30032
Sep 24
Sep 24
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-09-24/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30698
Sep 24
Sep 24
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginner-east-coast-swing-2018-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginner-east-coast-swing-2018-09-24/ical/

Beginner East Coast Swing

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Monday // Movement Studio // $15 Drop In // $45 Full Session

If you are new to dancing and want to get your feet wet, this is the perfect beginner swing class. You will learn the 6-count swing pattern known as East Coast Swing, as well as some basic turns and tricks for your vocabulary. No prior dance experience required. No partner required. Drop Ins allowed only up to week 2.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

30057
Sep 24
Sep 24
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-09-24/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30702
Sep 24
Sep 24
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/swing-dancing-beginner-lindy-hop-2018-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/swing-dancing-beginner-lindy-hop-2018-09-24/ical/

Lindy Hop

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Monday // Movement Studio // $15 Drop In // $45 Full Session

About the Class: 
Lindy Hop is the King of Swing! This dance is has an 8-count basic and is one you will want to know to be a true swing enthusiast! Along with the basic step, participants will learn basic turns and tricks to incorporate into the dance. No lindy experience required. No partner required. Drop Ins allowed only up to week 2.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artists: 
Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population

30082
Sep 24
Sep 24
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-09-24/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30107
Sep 25
Sep 25
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-09-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30132
Sep 25
Sep 25
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-09-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30676
Sep 25
Sep 25
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-09-25/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

 

30157
Sep 25
Sep 25
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-09-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30683
Sep 25
Sep 25
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-09-25/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

28541
Sep 25
Sep 25
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-09-25/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30182
Sep 25
Sep 25
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-09-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30207
Sep 26
Sep 26
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-09-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30605
Sep 26
Sep 26
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-09-26/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

29123
Sep 26
Sep 26
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
lifestyle
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-09-26/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

30232
Sep 26
Sep 26
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-09-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30614
Sep 26
Sep 26
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-09-26/ical/

Full Session // $80

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30257
Sep 26
Sep 26
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-09-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-09-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30690
Sep 27
Sep 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-09-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-09-27/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30282
Sep 27
Sep 27
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-09-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-09-27/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30307
Sep 27
Sep 27
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-09-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-09-27/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30791
Sep 28
Sep 28
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-swing-dance-night-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-swing-dance-night-2/ical/

TICKET // $5

REGISTER HERE!

Spend the evening refreshing your East Coast and Lindy Hop Skills dancing to DJ’d music. This will be an opportunity to re-visit the steps you have learned in Social Club Swing Dance classes. New dancers are also welcome, so bring your friends! Instructors will be on-hand to help you get started or refresh your skills. 

About the Artists: 
Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population

30418
Sep 28
Sep 28
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
featured-event theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-09-28/
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http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-09-28/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30332
Sep 29
Sep 29
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-09-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30534
Sep 29
Sep 29
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-09-29/ical/

 Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school sheballet slippers all in a row went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30357
Sep 29
Sep 29
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-09-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30545
Sep 29
Sep 29
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-09-29/ical/

Full Session // $60 

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Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social ClubAbout the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

30382
Sep 29
Sep 29
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-09-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30553
Sep 29
Sep 29
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-09-29/ical/

Full Session // $60 

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Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social Clubschool she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

 

 

30419
Sep 29
Sep 29
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-09-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-09-29/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30428
Sep 30
Sep 30
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum&Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-09-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-09-30/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30033
Oct 01
Oct 01
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-01/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30699
Oct 01
Oct 01
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginner-east-coast-swing-2018-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginner-east-coast-swing-2018-10-01/ical/

Beginner East Coast Swing

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Monday // Movement Studio // $15 Drop In // $45 Full Session

If you are new to dancing and want to get your feet wet, this is the perfect beginner swing class. You will learn the 6-count swing pattern known as East Coast Swing, as well as some basic turns and tricks for your vocabulary. No prior dance experience required. No partner required. Drop Ins allowed only up to week 2.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

30058
Oct 01
Oct 01
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-01/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30703
Oct 01
Oct 01
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/swing-dancing-beginner-lindy-hop-2018-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/swing-dancing-beginner-lindy-hop-2018-10-01/ical/

Lindy Hop

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Monday // Movement Studio // $15 Drop In // $45 Full Session

About the Class: 
Lindy Hop is the King of Swing! This dance is has an 8-count basic and is one you will want to know to be a true swing enthusiast! Along with the basic step, participants will learn basic turns and tricks to incorporate into the dance. No lindy experience required. No partner required. Drop Ins allowed only up to week 2.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artists: 
Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population

30083
Oct 01
Oct 01
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-01/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30108
Oct 02
Oct 02
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-02/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30757
Oct 02
Oct 02
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-02/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

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Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30133
Oct 02
Oct 02
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-02/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30677
Oct 02
Oct 02
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-02/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

 

30158
Oct 02
Oct 02
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-02/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30754
Oct 02
Oct 02
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/50212/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/50212/ical/

Tuesday, October 2th, 2018
At Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater
This is a FREE event

Private Passage
By Louise Bylicki and James Serpento

Twenty-something Drew is on the cusp of professional success. When she becomes pregnant, she must confront the painful memories of her sister, Phoebe, who became pregnant as a teenager, and whose thwarted search for an abortion brought catastrophic results to their entire family. Private Passage was commissioned and first produced by Chicago’s Odyssey Theatre Company in 1991, in which actresses Robin Kersey and Deanna Dunagan earned Joseph Jefferson Award nominations (Ms. Dunagan would go on to win the Tony Award for August: Osage County). The play was revived in 2000 by Chicago’s Stage Left Theatre Company, and underwent substantial revision, in a production directed by Jessi D. Hill. The Chicago Reader’s Adam Langer described Private Passage as “part straightforward play, part theatrical collage, and part factual discourse. . . . a play that tries appealing to both emotion and reason. And it succeeds.”

30684
Oct 02
Oct 02
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-02/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

28542
Oct 02
Oct 02
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-02/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30183
Oct 02
Oct 02
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-02/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30208
Oct 03
Oct 03
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-03/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30606
Oct 03
Oct 03
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-03/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

30233
Oct 03
Oct 03
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-03/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30615
Oct 03
Oct 03
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-03/ical/

Full Session // $80

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Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30420
Oct 03
Oct 03
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-03/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30258
Oct 03
Oct 03
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-03/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30730
Oct 04
Oct 04
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-04/ical/

East Coast ll

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4 Week Cost: $45
Single Class: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)

This class will be a continuation of Basic Swing I to help dancers expand swing vocabulary and become more versatile on the floor! For best outcome, dancers should know basic 6-count East Coast Swing and be able to do some basic turns to participate this class. Partner not required.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30739
Oct 04
Oct 04
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/insect-cuisine-w-chef-cass-ent-tune/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/insect-cuisine-w-chef-cass-ent-tune/ical/

Insect Cuisine

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Class Cost: $45  // Culinary Loft // 6pm
Fine dining meets entomology! This class will focus on the preparation of familiar cuisine using a popular (yet commonly misunderstood) protien source from all over the world – insects! This class will focus on creating dishes which feature insects as a main ingredient, prepared in a variety of ways, as well as an education in why eating insects is good for both you and the planet. Includes wine and a chance to chat with our expert chefs. 

