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!

On-going Events in the Community:

Fridays, 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.   Lessons at 7 p.m. followed by open dancing at 8 p.m.  $10 donation.

Second 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.

Fridays (first, third & fifth), 7 p.m.:  Folk Dancing with Carlos at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.  All levels; free!

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2019


Thursday, Nov 21, 8 p .m.:  Jana & Friends at Black Oak Casino.   Fun dance night!


Workshop with Nathan:

Advanced Beginner Foxtrot, December 7, 10 a.m. to 12 noon:
There may not be a more quintessential Ballroom dance than the Foxtrot. Join us as we glide across the floor with footwork in the continuity style. Not quite sure what that means? Then come on by and find out!
[Ilene’s note:   Whoa!   Continuity style is so much fun.  This is the next level of Foxtrot that really gets you floating around the room.   Please email Nathan if you are planning to attend this workshop at nathan.s.ahlgrim@gmail.com]

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’s) in Columbia.  Meet wonderful dancers and have a place to practice and dance to awesome live music.  We love the wonderful talent and energy the musicians bring for our listening and dancing pleasures.  Les Olson of Les’ Entertainment will be providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$5 donation goes to the church’s Historic Building Fund.  Light refreshments available . . . and of course we love it when people help with bringing something to share!


Tuesday, December 31, 5 – 11 p .m.:  NEW YEAR’S EVE, “Ringing in the Roaring 20’s”    The Sonora Elk’s Lodge is going to make this ’20’s more roaring than it’s namesake!   The Rusty Rockers will be playing great dance music from 7 to 11 p.m.   Ring  in the New Year with friends, food and dancing!  Please let me know if you will be joining us as part of our dance group.
Send me your check ($45/person, made out to “Sonora Elks Lodge 1587) and your entree option (Salmon, prime rib or Vegetarian).   MAIL TO: Ilene Tassano, 23496 Gold Springs Dr., Columbia, CA 95310.
I will bring all our reservations to the Elks and they will do the table seating chart as room provides.

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’s) in Columbia.  Meet wonderful dancers and have a place to practice and dance to awesome live music.  We love the wonderful talent and energy the musicians bring for our listening and dancing pleasures.  Les Olson of Les’ Entertainment will be providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$5 donation goes to the church’s Historic Building Fund.  Light refreshments available . . . and of course we love it when people help with bringing something to share!