Shoes: While you are still deciding whether ballroom dancing is for you, we recommend wearing leather-soled shoes or any shoes that do not grip the floor too much. Sneakers, Keens, or rubber-type soled shoes are NOT recommended. Slip-on shoes are also NOT recommended.
Once you know that ballroom dance is for you, we recommend purchasing suede soled ballroom dance shoes. Ask in class for our recommended shoe stores.
Always BRING, DON'T WEAR your dance shoes! Especially in the Winter.
Clothes: Wear whatever clothes you are comfortable in. Depending upon the dance, dancing can be an aerobic exercise. Wear layers so that you don’t get too hot.
Women / Men: At the moment we are almost an all-women group. This is only because we have only 3-4 guys who attend sporadically! Guys, please know that you are most welcome. There are a lot of guys who do ballroom & latin dance - just not in St. Louis it seems. Let's grow the community!
For Classes: We accept Venmo or checks (made out to Elena Lyashenko).
For Dances or Workshops: We accept Venmo, checks (made out to St. Louis Equality Dance).
Weather: Almost nothing makes us cancel our classes. However, sometimes the winter weather does. In winter months, please check your email or our Facebook page for unexpected class cancellations.
Holidays: We do not hold class on any holiday that falls on a Thursday: July Fourth, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, or New Year’s Day.
Masks & Vaccination: All dancers are required to be fully vaccinated & boosted. Please bring proof of vaccination to your first class. Masks will be required during class. (We do not provide masks.)