About the Instructors:
Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China. 

JaV’on’s entomology career started when she was a kid and has continued to flourish since then. Her passion for entomophagy began in 2013 at Iowa State University where she was one of the last to cross the stage and receive her bachelors in entomology in 2016. She’s striving to make an impact by exposing you to edible insects and their immense benefit to not only you, but your environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30691
Oct 04
Oct 04
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-04/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30283
Oct 04
Oct 04
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-04/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30789
Oct 04
Oct 04
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-w-brother-trucker/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-w-brother-trucker/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to listen live.

BROTHER TRUCKER


Brother Trucker has toured the Midwest extensively since 2000, playing festivals, bars, political rallies, coffee houses, private parties large and small and a myriad of benefits and causes. They have opened for such notable names as James McMurtry, Leon Russell, Al Green, Gurf Morlix, Greg Brown, Robert Earl Keene and the Rev. Horton Heat. In 2009, Brother Trucker scored the original music for the award winning independent film, by Rod McCall “Becoming Eduardo”.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

30735
Oct 04
Oct 04
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-04/ical/

Lindy Hop 2

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4 Week Session Cost: $45
Single Class Cost: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)
Already know the basic footwork for Lindy and working on honing your swing out? This class will teach more Lindy vocabulary and expand on swing out technique. Participants should already have a basic understand of the swing out, lindy circle, and basic lindy turns. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30421
Oct 04
Oct 04
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-04/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30308
Oct 04
Oct 04
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-04/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29097
Oct 05
Oct 05
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-10-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-10-05/ical/
NOLA Jazz PosterThe NOLA Jazz Bands monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at “The Basement” many times playing to a packed house.
 
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All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.
 
The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.
 
Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
 
The band had a busy 2016 summer festival schedule playing festivals across the Midwest and Central US, and also played for many private functions across Central Iowa. Appreciative audiences, fellow musicians, promoters and positive word of mouth has created a busy performance schedule and continued demand for their music as they build their reputation in the Midwest, regionally and across the US.
 
To commemorate their first year full year together they released their first album in March, 2016 – NOLA Jazz Band Vol. 1 “Genesis – Live from the ARK”. CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.
 
The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 // all ages
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30422
Oct 05
Oct 05
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-05/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30333
Oct 06
Oct 06
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-06/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30535
Oct 06
Oct 06
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-10-06/ical/

 Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school sheballet slippers all in a row went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30358
Oct 06
Oct 06
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-06/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30546
Oct 06
Oct 06
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-10-06/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social ClubAbout the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

30383
Oct 06
Oct 06
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-06/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30554
Oct 06
Oct 06
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-10-06/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social Clubschool she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

 

 

30429
Oct 06
Oct 06
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum&Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-06/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30423
Oct 06
Oct 06
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-06/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

Buy Tickets

28059
Oct 07
Oct 07
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2018-10-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2018-10-07/ical/

drawing

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

30430
Oct 07
Oct 07
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum&Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-07/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30034
Oct 08
Oct 08
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-08/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30059
Oct 08
Oct 08
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-08/
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Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30084
Oct 08
Oct 08
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-08/
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Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30109
Oct 09
Oct 09
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-09/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30758
Oct 09
Oct 09
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-09/
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Beginning Sculpture Mask making

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Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30134
Oct 09
Oct 09
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-09/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30678
Oct 09
Oct 09
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-09/ical/

Full Session // $60 

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Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

 

30159
Oct 09
Oct 09
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-09/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30685
Oct 09
Oct 09
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-09/
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Full Session // $60 

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Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

28543
Oct 09
Oct 09
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-09/
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Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30184
Oct 09
Oct 09
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-09/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30209
Oct 10
Oct 10
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-10/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30607
Oct 10
Oct 10
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-10/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

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Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

30234
Oct 10
Oct 10
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-10/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30766
Oct 10
Oct 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-10/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30616
Oct 10
Oct 10
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-10/ical/

Full Session // $80

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30424
Oct 10
Oct 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-10/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30259
Oct 10
Oct 10
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-10/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30786
Oct 11
Oct 11
6:00 pm
featured-event social
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The 2018 Food for Thought Committee
and the
Des Moines Social Club Board of Directors
Requests
the Honor of Your Absence


A No-Show Gala Fundraiser
in support of
Des Moines Social Club’s
music programming and initiatives

 

An evening to spend more time
with your friends and family

Host your own at-home gala
with exclusive Des Moines Social Club
content premiering the night of our
“no gala” gala
OR
Avoid the bland chicken dinner
altogether and just enjoy a
night off from the busy gala season

Don’t miss being a part of the
biggest event that never happened
in Des Moines

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September 28, 2018

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

Baked Alaska

 

Banana Split

  

Side Car

         

Pink Squirrel

                  

In-Kind

Sponsorships are still available. Click here to download our sponsorship brochure
or contact Brad A. Watkins, Development Director. 

30731
Oct 11
Oct 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-11/ical/

East Coast ll

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4 Week Cost: $45
Single Class: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)

This class will be a continuation of Basic Swing I to help dancers expand swing vocabulary and become more versatile on the floor! For best outcome, dancers should know basic 6-count East Coast Swing and be able to do some basic turns to participate this class. Partner not required.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30692
Oct 11
Oct 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-11/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30284
Oct 11
Oct 11
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-11/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30767
Oct 11
Oct 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-11/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30736
Oct 11
Oct 11
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-11/ical/

Lindy Hop 2

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4 Week Session Cost: $45
Single Class Cost: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)
Already know the basic footwork for Lindy and working on honing your swing out? This class will teach more Lindy vocabulary and expand on swing out technique. Participants should already have a basic understand of the swing out, lindy circle, and basic lindy turns. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30425
Oct 11
Oct 11
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-11/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30309
Oct 11
Oct 11
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-11/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30793
Oct 12
Oct 12
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
visual-art
Viaduct Gallery
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/liminalisms-opening-reception/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/liminalisms-opening-reception/ical/

Liminalisms, an exhibition of new paintings by Michael Cody Drury, opens Oct. 12, with an artist’s reception beginning at 6pm. Music performances by Goatfoam and Huxley Maxwell will kick off the event, and a limited run of commemorative shirts by Inkspace will be for sale.

About the exhibition: Liminalisms is a new group of paintings that began with one rule: No Ideas. What started with blind, expressionistic rituals in the dark, often ended as surrealist narrative, due to the reoccurring appearance of an odd snake-like protagonist. The interplay between the curious animism of the figure, and the mysterious, atmospheric ground being traversed, became a metaphor for pitting consciousness against the great unknown.

By starting out chaotic, I was forced to create order from the fog. But by rule, I avoided formulaic pictorial strategies in order to achieve uncontrolled and uncensored results. The grid worlds, which appeared naturally and unintentionally, came as a nice surprise. But when I caught myself attempting to anticipate maneuvers and repeat their results, I decided it was time to put the brush down and move on.

