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    Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    A couple weeks ago I was watching the movie Public Enemies with a friend. When the movie came to one of the scenes where there was dinner and dancing, she said, "I wish there was still places like that around."

    About a week later, we were watching the movie Gangster Squad. Once again, when the movie came to one of the scenes where there was dinner and dancing, she again said, "I wish there was still places like that around."

    So, I'm taking that as a hint that she wants to go for dinner and dancing.

    I thought I would maybe surprise her and take her one night, but it's not my scene at all, so I have no idea where to start looking.

    Are there any places in Des Moines (or the metro area) that has dinner and ballroom like dancing that you would recommend?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    Lumberyard?



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    The Outer Limits on NE 14th Street?


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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    I think the Castle Club does this, but it looks like they only hold monthly dances:

    http://www.castleclub.org/g120/stati...00909170812974

    I do know there are also ballroom dancing classes, but I'm not sure if that's what she'd want.


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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I do know there are also ballroom dancing classes, but I'm not sure if that's what she'd want.
    In case she does, Des Moines Ballroom - Home Page

    No personal experience but heard good things from a co-worker.



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    The standard, (a bar downtown des moines) is the only thing I could think of, they serve higher end food and drinks downstairs then they have a dancefloor upstairs. I'm not really sure if that's what you're looking for though, I am sure they have a website you could checkout to see.



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    Des Moines Social Club does that once in a while i think where they throw events involving nights like that you can buy tickets too. I would check them out and not listen to most of the suggestions on here you might run into some strippers and aaron hernandez if you go to the wrong "dinner and dancing club"



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    There is a place in the boonies that a bunch of people I knew from school went, but I forget what it's called. Yea, I'm pretty much no help.

    Nevermind, found it: Home Page

    Lake Robbins Ballroom



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    I've heard that's quite the elegant place.. Great ballroom dancing



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    I agree on Denny Arthur's. most diverse music and crowd. My wife and I had a blast there.



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    This is probably no longer relevant to the OP but I just received a Dealchicken today for Mad Hat Ballroom. This looks like exactly what you were looking for and I didn't know this place existed.
    MADHATBALLROOM.COM

    They're located in the Governor's Square in WDM but looks like they move around to different locations for classes.

    Could be potential for a future date.



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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

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    Re: Places to go dancing in Des Moines?

    Quote Originally Posted by acoustimac View Post
    I agree on Denny Arthur's. most diverse music and crowd. My wife and I had a blast there.
    Wow...I never would have come up with this one. Been many years and only stepped in there a time or two but I don't recal the atmosphere being anything similar to a romantic "dining and then dancing" scene from any movie I've seen. More like a "I"m newly divorced and I hear this is the place to go" scene.

    Maybe I just hit is on a couple bad nights?

    There are places that do salsa dancing you should be able to find without too much trouble.


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