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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: Classes may be held indoors or outdoors at the instructor’s discretion. 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.
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’s Classes will resume in 2022. Happy Holidays!
Inspiring videos for our next flash mob! (the second video takes great creative liberties with the basic steps (fun!):
Starting December 8, on-going:
6 p.m.: Beginning West Coast Swing
7 p.m.: Beginning Salsa
Registration may be done at first class
Thursday Classes with Kayla
December 9, 6 p.m.: Tango
December 9, 7 p.m.: Cha Cha
December 16, 6 p.m.: Country Western 2-Step
December 16, 7 p.m.: East Coast Swing
December 23, 6 p.m.: Tango
December 23, 7 p.m.: Cha Cha
December 30, 6 p.m.: Country Western 2-Step
December 30, 7 p.m.: East Coast Swing
January 6, 6 p.m.: Tango
January 6, 7 p.m.: Cha Cha
January 13, 6 p.m.: Country Western 2-Step
January 13, 7 p.m.: East Coast Swing
January 20, 6 p.m.: Tango
January 20, 7 p.m.: Cha Cha
January 27, 6 p.m.: Country Wester 2-Step
January 27, 7 p.m.: East Coast Swing
COST: $10 per person, per class
Folk Dancing will continue in 2022
Dates to be announced. 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!
NEW YEAR’S DINNER & DANCE!
“Let’s Ring in 2022” at the Sonora Elk’s Lodge
Friday, December 31, 20215 p.m.: Doors open6 p.m.: Dinner served (prime rib, salmon or vegetarian)7 – 11 p.m.: Dance to the music of “The Rusty Rockers”9 p.m.: Champagne ToastPrizes and Cash Raffle$55 per person (due December 27th)Make checks payable to Sonora Elks Lodge #1587.Mail check with all your guests and entree choices to 100 Elk Drive, Sonora, CA 95370Any questions, contact Linda Maddox at 532-4638Note: Tables hold 8. Please arrange who you want to sit with and make a note on your check with entree selection.
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: