About Red  Friars

  Members of Red Friars Dance Club have been sharing a love of ballroom dancing to a live band since 1934. The Moose Lodge has a fine, large wooden dance floor and plenty of convenient parking. We love welcoming new members and guests. Please join us!

  Dues are $200 per couple for six dances, or $150 for four dances. While members attend dances as couples, single people are welcome to join our club and bring a guest to each dance. New members joining mid-year will have their first year’s dues prorated. In addition, the club hosts a New Year’s Eve dance and a Valentines Dance. There is an additional cost for each of these dances, which are lots of fun and always open to the public.

  All members are encouraged to invite new couples to our dances as often as they wish. Couples hosted by members may attend their first dance free of charge. Contact any board member or send a message through this page – we would be delighted to host you for your first dance! Former members and those who have been guests previously may attend single dances by paying $50 per couple per dance.

  Dinner is provided by Moose Lodge members before each dance for a cost of $18 per person ($15 for Moose members). This is a wonderful chance to socialize and meet new friends! Reservations are required.

  Dance sets include foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango and Latin dances. Our dancers represent a variety of skill levels, so this is a great place for beginners and experienced dancers alike to practice their steps – and find some new ones!

  What to wear? Some members love to dress up, others prefer a bit more casual affair. Most men wear suits or sports coats; women wear skirts, dresses or dressy slacks. Most important to us is that everyone enjoys the dancing experience and has a good time!
 
  Our location: Ames Moose Lodge, 644 W 190th St, Ames, IA (Hwy 69)
Hours: social time - 6:00 dinner - 6:30 dancing - 7:30-10:30
 
  2022-2023 dance season schedule click here:
 
To attend as our guest, or to make reservations contact:
Louis Banitt, doclouie1932@gmail.com