​​​​​WEDNESDAY

Adult Formation Team - September 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

     6:30 - 8:00 pm - $55/person

          This is a class that is for adults interested in learning a routine and performing it at shows and competitions.  Open enrollment is closed.  It will re-open in December 2018..​​


Intermediate 2 WC Swing - September 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

     ​8:00-9:00pm - $40/person

          You have taken both beginner and intermediate wc swing class.  Now join us for some more advanced patterns.  Ladies, you will be learning to "steal the lead".

​​SATURDAY

Youth Movement - September 8, 15, 22, & 29- 4 week class

     9:30 - 10:00 am - $40/person

          This class is designed for kids 4-6 who would like the begin their journey in ballroom dancing.  This class focuses on learning to move to music, the basic patterns, moving fast and slow, knowing your right from your left, and other basics of ballroom.  There is nothing cuter than watching 2 little kids dance together!


Youth Beginner Foxtrot / EC Swing - September 8, 15, 22, & 29- 4 week class

     10:00 - 11:00 am - $40/person

          This is a class designed for youth dancers aged 7-18.  In this class they will learn the basics of Foxtrot and EC Swing while having fun with other kids.  They will learn the rules of the ballroom including respect, posture, roles, and presentation.


Youth Performance Team - September 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 4 week class

     11:00 - 12:00 pm - $40/person

          This is a class that allows youth dancers to work with other youth dancers to put together a routine and perform at shows and competitions..  Open enrollment is now closed.  It will reopen in November 2018.


Kids Performance Team - September 8, 15, 22, & 29- 4 week class

     12:00 - 1:00 pm - $40/person

          This is a class that allows kids aged 5-9 to work with other kids to put together a routine and perform at shows and competitions.  This class opens 2x/year. Open enrollement is now closed.  It will reopen November 2018.

​​

Beginner Country - September 8, 15, 22, & 29- 4 week class

     1:00 - 2:00 pm - $40/person

          Come learn the basics of country dancing. You can learn the beginning steps to the 2 step, the country Waltz, the Cha Cha and more.... Line dancing by special request.

​​​THURSDAY

​Barre - October 4, 11, 18, & 26 - 4 week class
     
6:30 - 7:30 am - $48/person
         
 Great dancing starts with attention to our foundation. Balance, control, posture, and flexibility are addressed in this fitness style class done in the format of ballet barre.  We will work up a sweat, and save time for stretching and relaxation. Start the day off right and work your way toward better moving. See you at the barre. 


PD Moves - Ocotber 4, 11, 18, & 26 - 4 week class
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm - free to clients and caregivers​    
          PD Moves is a dance program for people with Parkinson's disease
and their caregivers. This class utilizes technical elements from
various dance styles including Jazz, Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot,
and Argentine Tango. Movement elements of focus will be
improving balance, coordination, and use of rhythm. Tallis Strub
started the program while completing her Master's thesis at the
University of Iowa, where she focused on the relationship between
dance and Parkinson's disease. She trained with the Dance for PD
program in Brooklyn, NY at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and
created a live dance work featuring participants from the Cedar
Rapids PD Moves class in May of 2016.


Beginner Country - October 4, 11, 18, & 26 - 4 week class
​​   
 8:30 - 9:30 pm - $40/person
          Come learn the basics of country dancing. You can learn the beginning steps to the 2 step, the country Waltz, the Cha Cha and more.... Line dancing by special request.


MONDAY

Guided Practice - September 10, 17, 24, and October 1

     5:30 - 6:30 pm  - $5/person/class

          This is a guided practice session.  Come with questions that you have from any of the group classes and practice.  

FRIDAY

Ballroom Babies - October 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

​     10:00 - 10:30 am - $20/child

         A Creative Movement Class - Parent & Child 4 & under.  This is a class for the littles and their parents to enjoy together. We will learn the basics of coordinated movement and rhythm, while dancing to the beat of Cha Cha, Tango, Swing, and more! Join the fun on Friday mornings for integrated play and exercise with your children ages 0-4. 

