8:00pm-11:00pm – Welcome Dance at the City Museum featuring The Sidemen  – Museum admission for a la cart.

12:00am-3:00am – Late Night Dance with DJ Cindiasaurus Rex at Central Studio: not available a la cart.

1:00pm-4:00pm – Gaslight Squares at Lemp Mansion – $15 a la cart

8:00pm-12:00am – Main Dance at Webster Groves Masonic Temple featuring Miss Jubilee. Doors open, 8:00pm, beginner swing dance lesson, 8:15pm, music begins at 9:00pm. Short Showcase at 1st band break; Jazz Battle at top of 3rd band set. $20 a la cart

1:00am-3:30am – Late Night Dance at Central Studio featuring Sweetie and the Toothaches and a performance by the Live Wires. Not available a la cart.

1:00pm-4:00pm Afternoon Dance featuring the Arcadia Dance Orchestra at 2720 Cherokee Street – $15 a la cart.

8:00pm-11:00pm – Farewell Dance at The Focal Point featuring Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing. Not available a la cart.

City Museum – 750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Paid museum lot or street parking. Meters monitored til 7pm.

Central Studio – 5617 Pershing Ave. St. Louis, MO 63112. Street parking or park in one of the side lots behind the building (be aware of permit-only areas–there’s lots of residences nearby!)

Lemp Mansion – 3322 DeMenil Pl. St. Louis, MO 63118. Street Parking

Webster Groves Masonic Hall – 12 E. Lockwood St. St. Louis, MO 63119. Large lot around the building.

2720 Cherokee –  2720 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO 63118. Street parking.

The Focal Point – 2720 Sutton Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63143. Street parking.

This year we have two new-to-RCMA contests, the Short Showcase Competition and the Jazz Battle. Read below for details for each contest.

RCMA Short Showcase Competition

Show us your spirit of swing in the brand new Short Showcase Competition. Perform an original solo or partnered choreography to a song of your choice (jazz preferred).

1. Song length must be between 30-60 seconds.
2. Open to individuals, couples, or 3 member teams (ie: each showcase may have 1-3 performers, but no more).
3. Must contain original choreography.

Performers will be judged on musicality, creativity, and execution. Winner(s) will receive pass to the Nevermore Jazz Ball 2019.

Entry is $10. Must hold RCMA Weekend Pass or paid Admission to Saturday night main dance, when the contest will take place.

Please submit edited music file (if unedited, please include instruction for DJ) and team names or names of performer(s) to contact@stljitterbugs.com using the email subject “RCMA – Short Showcase – [team name]”

RCMA Jazz Battle

Get ready to throw down in this exciting any-swing-goes jazz battle. Dancers will compete in a tap-into-finals style prelim that will immediately go to a bracket battle style finals, vying for first place.

1. All styles of swing and jazz welcome.

2. Open to solo dancers and couples.

Dancers will be judged on their ability to impress the judges and crowd. Entry fee is $10. Cash prize (sum of all contest entry fees) for first place only. Registration closes on Saturday afternoon at 4p.

STL Jitterbugs Code of Conduct


  • STL Jitterbugs is for everyone of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or presentation, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, religion, etc. We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. Please educate yourself about what languages and behaviors constitute harassment. This includes threatening verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following, inappropriate or unwanted physical contact, and any non-consensual sexual attention.  Any behaviors, actions, or speech that result in making someone feel unsafe are unwelcome and will not be tolerated
  • We expect every person to take ownership of their own actions and language. If someone lets you know, verbally or non-verbally, that they are feeling uncomfortable, check your behavior, apologize sincerely, and make a change.
  • Everyone has an absolute right to feel safe and respected at STL Jitterbugs classes and events. We all work together to create an environment of consent, where we respect each other and each others’ boundaries.
  • It’s OK to say no to a dance for any reason, and you do not have to give a reason unless you want to. A “no” or “no thank you” is enough. If someone says no to you, accept it with grace and move on. (e.g. “Would you like to dance?” “No thank you.” “Ok, enjoy the evening!”)
  • STL Jitterbugs is for fun! It’s ok to take risks and try new things, be loud and silly at the right time and place, joke around in an appropriate way, have some drinks (or not), relax and let loose. Before you come, figure out how to do these things in a way that is grown up, respectful of others, and contributes to an overall positive and fun environment. We plan to let the good times roll and we believe that fun is maximized when respect and safety are prioritized.
  • Please participate in creating a safe and respectful environment by modeling respectful behavior, and speaking up if you see or hear something that looks or feels wrong. If you observe someone who looks uncomfortable and you feel safe to do so, approach that person and check in with them (“Are you ok?”) or alert a Jitterbugs staff member so that they can help you intervene. Safety is a community-wide effort; let’s look out for each other.
  • The Staff of the St. Louis Jitterbugs reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary to enforce this policy. Anyone in violation of this code could be subject to verbal warning, be asked to leave the event without refund, and/or, if appropriate, referred to law enforcement officials.
  • Should you have any issues or concerns arise,  you can always talk to Jenny Shirar, Christian Frommelt, or email us at contact@stljitterbugs.com. You may also contact us anonymously using this contact form at tinyurl.com/JitterbugsSafety. You can also reach our Code of Conduct liaison, Cindy Lyons, at liaison@stljitterbugs.com. The reporting form and the liaison email address are monitored by our Code of Conduct liaison. Your concerns will be treated professionally and confidentially.