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The Dance Pavillion
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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As this is a summary page, please also check out the links under the header photo to keep informed about our classes, galas and the local dance events.
resume Spring 2018
see the “gala” tab above for all the photos!
Dance Classes: Winter 2018
for more information, click on the tab under the header photo!
Classes are $5 – $10 donation, as noted!
Tuesdays with Henrietta:
February 6 – March 27:
6:00 – 6:50 p.m.: Beginning West Coast Swing
7:00 – 7:50 p.m.: Beginning Salsa
I am so excited to have Henrietta join our troupe of talented instructors!
Text or call Henrietta for information at 415-246-0986.
Private Lessons and Wedding Packages also available!
Wednesdays with Jim & Ilene:
January 24 – February 28:
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Country Western 2-Step, beginning level
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Night Club 2-Step, beginning level
March 7 – April 25: Columbia College Classes at The Dance Castle:
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Beginning Ballroom
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginning Swing
see the above “classes” tab, above for more information
On-going: 5:30 p.m.: Dance Workout with Susan Forbes. (except January 25)
On-going: 7:00 – 8:30: Intermediate Argentine Tango with Peter Baldridge, first and third Thursdays
7:00-9:00 p.m.: Folk Dancing with Carlos on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month. All ages; no experience necessary! No charge for this awesome blend of dancing and friends.
Sundays, 2nd & 4th weeks:
ARGENTINE TANGO with Chooi Goh, the owner of “Tango on Broadway” in Sacramento
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Beginners
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Intermediate
$10 per class
Dance Fitness Classes:
On-going Thursdays: 5:30-6:30, Susan Forbes leads the workout with lots of fun ballroom steps, stretching and cardio!
BEST EVENTS . . . . .
If the Beat Fits, JUST DANCE!
The Sunday community dance continues on the third Sundays (some dates have been changed due to holidays and scheduling conflicts). See Events tab for all the dates.
JUST DANCE is held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49er’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 entertaining us this year. $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!
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: