More than 350 dancers from 20 States and Canada tore up the dance floor this year!!

See you in 2017
3 Days of
Dance Inspiration!
50 Classes
9 Contests
12 Instructors
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 one-day Crash Course!

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.




Miss Jubilee

Friday, April 1st at 9:00 p.m. Grand Hall

Robert Bell & The Hot Swing Combo

Saturday, April 2nd at 9:00 p.m. Grand Hall

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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
175.00 USD


Current price for next 25 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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Challenge Track
180.00 USD


Get more attention in a smaller, fast-paced setting. This is a no-audition partner-required track. Instructors will not require dancers to rotate and they will teach to the top of the class. Class size will be limited to 10-12 couples. Take the Challenge!

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  • Beantown
  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • Southern Swing Challenge
  • LIndy Focus
  • Camp Hollywood
  • Stompology
  • Midwest Lindy Fest
  • Nevermore Jazz Ball Ad
  • Uptown Swing
  • Atlanta Varsity Showdown
  • LIndy on the Rocks
  • Cowtown Jamborama
  • SwingIN
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  • Rock Ya Body
  • BULX
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Why dancers love Heartland!


Des Moines Ballroom Studio
2745 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50310

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Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

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900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA, 50309

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