About the artist: Michael Cody Drury is a native of Sioux City, IA, where he received his BFA from Morningside College in 2006. Upon graduation he moved to New York City and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2008. He currently lives and works in Queens, NY.

michaelcodydrury.com

30768
Oct 12
Oct 12
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-12/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30426
Oct 12
Oct 12
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-12/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30755
Oct 12
Oct 12
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
comedy featured-event
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/des-moines-dragons-live-horror-show/
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http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/des-moines-dragons-live-horror-show/ical/

The Basement // 8PM // FREE

Des Moines and Dragons (your favorite local Dungeons & Dragons podcast) presents a night of horror-filled live tabletop gaming and cosplay. 

Inspired by live shows such as Critical Role or Adventure Zone, Des Moines & Dragons introduces a tabletop re-imagining of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Featuring local and regional performers, our cast will try to survive a night in the small town of Tixis. You, the audience, will decide their fate, helping or hindering the cast as they fight the claymore-wielding psychopath/Dungeon Master.

30334
Oct 13
Oct 13
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-13/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30536
Oct 13
Oct 13
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-14-2018-10-13/ical/

 Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school sheballet slippers all in a row went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30359
Oct 13
Oct 13
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-13/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30547
Oct 13
Oct 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-14-2018-10-13/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social ClubAbout the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

30384
Oct 13
Oct 13
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-13/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30708
Oct 13
Oct 13
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
education featured-event film
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-intensive-1-2018-10-13/
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Intro to Film

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2-Day Class Package: $50

This is an introductory course on the film industry with no focus on creativity. This is the down to earth, black and white course on filmmaking that doesn’t talk about cameras (because everyone has some sort of camera these days). 

– What are the different departments of a film production?
– Who works under each department?
– What is a call sheet and how do you write/read one?
– What are the different unions and what do they do?
– The difference of scripted vs unscripted?
– How do you break down a script?
– How do you schedule a shoot?
– Independent filmmaker VS working for the man
– How do you write a budget?
– What is a pre-pro book? What’s a wrap binder?
– Why do you need them?
– Set Etiquette
– How do you get jobs?
– Do you need a degree?

About the Instructor: Kristian Day has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade. He has produced content for Hulu, CryptTV, PBS, NHK (Japan), ITV(UK), and has worked as production manager on several media projects across the globe. For several years he commuted between Iowa to California to work on shows including “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”. Alongside working the film and television industry he is also a columnist for Cityview Magazine and hosts a radio program on 98.9FM KFMG every Thursday night from 9PM-10PM called Iowa Basement Tapes.
For info please visit: www.kristianday.com or http://imdb.me/kristianday

 

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30555
Oct 13
Oct 13
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-10-2018-10-13/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 8 ¦ September 15 ¦ September 22 ¦ September 29 ¦ October 6 ¦ October 13

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high Beginning Adult Ballet at the Des Moines Social Clubschool she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

 

 

 

 

 

30431
Oct 13
Oct 13
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum&Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-13/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30769
Oct 13
Oct 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-13/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30427
Oct 13
Oct 13
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-10-13/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

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30709
Oct 14
Oct 14
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
education featured-event film
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-intensive-1-2018-10-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Intro-To-Film-1.png
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-intensive-1-2018-10-14/ical/

Intro to Film

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2-Day Class Package: $50

This is an introductory course on the film industry with no focus on creativity. This is the down to earth, black and white course on filmmaking that doesn’t talk about cameras (because everyone has some sort of camera these days). 

– What are the different departments of a film production?
– Who works under each department?
– What is a call sheet and how do you write/read one?
– What are the different unions and what do they do?
– The difference of scripted vs unscripted?
– How do you break down a script?
– How do you schedule a shoot?
– Independent filmmaker VS working for the man
– How do you write a budget?
– What is a pre-pro book? What’s a wrap binder?
– Why do you need them?
– Set Etiquette
– How do you get jobs?
– Do you need a degree?

About the Instructor: Kristian Day has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade. He has produced content for Hulu, CryptTV, PBS, NHK (Japan), ITV(UK), and has worked as production manager on several media projects across the globe. For several years he commuted between Iowa to California to work on shows including “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”. Alongside working the film and television industry he is also a columnist for Cityview Magazine and hosts a radio program on 98.9FM KFMG every Thursday night from 9PM-10PM called Iowa Basement Tapes.
For info please visit: www.kristianday.com or http://imdb.me/kristianday

 

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30432
Oct 14
Oct 14
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum&Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/fun-home-iowa-theatre-co-2018-10-14/ical/

Fun Home

The winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, FUN HOME is written by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir. This amazing production introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family that connect with her in surprising new ways. The New York Times proclaims that “FUN HOME occupies the place where we all grew up”.

Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

September 28th – October 14th

BUY TICKETS

 

 

30741
Oct 14
Oct 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/musicality-creativity-2018-10-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/musicality-creativity-2018-10-14/ical/

Musicality & Creativity

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2 Week Session Cost: $45 // 6:30 PM // Movement Studio

This class will focus on learning some flair for dancers who have experience with the basics and want to jazz up styling and respond to the music! Participants should have Lindy Hop, East Coast & Charleston experience. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30770
Oct 14
Oct 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-14/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30035
Oct 15
Oct 15
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-15/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30787
Oct 15
Oct 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cocktails-with-karli-wubba-lubba-dub-shrub-2018-10-15/
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Cocktails with Karli

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2 Week Cost: $60
Single Class Cost: $35
Originally a way to preserve produce for long periods of time, shrubs hit a bunch of areas on the palate balancing sweet and acid with juice, sugar, naturally occurring oils, and vinegar. Liven up your cocktails & soft drinks in this two week course, focusing sweet (10/15) and then savory (10/22).

About the Artist: Karli’s been spending her time in bars (for fun and for money) since 2013, asking questions and trying everything she can with a complete disregard for her own safety. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in 2016 at which time she knew she was definitely going to make her living imbibing others. After time in beer halls, venues, and cruddy breweries, she somehow talked the beverage director at Proof into letting her join their team in 2017. Since then, she’s been aggressively consuming all the knowledge (and liquor) she can get her hands on, buying/borrowing/stealing every cocktail book she comes across. She’s not above bribing her students to like her in the form of take-home gifts — specifically shrubs.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30060
Oct 15
Oct 15
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-15/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30771
Oct 15
Oct 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-15/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30085
Oct 15
Oct 15
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-15/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30110
Oct 16
Oct 16
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-16/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30759
Oct 16
Oct 16
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-16/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

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Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30135
Oct 16
Oct 16
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-16/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30679
Oct 16
Oct 16
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-16/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

 

30160
Oct 16
Oct 16
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-16/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30772
Oct 16
Oct 16
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-16/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

Buy ticket

Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30686
Oct 16
Oct 16
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-16/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

28544
Oct 16
Oct 16
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-16/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30185
Oct 16
Oct 16
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-16/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30210
Oct 17
Oct 17
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-17/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30608
Oct 17
Oct 17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-17/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

30235
Oct 17
Oct 17
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-17/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30773
Oct 17
Oct 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-17/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

Buy ticket

Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30617
Oct 17
Oct 17
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-17/ical/

Full Session // $80

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30260
Oct 17
Oct 17
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-17/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30752
Oct 18
Oct 18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-4/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-4/ical/

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Single Session // $45

A class on sushi! A favorite treat to many of us here in Des Moines. You will learn how to make your own sushi rolls from scratch including Tuna rolls, Salmon rolls, Tempura rolls, and Sashimi. We will also be making many of the favorite sauces too. This is a hands on class and everyone will have a chance to get involved and roll their own sushi.

Menu: 
– Tuna rolls
– Salmon Roll
– Tempura Rolls
– Sashimi

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

30732
Oct 18
Oct 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-18/ical/

East Coast ll

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4 Week Cost: $45
Single Class: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)

This class will be a continuation of Basic Swing I to help dancers expand swing vocabulary and become more versatile on the floor! For best outcome, dancers should know basic 6-count East Coast Swing and be able to do some basic turns to participate this class. Partner not required.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30693
Oct 18
Oct 18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-18/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30285
Oct 18
Oct 18
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-18/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30774
Oct 18
Oct 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-18/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30737
Oct 18
Oct 18
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-18/ical/

Lindy Hop 2

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4 Week Session Cost: $45
Single Class Cost: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)
Already know the basic footwork for Lindy and working on honing your swing out? This class will teach more Lindy vocabulary and expand on swing out technique. Participants should already have a basic understand of the swing out, lindy circle, and basic lindy turns. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30310
Oct 18
Oct 18
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-18/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30775
Oct 19
Oct 19
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-19/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30710
Oct 19
Oct 19
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
featured-event music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lone-pinon-w-guest/
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Lone Piñon

Lone Piñon is an acoustic conjunto from Northern New Mexico whose music celebrates the diversity and integrity of their region’s cultural roots. Using violins, accordion, quinta huapangera, bajo sexto, guitarrón, tololoche and vocals in Spanish, English, Nahuatl, and P’urépecha the group has revived and updated the Chicano stringband style that once flourished in New Mexico, bringing a devoted musicianship to Northern New Mexican polkas and chotes, virtuosic Mexican huapango and son calentano, and classic borderlands conjunto.

The Basement // Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM // $12 // All Ages

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30335
Oct 20
Oct 20
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-20/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30360
Oct 20
Oct 20
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-20/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30385
Oct 20
Oct 20
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-20/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30776
Oct 20
Oct 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-20/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

29348
Oct 20
Oct 20
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-10-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-10-20/ical/

Chowdown Comedy

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Jessica Elwell, Tim Overton, Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Jill Leary, Paul Privitera, Onnalee Kelley, and Sid Juwarker.

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The Basement // $5 ADV // $7 DOS // 9:30pm

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30705
Oct 21
Oct 21
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
circus
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/iowa-circus-arts-student-showcase/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/iowa-circus-arts-student-showcase/ical/

Students at Iowa Circus Arts have been training so hard, we can’t fit everything they’ve learned into just one show!  Both performances will be on Sunday, October 21st. There are two shows, with different acts in each; one show at 4 pm, the other at 7 pm. 

Click here for more info & tickets!

Be amazed by a wonderful experience, with flow arts, acrobatics, aerial artistry, and even some humorous shenanigans!

30742
Oct 21
Oct 21
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/musicality-creativity-2018-10-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/musicality-creativity-2018-10-21/ical/

Musicality & Creativity

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2 Week Session Cost: $45 // 6:30 PM // Movement Studio

This class will focus on learning some flair for dancers who have experience with the basics and want to jazz up styling and respond to the music! Participants should have Lindy Hop, East Coast & Charleston experience. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30777
Oct 21
Oct 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-21/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30706
Oct 21
Oct 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
circus
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/iowa-circus-arts-student-showcase-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/iowa-circus-arts-student-showcase-2/ical/

Students at Iowa Circus Arts have been training so hard, we can’t fit everything they’ve learned into just one show!  Both performances will be on Sunday, October 21st. There are two shows, with different acts in each; one show at 4 pm, the other at 7 pm. 

Click here for more info & tickets!

Be amazed by a wonderful experience, with flow arts, acrobatics, aerial artistry, and even some humorous shenanigans!

30036
Oct 22
Oct 22
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-22/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30788
Oct 22
Oct 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cocktails-with-karli-wubba-lubba-dub-shrub-2018-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cocktails-with-karli-wubba-lubba-dub-shrub-2018-10-22/ical/

Cocktails with Karli

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2 Week Cost: $60
Single Class Cost: $35
Originally a way to preserve produce for long periods of time, shrubs hit a bunch of areas on the palate balancing sweet and acid with juice, sugar, naturally occurring oils, and vinegar. Liven up your cocktails & soft drinks in this two week course, focusing sweet (10/15) and then savory (10/22).

About the Artist: Karli’s been spending her time in bars (for fun and for money) since 2013, asking questions and trying everything she can with a complete disregard for her own safety. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in 2016 at which time she knew she was definitely going to make her living imbibing others. After time in beer halls, venues, and cruddy breweries, she somehow talked the beverage director at Proof into letting her join their team in 2017. Since then, she’s been aggressively consuming all the knowledge (and liquor) she can get her hands on, buying/borrowing/stealing every cocktail book she comes across. She’s not above bribing her students to like her in the form of take-home gifts — specifically shrubs.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30061
Oct 22
Oct 22
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-22/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30778
Oct 22
Oct 22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-22/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30086
Oct 22
Oct 22
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-22/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30111
Oct 23
Oct 23
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-23/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30760
Oct 23
Oct 23
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-23/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

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Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30136
Oct 23
Oct 23
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-23/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30680
Oct 23
Oct 23
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-1-13-2018-10-23/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

 

30161
Oct 23
Oct 23
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-23/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30779
Oct 23
Oct 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-23/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30687
Oct 23
Oct 23
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-12-2018-10-23/ical/

Full Session // $60 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15 

September 18th ¦ September 25th ¦ October 2nd ¦ October 9th ¦ October 16th ¦ October 23rd

 

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in B9317846707Z.1_20150624120121_000_G16B43BEV.1-0Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th.  They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

28545
Oct 23
Oct 23
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-23/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30186
Oct 23
Oct 23
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-23/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30211
Oct 24
Oct 24
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-24/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30609
Oct 24
Oct 24
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-24/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

30236
Oct 24
Oct 24
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-24/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30780
Oct 24
Oct 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/herbal-nutrition-w-the-potager-2018-10-24/ical/

Herbal Nutrition

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Culinary Loft // 7:00 PM // Full Session: $120 // Drop In: $45

About the Class:
Herbs provide us with an array of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. In western herbalism, we recognize the five tastes (bitter, salty, sour, sweet, and pungent) and understand that each taste holds its own set of nutritional constituents and carries its own set of beneficial qualities. During this workshop, we will discuss the many ways in which we can support our wellness through the proper use of herbal nutrition, and will learn to make a handful of delicious and simple recipes that are herbal nutrition powerhouses. 

