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:

Please note:  I’m not sure if these on-going dances have resumed yet in 2022.   I suggest calling the contact information.

Fridays, on-going, 6:00-9:00 p.m.:  Sonora Ballroom Dancing meets at the Aronos Club, 37 E. Elkin Street, Downtown Sonora for community ballroom dancing.   Lessons are at 6:00 p.m. followed by open dancing from 7 to 9 p.m.  $10 for the evening or $5 after 7 p.m. 

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)

Some Thursdays, (see “classes” for dates), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.:  Folk Dancing with Carlos at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.  All levels; free!   (dates will be posted below)

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.


2022

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/

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The Events:

JUST DANCE

Date:  Sunday, September 18, 2022

Time:  1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Church of the 49’ers, 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia.

Donation:  $10/person or $5/senior.  Donation goes to the church’s Historical Building Fund.    It’s a win-win . . . we get to use the church’s beautiful facilities and they get funds for their upkeep.   Includes dance instruction (by request) and light refreshments.

Music:  Fabulous tunes and vocals by Les Olson.   Les is trained to play music we can dance and practice to, including ballroom, swing, Latin and country music.

Refreshments:  A lovely assortment of sweets and savories are donated by our volunteers and patrons; we always welcome your food donations!

Dates are subject to change (normally the 3rd Sundays):

May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18.

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Saturday, September 24, 6 – 8 p.m.: Rod Harris & the Columbia Big Band at Inner Sanctum Cellars Basecamp, 22004 Parrots Ferry Rd., Sonora. This is a fundraiser for the Tuolumne County Public Library. $28 per person includes entertainment and one glass of wine or beer. Hor d’Oeuvres are available for purchase.

Tickets are available at Tuolumne County Public Library, Sonora Main Branch (cash/check only), Mountain Bookshop (cash/check only) or at the door.

Friday, September 30, 9 p.m.: Blues Box Bayou Band will be at Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne.

Saturday, October 8, 8 p.m.:  King Hippo at Saturday Art Night After 8 concert at Coffill Park.  All ages welcome; no host beer and wine bar. 

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JUST DANCE

Date:  Sunday, October 16, 2022

Time:  1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Church of the 49’ers, 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia.

Donation:  $10/person or $5/senior.  Donation goes to the church’s Historical Building Fund.    It’s a win-win . . . we get to use the church’s beautiful facilities and they get funds for their upkeep.   Includes dance instruction (by request) and light refreshments.

Music:  Fabulous tunes and vocals by Les Olson.   Les is trained to play music we can dance and practice to, including ballroom, swing, Latin and country music.

Refreshments:  A lovely assortment of sweets and savories are donated by our volunteers and patrons; we always welcome your food donations!

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Sunday, October 23, 12-4 p.m.: Columbia Big Band with Jazz@8 at The Armory in downtown Sonora. This is a benefit for the performing arts at Summerville High School.

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JUST DANCE

Date:  Sunday, November 20, 2022

Time:  1 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Church of the 49’ers, 11155 Jackson Street, Columbia.

Donation:  $10/person or $5/senior.  Donation goes to the church’s Historical Building Fund.    It’s a win-win . . . we get to use the church’s beautiful facilities and they get funds for their upkeep.   Includes dance instruction (by request) and light refreshments.

Music:  Fabulous tunes and vocals by Les Olson.   Les is trained to play music we can dance and practice to, including ballroom, swing, Latin and country music.

Refreshments:  A lovely assortment of sweets and savories are donated by our volunteers and patrons; we always welcome your food donations!