Local Dance Events

Hi Dancers!    I try to pick out the events best suited to ballroom, latin and swing dancing. 

Let me know if there is anything you would like to add!

On-going Events in the Community:

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 open dancing at 8 p.m.  Call Barbara or Eden for more information, 532-6901.  $10 donation.  Re-starting on September 8th.

Sonora Ballroom Dancing:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/572858782797316/

Second Saturdays:  Second Saturday Art Night in historic downtown Sonora offers art shows, music and refreshments, at no charge from 5 to 8 p.m.   Visit www.2ndsaturdayartnight.org  for details for each month.

Third Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.:  Contra Dancing at the Aronos Club, 37 E. Elkin Street, Sonora.  Live music; no experience necessary.  Adults $7, Children $3.  For more information, call 532-6025.

Fridays (first, third & fifth), 7 p.m.:  Folk Dancing with Carlos at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.  All levels; free!

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Special Community Events! 

2018

Saturday, February 17, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.:  Valentine’s Dance to benefit the Murphys Senior Center at the Murphys Masonic Lodge, 384 Church Street, in Murphys.  Live music by Almost Blue and refreshments will be served.  Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased at the Murphys Senior Center or at the door.   Potluck food welcome!

Saturday, February 17, 6 p.m.:  Tom Rigney & Flambeau at the Sonora Opera Hall, located at 250 S. Washington Street.  Doors open at 6 p .m.; music begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available in Sonora at Mountain Bookshop (209) 532-6117 or Tradewinds (209) 588-8810 and online at   http://www.tuolumnecountyarts/store.org  $25 in advance and $30 at the door.  “Richard Burleigh Memorial Scholarship Concert” benefits music scholarships for children in our community.   No-host beer and wine bar.

Saturday, February 17, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.:  “Josh Pfeiffer” , pop jazz, at Black Oak Casino.

 

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Thursday, February 22, 8 – 11 p.m.:  “Valley Fire”, country rock, at Black Oak Casino.

Friday, February 23, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.:  “Satisfaction”, Rolling Stones Tribute, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, February 24, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: “Foreverland”, Michael Jackson Tribute, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, March 17, 5 p.m.:  St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser for lighting at the Church of the 49ers, Columbia.  Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner, entertainment by “Sincerely” and prizes.

 

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Saturday, May 5, 5 p.m.:  Black & White Charity Ball to benefit Habitat for Humanity at The Hotel at Black Oak Casino Resort.  Dinner by Seven Sisters; Music by Free Radicals.  Valet Parking, Dinner, Dancing, Live & Silent Auctions.  $95/person. Black Tie Optional. For more information and reservations, call (209) 288-2882.   www.BlackHatFoundation.org

 

Sunday, May 13, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle Gala (theme tba)

 

Sunday, May 20, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala  (theme tba)

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, July 8, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala  (theme tba)

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, August 12, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala  (theme tba)

 

Sunday, August 19, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala  (theme tba)

 

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, October 14, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala  (theme tba)

 

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!

 

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1-4 p.m.:  JUST DANCE

JUST DANCE is usually help from 10 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49’er’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 providing us with the best dancing tunes.

$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!