Classes at The Dance Castle
Mondays with Kayla February 11 – March 25th:
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
Columbia College Community Education Classes will be March 6 – April 24, 8 Wednesdays. Register through Columbia College 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 Class: March 19, 26
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 to $10/person) to help support our instructors, the overhead and the the Dance Galas. 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:
Tuesdays 5:15 (first, third and fifth weeks): 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.