Dancing At The Lake
About The Program
Dancing at the Lake

It doesn’t matter if you've got two left feet or can shake your groove thing with the best of them, the new summer social dance series at Gray’s Lake Park called “Dancing at the Lake” has a little something for everyone. 

Every Thursday night, starting June 6 come out and learn to dance social dances like salsa, swing, line dancing or contra dancing. Lessons start on the Overlook Terrace at 7:30 and the dancing begins at 8:00.Each week (June – August 22 ) will feature a different kind of dancing and music.

Dancing is for everyone from beginners to more experienced dancers.  No partner needed so come alone or bring a friend.  Meet local people of all shapes, sizes, spots and stripes to have a great time dancing. Not only is it fun, but it’s a great way to burn calories!  Researchers reported that social dancing helps to:

• Reduce stress
• Increase energy
• Improve strength
• Increase muscle tone and coordination

View the Dancing at the Lake video here!

Dancing at the Lake brochure

Dancing at the Lake is sponsored by Unity Point Health of Des Moines and  brought to you in partnership with:
Mad Hat Ballroom
Step into Swing
Salsa Des Moines

Dancing at the lake will not take place in the event of rain. Please continue to check our website, facebook, and twitter for updates. Remember, you can know before you go, with our text messaging notification service. Click here for more information.

Dancing At The Park Schedule
06/06/13 (CANCELED)Line DancingDJ
06/13/13Contra DancingCaller - Reid Miller (Madison, WI) -- Band - Marc & Brandi Janssen duo
06/20/13Salsa DancingDJ
06/27/13Swing DancingLive Band - Spicy Pickles
07/04/13 (CANCELED)Line DancingDJ
07/11/13Contra DancingCaller - Ric Goldman (San Francisco Bay) -- Band - Marc & Brandi Janssen duo
07/18/13Salsa DancingDJ
07/25/13Swing DancingLive Band - 4th Street Swing
08/01/13Line DancingDJ
08/08/13Contra DancingCaller - Lonna Nachtigal (Ames, IA) -- Band - Barn Owls
08/15/13Salsa DancingDJ
08/22/13Swing DancingLive Band - Spicy Pickles