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

The Des Moines Ballroom

Social Dance Parties

Thursdays 8:00 - 10:30 pm  - Thursday Night Swing Social - $3/person


Fridays 7:30 - 9:30 pm - Friday Night Practice Party - $5/person


Special Events

July 20, 2018 - Grillout Summer Dance - 7:30 - 9:30 pm

    Our favorite master griller, Kelly, will be grilling burgers, ready to eat at 7. Feel free to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The studio will also provide beverages. Dancing will start at 7:30PM and end at 9:30PM. $10 per person.


July 28, 2018 - Waltz Workshop with Donovan - 2:00 - 5:00 pm

     Join us for another installment of workshops with Donovan.  Waltz is on the agenda.  $15 gets you 1.5 hours of instruction and 1.5 hrs of general dancing.


August 5-12, 2018 - Ballroom Closed 

     The ballroom will be closed for all classes, privates, and practices so that we can refinish our floor.


September 7, 2018 - Iowa vs Iowa State Grillout Dance - 7:30 - 9:30 pm

     Stay tuned for details.


November 3, 2018 - Des Moines Dance Classic - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

     Come and join us for a day full of ballroom dancing competition and an evening of shocases, exhibitions, and general dance.  Stay tuned for details.  Check out www.desmoinesdanceclassic.com.