Free Summer Series Puts Pep in Your Step
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St. Louis, MO — April 26, 2018 — The new Dancing in the Commons series gets underway Friday, May 4. The series is presented by AARP in St. Louis in partnership with the Nine Network and St. Louis Pubic Radio.

Professional dancers from Convergence Dance and Body Center will provide mini-lessons before each event. Then, dance the night away or just take in the scenery from 7–9:00 p.m.

“The arts and culture are the heart of every city, so we are thrilled to offer Dancing in Commons. The Public Media Commons is the perfect place to celebrate the art and fun of dancing. The space is known for bringing the community together to create and share innovative experiences,” says Jack Galmiche, president and CEO, Nine Network of Public Media. The Public Media Commons was listed in St. Louis Magazine’s “101 Things Every St. Louisan Must Do!” list.

The free series is part of First Fridays in Grand Center in May, June, and August in the award-winning Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive Street, between the Nine Network of Public Media and St. Louis Public Radio.

Dancing in the Commons Schedule

May 4: Salsa, featuring DJ Sergio España

June 1: Swing

August 3: Tango

You must be 18 years and older to attend. There will be snacks for sale along with a cash bar. Please bring chairs for seating.

Free, but registration is required at

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and multiple websites accessible at Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.