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World Dance (other)
American Folk Dances (Contra, squares)
Germanic Dances
Anglo, Irish, and Scottish Dances
Other European Dances
Ballroom Dances
Participatory Music Jams
Aalim Middle Eastern Folk and Belly Dancing
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Call
Aalim Dance Academy offers weekly classes in authentic Middle-Eastern folk dancing and the ancient art of belly dancing. A fun way to exercise and benefit body and the mind. Beginner through advanced classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Call For info call Salwa at (314) 961-3790 or visit
Arts Academy of Bharata
Call for Schedule
AAHBA offers classes and designs programs for St Louis and beyond representing classical and devotional music and dance from India. AAHBA designs Bharata Natayam & creative dances, visual arts & wisdom literature.
For more information call 314-791-3976 or
Belly Dance Mirage
Weekly (see website for details
Women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities are invited to learn belly dance with us. Our dance classroom is a supportive and friendly environment, free of embarrassment and competition. Please wear stretchy or loose fitting clothing. You do not have to show your belly. Many students find wearing a scarf around their hips helps to define their movements. For a detailed schedule of class days and times, visit
For info call (314) 995-2646 or visit our website.
Belly Dance with Nisaa
See Website
Experience the art of Middle Eastern dance! Nisaa is a St. Louis-based instructor and performer specializing in belly dance and folkloric dance styles of the Middle East. Nisaa offers quality instruction in several formats, including group classes, private lessons, seminars, and workshops. Group classes are offered in a variety of proficiency levels - from beginner through advanced - so whether you're brand new to Middle Eastern dance, or an experienced student looking to improve her skills, Nisaa has a class for you! Group classes are provided at two locations: Nisaa's studio (located at 3904 Flad Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110) and St. Charles Community College.
Visit email or phone 314-599-0506
Dances of India
Learn exotic, beautiful dances of India, and its culture and customs. Indian folk dance includes Bharat Natyam and Kuchi-Pudi.
All ages welcome. Classes for beginners to advanced. Private lessons are also available. Classes held at Dimensions Dance Studio located at 1201 North Warson Road. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing.
For information call Asha Prem at 314-997-0911 or visit
Dances of Universal Peace
Group No Longer Meeting
Share the sacred songs and movements from a variety of different traditions-Sufi, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Pagan, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, African. Simple lyrics and steps with live music. Join in the Dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Unity Christ Church, 33 N. Skinker (at Forsyth). A small donation ($5.00) is requested but not required.
English Country Dancers of the Metro East
Dancing one Tuesday night per month
NEW! ECD for the Metro East suburbs of St. Louis.
Summer dance series ~ June, July, August 2015
Gender-free dances called to recorded music.
Focus on fun for all! Contact
FolkFire Events
SAT, NOV 18, 1-5PM @ Stone Hill Winery
Swampweed Cajun Dance Hall Band!
Cover? Non-perishable food item, donated for food shelf. Gotta' love this!
Hawaiian Polynesian Revue
Call for Schedule
Hawaiian Polynesian Revue is an authentic,
traditional, multicultural dance troupe, doing dances of Samoa, Tahiti, Hawaii,
and New Zealand (Maori). Classes for Polynesian dance are held every Saturday
morning at 9:00 AM at Creative Dance at Patterson Plaza in Florissant. Classes are open to men, women and children of all ages. We are also interested in contacting people in the St. Louis area of Polynesian descent. Those interested should wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and bring their bare feet!

Read the article from July 96 about this group.
Call Linda Evans at 314-921-1817 for more information.
Hispanic Cultural Dancers
Call for info
Perform dances from Bolivia, Honduras, Panama, and other South American countries.
Call 314-837-5746 for location and schedule
International Couple Dancing
Usually twice a month on Sundays. Dates, times, and places are subject to change,
Scandinavian and International Couple Dancing:

Scandinavian Bygdedans, Sundays from 6:45 to 9pm:
Sunday Jan 10 at 6:45pm
Monday Feb 8 at 7pm

International Couple dancing, Sundays from 6:45 to 9pm:
Sunday Jan 24 at 6:45pm
Sunday Feb 21 at 6:45pm
SPECIAL EVENT! Sunday Jan 17, 1-3pm, Romanian Couple dance workshop with Sonia Dion and Cristian Florescu. Visit for workshop informatio
Authentic European folk dances. No partner necessary. Most dances taught beforehand. Leather-soled shoes recommended. Call for location.
For info call Nancy and Rex at 314 786-5098 or e-mail or visit
Israeli Folk Dancing
Thursday evenings, except on Jewish Holidays
Classic and new Israeli folk dances taught and danced. Circle and line dances. No partner needed. Beginners/easy/classics taught and danced 8-9 p.m. Intermediate/advanced dances 9-11 p.m. Teens through senior citizens.
At Traditional Congregation, 12437 Ladue Rd., Creve Coeur MO. $5 per person. Open to all skill levels.
See FolkFire's descriptive article from March 1997.
More info at:, email or or call 314-569-1333.
Midwest United Swing Dance Imperial Club (M.U.S.I.C.)
2nd & 4th Sundays every month
Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at
VFW, 1234 Vandalia St, Collinsville, IL 62234

NO partner needed. All ages and level of dance experience welcome.
Doors open at 5:00p. Lessons 5:30-6:30p, free with paid admission! Open dancing 6:30 -9:30.

Lessons in Swing 1, Swing 2, Swing 3 and an Instructors Choice bonus lesson. (Bonus Lessons have included social waltz, Nightclub 2 Step, Salsa, Country 2 Step, San Antonio stroll.)

DJs will be:
03/25 - Sandy Ferguson
04/08 - Larry Williams
04/22 - Terry James
05/13 - Bud Waters
- Doug Eskew
06/10 - Charlie Menefee
06/24 - Greg Wolf
Prayerful Circle Dances
Call for Days
Simple, prayerful dances anyone can dance. All faiths are welcome. No prior dance experience is necessary. For inner and outer peace, harmony of body and spirit and celebration of life. Held at the Mercy Center, 2039 North Geyer Road between Clayton Road and Manchester Blvd. 7:15-9:15 PM. Admission is $5.00.
See the article from March 97
Call Mary Lou 314-227-9911 for information
Rhythms in Anoa Dance Theatre
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Wednesday drumming
Learn traditional West African dances of Mali. Youths (ages 5 yrs.and up) and adults from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Cost is $5.00. Dancing is to both live and taped drums. Classes are held at West End Community Center, 724 North Union between Delmar and Enwright, in the dance studio on the second floor. Classes are $5 each.
Bring plenty of water to drink. Women should wear a t-shirt or leotard top and should bring enough fabric to wrap once around their waist. Men should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
Wednesdays: West Afrikan percussion classes will be taught by Weedie Braimah, 6-8pm, also at the West End Community Center. Classes will be $10 each, with a $4 fee for drum rentals.
Call DeBorah Ahmed at 314-367-3440 for information.
Simone's Seventh Veil
Call for Schedules
This dance group teaches Middle Eastern belly dancing to recorded music. Anyone can learn this ancient dance form.
Call 314-984-8008 for locations and schedule
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