WEDNESDAY

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

     6:30 - 8:00 pm - $65/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 May 2019..​  


Intermediate 2 Bolero - December 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

     8:00 - 9:00 pm - $48/person

          Take your bolero to a new level.  You have taken beginner and intermediate 1.  Now you really want to add some drama and flare to your Bolero.  Dive into this slow, romantic dance and light the floor on fire every time with you hot moves.

MONDAY


SATURDAY

Youth Movement - December 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 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 Waltz/Tango - December 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 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 Waltz and Tango while having fun with other kids.  They will learn the rules of the ballroom including respect, posture, roles, and presentation.


Youth Performance Team - December 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 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 re-open May 2019.


Kids Performance Team - December 8, 15, 22, & 29 - 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 re-open May 2019.

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.

June Class List

NOVEMBER CLASS LIST

THURSDAY

Barre - November 1, 8, 15, & 29 - 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 - November 1, 8, 15, & 29 - 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 Rhythm - Rumba, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing - November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 8 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $96/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 rhythmic, fun feeling of these dances.


Beginner Country - November 1, 8, 29, & 27 - 4 week class
​​     
8:30 - 9:30 pm - $48/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 - November 5, 12, 19, & 26

     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.  

Sip and Step - November 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

​     6:30-7:30 pm - $48/person  
           Sampling wine may be familiar, but what about sampling dance styles? Maybe you have a special occasion coming up, or you've always wanted to try your feet on the dance floor? This class is designed for you! We will discover the basic steps to various styles, fitting for wedding dances and parties. Enjoy a complimentary glass of local wine to start, and get comfortable on the dance floor. This is a beginner class. Casual clothing and shoes are appropriate. Partners not required.

Beginner Night Club 2 Step - November 5, 12, 19, & 26 - 4 week class

     7:30 - 8:30 pm - $48/person

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

DECEMBER CLASS LIST

​​​​THURSDAY

​Barre - December 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 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 - December 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 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 - December 6, 13, 20, & 27 - 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.


TUESDAY
Barre - October 30, November 6, 13, & 20 - 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. 

Intermediate 2 Waltz - October 30, November 6, 13, & 20 - 4 week class
    
6:30 - 7:30 pm - $48/person
          
Up your game in your Waltz.  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 Foxtrot - October 30, November 6, 13, & 20 - 4 week class
   
 7:30 - 8:30 pm - $48/person
          
Take your Foxtrot to a new level.  You already know the basic, left rock turn, sway, sway UAT, promenade, and maybe a few more steps, but join this class and you will really start to open up your Foxtrot and have a great time.  Dive into this fun and flirty dance style.

Open Practice Dance - November 2, 9, 16, & 30

      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!

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.

​​​Guided Practice - December 3, 10, & 17
     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.  


All About That Base - December 3 - One time workshop

     6:30 - 7​:30 pm - $15/person    

           This is a Smooth workshop designed to enhance your awareness of your center of gravity. We will focus of lowering into and maximizing our relationship with the floor. A steady and yet flexible base is the key to balance and free-flowing movement across the floor. This workshop is designed for dancers beyond the beginner level with experience in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. 


​Ladies Night Out - December 10 - One time workshop

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $15/person

​          Where my ladies at??? Are you and your girls looking for a fun night out? Don't worry about finding a partner. You don't need one for this workshop. It's all about you, and having fun with your friends. We will cover basic line dance steps, with a twist, that you can take away to your next event, or just be satisfied with a fun time at the studio. You may even get a little work out!


​Party Moves - December 17 - One time workshop

     6:30 - 7:30  pm - $15/person
          Are you headed to a Holiday party with someone to impress?? This is a fun workshop, focused solely on quick and flashy moves to add to your existing repertoire. For beginning and intermediate dancers alike, you can up the anty with what you've got by taking this fun workshop and dance away feeling ready to party!  

​​SATURDAY

Youth Movement - November 10, 17, 24, & Deember 1 - 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 WC Swing and Hustle - November 10, 17, 24, & December 1 - 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 WC Swing and Hustle while having fun with other kids.  They will learn the rules of the ballroom including respect, posture, roles, and presentation.


Youth Performance Team - November 10, 17, 24, & December 1 - 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 May 2019.


Kids Performance Team - November 10, 17, 24, & December 1 - 4 week class

     12:00 - 1:00 pm - $48/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 in May 2019.

​​TUESDAY

Barre - December 4, 11, & 18 - 3 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 am - $45/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. 

Intermediate 2 Tango - November 27, December 4, 11, & 18 - 4 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $48/person

          Up your game in your Tango.  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 Rumba - November 27, December 4, 11, & 18 - 4 week class

     7:30 - 8:30 pm - $48/person

          Take your Rumba to a new level.  You already know the box, the turning box, the slow underarm turn, the 5th positions, and maybe a few more steps, but join this class and you will really start to open up your Rumba and have a great time. Dive into this slow and romantic dance style.

FRIDAY

Ballroom Babies - Fridays

​     10:00 - 10:30 am - $5/child (parents are free)

         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 - December 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!  You do not need to be a current student with us to join us on Fridays.

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.

​​​​​​WEDNESDAY

Adult Formation Team - November 14 - 1 week class

     6:30 - 8:00 pm - $20/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 May 2019..​​


Intermediate 1 Mambo - Novemeber 7, 14, 21, & 28 - 4 week class

     ​8:00-9:00pm - $48/person

          You have taken beginner mambo class.  You already know the basic, underarm turn, alternating underarm turn, cross body lead, side breaks, and perhaps a few more.  Now join us for a more in depth look at mambo.  Dive into this fast sexy dance.

FRIDAY

Ballroom Babies - Fridays 
​     
10:00 - 10:30 am - $5/child (parents are free)
​         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. 


Beginner Smooth - Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot - November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 1, 14, 21, & 28 - 8 week class

     6:30 - 7:30 pm - $96/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.