Simply Ballroom

Simply Ballroom At Simply Ballroom, we specialize in providing quality Ballroom and Latin Dance lessons

Operating as usual

05/27/2015

Making final preparations for our showcase this Saturday! Music, Lights, Dresses, Cameras, Dance!

Dancing in the Loop 2015!
05/21/2015

Dancing in the Loop 2015!

The 2015 Dancing in the Loop event took place March 7, 2015 at the Pageant.

Studio Pictures!
05/19/2015

Studio Pictures!

Studio Pictures!

05/19/2015

Friends! We are having our showcase on Saturday, May 30th at 5:30pm! Following the performances of our students will be appetizers, drinks, and an open dance floor for our dance party! Please call for details; tickets must be purchased in advance due to limited seating. Come join in the fun!

05/09/2015

Why spend your day or night on the couch?
Come join the fun at Simply Ballroom! Proudly teaching Ballroom and Latin dancing to the St. Louis community for over 17 years! No experience necessary. Email or call today and ask about our introductory lesson and gift certificates!

Great friend and date night coming up..... Hey St. Louis friends and family this Saturday October 11 at 6 pm. Simply Bal...
10/06/2014

Great friend and date night coming up..... Hey St. Louis friends and family this Saturday October 11 at 6 pm. Simply Ballroom is having our Ballroom Dance Showcase. Dances includes, Tango, Swing, Mambo, Waltz, Peabody, Cha, Cha, Cha, Rumba, Paso doble, Samba, Musical Theater and more. Enjoy and evening of dance, wine, appetizers and open dance right after the showcase. SPACE is LIMITED so act now! this is also our farewell to our old location. More info on the flyer. See you this Saturday in Brentwood, mo Josef Scherer,

"Live the most elegant form of Dance!"
09/10/2014

"Live the most elegant form of Dance!"

09/08/2014

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. ~Author Unknown

Timeline Photos
09/05/2014

Timeline Photos

09/04/2014

Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony. ~ Anton du Beke

09/03/2014

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. ~ Wayne Dyer

08/26/2014

Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced. - Paige Arden

08/21/2014

Feeling stressed out? Why not dance to regenerate your heart and soul after trying times? Dancing to slow music, mid music, fast tempo; dance to your own desire. Dancing is a wonderful way to relieve stress and allows you a time to enjoy yourself, relax your mind, exercise your heart and it brings you back to what matters most... YOU! DANCE!!!!!!

08/19/2014

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

08/14/2014

Have you danced today?

Loraine and Josef
08/12/2014

Loraine and Josef

Great article about Ballroom and dancing in general. By Miranda Hitti - WebMD Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MDTa...
08/12/2014
Dancing Your Way to Better Health

Great article about Ballroom and dancing in general.

By Miranda Hitti - WebMD Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD

Tangos, waltzes, sambas, and foxtrots are gliding across America's TV sets on the hit ballroom dance show, Dancing with the Stars.

Do you tap along with the beat as you watch? Or shimmy during the commercial breaks? This may be one time when health experts won't fret if you follow in the footsteps of prime-time TV. Ballroom dancing could help the mind and body, they say.

Shall We Dance?

You're not likely to practice for hours with a world-class dance partner as on the show. But you also won't face live national TV and the judges' barbs.

Will you get a good workout? What about those two left feet? And how can "twinkle toes" benefit your brain?


WebMD posed those questions to science, dance, and fitness pros. Here's their spin on ballroom dancing's health perks.

Is It Exercise?

The TV show's contestants are often winded after their routines. One dancer from last season said he lost 15 pounds.

How typical is that? It depends on the type of dancing and your skill level, says exercise physiologist Catherine Cram, MS, of Comprehensive Fitness Consulting in Middleton, Wis.

"Once someone gets to the point where they're getting their heart rate up, they're actually getting a terrific workout," says Cram.

Dance is a weight-bearing activity, which builds bones. It's also "wonderful" for your upper body and strength, says Cram.

