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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.
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., June 15 – July 6, 2021: Beginning East Coast Swing with Michael
Tuesdays 7-8 p.m.: June 15 – July 6, 2021: Beginning Lindy Hop with Michael “Lindy Hop was the first swing dance. It was developed in Harlem in the 1030’s. East Coast Swing was adapted from the Lindy Hop. We recommend taking several classes in East Coast Swing before taking Lindy Hop.”
Cost: $10 per person per class
Place: The Dance Castle, outdoor studio, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia
Registration: please contact Michael to reserve your space at: (510) 684-1192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Thursday Classes:
FOUR WEEK SERIES:
Ilene and Jim will be doing a series of four-week classes so we can connect again with some very fun dances:
DATE: June 17 – July 8 (4 Thursdays)
LOCATION: The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Dr., Columbia, CA, outdoor studio
TIME: 6-7 p.m. for Beginning Night Club 2-Step
7-8 p.m. for Beginning Country Western 2-Step
REGISTRATION can be done at the first class
Folk Dancing will continue
Please note NEW time! We are starting earlier!
Some Fridays, 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: