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March 31 - April 3,  2016
Des Moines, IA
12 Instructors
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3 Days of
Dance Inspiration!
50 Classes
9 Contests
12 Instructors
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9 Amateur Contests
Newcomer and Advanced  Divisions
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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.

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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
155.00 USD

Current price for next 50 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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  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • Rock Ya Body
  • LIndy Focus
  • Atlanta Varsity Showdown
  • Beantown
  • Cowtown Jamborama
  • LIndy on the Rocks
  • Southern Swing Challenge
  • SwingIN
  • Uptown Swing
  • Midwest Lindy Fest

Why dancers love Heartland!


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

Des Moines Social Club
900 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, IA, USA 50309