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Date: Sunday, September 17, 2023
Time: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place: First Presbyterian Church (49’er Church), 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia
Music: DJ & Vocals by Frank Silva
Music will be played for ballroom, Latin, Swing, Country Western and party favorites!
Food: Light refreshments provided; we love the treats you bring, too!
Cost: $5 for seniors (60+), $10 for adults, no charge for under 18 years old.
Just Dance is a fun place to practice and learn new steps. Ilene & Jim are always available to help and support you. Looking forward to seeing you there!
contact Ilene for more information: email@example.com
Dance Classes: 2023
Dancing is good for the body and mind. Ballroom dancing is one of the best ways to prevent dementia – a scientific fact! Being social increases longevity. And, it’s just plain fun, fun, fun.
For more information, click on the “classes” tab under the header photo.
Hot LATIN Fridays!
with Erika & Tom
Continuing every other week
Now doing Bachata and Salsa at The Dance Castle
Next class: Friday, September 22, 2023:
6 p.m – 7 p.m. Bachata: Come learn a very popular Latin dance from the Dominican Republic. The class is for those with little or no Bachata dance experience. You will learn the fundamentals of timing, rhythm, footwork and introduction to partner dancing.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Salsa Dance Pattern: We will practice the basic step and learn a salsa dance pattern.
For questions, please contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
For MORE Salsa with Erika & Tom . . .
Salsa Thursdays at Revive in Downtown Sonora.
6:00 PM Beginning – For people who are new at salsa dancing and are still learning the basic steps.
7:20 PM Intermediate – For people who know the basic by heart, know the basic patterns and have been doing salsa for a while.
NOTE: There will NOT be a barista, please bring water!! Also, NO TENNIS SHOES 😊
Folk Dance Classes at The Dance Castle:
Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
7 – 8 p.m.: Beginning Level
8 – 9 p.m.: Intermediate Level
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! We meet outside on the pavilion floor whenever possible; look for us there!
Tuesday Swing Classes at The Dance Castle
Lindy Hop Instruction and free practice time
Come learn Lindy Hop, the swing dance that is the most popular dance in the swing world! It’s energetic and fun! Beginner friendly and partners not necessary.
Tuesdays, on-going, 6 – 7 p.m.: Beginning Lindy Hop.
FREE practice session; just come and practice your Lindy Hop!
or, $10/person with Lindy Instruction
The Lindy Hop is the ballroom dance considered to be the father of all swing dances. It is known for its athletic style and can contain aerial jumps, twists, and flips.
The Dance Pavilion
Our “outdoor dance studio and events area!”
We are planning to have 2023 galas! More details to come!
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 . . . .
Inspiring videos for our next flash mob! (the second video takes great creative liberties with the basic steps (fun!):
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: