The Des Moines Ballroom

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

Social Dance Parties

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


Fridays 8:00 - 10:00 pm - Friday Night Practice Party - $5/person

NOTICE! - Beginning in May 2018 the dance will run from 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

Special Events

May 5, 2018 - Day of Dance and Showcase - 1:00 - 10:30 pm

     Come join us at Grand View University int he Wellness Center for a day of workshops given by nationally known coaches Donna Edelstein and Markus Cannon and stay for the showcases in the evening.  Many oppertunities to dance and have fun in jack and jill competitions will be available.  A silent auction for charity will be open to dance with the professional of your choice.  Information and registration packets are now available.  Come into the ballroom or email us and we will get you one of them.  We can accept cash, check or credit before May 5th.  At the event only cash and checks will be accepted.

       Workshops - 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Creating Balance, Control, and Speed in Turns - Donna Edelstein

                         - 2:30 - 3:30 pm - Release Your Full Potential: Create more powerful movements and

                                                     shapes with less energy - Markus Cannon

                         - 4:00 - 5:00 pm - CBM: How to make it natural - Donna Edelstein

     Pricing - $65 - 3 workshops and evening show

                 - $20/workshop

                 - $20 adults and $15 students - evening show

                 - $5/jack and jill entry


May 25. 2018 - Retro Dance with Cupcakes - 7:30 - 9:30 pm

     Stay tuned for details.


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

     Stay tuned for details


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

     Stay tuned for details.