Oct. 10 A Sensory Exploration Into Iowa Herbalism 
Oct. 17 An Introduction to Herbal Nutrition 
Oct. 24 Earth Allies for Radical Self-Care 

About the Instructor:
Rachel Delphine Berndt is a bioregional herbalist practicing in Des Moines, Iowa. Rachel created The Potager to help people reconnect with the land they live on, to provide high-quality remedies made with sincerity and intention and to empower her community through hands-on herbal wellness education. 

Rachel has been studying herbalism and traditional wellness practices for a decade. She holds a certificate for two years of apprenticeship with American Herbalist Guild registered herbalist Trilby Sedlacek, and has completed online courses with a variety of western herbalists. She will be receiving a certificate in Bioregional Materia Medica in Clinical Practice through the American Herbalist Guild this fall. Rachel is a general member of the American Herbalist Guild as well as a member of United Plant Savers and is committed to protecting our endangered plant species through educating the community on the plants that are at risk, teaching proper wildcrafting techniques and demonstrating how to cultivate these plants at home. Rachel has had the great honor of presenting at the Good Medicine Confluence and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, as well as creating and teaching herbal programming for Des Moines Area Community College and Grinnell College. Her writings and herbal musings are regularly featured in herbalism publications such as Plant Healer Magazine.

30618
Oct 24
Oct 24
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-24/ical/

Full Session // $80

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30261
Oct 24
Oct 24
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-24/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29124
Oct 25
Oct 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
lifestyle
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-10-31/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

30753
Oct 25
Oct 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-its-all-greek-to-me/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-its-all-greek-to-me/ical/

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A class on Mediterranean cuisine! A favorite treat to many of us here in Des Moines, students will learn how to make all their favorite Greek dishes.

This is a hands on class and everyone will have a chance to get involved.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Cassandra Spence lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She recently graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMMAC and is a personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30733
Oct 25
Oct 25
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/east-coast-swing-2-2018-10-25/ical/

East Coast ll

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4 Week Cost: $45
Single Class: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)

This class will be a continuation of Basic Swing I to help dancers expand swing vocabulary and become more versatile on the floor! For best outcome, dancers should know basic 6-count East Coast Swing and be able to do some basic turns to participate this class. Partner not required.

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30694
Oct 25
Oct 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-10-25/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30286
Oct 25
Oct 25
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-10-25/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30738
Oct 25
Oct 25
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-2-2018-10-25/ical/

Lindy Hop 2

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4 Week Session Cost: $45
Single Class Cost: $15 (Drop-ins allowed week 1 & 2)
Already know the basic footwork for Lindy and working on honing your swing out? This class will teach more Lindy vocabulary and expand on swing out technique. Participants should already have a basic understand of the swing out, lindy circle, and basic lindy turns. Partner not required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30311
Oct 25
Oct 25
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-10-25/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29314
Oct 26
Oct 26
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/panic-2018-10-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/panic-2018-10-25/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

I chime in with a haven’t you people ever heard of comedy in Des Moines? Oh, it’s much better to watch these kinds of things with The Milkboys at the DMSC.

Pop in to the Basement for our newest regular comedy show, unlike any you’ve seen before! Join hosts The Milkboys (Dante Powell & James Doyle) for a stand-up/improv comedy mash-up. A group of local comedians will do sets based off of random topics projected behind them, followed by new headliners each month performing stand-up comedy sets.

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The Basement // $10 // Doors 6:30PM // Show 7PM // 18+

Sponsored by:

30711
Oct 26
Oct 26
7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/3x-wrestling-halloween-horror/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/3x-wrestling-halloween-horror/ical/

Doors open 6:45 pm for advanced ticket holders or 7 pm for everyone else
Pre-show match at 7:15 pm
Main card begins at 7:30 pm

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Featuring:

Singles match
Rory Fox vs. WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock N Roll Express

Singles match
“The Monarch” Jeremy Wyatt vs. Air Wolf

More matches to be announced!

Also in action: 3XW Heavyweight champion Maddog McDowell, Supafli J. Fowler, “Copperhead” Duke Cornell, “Sharkbait” Anthony Gutierrez & more!

Ticket information:

Kids – $5.00
Advanced adult tickets – $12.00
At the door – $15.00

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30336
Oct 27
Oct 27
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-10-27/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30361
Oct 27
Oct 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-10-27/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30386
Oct 27
Oct 27
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-10-27/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

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Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30037
Oct 29
Oct 29
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-10-29/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

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Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30062
Oct 29
Oct 29
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-10-29/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

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Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30087
Oct 29
Oct 29
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-10-29/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

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Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30112
Oct 30
Oct 30
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-30/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

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Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30761
Oct 30
Oct 30
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-10-30/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

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Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30137
Oct 30
Oct 30
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-10-30/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

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It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30162
Oct 30
Oct 30
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-10-30/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28546
Oct 30
Oct 30
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-10-30/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30187
Oct 30
Oct 30
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-10-30/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30212
Oct 31
Oct 31
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-10-31/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

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Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30610
Oct 31
Oct 31
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-6-2018-10-31/ical/

 Full Session // $80 

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD79

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need… a set of zills for week 4 of class. More information on this will be available on the first night of class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

 

30237
Oct 31
Oct 31
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-10-31/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30619
Oct 31
Oct 31
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-8-2018-10-31/ical/

Full Session // $80

REGISTER HERE! 

Drop-in // $15

September 12th ¦ September 19th ¦ September 26th ¦ October 3rd ¦ October 10th ¦ October 17th ¦ October 24th ¦ October 31h

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

This class has a minimum registration requirement.

BD15The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. Students will need a set of zills for class.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

 

Drop-in students for the Advanced Class must have prior instructor approval.

 

30262
Oct 31
Oct 31
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-10-31/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30792
Oct 31
Oct 31
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
featured-event music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/halloween-freak-out/
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Des Moines Social Club

Freak out with us at Des Moines Social Club’s first annual Halloween Freak Out!  

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Featuring themed sets from:

Ramona and the Sometimes
LVVMAKING
DJ Need-A-Stack (Bob Nastanovich of Pavement)

Plus:
Costume Contest
Drink Specials
Art Exhibit Pop-Ups

Stay tuned for more details!

The Basement // 8PM // $10ADV // $15 DOS // 18+

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RAMONA AND THE SOMETIMES

Ramona and the Sometimes is a creative lo-fi band led by Central Iowa native Ramona Muse Lambert. Their goal is to create music and art that is accessible and fun for all ages.  Ramona says the key to successful music making is to always marry a drummer.

LVVMAKING

LVVMAKING is a multimedia band of freaks from Des Moines, IA. Their psychedelic jams and visual collaborations make each LVVMAKING event unlike any other. Hear their first single here.

DJ NEED-A-STACK

Bob Nastanovich has always been surrounded by music. Whether it was growing up on the eastern seaboard, performing as a member of seminal alt-rock groups Pavement and Silver Jews, or now spinning records under the moniker DJ Need-A-Stack, new tunes have always seemed to find his ear.

30695
Nov 01
Nov 01
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
education literary
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-11-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/story-writing-for-beginners-2018-11-01/ical/

Story Writing

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Meetings: 1 x per week for 8 weeks
Cost: $80 per student ($10 per class)
Ages: All are welcome
Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, or computer

During this 8-week workshop, community members will be guided through the process of bringing a short story to life from idea to completion. We will complete character sketches, dialogue exercises, and learn how to write scenes that move the plot forward. Small writing exercises will lead to a complete short story. During our last few meetings, we will also practice editing/revision for publication and discuss where and how to publish work. Each session will consist of discussion of example stories/scenes from published authors, discussion of craft, and writing time. Optional sharing of individuals’ work.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

About the Instructor: Brenna Dixon is a published, award-winning writer and has served as editor for numerous literary journals. She currently teaches writing of all kinds (including fiction writing) at Iowa State University and DMACC. She has also taught writing at Grand View University and has conducted community writing workshops through NAMI (writing for mental health) and Story County Conservation (poetry; nature writing). In 2014, she served as Artist-in-Residence at Everglades National Park.

30287
Nov 01
Nov 01
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-01/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30312
Nov 01
Nov 01
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-01/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29098
Nov 02
Nov 02
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-11-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-11-02/ical/
NOLA Jazz PosterThe NOLA Jazz Bands monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at “The Basement” many times playing to a packed house.
 
All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.
 
The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.
 
Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
 
The band had a busy 2016 summer festival schedule playing festivals across the Midwest and Central US, and also played for many private functions across Central Iowa. Appreciative audiences, fellow musicians, promoters and positive word of mouth has created a busy performance schedule and continued demand for their music as they build their reputation in the Midwest, regionally and across the US.
 
To commemorate their first year full year together they released their first album in March, 2016 – NOLA Jazz Band Vol. 1 “Genesis – Live from the ARK”. CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.
 
The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 // all ages

 

30790
Nov 02
Nov 02
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
comedy
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/kitten-bomb-comedy-presents-off-script/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/kitten-bomb-comedy-presents-off-script/ical/

KB Comedy Presents: Off Script, a night of improvised theatre! 

This will be a never before seen show here in Des Moines, a fully improvised 2 act show at the Kum & Go Theater downtown. Lights, sound, and the script will be fully improvised. Watch a story unfold for the first and last time on November 2nd at 8pm.

Tickets at: www.buytickets.at/OffScript

 

 

30337
Nov 03
Nov 03
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-03/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30362
Nov 03
Nov 03
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-03/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30387
Nov 03
Nov 03
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-03/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30038
Nov 05
Nov 05
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-05/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30063
Nov 05
Nov 05
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-05/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30088
Nov 05
Nov 05
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-05/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30113
Nov 06
Nov 06
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-06/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30762
Nov 06
Nov 06
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-06/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

Buy ticket

Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30138
Nov 06
Nov 06
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-06/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30163
Nov 06
Nov 06
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-06/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28547
Nov 06
Nov 06
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-06/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30188
Nov 06
Nov 06
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-06/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30213
Nov 07
Nov 07
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-07/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30238
Nov 07
Nov 07
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-07/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30263
Nov 07
Nov 07
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-07/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30288
Nov 08
Nov 08
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-08/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30313
Nov 08
Nov 08
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-08/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30338
Nov 10
Nov 10
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-10/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30363
Nov 10
Nov 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-10/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30388
Nov 10
Nov 10
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-10/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30039
Nov 12
Nov 12
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-12/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30064
Nov 12
Nov 12
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-12/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30089
Nov 12
Nov 12
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-12/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30114
Nov 13
Nov 13
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-13/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30763
Nov 13
Nov 13
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-13/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

Buy ticket

Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30139
Nov 13
Nov 13
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-13/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30164
Nov 13
Nov 13
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-13/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28548
Nov 13
Nov 13
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-13/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30189
Nov 13
Nov 13
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-13/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30214
Nov 14
Nov 14
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-14/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30239
Nov 14
Nov 14
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-14/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30264
Nov 14
Nov 14
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-14/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30289
Nov 15
Nov 15
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-15/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30314
Nov 15
Nov 15
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-15/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30781
Nov 16
Nov 16
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-16/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – November 24th

BUY TICKETS

30339
Nov 17
Nov 17
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-17/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30364
Nov 17
Nov 17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-17/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30389
Nov 17
Nov 17
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-17/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30782
Nov 17
Nov 17
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-17/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – November 24th

BUY TICKETS

29349
Nov 17
Nov 17
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-11-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-11-17/ical/

Chowdown Comedy

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Jessica Elwell, Tim Overton, Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Jill Leary, Paul Privitera, Onnalee Kelley, and Sid Juwarker.

The Basement // $5 ADV // $7 DOS // 9:30pm

30445
Nov 18
Nov 18
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-18/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – 24th

BUY TICKETS

30040
Nov 19
Nov 19
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-19/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30065
Nov 19
Nov 19
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-19/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30090
Nov 19
Nov 19
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-19/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30115
Nov 20
Nov 20
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-20/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30764
Nov 20
Nov 20
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-sculpture-mask-making-2018-11-20/ical/

Beginning Sculpture Mask making

Buy ticket

Class Cost: $150

Date/Time:  Tuesdays, October 2 – November 20; 4:30-7:00PM

Age Range: Middle School – High School

This beginning class will teach students how to create masks using paper mache medium from scratch. The foundations of 3D art will be taught as we create our armature, build up our forms and shape the desired exterior. We will be creating two masks (one of our favorite animal and the other a mythical monster or one from imagination) spread over 8 classes. Early humans once found animals sacred for what amazing abilities they possessed. Birds could soar the skies, fish could swim the depths of the sea, and elephants and other large mammals for their strength etc; Humans became greedy, wanting to possess it all and in the end became something else. Mask making has been a long human tradition globally in all cultures and with Halloween as well as Thanksgiving coming along, it is the perfect project for any young adult to enhance technical skill as well as explore their imaginations while creating some great pieces of art in the end too. No prior experience is necessary and each class is two hours and thirty minutes long. Please bring references of your favorite animal and something to write with.

About the Artist: LeoAngelo is a painter/illustrator and obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from San Diego State University in his hometown. He has published three children’s books and is currently illustrating a medical book for his client while on commission for a painting. His passion besides art is teaching… Art… Which he has eight years of experience and his love of teaching and creation translates well in his students.

