New Year’s Eve Dance

Join us for an evening of Dancing into the New year.

December 31st

7:30pm – 12:30 am


$25 members / $30 non-members until 12/23

$30 members / $35 non-members after 12/23
Get your tickets from Russell Black—
Formal Attire
Heavy Hors D’Ouerves Champagne Toast at Midnight

Brandy Gillam Bangs Teaching Tango in October

Don’t miss special guest instructor  Brandy Gillam Bangs at Ballroom Latin Swing Dance Assocation October 14th in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Brandy will be teaching Tango from 7:oo pm – 8:00 pm.

Tango at the Arkansas Arts Center

Thursday, September 8th. 

7:00 p.m – 10:30 p.m.

Come out for an evening of wine, tango dancing and appreciating great art!  Andy Davis will teach a basic lesson at 7:00 p.m. and there will be dancing from 8:00 p.m until 10:30 p.m.  the permanent collection galleries will be open until 8:30 p.m. for you to enjoy. 

This is a free event.  Click here  for more details

9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park
P.O. Box 2137 – Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137
(501) 372-4000


Balboa Workshop

June 25th the Little Rock Lindy Hoppers will sponsor an afternoon workshop on the Balboa dance, which is closely linked to Charleston and Lindy Hop. 12:30pm-4pm at Let’s Dance Studio.

That evening there will be another lesson and a swing dance at Capital Keyboard on Chenal. Check their Facebook page or email: to register.

Swing Dance Road Trip

June 18th Momemtum Dance Concepts in Ft. Smith will be having a daytime worKshop on the ?Trankie Doo? (a swing line dance), and an evening swing dance (West Coast and Lindy Hop) at the Ft. Smith Historic Museum, all in support of its annual Southern Fried Swing event coming in late September.

Check for details.

Car-pools will leave in the afternoon (Robert Herring) and evening (Perry Young), returning that night. SHOULD BE GREAT FUN!

Cinco de Mayo Dance Party

Cinco de Mayo

 The Ballroom Latin & Swing Social Dance Association presents

Cinco de Mayo Dance Party

Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 8:00 pm.  with Free Salsa lesson at 7:00 pm.

Featuring Latin dance music, with some ballroom and swing dances.  Come Festively Dressed, and enjoy mexican snacks and beverages


Located at the Bess Chisum Stephens Center 12th & Cleveland st, Little Rock, Ar

Argentine Tango Spotlight for April

Tom Smith, and his partner Luciana Sabatier, will perform an Argentine Tango spotlight at BLS on April 8th,  2011.

Tom has been dancing Argentine Tango for 17 years.  He has been teaching for over ten years, starting in Tulsa, then Minneapolis, and finally in Las Vegas.  Tom has training from workshops and festivals in Chicago, Miami, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Costa Rica and Buenos Aires.  His dance style is that of the traditional Argentine Tango of Buenos Aires, close embrace.  In addition to teaching, he has regularly hosted and DJ’d milongas (dance night) twice a month while in Las Vegas and previously in Minneapolis. Tango is the dance of passion, focusing on the connection and the music.  Argentine Tango has three styles, “the tango” – passion, “the vals” – romance and “the milonga” (style) – fun.  His teaching focuses on the social dance style with an introduction to some nuevo tango (new style).

 Luciana is a Brasilian native, who came to the US four years ago.  She danced professionally in Brasil for nine years, leading to her love for dance.  In the dance company, Groupo Corpo, she performed in shows around Brasil, in Italy and Germany. In the company, she danced Contemporary, Samba and other styles to typical Brasilian music.  Now she has joined Tom in the love of Argentine Tango and sharing that passion with everyone that they can.

Mardi Gras Dance 2011

MardiGrasMaskFriday, March 4, 2011, Lesson at 7:00PM, Dance at 8:00PM, Bess Chisim Stephens Center 12th and Cleveland Sts.
Cajun Snacks and Creole fun!!!!

Come Dancing at Argenta Community Theater

balletCome support local professional dancers at the March 19 Argenta Community Theater, Ballet Arkansas, Come Dancing fund raiser.

West Coast Swing lesson at 7:00PM taught by Arthur Murray instructors followed by swing, latin and ballroom dancing to the sounds of the Dizzy 7 (Perry’s band). In the West Coast theme, a California – inspired dinner will be served.

There will be adult drinks, a live and silent auction and did we mention lots of dancing? All this and the feeling you’ve done something good for the local arts scene (Arkansas only professional dance company) for the low price of $60.00 per ticket.

Go to for more information.

BLS Halloween Party was a great success

IMG_0104Great Halloween party!

Congratulations to our costume contest winners, the Girl from Kick Ass, the Joker and the Zombie Chick! Check out the photos that Suni posted from our party on the BLS FB page. Thanks Suni! Thanks to Tim the DJ, and Mary and the gang for the spooky decor, too!