News for Members

Places to dance

Iowa Dance
Lists of dances, venues, bands, DJs, instructors, etc. in Iowa or just across the border.
Red Friars
Ames – A private dance group that meets at the Iowa State University Memorial Union south ballroom and dances to live bands which play the big band sound.
Summerset Winery
Indianola – Live bands most Sunday afternoons, plus special events.
White Oak Vineyard
Elkhart – Live bands most Friday evenings.
Lake Robbins
Woodward – Live big bands on Sunday evenings.

Dance organizations

Leonard's Dance Studio
Teaches through Des Moines and Ankeny Adult Education and other places. Call for details: 288-5271
Step Into Swing
Information about swing and related events, venues, lessons and more in the Central Iowa area. Sign up for their weekely newsletter or RSS feed.
Swing Des Moines
Organization to promote swing dancing in Central Iowa. We teach dance lessons, give performances, taxi dance, and do just about anything else that involves swing dance. Check out their calendar of lessons and events.
Des Moines Ballroom Dance
Classes and dances. Check out their calendar.
The Iowa State University Ballroom Dance Company
(BDCo) is a university-sanctioned student organization and a member of the Sports Club Council. The organization is funded through GSB and company membership dues. Though composed primarily of ISU students and staff, anyone is encouraged to join. The main objective of the BDCo is to promote Ballroom Dancing on the ISU campus and in the Ames area. This is accomplished through offering lessons at various levels, by attending workshops and competitions, and by sponsoring their own dances and workshops.
The ISU Ballroom Dance Club
The ISU Ballroom Dance Club offers dance classes, as well as a Friday night social/practice. The club also hosts special dances and parties for holidays such as Halloween and Christmas. The classes are taught by professional dance instructors, as well as the club officers and advanced club dancers. The classes offer instructions on beginner, intermediate and advanced levels for Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Swing, Latin (Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha) and many others.
Valerie Williams
Open and private lessons in social dance ranging from Argentine Tango to Waltz. Work on your skills or just get ready for that wedding. (515) 232-7374. Also look for Valerie Williams Co'Motion Dance Theater at wwww.comotion.org


Free Style
Wide variety of music. Check their calendar for dates and places.
High Society Big Band
Lonny Lynn Orchestra


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