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The Dance Pavilion
Our “outdoor dance studio and events area!”
Check out all the photos on our facebook page:
My daughters manage my facebook page. I’m totally fb-phobic, so please continue to email me directly or through this website. Oh . . . I’m told to ask friends to “like” us on facebook . . . .
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Dance Classes: 2021
So awesome to get moving and shaking again!
Safety Format: All classes will be held outside on our dance pavilion. Every student will be responsible for their own comfort level, including optional mask wearing, distancing and staying with your same partner. Hand Sanitizer, bathrooms, and masks available. Please do not attend if you are ill or have a fever. note: with temperatures over 90 degrees, the classes will be held inside our air conditioned studio.
for more information, click on the tab under the header photo!
WELCOME MICHAEL MARANGIO!
I am so excited to present our newest dance instructor, Michael Marangio, specializing in all the 1920’s and 30’s Swing Classics, such as East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Shim Sham, St. Louis Shag, Balboa and Charleston!
Michael continues with some amazing classes:
Tuesdays 6-7 p.m., July 20 – September 28, 2021: East Coast Swing for all levels with Michael
Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.: July 20 – August 31, 2021: Shim Sham Routine – Shim Sham is a classic swing/tap line dance popular in the ’30s and ’40s and still danced today! We are hoping to start a revival and dance this at many local events plus even as a flash mob! It will be so much fun! Join us!
Inspiring videos (the second video takes great creative liberties with the basic steps (fun!):
OCTOBER 5 – 26, 2021 (4 Tuesdays)
6-7 p.m.: Triple Rhythm East Coast Swing, Beginning Level
Cost: $10 per person per class
Place: The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia (indoors when over 90 degrees outside)
Registration: please contact Michael to reserve your space at: (510) 684-1192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
with Kayla Northington
Our outstanding instructor, Kayla, is back to teach some class favorites!
DATE: July 15 – September 30 (note: no class on Sept. 2)
LOCATION: The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Dr., Columbia, CA
TIME: 6-7 p.m. for Beginning West Coast Swing
7-8 p.m. for Beginning Salsa
REGISTRATION may be done at the first class
Kayla’s OCTOBER CLASSES:
Thursdays at 6 p.m.: “Social Basics, Latin”
October 7 & 21: Beginning Rumba
October 14 & 28: Beginning Hustle
Thursdays at 7 p.m.: “Social Basics, Ballroom”
October 7 & 21: Beginning Waltz
October 14 & 28: Beginning Foxtrot
Registration may be done at first class
Folk Dancing will continue
Next class: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Please note NEW time and NEW day!
After Sept 24, we will move Folk Dancing to WEDNESDAYS, 6 – 8 p.m.: Folk Dancing has been traditionally on the first, third and fifth Fridays with Carlos. We’re going to play it week-by-week, depending on Carlos’ availability. Dancers and non-dancers of all ages will have fun learning these beautiful international dances. No partner is needed. We are loving the music, the dancing, and the wonderful time together with other dancers. Join us! There is no charge to be with this fun group!
Local Dance Events:
Events are popping up; looks like a wonderful year for dancing! Click on tab above: Local Dance Events
See you out dancing!
Big hugs from Jim & Ilene
just to share . . . .
2016 was a BLAST and full of dance!
Congratulations to the West Coast Swing Flash Mob group under the direction of Stephanie Merfeld and Jim Clapp:
We had an amazing time performing all over the county for the International West Coast Swing Flash Mob Day! Dancers: Jim Duffy with Ilene Tassano, Kyle McDonald with Colleen McHenry, Mark Wright with Lisa Reza, Quentin Jongejan with April Foster and Jim Tassano with Bonnie Brunk.
The Thriller/Zombie class entertained the living in October. Big thanks to Heather Nordstrom for the classes! (see photo below)
Dance Fitness Instructor, Susan Forbes, has been amazing at instrumenting our Witchy Dances in October. The “Dance Castle Witches” had their All Hallow’s Faire Debut on October 22nd as a pre-show for the Tinder Fire Dancers:
The Fire-Dancers were amazing:
I was honored to work with this talented group of young men and women:
Teresa’s Quinceanera, choreographed September, 2014: