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Heartland Swing Festival
April 6 - 9,  2017
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Des Moines, IA
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14 Instructors
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3 Days of
Dance Inspiration!
50 Classes
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9 Contests
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14 Instructors
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Group Rates
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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!

Check out the beginners track!

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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123Days
13Hours
51Mins
5Secs

Instructors

LIVE MUSIC

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.

Pricing

Beginner’s Crash Course
99.00 USD

This is an introductory level track. No previous experience necessary! Includes four hours of classes and the evening dances on Saturday. 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
165.00 USD

Current price for next 75 registrants

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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Sponsors

  • Step Into Swing Logo
  • Beantown
  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • Southern Swing Challenge
  • Camp Hollywood
  • Stompology
  • Midwest Lindy Fest
  • Nevermore Jazz Ball Ad
  • Uptown Swing
  • Atlanta Varsity Showdown
  • LIndy on the Rocks
  • Cowtown Jamborama
  • SwingIN
  • Greenwood Swing Out Logo
  • LIndy Diversion Logo
  • Rock Ya Body
  • Mullica Logo

Why dancers love Heartland!