ST CHARLES IMPERIAL SWING DANCE CLUB (ST LOUIS AREA)

SWING DANCES AND

SWING DANCE CLASSES

SWING DANCE LESSONS

WE ARE A SOCIAL SWING DANCE CLUB IN THE ST LOUIS AREA PROVIDING SWING DANCE CLASSES / SWING DANCE LESSONS IN ST CHARLES. DANCES AND LESSONS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE.

NEXT SWING DANCE will be on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the VFW in St Charles (see below – across river from Moolah).

MIDWEST SWING DANCE FEDERATION CALENDAR 2021 (click here)

DANCE INFORMATION – call or text Lisa Sanchez at 636-627-1969

BEGINNER SWING DANCE LESSON before each dance at 6:15 – 7 pm.

MEETUP GROUPS COMING TO THE OCT 23 DANCE

1. 55 Plus Singles That Like To Mingle St Charles, MO

1. Our Saint Charles Swing Dance Club in Saint Charles, MO is the place for swing dancing in Saint Louis for any age, any gender; single or married.
2. Visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a club member. It is not necessary to have a partner, we have many members who are available to dance with you. Our dance club also does line dances (Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, etc.)

WATCH OUR IMPERIAL SWING DANCE

Imperial Swing danced in the SLOT with cross-overs and sugar push breaks

WATCH OUR ONLINE SWING DANCE LESSONS
1. IMPERIAL EAST COAST SWING
2. COUPLES LINE DANCES

DANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2021

2021SaturdayVFW St Charles
May22Charlie Mann Band, $10
June26Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
DJ Doug Eskew
July15Dance cancelled by the Christy of
O’Fallon for the July 15 Charlie Mann Band
July24Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Live Band – Backstreet Cruisers
Aug28Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
DJ Bud Waters
Sept25Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
DJ Greg Wolf
Oct23Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Live Band – Scott & Karl
Nov27Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Live Band – Garden Party
DecNo dance, Christmas Day
2022SaturdayVFW St Charles
Jan15BAND – Syner Gee
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Feb19BAND – Sweetie & The Toothaches
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
March19BAND – FanFaire
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
April16BAND – Garden Party
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
May21DJ
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
June18BAND – Syner Gee
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
July16BAND – Scott and Karl
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Aug20BAND – Charlie Mann Band
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Sept17DJ
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Oct15DJ
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Nov19BAND – Garden Party
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission
Dec17BAND – Scott and Karl
Free beginner swing lessons before
dance from 6:15 – 7 pm, with paid admission

FACEBOOK – ST. CHARLES IMPERIAL SWING DANCE CLUB

1. Group Page – For Posting Comments – CLICK HERE https://www.facebook.com/groups/1476572472621077/

2. Original Facebook page – CLICK HERE ⇒ https://www.facebook.com/SCIDC2.0/

SUBSCRIBE TO THE ST. CHARLES IMPERIAL SWING DANCE CLUB EMAIL.  SEND AN EMAIL REQUEST TO scidcdancers@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION (CLICK HERE)

MONTHLY DANCES 
VFW Hall in ST CHARLES
66 V F W Lane
(South Old Highway 94)
Saint Charles, MO 63303 click here to see pictures

You can bring your own snacks to eat

CASH BAR – NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES. Drinks must be purchased at the bar

  1. Our St Charles Swing Dance Club in St Charles, MO is the place for swing dancing in St Louis for any age, any gender; single or married. We also do line dances.
  2. Visitors are welcome. You do not need to be a club member. It is not necessary to have a partner, we have many members who are available to dance with you. Our dance club also does line dances (Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, etc.)
  3. We have been around since 1984 as a not for profit Dance Club, teaching the Imperial Style of Swing Dance.
  4. The St. Charles Imperial Dance Club (SCIDC), St. Charles, Missouri….is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Imperial Style Swing Dancing.

SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WEBMASTER ON THE FORM BELOW (1 day response)

WEB MASTER:  BOB THURAU

ST CHARLES SWING DANCE CLUB
MONTHLY SATURDAY DANCES AT
VFW HALL, ST CHARLES, MO

Singles, Couples  & Groups Welcome
Join Us at Our Monthly Dance Held At

VFW HALL
66 V F W Lane
(2201 South Old Highway 94)
St Charles, Missouri 63303
Doors Open at 6:15 PM
Dancing from 7 to 10 PM

Admission: $8 for Members & Sister Clubs, $10 for Visitors (DJ nights)
Cash Bar, No outside Beverages, Bring Your Own Snacks

SWING DANCE LESSONS

Free Swing Dance Lessons Before Each Dance, with paid admission
Come Learn to Swing Dance or Just Come to Dance
Lessons from 6:15 – 7 pm
Dancing from 7 pm – 10 pm

IMPERIAL SWING DANCING

1. IMPERIAL SWING IS THE TYPE OF SWING DANCING DONE IN ST LOUIS.  IT USES TRIPLE STEPS WITH SMOOTH (NOT BOUNCY) STYLING.
2. IMPERIAL SWING USES EAST COAST SWING FOOTWORK, BUT IS DANCED IN THE SLOT, LIKE WEST COAST SWING.
3. SLOT DANCING: MEANS THE WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO WALK ON A STRAIGHT LINE (THE SLOT) FROM POINT A TO POINT B.  Usually the man and woman trade places.  Man gets out of the woman’s path. 

Variations of Swing Dancing in the United States.  

1. East Coast Swing  – is a simpler 6-count variation that spawned from the six-count variations of the Lindy Hop. It evolved with swing-band music of the 1940s and the work of the Arthur Murray dance studios in the 1940s. It is also known as Six-count Swing, Triple-Step Swing, or Single-Time Swing. East Coast Swing has very simple structure and footwork along with basic moves and styling. It is popular for its simple nature and is often danced to slow, medium, or fast tempo jazz, blues, or rock and roll.

2. West Coast Swing  – was developed in the 1940s, as a stylistic variation on the Los Angeles style of the Lindy Hop. It is a slotted dance and is done to a wide variety of music including: blues, rock and roll, country western, pop, hip hop, smooth, cool jazz, R& B, and funk music. It is the official California state dance.  It is popular throughout the United States and Canada but was uncommon in Europe and much of Asia until the 21st Century.

3. Imperial Swing – is a cross between East Coast and West Coast Swing as Imperial Swing is done in the slot. It started at the Club Imperial in St Louis.

MIDWEST SWING DANCE FEDERATION – SWING DANCING ST LOUIS

The Midwest Swing Dance Federation has 11 dance clubs, mostly in the St Louis, MO area (St. Louis dance clubs).  See “sister clubs” menu for links.  Most clubs use the east coast style of dance (unless stated differently below).

  1. Jefferson County swing dance club – Arnold, MO https://jcsdcswingdances.wordpress.com/
  2. STL Destination Swing Dance Club (west coast swing dancing)
  3. Jefferson City Swing Dance Club, Jefferson City, MO
  4. Lake Of The Ozarks Club, Lake Ozark, MO
  5. Moolah Shrine swing dance club (St. Louis dance clubs)
  6. Midwest United States Imperial Club, Collinsville, IL (St. Louis dance clubs)
  7. Southside Imperial Dance Club, St Louis, MO (St. Louis dance clubs)
  8. St Charles Imperial Dance Club, St Peters, MO (St. Louis dance clubs)
  9. STL Rebels dance club (west coast swing dancing St Louis)
  10. West County Swing Dance Club, St Louis, MO St. Louis dance clubs
  11. St Louis Imperial Dance Club, St. Ann, MO (St. Louis Area)