Open Practice Dance - October 5, 12, 19, & 26

           7:30 - 9:30 pm - $5/person

                Join us EVERY Friday night at the Des Moines Ballroom for an Open Practice Party.  Everyone is welcome to attend from absolute beginners to advanced dancers.  This is the time to practice all of those wonderful moves you have learned in class and in your private lessons.  Teachers are available to answer any questions that you may have.  This is also a great way to check out the different styles of dance and pick the ones that appeal the most to you.  Come out and have fun every Friday!  You do not need to be a current student with us to join us on Fridays.

Monday Classes​ - June 6, 13, 20, 27

     7:30 - 8:30 pm   Intermediate Rumba  - 4 week class

                       Want to take your Rumba basics that you know and add some cool new moves? Take the Intermediate Rumba class and take your Rumba dancing to the next level so you can steal the show every time you take the floor.

SEPTEMBER CLASS LIST

TUESDAY

Intermediate 2 Cha Cha - September 4, 11, 18, & 25 -  4 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $40/person

          Up your game in your Cha Cha.  You have learned the basics and attended Intermediate 1.    Now come and learn a few more steps and challenge yourself to improve your technique on the floor.  Take this class to steal the show every time you take the floor or just increase the joy in your dancing.


Intermediate 1 Waltz - September 4, 11, 18, & 25-  4 week class

     7:30 - 8:30 pm - $40/person

          Take your Waltz to a new level.  You already know the box, turning box, slow underarm turn, progressive, and maybe a few more steps, but join this class and you will really start to open up your Waltz and have a great time.  Dive into this slow, flowing dance style.

​​​Guided Practice - October 8, 15, 22, & 29
     5:30 - 6:30 pm  - $5/person/class
          This is a guided practice session.  Come with questions that you have from any of the group classes and practice.  


Beginner Hustle - October 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 4 week class

     7:30-8​:30 pm - $48/person    

          Come and learn this fun and spinning form of modern swing dancing.  Impress your friends and family with your sweet and smooth moves on the dance floor.​​

Beginner WC Swing - September 10, 17, 24, & October 1 - 4 week class

     7:30 - 8:30 pm - $40/person

          Come and learn this smooth, sassy style of swing dance.  Impress your friends and family with your sassy moves on the dance floor.  


Classic Swing - September 10, 17, 24, & October 1 - 4 week class

     8:00 - 9:00 pm - Classic Swing - $40/person

         Check out Step Into Swing on Facebook for details.

June Class List

​WEDNESDAY

Adult Formation Team - October 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 - 5 week class

     6:30 - 8:00 pm - $75/person

           This is a class that is for adults interested in learning a routine and performing it at shows and competitions.  Open enrollment is closed.  It will re-open in December 2018..​


Intermediate 1 Hustle - October 3, 10, 17, & 24 - 4 week class

     8:00 - 9:00 pm - $48/person

          Take your hustle to a new level.  You already know the basic, the throwout, the wheel, the inside turn, and perhaps a few more., but take this class and you will really begin to open up your Hustle.  Dive into this spinning, smooth style of dance.

MONDAY


​THURSDAY

Beginner Smooth - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot - September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, & 25  - 8 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $80/person

        Come learn 3 of the basic six ballroom dances.  In this class you will get the basics down of the Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot and learn to love the smooth, gliding feeling of these dances.

Tuesday Classes​ - June 7, 14, 21, 28

     6:30 - 7:30 pm   Intermediate Viennese Waltz - 4 week class 

                   Want to take your Viennese Waltz basics that you know and add some cool new moves? Take the Intermediate Viennese Waltz class and take your V Waltz dancing to the next level so you can steal the show every time you take the floor.


     7:30 - 8:30 pm   Beginner Night Club 2 - 4 week class 
                   Learn a fun and easy club dance that will bring you lots of fun and keep you dancing all night long.

OCTOBER CLASS LIST - Classes may change slightly with the upcoming move.  Please check back closer to the start of classes to make sure of days and times.

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

The Des Moines Ballroom

FRIDAY

Beginner Smooth - Rumba, Cha Cha, EC Swing - September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 8 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $80/person

        Come learn 3 of the basic six ballroom dances.  In this class you will get the basics down of the Rumba, Cha Cha, and EC Swing and learn to love the fun, flirty feeling of these dances.

Classic Swing - Septmeber 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 4 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $40/person

        Check out Step Into Swing on Facebook for details

Open Practice Dance - September 7, 14, 21, & 28

      7:30 - 9:30  pm - $5/person

                Join us EVERY Friday night at the Des Moines Ballroom for an Open Practice Party.  Everyone is welcome to attend from absolute beginners to advanced dancers.  This is the time to practice all of those wonderful moves you have learned in class and in your private lessons.  Teachers are available to answer any questions that you may have.  This is also a great way to check out the different styles of dance and pick the ones that appeal the most to you.  Come out and have fun every Friday!

Wednesday Classes​ - June 1, 8, 15, 22

     7:00 - 8:00 pm   Intermediate 2 Tango - 4 week class

                       Have you taken Intermediate Tango? Ready for more challenge? Ready for more fun? Sign up for this 4 week class that promises all of that and more.

Open Swing Social - September 6, 13, 20, & 27

​     8:00 - 10:30 pm  - $3/person

          Join us EVERY Thursday night at the Des Moines Ballroom for an Open Swing Social Dance.  Everyone is welcome, so  invite all of your friends.

SATURDAY

Youth Movement - October 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 4 week class

     9:30 - 10:00 am - $48/person

          This class is designed for kids 4-6 who would like the begin their journey in ballroom dancing.  This class focuses on learning to move to music, the basic patterns, moving fast and slow, knowing your right from your left, and other basics of ballroom.  There is nothing cuter than watching 2 little kids dance together!


Youth Beginner Mambo / Bolero - October 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 4 week class

     10:00 - 11:00 am - $48/person

          This is a class designed for youth dancers aged 7-18.  In this class they will learn the basics of Mambo and Bolero while having fun with other kids.  They will learn the rules of the ballroom including respect, posture, roles, and presentation.


Youth Performance Team - October 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 4 week class

     11:00 - 12:00 pm - $48/person

         This is a class that allows youth dancers to work with other youth dancers to put together a routine and perform at shows and competitions..  Open enrollment is now closed.  It will reopen in November 2018.


Kids Performance Team - Ocotber 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 4 week class

     12:00 - 1:00 pm  - $48/person

         This is a class that allows youth dancers to work with other youth dancers to put together a routine and perform at shows and competitions..  Open enrollment is now closed.  It will reopen in November 2018.


​​TUESDAY

Barre - October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 - 5 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 am - $60/person

          Great dancing starts with attention to our foundation. Balance, control, posture, and flexibility are addressed in this fitness style class done in the format of ballet barre.  We will work up a sweat, and save time for stretching and relaxation. Start the day off right and work your way toward better moving. See you at the barre. 


PD Moves - October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 - 5 week class

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm - free to clients and caregivers​    
          PD Moves is a dance program for people with Parkinson's disease
and their caregivers. This class utilizes technical elements from
various dance styles including Jazz, Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot,
and Argentine Tango. Movement elements of focus will be
improving balance, coordination, and use of rhythm. Tallis Strub
started the program while completing her Master's thesis at the
University of Iowa, where she focused on the relationship between
dance and Parkinson's disease. She trained with the Dance for PD
program in Brooklyn, NY at the Mark Morris Dance Center, and
created a live dance work featuring participants from the Cedar
Rapids PD Moves class in May of 2016.


Intermediate 2 East Coast Swing - October 2, 9, 16, & 23 - 4 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $48/person

          Up your game in your EC Swing.  You have learned the basics and attended Intermediate 1.  Now come and learn a few more steps and challenge yourself to improve your technique on the floor.  Take this class to steal the show every time you take the floor or just increase the joy in your dancing.


Intermediate 1 Tango - October 2, 9, 16, &, 22 - 4 week class

     7:30 - 8:30 pm - $48/person

          Take your  Tango to a new level.  You already know the basic, corte, progressive rocks, promenade, and maybe a few more steps, but join this class and you will really start to open up your Tango and have a great time.  Dive into this intense and passionate dance style.