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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, “Musicals, a formal affaire” is on September 9th!
see the “gala” tab above for all the details and photos of past galas!
Dance Classes: Fall 2018
for more information, click on the tab under the header photo!
Classes are $5 – $10 donation, as noted!
Mondays with Kayla, Sept 3-24
6:30-7:15: Beginning Bachata
7:30-8:15: Beginning American Tango
classes are $10/person/class
Mondays with Kayla, October 8 – 29:
6:30-7:15: Beginning Salsa
7:30-8:15: Beginning American Foxtrot
classes are $10/person/class
Tuesdays with Henrietta, Sept 4-25
6 – 7 p.m.: Beginning West Coast Swing
7 – 8 p.m.: Intermediate West Coast Swing
Classes are $10/person/class
Wednesdays with Ilene & Jim, Sept 5 – October 24 (8 weeks)
Columbia College Community Education at The Dance Castle
6 – 7 p.m.: Beginning Ballroom includes Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba and Cha Cha. No experience necessary; no partner needed!
7 – 8 p.m.: Beginning East Coast Swing, single and triple rhythm. The most popular and useful dance in the county. You’ll be out dancing in 8 weeks! No experience necessary; no partner needed!
On-going: 5:30 p.m.: Dance Workout with Susan Forbes. No Class on September 27th
On-going: 7:00 – 8:30: Intermediate Argentine Tango with Peter Baldridge, $10/class No Class on October 4th.
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.
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: no class on September 27th
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: