Heartland Swing Festival
April 6 - 9,  2017
Des Moines, IA
14 Instructors
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3 Days of
Dance Inspiration!
50 Classes
9 Contests
14 Instructors
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9 Amateur Contests
Newcomer and Advanced  Divisions

Learn to Swing Dance!

World renowned Instructors will introduce dancers to the lindy hop, the granddaddy of all swing dances. We offer 5 tracks of classes for all ages and ability levels. No experience necessary and no partner required. Join us in Des Moines for a weekend of swing dance!

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Amateur Competitions

Competitors from all over the country make their way to Des Moines for one of the only all-amateur swing dance events in the world. We offer nine contests with divisions for newcomers and advanced amateur dancers.

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Why us?

It’s a party and everyone’s invited! We welcome dancers of all ages, races, and dance ability levels. Heartland is dedicated to the preservation of lindy hop, while inspiring a new generation of swing dancers through mind-blowing classes, electrifying competitions, and fiery live jazz.

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NOLA Jazz Band

Friday, April 7 at 9:00 p.m.

Robert Bell & The Hot Swing Combo

Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 p.m.


Beginner’s Crash Course
99.00 USD

This is an introductory level track. No previous experience necessary!

Includes four hours of classes. Join in on the Newcomer Jack & Jill or watch exciting competitions! Get on the right foot and start swing dancing!

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Full Weekend Passes
175.00 USD

Get everything you need. All evening dances and activities from Thursday-Sunday.

10 hours of instruction

4 nights of dancing

Eligible to compete in all contests

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Competitors Pass
135.00 USD

This is the perfect pass for all the amateur competitors out there! This pass grants you access to all dances Thursday – Sunday, and it includes all contest fees. Grab a partner and get ready to compete!

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Party Pass
70.00 USD

Entry into all weekend dances Thursday – Sunday

Ineligible to compete

No classes are included in this pass

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