30140
Nov 20
Nov 20
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-20/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30165
Nov 20
Nov 20
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-20/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28549
Nov 20
Nov 20
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-20/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30190
Nov 20
Nov 20
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-20/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30215
Nov 21
Nov 21
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-21/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30240
Nov 21
Nov 21
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-21/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30265
Nov 21
Nov 21
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-21/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30783
Nov 21
Nov 21
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-21/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – November 24th

BUY TICKETS

30290
Nov 22
Nov 22
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-22/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30315
Nov 22
Nov 22
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-22/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30446
Nov 23
Nov 23
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-23/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – 24th

BUY TICKETS

30784
Nov 23
Nov 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-23/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – November 24th

BUY TICKETS

30340
Nov 24
Nov 24
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-11-24/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30365
Nov 24
Nov 24
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-11-24/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30390
Nov 24
Nov 24
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-11-24/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30447
Nov 24
Nov 24
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-24/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – 24th

BUY TICKETS

30785
Nov 24
Nov 24
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2018-11-24/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances at the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – November 24th

BUY TICKETS

30448
Nov 25
Nov 25
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/its-a-wonderful-life-radio-play-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-11-25/ical/

It’s A Wonderful Life

Adapted by Joe Landry, this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. An ensemble of five actors, with the help of live sound effects, brings a few dozen characters to life on the stage. It shares the story of idealistic George Bailey as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

November 16th – 24th

BUY TICKETS

30041
Nov 26
Nov 26
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-11-26/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30066
Nov 26
Nov 26
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-11-26/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30091
Nov 26
Nov 26
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-11-26/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30116
Nov 27
Nov 27
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-27/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30141
Nov 27
Nov 27
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-11-27/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30166
Nov 27
Nov 27
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-11-27/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28550
Nov 27
Nov 27
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-11-27/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30191
Nov 27
Nov 27
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-11-27/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30216
Nov 28
Nov 28
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-11-28/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29125
Nov 28
Nov 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
lifestyle
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-11-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-11-28/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

30241
Nov 28
Nov 28
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-11-28/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30266
Nov 28
Nov 28
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-11-28/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30727
Nov 29
Nov 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-real-south-of-the-border-argentina-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-real-south-of-the-border-argentina-2/ical/

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Single Session: $45
Register Here

Class Description:
A dip into the cuisine of different regions in South America. I will teach you about each recipe and its ingredients as well as give you an example of how to plate each dish.

Class Menu:

Carbonada Criolla (Beef Stew)
Beef Empanadas (Beef Pockets)
Steak with Green and Red Chimichurri
Alfajores with Dulce de Leche (Argentinean cookie)

Cass_signAbout the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.  

 
*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
 
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

 

 

30291
Nov 29
Nov 29
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-11-29/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30316
Nov 29
Nov 29
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-11-29/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30341
Dec 01
Dec 01
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-01/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30366
Dec 01
Dec 01
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-01/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30391
Dec 01
Dec 01
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-01/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30042
Dec 03
Dec 03
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-03/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30067
Dec 03
Dec 03
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-03/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30092
Dec 03
Dec 03
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-03/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30117
Dec 04
Dec 04
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-04/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30142
Dec 04
Dec 04
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-04/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30167
Dec 04
Dec 04
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-04/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28551
Dec 04
Dec 04
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-04/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30192
Dec 04
Dec 04
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-04/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30217
Dec 05
Dec 05
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-05/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30242
Dec 05
Dec 05
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-05/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30267
Dec 05
Dec 05
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-05/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30292
Dec 06
Dec 06
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-06/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30317
Dec 06
Dec 06
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-06/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29099
Dec 07
Dec 07
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-12-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-3-2018-12-07/ical/
NOLA Jazz PosterThe NOLA Jazz Bands monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at “The Basement” many times playing to a packed house.
 
All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.
 
The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.
 
Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
 
The band had a busy 2016 summer festival schedule playing festivals across the Midwest and Central US, and also played for many private functions across Central Iowa. Appreciative audiences, fellow musicians, promoters and positive word of mouth has created a busy performance schedule and continued demand for their music as they build their reputation in the Midwest, regionally and across the US.
 
To commemorate their first year full year together they released their first album in March, 2016 – NOLA Jazz Band Vol. 1 “Genesis – Live from the ARK”. CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.
 
The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 // all ages

 

30342
Dec 08
Dec 08
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-08/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30367
Dec 08
Dec 08
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-08/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30392
Dec 08
Dec 08
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-08/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30043
Dec 10
Dec 10
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-10/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30068
Dec 10
Dec 10
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-10/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30093
Dec 10
Dec 10
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-10/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30118
Dec 11
Dec 11
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-11/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30143
Dec 11
Dec 11
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-11/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30168
Dec 11
Dec 11
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-11/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28552
Dec 11
Dec 11
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-11/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30193
Dec 11
Dec 11
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-11/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30218
Dec 12
Dec 12
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-12/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30243
Dec 12
Dec 12
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-12/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30268
Dec 12
Dec 12
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-12/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30293
Dec 13
Dec 13
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-13/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30318
Dec 13
Dec 13
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-13/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30450
Dec 14
Dec 14
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-14/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30343
Dec 15
Dec 15
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-15/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30368
Dec 15
Dec 15
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-15/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30393
Dec 15
Dec 15
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-15/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30457
Dec 15
Dec 15
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-15/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30451
Dec 15
Dec 15
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-15/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

29350
Dec 15
Dec 15
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-12-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-2-2018-12-15/ical/

Chowdown Comedy

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Jessica Elwell, Tim Overton, Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Jill Leary, Paul Privitera, Onnalee Kelley, and Sid Juwarker.

The Basement // $5 ADV // $7 DOS // 9:30pm

30458
Dec 16
Dec 16
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-16/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30044
Dec 17
Dec 17
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-17/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30069
Dec 17
Dec 17
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-17/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30094
Dec 17
Dec 17
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-17/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30119
Dec 18
Dec 18
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-18/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30144
Dec 18
Dec 18
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-18/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30169
Dec 18
Dec 18
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-18/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28553
Dec 18
Dec 18
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-18/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30194
Dec 18
Dec 18
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-18/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30219
Dec 19
Dec 19
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-19/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29126
Dec 19
Dec 19
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
lifestyle
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-12-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-at-dmsc-2-2018-12-26/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

30244
Dec 19
Dec 19
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-19/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30452
Dec 19
Dec 19
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-19/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30269
Dec 19
Dec 19
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-19/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30294
Dec 20
Dec 20
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-20/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30453
Dec 20
Dec 20
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-20/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30319
Dec 20
Dec 20
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-20/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30454
Dec 21
Dec 21
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-21/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30344
Dec 22
Dec 22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-22/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30369
Dec 22
Dec 22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-22/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

REGISTER

Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30394
Dec 22
Dec 22
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-22/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30459
Dec 22
Dec 22
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-22/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30455
Dec 22
Dec 22
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2018-12-22/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30460
Dec 23
Dec 23
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-christmas-carol-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2018-12-23/ical/

A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Larry Carpenter, A Christmas Carol is a Des Moines family tradition! Bring the entire family for this timeless adventure and follow Scrooge on a night he will never forget when four ghosts take him on a whirlwind journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

December 14th – 23rd

BUY TICKETS

30045
Dec 24
Dec 24
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-partner-acrobatics-2018-12-24/ical/

Every Monday at 5:45PM

REGISTER

Meet new people and throw them into the air! Partner Acro consists of one person (the “base”) supporting another (the “flyer”) in various poses and dynamic movements. This class will include balances and transitions, with a focus on fundamentals and safe spotting techniques. No need to bring a partner – we’ll all work together!

30070
Dec 24
Dec 24
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hoop-2018-12-24/ical/

Every Monday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Take it to the next level with this class where we incorporate transitions and string together sequences on the beautiful steel apparatus.  Variations of traditional poses will be explored to showcase individual students flexibility and strength. Tricks are introduced along with more focus on fluidity and artistry of movement as we spin, roll, turn, and drop!

