WHERE TO DANCE
Thursday Night Swing Social
Join Step Into Swing every Thursday night from 8-10:30 at Madhat Ballroom located at 1751 28th Street, West Des Moines for the Thursday Night Swing Social. Only $2 at the door, perfect for all levels of dancers. Come sit and watch, or dance all night. Swingin' jazz from 1920's to 50's will be played all night. Occasionally there will be live music, so check it out! We offer a group lesson at 7:30 to 8:00 and "Random Dance Lessons" throughout the evening. Come on down and check it out.
TNSS at Madhat Ballroom, 1751 28th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa
Dance Club 76 is a non-profit organization for the enjoyment of ballroom dancing and the recreation it provides. Dances to a DJ are held monthly, generally the second Friday night, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.
All events are held at the Northside Senior Center in Park Fair Mall @ 2nd & Euclid (entrance beside Ace Hardware).
The third Friday of every month, join the folks at Swing Des Moines as they host Jive Junction. 8-11 with a free lesson from 8-8:30. Check their website for locations, as it is subject to change. www.swingdesmoines.com
Lake Robbins Ballroom
Every Sunday evening Lake Robbins Ballroom hosts an excellent big band. Each week offers a different band. Normally, 6-10pm and $7 admission. Known as the ballroom with the best dance floor in Iowa.
Jitterbugs' Night Out is held upstairs at the Eagles Lodge on 24th & Douglas, every Friday night! Doors open at 7:30, and then the evening starts at 8:00 p.m. with a beginning swing dance lesson (no partner required). The DJ spins their tunes until midnight.This event is smoke-free, alcohol-free, and all ages. Alcohol is available from the bar downstairs. Dressing sharp is strongly encouraged, as is bathing. Come on out and see what's got people talking.
Prairie Meadows Finish Line Show Lounge
The Finish Line Show Lounge is home to terrific free entertainment throughout the week. Whether you’re looking for the nostalgia of big bands and polka, flashbacks to the best of the ‘50s & ‘60s, boot-stompin’ country, or straight-ahead rock ‘n roll, the Finish Line Show Lounge has everything you’re looking for.
Sunday afternoons at the Summerset Winery in Indianola are made for dancing. Outside in the summer and inside in the winter. Check their website for your favorite band.
White Oak Vineyards
Friday evenings from 6-9, the White Oak Vineyards in Elkhart host some excellent dance opportunities. Check their website for upcoming events.