swing smash up 2020

Des Moines is excited to welcome dancers to the Step Into Swing Smash Up. Our swing weekend features some of the finest instructors and one of the region's most exciting swing bands! It is three days of non-stop Lindy Hop that includes classes for all levels and three nights of dances with live music!

Please join us this April to experience the joy of swing dancing in Central Iowa. All evening dances are open to the public. No partner required. Join us!

swing smash up postponed!

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why sign up?

Want to build on your current swing dancing level? Or maybe you are new and want to start your swing dancing journey! Well this event is for you! We have Intermediate and Beginner classes available and evening dances with live music to hone up on your skills.

Step Into Swing strives to preserve vintage swing dance by providing a venue for dancers to share their passion for the Swing culture through classes, dances and competitions, thus inspiring a new generation of swing dancers in the Iowa community.



The Step Into Swing Smashup is a weekend long swing dance party. On Saturday, we offer two levels of lessons: a beginner crash course and an intermediate/advanced track. That Saturday night, dance to the live music of Diva and the Deacons. Register by March 25th to get an early bird discount! When you purchase an all day pass or a beginner track crash course, you get into the Saturday night dance free.

Early Bird Discount

Purchase the All Day Pass or the Beginner Track by March 25th for the discounted rate.

All Day Pass

Join us for a full day of classes, meeting new people and dancing the night away.

Beginner Track

Perfect for those just starting out with Swing Dancing.

Interested in taking a class but can't commit to the full day? You can attend an individual class for $20.

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live music

8:00-11:00pm $15 entry (at the door)

Join us as we dance the night away with Diva and the Deacons!

Tina Haase Findlay and Brandon Findlay are bella soul. As a modular group, the duo expands with members of their diverse musical family, including international award-winning bassist Scot Sutherland and renowned artist-educator Dr. Damani Phillips, among more than two dozen local and regional artists who regularly join on stage and in studio.

As a duo, trio, quintet, or sextet, bella soul is built from a loving devotion to the kaleidoscope of sounds and styles that have naturally raised from the American deltas and heartlands they call home. And as they prepare a new collection of original work, Genesis of the Exodus, the Findlay's and their family are enjoying the blessings of lives filled with great friends, great art, and great love."

Dance fee waived with purchase of an all day pass or beginner track.

the venue

mainframe studios

900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, IA 50309

Parking: Parking is available in the lower level covered parking lot, along with overflow parking at the corner of 12th & Center Street. Additional parking is available just south of the building’s atrium entrance. To enter underneath the building, take the elevator up to level 1, suite #108.


Step Into Swing

Simply put, we are lovers of vintage swing dancing, its music, and culture. We enjoy seeing others swing dance, and enjoy spreading our love of swing dancing by promoting dances, giving demonstrations, and social dancing at public venues.

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