Classes at The Dance Castle
Classes are a $5 donation, unless noted otherwise
Tuesdays, July 3 – July 24, 2018:
6 – 7 p.m.: Beginning East Coast Swing (for first time dancers or students needing a review)
7 – 8 p.m.: Intermediate East Coast Swing (tucks, longer patterns)
off for the summer so everyone can dance at Tuolumne’s Concerts in the Park (see events list)
5:30- 6:30 p.m., on-going: Dance Workout with Susan Forbes, class fee: bring your smile
Susan will be on vacation May 17 – June 28.
7 – 8:30 p.m.: Intermediate Argentine Tango Meets on the first, third and fifth Thursdays. Peter Baldridge, instructor, $10/person.
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.
note: no Folk Dancing on August 3rd; see you at “Magic of the Night” in downtown Sonora from 6-9 p.m.
SUNDAYS, second & fourth weeks:
Argentine Tango with Chooi Goh
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Beginners
2:15 – 3:15: Intermediate
$10 per class
for questions or more information, call Diane at 213-9525
Ballet: returning soon
Video: we’re learning a dance combination, choreographed by Angela!
Reverence Routine, choreographed by Angela Cordes:
Photos from July 14, 2014 class: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.729045513819934.1073741833.103779559679869&type=1
***Links for FOLK DANCING:
The Dance Castle is at 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.
From Sonora, take Highway 49 towards Columbia. Turn RIGHT onto Parrott’s Ferry Road and go past he State Historic Park. Drive about another mile and turn LEFT onto Gold Springs Drive. We are the 2nd house on the RIGHT.
All dance classes (except Community Education) at The Dance Castle are on a donation basis ($5/class recommended; Henrietta’s classes are $10) to help support the Dance Gala food, upkeep and bands. If you can’t afford to donate, don’t worry about it. We still would love to have your participation! Join in the fun!!!
Call (532-1859) or email Ilene if you have any questions. You have to go through the “Contact” tab so I don’t get spammers!
Dance Fitness Classes continue:
Thursdays at 5:30: Susan’s Dance Workout (call Ilene to confirm, 532-1859). Solo Dancing is so much fun and a great workout too!
I wanted to share Teresa’s Quinceanera Dance with you; we loved choreographing the dance for her celebration.
Previous Flash Mobs:
“Classic” West Coast Swing Flash Mob at Columbia College’s Cram Night, December 8, 2016:
“Let It Snow” at Columbia College’s Cram Night, December 4, 2014:
Sing Sing Sing, Flash Mob performed at Columbia College (youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6_CVGA1koc&feature=youtu.be
Sing Sing Sing, Flash Mob performed during Spring Festival (photos by Heather): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152337975561049.1073741852.590826048&type=1&l=4498d7883d
“The Clapping Song”, Flash Mob photos from July 26, 2014, Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.737548492969636.1073741835.103779559679869&type=1
“The Clapping Song”, Flash Mob photos July 12th, 2014, Downtown Sonora’s Second Saturday Arts Night and KASA Open House, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.729048063819679.1073741834.103779559679869&type=1
Flash Mob Practice Clips:
“The Clapping Song”
Back View from July 7, 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjA7x0X-yRg&feature=youtu.be
“Sing, Sing, Sing”
“Just One Person”
Practice Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Tzu1a1om8&feature=youtu.be
“Let It Snow” Practice Link:
2014 Version: http://youtu.be/SPO-8kjjLqU
Whole Dance review: http://youtu.be/1vzz3UmwrfA
Review Clips from Cari’s Class: Keep practicing!
Shim Sham, Back View: http://youtu.be/uMBdct8Ki4Q
Thriller (zombie walk and Michael Jackson routine) Review:
The “Thriller Zombie Walk” uses 8 classic moves from the “Thriller” choreography and is fast and easy to learn. Previous “Thriller Walk” videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbH0AauiGZM,
For more of a challenge, this is The Official “Thrill the World” Choreography that we’ll be learning:
More information at the “Thrill the World Sonora” group page:
Other Classes in Sonora:
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 dancing and refreshments at 8 p.m. Call Barbara or Eden for more information, 532-6901. $10 per person
Every third Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m.: Contra Dancing at Aronos Club, 37 E. Elkin St., Sonora. Optional potluck at 6:30. For more information: www.squaredancer8.wordpress.com.
Tuesdays, on-going, 7 p.m.: Twain Harte Twirler’s Square Dancing at Soulsbyville Elementary School. New classes start every September. $28/month;couple, or $5 at the door, plus $11 yearly insurance and dues. Contact Bill or Diane Kinsinger at 586-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, on-going, 7 p.m.: Round Dancing at the Sonora Senior Center on Greenley Road. Beginners class starts at 6 p.m. 2013 classes start on October 9th. $4/person. For more information contact Mike or Carolyn Wunder, email@example.com.
Line Dance Classes!!!
Mondays, on-going, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Line Dance at Black Creek Center in Copperopolis, 920 Black Creek Drive. Free class to learn the basic steps and terminology for line dancing. All ages welcome. Call Tess for more information, 785-6176.
Mondays, on-going, 5-6 p.m.: Line Dancing at Black Creek Center in Copperopolis, 920 Black Creek Drive. Free class for all ages. Call Tess for more information, 785-6176.
Wednesdays, on-going, 11:30 a.m.: Line Dancing at First Presbyterian Church (49’er Church) in Columbia. Free. Call Carolyn for more information: 984-4546.
Wednesdays, on-going, 2-3 p.m. at the Sonora Fire Museum and Senior Lounge, 125 N Washington St., Sonora. All ages are welcome; no charge. For more information, call Arno at 588-8071.
Thursdays, on-going, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Beginner Line Dance Class at Black Creek Center in Copperopolis, 920 Black Creek Drive. Free classes for all ages. Call Tess for more information, 785-6176.