Christmas Grand Dance, Focal Point, Fancy Dress
(your definition), $18 (students $10).
All dances are taught. Workshop 7:00 p.m., dancing 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $8.00 (students $5.00).
To find out more, visit, Phone: Paul Stamler, 314-664-9207, e-mail
St. Louis Irish Arts
Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Regular classes in Irish music, song and dance for children and adults
are held each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Immaculate Conception School 2934 Marshall in Maplewood, Missouri.
Read our article from Nov 1996 about this group.
Visit or Call Helen Gannon at 314-849-1662 for more information.
St. Louis Irish Set Dancers
3rd Mondays
TRY SOMETHING NEW! Irish Set Dancing at Focal Point, 2720 Sutton in Maplewood.
No partner or experience required and all dances will be taught clearly and easily. Only $4.

Irish set dancing is an energetic, fun style. Four couples align in a square formation and do a series of moves as directed. Many of these moves will be familiar to dancers who have done contra and/or square dance. The music will be energetic jigs, reels, or hornpipes. This will be part of a monthly series of Irish Set Dancing lessons. No need to sign up for the series, come any night you can. Set dances taught by Erin Goss, ceili dances by Deborah Hyland
Contact: Deborah Hyland (314) 776-2763
The Capering Roisters Morris Dancing
Morris team practices and performs Morris dances--Old English ritual dances from
the Cotswold hills. The few references in written history indicate these
high-energy dances were performed at the change of seasons and at other
community events. Anyone interested in dancing or playing music is invited to attend one of the weekly practices.
Pictures from Midsummer 2002
See the article from March 1997
Call John Long at 314-647-1804 for information.
American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
West County Spinners Square Dance Club
Regularly scheduled: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Todayís square dancing...Itís not what you think!
Experience fun, fellowship, great exercise and mental stimulation!
If you enjoy walking, you will enjoy square dancing; no experience is necessary. Couples and singles of all ages are welcome.

NEW CLASSES BEGINNING! FOR FREE ON SEPTEMBER 12 and 19, 2017 introducing Modern Western Square Dance!
WHO? West County Spinners Square Dance Club offers two 'introductory classes'.
WHEN? Tuesday, September 12 and 19, 2017 from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.
WHERE? Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017 (southeast corner of Clayton Rd. and Hwy 141).
AND.. the square dance program continues for 12 more weeks on Tuesdays!
COST? $60 per person for the 12 week program.

Children ages 8-18 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Wear casual clothes and be prepared to have fun square dancing!
You can just show up for the introductory classes, too!

For information or to register, contact Jim and Crystal at 314-753-6674,,

Germanic Dances
Nordic Dancers
Second and Fourth Mondays, call for dates
Couple and group dancing from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at 6325 Clayton. Beginners from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Intermediate from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Call to verify dance time. Dance to a mixture of live and recorded music. No partner needed and most dances are taught and walked through beforehand. Leather-soled shoes are recommended.
Email or call Nancy and Rex at 314-275-8228.
World Dance (other)
Tandava Tribal Bellydance
American Tribal Style (ATS) Bellydance is art in motion. It is a fusion of many different dance forms including Middle Eastern, traditional Indian, and flamenco. The primary characteristic of ATS is group improvisation. It celebrates the female form in all its beautiful shapes and sizes, and promotes community among women. It is also a low-impact way to develop strength and flexibility. No matter what your experience level is, if you love to dance or you're just looking for a new and fun way to get fit, come join us and embrace your inner goddess!
ATS Fundamentals Monday Evenings 7:00-8:00
Visit call 314-398-8184 or email
Ballroom Dances
Los Flamencos
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Flamenco dance lessons are offered on
Saturdays at Just Dancing, 141 and Manchester

All levels taught.
For more information call Beth at 314-954-5594 email or visit
Participatory Music Jams
Shape Note Singing
First, Third and Fifth Mondays
St. Louis Shape Note Singers sing an a capella style of music featuring strong harmonies and poetry.
All are welcome. No experience needed.
Also, check out nearby singings on 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings in Columbia, MO and on most 2nd Saturday afternoons near Bowling Green MO.

For information go to Call Dave at 314-776-7477 or email Paul at