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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.
Next gala, “Evening on the Bayou” is on August 12th!
see the “gala” tab above for all the details and photos of past galas!
Dance Classes: Summer 2018
for more information, click on the tab under the header photo!
Classes are $5 – $10 donation, as noted!
Tuesdays in July
August 7th, 7 – 8:30 p.m.: ZYDECO WORKSHOP
Lots of local dances at the parks tonight . . . go strut your stuff!!!
Coming in September & October:
September 5 – October 24th, 8 Wednesdays at the Dance Castle, sponsored by Columbia College’s Community Education:
6 p.m.: Beginning Ballroom (waltz, foxtrot, rumba and cha cha)
7 p.m.: Beginning Swing (single and triple rhythm)
Enrollment will be through Community Education; links to follow soon.
On-going: 5:30 p.m.: Dance Workout with Susan Forbes. note: Susan is recovering from a bicycle accident and will resume classes shortly; tba
On-going: 7:00 – 8:30: Intermediate Argentine Tango with Peter Baldridge, first, third and fifth Thursdays. $10/class
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.
note: no Folk Dancing on August 3rd; we’ll see you at “Magic of the Night”, downtown Sonora from 6-9 p.m.
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! Note: resuming soon . . Susan is recovering from a bicycle accident
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: