Salsa Des Moines 10th Annual Masquerade Ball

  • Overview

    Salsa Des Moines will be holding its 10th Annual Masquerade Ball, Saturday, November 16 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The doors open at 8 p.m. so you can snag a great seat. Then join in a beginner Salsa lesson from 8:15–8:45 p.m., no partner needed. This year's event will feature live music by Parranderos Latin Combo, plus a great mix of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and more played by local favorite, DJ Xan ( Anniversary serving the community, we also will be recognizing the Latin culture with a Day of the Dead Celebration. The Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, is celebrated throughout Mexico and elsewhere to honor friends and family who have died.

    You are invited to bring a remembrance of your loved ones to place at a special altar of remembrance called an Ofrenda.
    The night also includes a special group waterfall dance and dance performances by groups from throughout the Des Moines dance community. The cost is $15/person in advance and $20/person at the door. Register online at
    As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Salsa Des Moines depends upon the contributions of sponsors to achieve its mission to embrace the Latin culture through dance, share the joy and health benefits of Latin dance, and promote goodwill and understanding among people in Des Moines and surrounding communities. You can help Salsa Des Moines bring additional high-quality Latin dance instruction, music and events to central Iowa by contacting Salsa Des Moines at, 612.787.2572 to discuss sponsorship opportunities. Learn more at