IMPERIAL SWING Definition:
'Imperial Swing' is a cross between East Coast and West Coast Swing as it is done in slot and in the round.
It started at the Club Imperial in St Louis. George Edick, who owned the club, let teenagers dance on the lower level and the swing dancers of the time taught them what was learned from their trips to the east coast.
As people traveled around, they added parts of west coast, bop and Carolina shag to complement the dance and make it distinctive. People can tell the difference between St. Louis dancers and dancers from other parts of the country.
"The Imperial" has elements of "East Coast", "West Coast", "Carolina Shag" and "Bop".
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Swing 1 - 1st Friday
Basic Closed Position Ladies Glide Away
Swing 1 - 4th Friday
Basic Closed Position
Left Side Pass
Swing 1 - 2nd Friday
Basic Closed Position Walkout
Ladies Underarm Turn Open Position
Swing 1 - 3rd Friday
Basic Closed Position
Group Dance Lessons are held every Friday Night at Concord Hall, 10140 Concord School Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128
Near Hwy 270 & Tesson Ferry Rd. Next to SPERRENG Middle School.
We have five (5) Group Dance Lessons going on at the same time.
Four (4) Lessons are 'Beginner to Advanced' levels of 'Imperial Swing'.
And one (1) is a 'Bonus Lesson'. Bonus Lessons are usually a Line Dance or a Country Dance.
The Bonus Lesson could be a Line Dance, Country 2-Step, Waltz, Nightclub 2-Step, West Coast Swing, Stationary Cha Cha, River Waltz, Specialty Dance, Mixer, or any other dance our members are interested in learning.
All Lessons on Friday nights are 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
You do not have to have a partner.
There are usually other men and women taking lessons that come without partners.
No reservation or pre-sign up necessary. Just show up.
Pay as you go. Start on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th week in the month, it does not matter.
Leather soled shoes are recommended.
Dress is casual.
Cost for Friday Night admission is $9.00 per person. Lessons are FREE with paid admission.
Semi-Private and Private Lessons are available on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends, depending on availability.
Contact Terry at 314.603.6337 or Email 'firstname.lastname@example.org