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.  $10 donation.

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!


Special Community Events! 


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

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 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!

Monday, December 31, 2018, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.:   NEW YEAR’S MIDNIGHT MAGIC, dinner and dance at the Elk’s Lodge.

Dance to the music of The Rusty Rockers from 7 to 11 p.m.    Dinner entry options are prime rib, salmon or vegetarian.   Reservations must be in and paid for by December 27th.  Make checks to “Sonora Elks Lodge #1587” and mail to 100 Elk Drive, Sonora, CA 95370.  $45/person.    Prizes and Cash Raffle.  Champagne Toast at 9 p.m.   NOTE:  if you would like to be included at one of our “dancers” tables, please make a note with your payment “TASSANO TABLE”.   Bring or mail your check to the Elk’s Lodge.   Also, let me know if you will be joining us so I can arrange who you would like to sit with.