Hundreds of square dancers will swing into Des Moines Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 for the 2012 Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama.

It will be the first time the city has hosted the event. The Dance-A-Rama is put on by the local Merry Mixers Square Dance Club and welcomes dancers from across the country for all forms of dancing, including square dancing, round dancing and line dancing.

Workshops, such as salsa lessons and introductions to square dancing, will be open to the public. The event will take place at Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive.