Dancing Every Wednesday


At the

The Crystal Ballroom Dance Center

           Located at 402 East Wilson Bridge Rd.



The place where dancers go to dance and have fun!

Dancing from 8pm to 9:30pm

What to learn a new step?

Consider attending a workshop at an event, such as Boogie Bash in August with some really great workshops, and the purchase of instructional videos from the instructors to help you improve your style and technique, whether your a beginner, intermediate or advanced dancer.

The following are some online sources for video lessons.

To learn more about an offer, Click on the heading. It is a link to their site.

Carolina Shag

    • Charlie & Jackie Productions
      • Offers instructional videos for Carolina Shag and West Coast Swing from 9 time National Shag Dance Champions Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee
    • Judy’s House of Oldies
      • Offers instructional videos from National Shag Dance Champions, Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee, Michael Norris & LeAnn Best, Sam West, and Ellen Taylor
    • Shag Video
      • Sam and Lisa West's Learn to Shag DVDs

        They invite you to browse through their store and shop with confidence. You will can to create an account with them if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, the shopping cart will be active until you leave the store.

        They have produced an entire line of instructional DVDs designed to allow to learn to dance the Carolina Shag right at home. Each DVD is packed with great material you can take straight to the dance floor. Steps and patterns are broken down slowly and step by step so that learning is easy. They focus not only on the steps but on the body technique, timing, and partnership to help you master the steps.

    • Exercise DVD Shaggercise
      • This DVD contains a complete low impact workout. It is designed around basic and traditional shag patterns. It is a great way to workout as you reinforce your shag patterns and timing. The instruction is shown on the female foot. It is simple and easy to follow.

        The workout is at the beginning of the DVD. The steps that are used are taught at the end. Just hit the next chapter button to jump to the step instruction section

    • Toe to Toe
      • Offers instructional videos from 9 time National Shag Dance Champions, members of the Shaggers Hall of Fame, 3 time Feather Award winners for: Best Male and Female Swing Dancers, Best Classic Swing Couple, New Wave Award. Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee
    • Wax Museum
      • Offers instructional videos from National Shag Dance Champions, Sam and Lisa West, Charlie Womble & Jackie McGee, and John and Carol Church


Imperial Swing

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    • Imperial Swing Dancing Manual with DVD

      • This manual comes with a two-hour DVD with Matt Auclair's two-hour dance course. The manual is the culmination of six years of work.
      • It has been very well received by the members of the seven different swing dance clubs in the St. Louis area. The cost is $59.95 plus $8.50 shipping.
      • Ready to order, click here for a PDF flyer and order form. (336k)












West Coast Swing

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    • Mario Robau Jr’s Dance Factory
      • Finally this best selling instructional series is available on line!!
      • Six levels of West Coast Swing and Two levels of hustle with more on the way.
      • Having a hard time meeting up with Mario on the road?? Here is your chance to get Mario on your laptop with fresh material every week, available by the lesson or by the month. He offer a package deal with not only 4 weekly lessons, but also three warm-ups, technique tips for leaders and followers AND an online monthly chat with Mario to answer all your dancing questions.












Other Sources

    • iDance – There is $5.00 fee to join and then it’s $.99 to $1.49 per instructional clip. You can download the video clips onto your hard drive with no strings attached. iDance.net is a small business with a portion of the money going to the teachers that you love and admire. They have worked very hard to bring you access to moves from instructors from all over the world and they ask that you please pay for this unique opportunity instead of stealing it. The instructional video clips include the following dance moves.
      • 20s Partner Charleston
      • 30s Partner Charleston
      • Bal Swing
      • Balboa
      • Cake Walk
      • Collegiate Shag
      • Jitterbug
      • Lindy Hop
      • Music
      • Salsa
      • Street
      • Tap
      • Vernacular Jazz
      • West Coast