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 2021.   I suggest calling the contact information.

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.  (not meeting yet)

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.

Some Wednesdays (see “classes” for dates), 6 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.


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.

Saturday, October 23, 9 p.m.: DJ Bobby Brown (favorite hits) at Black Oak Casino.  Free.

Friday, October 29, 6 p.m.:  Halloween Dinner & Dance at the Elk’s Lodge.   Doors open at 5 p.m. for social hour. Dinner is at 6:30.  Menu is Homemade Beef Stew (all you can eat), Green Salad, Biscuits with butter & jam and a Halloween Dessert.   Dancing starts around 7:30 with our very own Les Olson playing your favorite dance tunes!   Tickets are $20 per person; RSVP by October 21st by calling Pam at 209-480-3577.

Saturday, October 30, 9 p.m.:  Hired Gunn (Tuolumne County’s Classic Rockin’ Party) at Black Oak Casino.  Free.

Thursday, November 4, 8 p.m.:  Paul Thorn (Southern Americana) at Black Oak Casino.   Tickets are $15 plus fee at https://www.blackoakcasino.com/events/paul-thorn/

Friday, December 31, Rusty Rockers at the Elks Lodge.  Happy New Year!