Welcome to Salsa Des Moines' Masquerade Ball & Dancapalooza
This year's Masquerade Ball & Dancapalooza will combine the same outstanding Masquerade Ball you've grown to love and expect from Salsa Des Moines plus a great lineup of quality dance workshops featuring guest instructors from across the country and a few of your local favorites.
All activities will be held at Mainframe Studios, 900 Keo Way, Des Moines, 50309. Our featured guest instructors for Dancapalooza will be sharing their expertise in the areas of bachata, salsa, zouk, chachacha, kizomba, cumbia and more. After classes on Friday come back for a Salsa Social Spectacular Friday evening from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Workshops will resume on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The weekend will culminate with the Masquerade Ball Saturday evening from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. in the ballroom, where you can show off all the great new skills you picked up at the day's workshops. https://www.facebook.com/events/269547833673811/
There will also be exciting dance performances during a brief half-time show at both the Social Spectacular on Friday and during the Masquerade on Saturday.
Salsa Des Moines is a local non-profit, dedicated to sharing the joy and health benefits of Latin dance. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us at | 612.787.2572 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
2018 marks the ninth year of operation for Salsa Des Moines. As a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, we rely on the patronage and support of our sponsors to be able to provide live music, events and quality dance instruction so our community can experience the Latin culture.
The Masquerade Ball draws approximately 300 people annually and it's going to be a magical time again this year! We are so very excited for the community to get together and enjoy a night of dancing, music and mingling.
Doors open at 8:00 | Dance lesson at 8:30 Saturday
The evening will feature live music brought to you by Parranderos Latin Combo.
DRESS TO IMPRESS (No jeans, No t-shirts, No sneakers)
Hosted in the Ballroom of Mainframe Studios - For ages 18+
Christina Piedra & Ariel Perez, Newark, NJ
Leo Paixao (originally from Brazil) & Giselle Mejia, Twin Cities, MN
Chris "Moose" Garcia & Yelena Jurney, Minneapolis, MN