ST CHARLES IMPERIAL SWING DANCE CLUB (ST LOUIS AREA)

SWING DANCES AND

SWING DANCE LESSONS STL

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

NEXT SWING DANCE will be on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the VFW in St Charles (see below – across river from Moolah).

MIDWEST SWING DANCE FEDERATION CALENDAR 2021 (click here)

Our first dance May 22 with a live band, Charlie Mann!  Cost: $10.00 per person (EVERYONE IS WELCOME)
Finally, hopefully it’s over!
We have moved to a new location for our dances:
VFW Hall at 2201 South Old Highway 94, Saint Charles, MO., 63303. The fourth Sat. Of each month remains the same.
TIME: 7 p.m to 10 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase: wings, toasted ravioli, nachos and popcorn. The bar is also available for you to purchase drinks of your choice.

Charlie Mann Band

Dancing Suitable for Swing, Hip-hop, and Disco

Plays Hit Songs from 50’s – 90’s

Cell Phone Users: Click on LISTEN IN BROWSER

DJ’s Will Play Dance Music During Band Breaks. Request Your Favorite Songs At Bottom of Page (Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, etc.)

  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.
  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. WEST COAST SWING
3. IMPERIAL WEST COAST SWING
4. COUPLES LINE DANCES

DANCE SCHEDULE FOR 2021

2021SaturdayVFW St Charles
May22Charlie Mann Band, $10
June26
July24
Aug28
Sept25
Oct23
Nov27
DecNo dance, Christmas Day
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

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MONTHLY DANCES 
VFW Hall in ST CHARLES
2201 South Old Highway 94 Saint Charles, MO. 63303

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
2201 South Old Highway 94
St Charles, Missouri 63303
Doors Open at 6:30 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 (lessons not yet restarted)

Swing Dance Lessons Every Thursday Night
Come Learn to Swing Dance or Just Come to Dance

Lessons from 6:45 pm to 7:55 pm
Cost: $7 per Lesson
Dancing from 8 pm – 10 pm

At Diamond Billiards and Music Club
Located at 4109 Cloverleaf Drive, St Peters, MO
No Cover & Smoke Free

  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.

SWING DANCE LESSONS (soon)
ST CHARLES SWING DANCE CLUB
EVERY THURSDAY AT
DIAMOND BILLIARDS AND MUSIC CLUB
4109 CLOVERLEAF DRIVE
ST PETERS, MO

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.
4. IMPERIAL SWING AND WEST COAST SWING ARE 95% THE SAME DANCE, BUT USE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT 6 COUNT FOOTWORK.
5. SEE OUR 2 DANCE LESSONS ON HOW TO DO IMPERIAL SWING MOVES, IN WEST COAST SWING.
6. CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR IMPERIAL BASIC EAST COAST SWING DEMO AND OUR BASIC WEST COAST SWING DEMO?  MOST PEOPLE CANNOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

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.

The St Charles Swing Dance Club is a proud member of the Midwest Swing Dance Federation that consists of 11 swing dance clubs in the St Louis area.

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