2019 Class Schedule

ALL levels will learn ALL the idioms offered. The aim is everyone will learn a single idiom in the same class hour, but in their own leveled classrooms.

Here's an example: If you are placed at a peak Level of 3, and you have taken a LOT of Texas Shuffle classes, then go ahead and take Level 3 Texas Shuffle. Alternatively, if you are placed at a peak Level of 3 but have only taken a couple basics class previously, then you have the option to drop down to Level 1 or 2 for Texas Shuffle. (For more on levels, click here)

Venue 1:
Intersect Arts Center
3636 Texas Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

Including the following rooms: Music, Art, Gallery, and Dance A & B

Venue 2:
FOAM COFFEE
3359 JEFFERSON AVE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63118

Including the following rooms: Front Room and Back Room

Full weekend schedule (rooms indicated in parentheses)

ORGANIZER tRAINING

Saturday Panel 1 - Balancing Work and Play

The fun and learning needs of newcomers and core dancers are different. We’ll help you explore how to balance keeping your dances enjoyable and welcoming while maintaining a culture of learning and skill-building. This session will offer both tried-and-true methods and an opportunity to work through some thinking-outside-the-box exercises.

This session will be focused on local dances and communities and can be applied to communities at all stages from new to long-standing. This session will consist primarily of listening and exercises. This session will be most helpful for organizers, teachers and scene leaders.

Saturday Panel 2 - Own It: Community Investment

How do we build community ownership? We will talk about concrete ways we can influence our community culture and investment. Some topics we’ll discuss are recruitment of volunteers and staff, encouraging their confidence in decision-making, and modeling the supportive attitude you want to see in all community members.

This session will be focused on local dances and communities and can be applied to communities at all stages from new to long-standing. This session will consist primarily of listening and exercises. This session will be most helpful for organizers and scene leaders.

Sunday Session 1 - So You Want to Have an Event

Should I host an event? What are my goals? Who is my target audience? How big should it be? Event planners need to be able to assess their organizational capacity and the level of their community’s interest. We’ll help you think through these questions to determine the right size and scope for your event. We’ll also present some alternative options that can help you access some of the benefits of an event without having to host your own.

This session will be focused on stand-alone events of any size. This session will consist primarily of discussion and exercises. This session will be most helpful for organizers.

Sunday Panel 2 - Turning Your Vision Into Reality

You have a vision for your scene or your event: now how do you bring it to life? In this hands-on session, we’ll help you create a strategy for realizing your vision, and help you identify the next steps you need to take. You’ll leave the session with concrete goals and a plan for achieving them. Participants are encouraged to come to the session ready to share a brief description of their vision.

The strategies we’ll use in this session can be applied to local dances and communities as well as to stand-alone events. This session will consist primarily of small-group discussion and exercises. The session will be most useful to organizers and other scene/event leaders.