Introductory classes with the St. Louis Jitterbugs are designed with the aspiring social dancer in mind. People start dancing for lots of different reasons–some are intrigued by the dance or music, some are looking for a way to meet new friends, some folks want the exercise or are just looking for a fun new challenge. Whatever your reason for joining the class, we believe you’re in the right place! Classes with the Jitterbugs are very laid back with an emphasis on fun and learning. We also offer more advanced programming and a team for experienced dancers. If you’re new to the ‘bugs and to swing dancing, you may find some helpful info here:

Where are we located?

Our classes are located at Intersect Arts, 3636 Texas Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118, two blocks south of Cherokee Street. There is ample parking on the street and in the lots around the building. Our classes and events take place on the second floor, which is accessible by stairs or elevator.


Do I need a partner?

Nope. You’re welcome to register with a partner or a friend, but we rotate partners throughout the class. Anyone can lead and anyone can follow, regardless of gender identity. In many of our classes we encourage each person to learn both roles, because they are equally fun, equally challenging, but in slightly different ways!

What should I wear?

Street clothes or whatever you’re comfortable moving around in are good for swing dancing. For shoes, choose something comfortable with low tread (i.e. smoother soles are easier to dance in than really grippy soles.) Flat or low heels are recommended, but to each their own!

How do I know which class to take?

If you are a beginner, any “Intro” class will be designed just for you! If you have some dance experience, read the class descriptions on our upcoming classes page to determine if the topic and level is a good fit for you. If you have any remaining questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at contact@stljitterbugs.com and we’ll be happy to help you.