Prerequisites: skin the cat, double knee hook (hock hang) hold for 10 sec, at least 2 of these 3 mounts into hoop: (side mount, straddle invert, pullover), comfortable moving from sitting inside the hoop to standing (on bottom bar) and reverse back to sitting without a spotter

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30095
Dec 24
Dec 24
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-get-bendy-2018-12-24/ical/

Every Monday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Looking to get a flat split? Or maybe just to touch your toes? Get ready to Get Bendy like an acrobat! Stretching increases your range of motion, which not only makes you look more amazing when on an aerial apparatus, it also helps to prevent injury.  In this class, we teach contortion-style stretching with a focus on shoulders, back, and hips.  All flexibility levels are welcome in this class.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30120
Dec 25
Dec 25
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-lunchtime-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 12PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30145
Dec 25
Dec 25
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-hand-balancing-2018-12-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

It’s all in the name, but allow us to explain: Balance things with your hands. What things, you ask? Yourself, or another person. In Handbalancing, you will work on proper body alignment for handstands by yourself, as well as foot-to-hand and hand-to-hand with another person. Don’t get stuck looking at life the same way every day. Turn your world upside down with Handbalancing!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30170
Dec 25
Dec 25
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2018-12-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

28554
Dec 25
Dec 25
7:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-4-2018-12-25/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow on Team Trivia on Facebook.

team trivia

30195
Dec 25
Dec 25
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2018-12-25/ical/

Every Tuesday at 7:45PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30220
Dec 26
Dec 26
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-acrobatic-tumbling-2018-12-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 5:45PM

 

REGISTER

Rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and more! This class starts with fundamentals of floor acrobatics, incorporating strength and agility drills. From there, the only limits are your goals. Whether you want a larger movement vocabulary for theater, better falling technique for martial arts, or just want to learn something cool to show off at the next family reunion, Acrobatic Tumbling is the class for you!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30245
Dec 26
Dec 26
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-circus-boot-camp-2018-12-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 6:45PM

 

REGISTER

Circus Boot Camp is a great class for students at any level that want to focus on fundamentals and building core skills. Conditioning will whip you into shape, whether your goal is to become a better aerialist, or just to pump up those muscles. In this class we will lead you through cardio, strengthening, and flexibility exercises on the floor and in the air.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30270
Dec 26
Dec 26
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-2-2018-12-26/ical/

Every Wednesday at 7:30PM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30295
Dec 27
Dec 27
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-silks-2018-12-27/ical/

Every Thursday at 6:45PM

 

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Have you mastered Beginning Aerial and are looking to continue building your strength on silks? In this class, we will continue building on foundational skills, such as climbs, inverts, foot locks, drops, and much more! We will also begin exploring simple transitions and how to flow with the fabric. If you are ready to enhance your silks knowledge, come “hang” with us!

Prerequisites: single foot knots (on ground and in air), double foot knots (dancer or regular), inverts (from ground and in the air), hip key, able to climb at least halfway up the fabric

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30320
Dec 27
Dec 27
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-ground-hooping-hula-hooping-2018-12-27/ical/

Every Thursday at 7:45PM

 

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Curious about learning a new skill while dancing and having a blast? This hoop class will break down moves such as waist hooping, isolations, and escalators, just to name a few. We will also be focusing on dance and flow. Learning new tricks is great, but connecting with your prop and dancing through exploration is what truly makes your art your own! No prior experience is necessary and hula hoops will be provided, but if you have your own they are welcome!

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

29316
Dec 28
Dec 28
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/panic-2018-12-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/panic-2018-12-27/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

I chime in with a haven’t you people ever heard of comedy in Des Moines? Oh, it’s much better to watch these kinds of things with The Milkboys at the DMSC.

Pop in to the Basement for our newest regular comedy show, unlike any you’ve seen before! Join hosts The Milkboys (Dante Powell & James Doyle) for a stand-up/improv comedy mash-up. A group of local comedians will do sets based off of random topics projected behind them, followed by new headliners each month performing stand-up comedy sets.

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The Basement // $10 // Doors 6:30PM // Show 7PM // 18+

30345
Dec 29
Dec 29
9:00 am - 10:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-intro-to-aerial-beginner-2-2018-12-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 9AM

 

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Ready to defy gravity? From the trapeze, to the aerial hoop and aerial fabric, there’s no better way to have fun, get fit, and improve your coordination. No experience is necessary. Classes are individualized to your needs and strengths. This class will build upper-body and core strength, increase range of motion and flexibility, challenge your fears, and develop your body awareness. The recommended attire for aerial classes is long sleeved tight fitting shirt with tights or leggings and bare feet.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

 

30370
Dec 29
Dec 29
10:00 am - 11:00 am
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-aerial-hammock-2018-12-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 10AM

 

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Are you ready to get wrapped up in fun? This intermediate hammock class is for anyone with existing aerial abilities that are ready to be taken to the next level. We will be adding to current skills as well as exploring new possibilities all while in the air! Drop in and fly a while every Saturday morning!

Prerequisites: inversions in the air, pullover, straddle-ups, comfortable with drops

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30395
Dec 29
Dec 29
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
circus education
Handball Court
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ica-open-aerial-3-2018-12-29/ical/

Every Saturday at 11AM

 

REGISTER

Come on in during open aerial to practice the skills you are learning in aerial class! An aerial instructor will be present to ensure you a safe and happy practice time. No instruction is give during this time, just a chance to practice your existing skills. Open to current aerial students at the Des Moines Social Club, but those with experience from elsewhere may participate with approval.

 

About Iowa Circus Arts

In addition to on-going classes, Iowa Circus Arts also offers after school programs, corporate team-building, as well as entertainment for social events and parties. Circus is a great way to improve your coordination and strength in a new, exciting way. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

30473
Feb 22
Feb 22
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-22/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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30474
Feb 23
Feb 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-23/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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30470
Feb 24
Feb 24
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-02-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-02-24/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

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30475
Feb 27
Feb 27
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-27/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30476
Feb 28
Feb 28
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-28/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30477
Mar 01
Mar 01
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-01/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30471
Mar 02
Mar 02
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-02/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30478
Mar 02
Mar 02
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-02/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30472
Mar 03
Mar 03
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-03/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

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30480
Apr 05
Apr 05
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-05/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

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30481
Apr 06
Apr 06
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-06/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30487
Apr 07
Apr 07
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-07/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

30482
Apr 10
Apr 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-10/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30483
Apr 11
Apr 11
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-11/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30484
Apr 12
Apr 12
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-12/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30488
Apr 13
Apr 13
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-13/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

30485
Apr 13
Apr 13
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-13/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30489
Apr 14
Apr 14
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-14/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

30491
May 10
May 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-10/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30492
May 11
May 11
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-11/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30498
May 12
May 12
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-12/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30493
May 15
May 15
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-15/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30494
May 16
May 16
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-16/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30495
May 17
May 17
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-17/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30499
May 18
May 18
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-18/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30496
May 18
May 18
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-18/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

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30500
May 19
May 19
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-19/
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Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

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