Annual Events

10689850_10152857203967888_2447992916937834120_nThe Nevermore Jazz Ball & St. Louis Swing Dance Festival

November 7-10, 2019

Our largest annual festival, Nevermore is a celebration of music and dance in St. Louis featuring two days of dance workshops with renowned instructors, four nights of exceptional live jazz and swing music, late night parties, dance contests, and the beloved Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl on Saturday afternoon. Visit our website at and like our Facebook page.




River City Mess Around 

July 5-7, 2019


Our summer dance weekend is all about social dancing, socializing, and relaxing with music by our favorite local and regional musicians. With magical venues like the City Museum and the Lemp Mansion Gazebo the weekend serves as a tour of the city and its music.This year our music line up includes Miss Jubilee, Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing, Roya and the High-timers, the Sidemen, Sweetie and the Toothaches, and the Arcadia Dance Orchestra. Register for this event at





St. Louis Shag &

City Jitterbug Weekend 


Our spring workshop intensive features instruction by Christian Frommelt & Jenny Shirar on St. Louis Shag and jitterbug over the course of two days. Also included are evening dances with live music and the City Jitterbug Contest, in the spirit of the original St. Louis swing dancers.