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Val Air Ballroom

Friday – Sunday Classes
Evening Dances

301 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Friday and Saturday Late Nights
Classes on Saturday & Sunday

1970 Grand Avenue #37
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Valley Junction Activity Center

Classes on Saturday & Sunday

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Imani Family Church

Classes on Saturday & Sunday

815 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Walnut Creek Academy

Classes on Saturday & Sunday

1020 8th Street,
West Des Moines, IA 50265


Miss Kitty’s

Lunch Event & Movie Showing

Swanson Depot, 8800 Swanson Blvd,
Clive, IA 50325

Venue Map

Venue Map 2017


Des Moines Ballroom Studio (not on map)
2745 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
Please note: this is 4 miles north of Downtown
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Days Inn

Days Inn West Des Moines

Take advantage of the Heartland Swing Festival room block at the Days Inn in West Des Moines. Just six blocks from our main venue!

$70-$90 per night

Book by March 31, 2017.

Call today to make your reservation:


marriott-courtyard-400Mariott Courtyard
1520 NW 114th St
Clive, Iowa 50325


Call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 321-2211 or (515) 225-1222 on or before Thursday, March 16, 2017. Please identify yourself as part of the Heartland Swing Festival Room Block group staying at the Courtyard Des Moines West/Clive, located at 1520 NW 114th Street, Clive, IA 50325-7069.

Click here to book online.

Local Housing

There is a large swing dance population in Des Moines who might be able to offer a free place to stay. Free housing is limited and is not guaranteed, but we will do our best to find you a host. Because of high demand, housing will only be provided to Full Weekend Pass holders on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that free housing does not guarantee that you will have your own room and a bed. Often you will share space with several other dancers, so if you are looking for privacy, free housing might not be your best option. Sleeping arrangements could include beds, futons, couches, blow-up mattresses or floor space.

To request housing, simply fill out the housing survey on the registration form when you register. Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or concerns.


More Hotel Options

DaysInnDays Inn
1600 Northwest 114th St
Clive, IA 50325

Call 800-310-8129Please identify yourself as part of the Heartland Swing Festival Room Block.

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