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The Dance Pavillion
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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.
Next gala will be in July 2019!
see the “gala” tab above for all the details and photos of past galas!
Dance Classes: 2019
for more information, click on the tab under the header photo!
Classes are $5 – $10 donation, as noted!
Mondays with Kayla February 11 – March 25:
6:30 p.m.: Beginning West Coast Swing
7:30 p.m.: Beginning Latin Club Dances (how fun is that? Introductions to Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more!)
classes are $10/person/class
Mondays with Kayla starting April 1st:
6:30 p.m.: Beginning Country Western 2-Step and Country Western Waltz
7:30 p.m.: Beginning Country Western Shuffle, Country Western Swing and Hustle
classes are $10/person/class
Tuesdays with Kayla February 12 – March 26:
6:30 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing (must be confident in all the basics; will be exploring more complex patterns)
7:30 p.m. Bolero (this is a beginning class, but takes knowledge of Latin technique)
Tuesdays with Kayla starting April 2nd:
6:30 p.m. Intermediate West Coast Swing (we’ve been working on technique, get ready to explore some intermediate level patterns!)
7:30 p.m. Intermediate Salsa
Wednesdays with Ilene & Jim, March 6 – April 24
Columbia College Community Education Classes will be March 6 – April 24, 8 Wednesdays. Register through Columbia College, with Tiffany at 588-5198
6 – 7 p.m.: Beginning Ballroom includes Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and Cha Cha
7 – 8 p.m.: Beginning East Coast Swing includes Single and Triple Rhythm Swing.
$60/person/8 week course
Thursdays with Peter, on-going:
6:00 – 7:00: Beginning Argentine Tango
7:00 – 8:30: Intermediate Argentine Tango
Fridays at the Dance Castle:
7 – 9 p.m.: Folk Dancing is on first, third and fifth Fridays of the month with Carlos. Dancers and non-dancers of all ages will have fun learning these beautiful international dances. No partner is needed. We are loving the music, the dancing, and the wonderful time together with other dancers. Join us! ***see links for dances below.
Dance Workouts at the Dance Castle
TUESDAYS, first, third & fifth weeks, 5:15- 6:15 p.m., on-going: Dance Workout with Susan Forbes, class fee: bring your smile
Next classes: March 5, 19, 26 from 5:15 to 6:15
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: