Put a spring into your swing at the Step Into Swing Smash-Up, to be held on April 2nd - 4th at Mainframe Studios in Downtown Des Moines. Our swing weekend features some of the finest instructors and one of Iowa's most exciting swing bands! It is three days of non-stop Lindy Hop that includes classes for all levels and three nights of dances with live music on Saturday.
This event will feature lessons and workshops for all levels of dancers—from absolute beginners to pros. You will learn new dances like the shim-sham, social dance etiquette, and signature moves and stylings created by the legendary Frankie Manning.
Every evening there will be a dance—with swing socials on April 2nd and 3rd, wrapping up the weekend with live music, featuring Diva and the Deacons on the evening of April 4th! Last but not least, there will be a Mix and Match competition during the dance on Saturday allowing you to put your newly-learned skills to the test!
Step Into Swing strives to preserve vintage swing dance by providing a venue for dancers to share their passion for the swing culture through classes, dances and competitions, thus inspiring a new generation of swing dancers in the Iowa community. Get your passes at the early-bird rate by March 25th!