Would-be dancers should consult their doctors first, especially if they have any health problems, says Cram.

Calorie Check

How many calories will you burn? That depends on your body and how vigorously you dance.

Dance is a "moderate activity," say the USDA's physical activity guidelines. Adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily, according to the guidelines.

It can be easier to stick to that with fun activities, says Cram.

Muscles Worked

New ballroom dancers may feel muscles they didn't know they had. That often happens with a new activity, says Ken Richards, spokesman for USA Dance, the national governing body of DanceSport -- the competitive version of ballroom dancing.

Ballroom dancing often means moving backward, especially for women, says Richards, a professional ballroom dancing veteran.

"If you're dancing the foxtrot, you're taking long, sweeping steps backwards. That's very different than walking forward on a treadmill or taking a jog around the neighborhood," he says.

Ballroom dancing works the backs of the thighs and buttock muscles differently from many other types of exercise, says Richards.

Core Experience

The legs and arms often do the flashy dance moves. But they're sunk without a strong body core.

The "core" muscles -- the abs and back -- are also used in Pilates, says Janice Byer. A lifelong dancer, Byer is group exercise director of The Courthouse Athletic Club in Oakland, Calif. Byer and her husband (whom she met through dancing) are avid swing dancers.

Ballroom dancing may help mind, body, and spirit, experts say.

08/06/2014

Why dance? Researchers have found that ballroom dancing improves mental acuity throughout a dancer’s life & can even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease in senior citizens!

Much luck to Kathy and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week
08/06/2014

Much luck to Kathy and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week

Much luck to Anna and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week.
08/06/2014

Much luck to Anna and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week.

Much luck to Myra and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week.
08/06/2014

Much luck to Myra and Josef at the 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week.

08/05/2014

Simply Ballroom students have been rehearsing routines as they get ready for this 41st Annual Heart of America DanceSport Championships held in Kansas City, this week. Much luck to them!

08/01/2014

It's the weekend, put on your dancing shoes!

Simply Ballroom's cover photo
08/01/2014

Simply Ballroom's cover photo

Timeline Photos
03/08/2013

Timeline Photos

Simply Ballroom and members of the J Association who participated in the "Dancing in the Lou" event last saturday night ...
03/08/2013

Simply Ballroom and members of the J Association who participated in the "Dancing in the Lou" event last saturday night were featured in the St Louis Jewish Light....

Congrats to All of Our Stars from Saturday Night's "Dancing in the Lou" Dance Competition at the Pageant!  You all looke...
03/06/2013

Congrats to All of Our Stars from Saturday Night's "Dancing in the Lou" Dance Competition at the Pageant! You all looked fantastic! It was truely a pleasure working with all of you! And special thanks to the J Associates for hosting the event.

11/21/2012

Have a Safe & Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Spring Showcase 2012
06/22/2012

Spring Showcase 2012

05/10/2012

The Spring Showcase was a huge success! Thank you to all students who participated and also to all friends and family who came to support them!

04/10/2012

Rhonda Polen Wernick, the owner and artist from DancingArt.com created and supplied us with our cover art above. The president of Simply Ballroom, Josef Scherer, is the dancer featured in the front of the painting. This piece of artwork and others can be seen and purchased at DancingArt.com or by writing Rhonda at [email protected].

Simply Ballroom's cover photo
04/10/2012

Simply Ballroom's cover photo

Dancing With The Rabbis Event
03/29/2012

Dancing With The Rabbis Event

Untitled Album
03/28/2012

Untitled Album

Preparing for Dancing with the Rabbi's
03/28/2012

Preparing for Dancing with the Rabbi's

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Simply Ballroom has won numerous Top Studio Awards nationwide. Our full-time certified instructors are also competing professionals, that means you learn only the finest styles and most current techniques. Our instructors hold national top teacher awards and are trained to teach all types of social dance. Whether you are a beginner or advanced level dancer, our friendly and experienced teachers will help you look and feel your very best.

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