Local Dance Events

Hi Dancers!    I try to pick out the events best suited to ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. 

Let me know if there is anything you would like to add!



JUST DANCE, the community dance for anyone who wants to dance is BACK!   We found an incredible new DJ/Vocalist who will bring his great energy and vocals for your dancing and listening enjoyment. We will be meeting every third Sunday of the month, so mark your calendars! 

Date:   Sunday, May 21, 2023 

Time:  1 p.m.  to  3:30 p.m. 

Place:   First Presbyterian Church (aka 49er Church) in Columbia, 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 (your food donations makes this more fun!) 

Cost:  $5 for seniors (60+), $10 for adults, no charge for under 18 years old.   This is a fund raiser for the church’s Historic Building Fund.  It’s a win-win:  Dancers are allowed to use this beautiful hall to trade for our donation to the church! 

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:  wingstodance@yahoo.com


Save the Date for the first 2023 Dance Castle GALA!

Sunday, June 11, 6 – 9 p.m.:  WILD, WILD WEST GALA at the Dance Castle with the Rusty Rockers.
We are soooo excited to have our first gala since 2019!    
Attire:  Cowboys, cowgirls, outlaws, saloon girls, prairie folk and more!
Music:  The Rusty Rockers will be playing your Country, Swing, Latin and Ballroom favorites
Price:  $10/person plus a shared potluck dish 
           $20/person without a food contribution


Saturday, July 15, 6-10 p.m.:  Rod Harris and the Columbia Kicks Big Band’s Street Dance at Columbia State Historic Park.  There will be prizes for period costumes and an antique vehicle display.  Free and fun!

Yay . . . outdoor concerts are back!   Bring a chair and lots of water!

May contain: advertisement, poster, and outdoors

The 2023 Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte Lineup:

June 17: Jim Anderson & the Rebels

June 24: The Essentials

July 1: Johnny Valdez

July 8: California Creedence

July 15: Hired Gunn

July 22: No Strings Attached

July 29: The Penetrators Groove Band

August 5: Threshold

August 12: Grover Anderson

September 2: Ticket To Ride Electric



More Events:

On-going Events in the Community:

Please note:  I’m not sure if these on-going dances have resumed yet in 2023.   I suggest calling the contact information.

Second Saturdays, on-going, 7:00-9:00 p.m.:  Sonora Ballroom Dancing meets at the Aronos Club, 37 E. Elkin Street, Downtown Sonora for community ballroom dancing.  Donations definitely appreciated! September through June.

Saturdays:  Second Saturday Art Night in historic downtown Sonora offers art shows, music and refreshments, at no charge from 5 to 8 p.m.   Visit www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org  for details for each month.

Third Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.:  Contra Dancing at the Aronos Club, 37 E. Elkin Street, Sonora.  Live music; no experience necessary.  Adults $7, Children $3.  For more information, call 532-6025.  (not meeting yet in 2022)

Mondays, 1st and 3rd weeks, 7 – 9 p.m.:  Folk Dancing with Carlos at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.  All levels; free! 

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.:  Line Dancing with Carolyn Silva at First Presbyterian Church of Columbia (aka 49er Church, 11155 Jackson Street) in Faith Hall.  Free.


See these websites for more fun!

Events are popping up; looks like a wonderful year for dancing!   I’m not sure what kind of “dance” music these bands play, so look them up on google or youtube.

Check out the bands playing at Black Oak Casino here: https://www.blackoakcasino.com/show

And at Inner Sanctum Cellars here: https://www.innersanctumcellars.com/