The Des Moines Ballroom

instructors are friendly & fun

We're a highly-qualified, professional dance studio that works with top dancers in the industry from all over the United States. We are experienced in various types of social dancing and we are known for our quality of instruction as well as our inspiring attitudes to make the learning fun.  Whether you want to learn for fun, perform in shows, or compete on a national stage, we will be able to help you attain your dreams!

Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled with your instructor at a time that works for you and the instructor. This can be in the morning, afternoon, evening, and weekends. The instructor will be there to focus on you and your dancing to help you evolve into the dancer you wish to be.   

Special pricing available for youth and college aged students.

1 - 40 minute Private Lesson - $70 

11 lessons for the price of 10 - $700 

Wedding Package (Bride and Groom only)

​5 lessons for the price of 4 - $280

We are moving!  As of 10/1/18 we will be located at 521 E Locust St, Des Moines, 50309.  

Gift Certificates are available for any amount you wish.  Stop in the ballroom to purchase one or email us and we will send one out too you.

Quality Comes First


  • American Smooth
    • ​​Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz
  • American Rhythm
    • Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo, Samba, Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, Night Club 2, West Coast Swing
  • International Standard
    • Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep
  • International Latin
    • Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive
  • Swing Styles
    • Charleston, Lindy Hop, Balboa, and more.....​

Private Lesson PAckages

"There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them." - Vicki Baum