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!

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2019

Friday, May 10, 5:30 – 7 p.m.:  Lava Cats at Inner Sanctum Cellars (22004 Parrotts Ferry Road, Columbia; formerly Columbia Nursery) . . . yes, you can dance!

Friday, May 10, 9 p.m.:  The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Friday, May 17, 9 p.m.: Rock of Ages (60’s, 70’s, 80’s hits) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Thursday, May 23, 8 p.m.:  Harvest Gold (Rock & Roll Trio) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.


Sunday, May 19, 2019: 

JUST DANCE CANCELED


Thursday, May 30, 8 p.m.:  StompBox (local band) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Wednesday, June 5, 6 p.m.:  “The Sky Kings” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Wednesday, June 12, 6 p.m.:  “The Lack Family” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Friday, June 14, 9 p.m.:  Tom Rigney and Flambeau  (Cajun, blues, boogie woogie) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, June 15, 6 p.m.:  Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Agent Band”, 70’s & 80’s hits


Sunday, June 16, 2019, 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!


Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m.:  NO Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park due to Jubilee Week.

Thursday, June 20, 8 p.m.:  Lucky Cuzn  (New Orleans Jazz to popular music) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Friday, June 21, 9 p.m.:  Born on the Bayou (Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute) will be at the Willow Creek Lounge in Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, June 22, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “The Sky Kings”, Country & Americana.

Wednesday, June 26, 6 p.m.:  “James and the Jukes” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, June 29, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Timberline”, Classic Contemporary Rock


Wednesday, July 3, 6 p.m.:  “The Rusty Rockers” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, July 6, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Richie Barron”, Rock & Blues

Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m.:  “Josh Rosenblum” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, July 13, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Jana and Friends”, Pop and Jazz


Sunday, July 14, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle GALA, tba


Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m.:  “Weekend At Jimmy’s” will be at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!


Thursday, July 18, 8-11 p.m.:  Leilani and the Distractions with the Attractions at Black Oak Casino


Saturday, July 20, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Jank Tones”, High Energy Trio


Saturday, July 20:  Rod Harris and the Columbia Kicks Band Street Dance, Columbia State Historic Park


Sunday, July 21, 2019, 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!


Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m.:  “The Guy Dossi Band” will be performing at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, July 27, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “California Credence”, Rock & Roll.

Wednesday, July 31, 6 p.m.:  “Swing Gitane” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!


Friday, August 2, 6-9 p.m.:  Magic of the Night, downtown Sonora.  Live music, games, antique cars and more.


Saturday, August 3, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Flatbusted”, Rockin Country Party Band.

Wednesday, August 7, 6 p.m.:  “Leilani & the Distractions” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, August 10, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “After Dark”, Blues & Rock


Sunday, August 11th, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle GALA, tba


Wednesday, August 14, 6 p.m.:  “Blow Daddy” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, August 17, 7 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park Ball Field, Twain Harte with “Stompbox”, Local Rock Band.  Note change in time to 7 p.m. on the Ball field.


Sunday, August 18, 2019, 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!


Wednesday, August 21, 6 p.m.:  “Harvest Gold” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, August 24, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “The Burn Permit Band”, Classic Rock.

Wednesday, August 28, 6 p.m.:  “Coyote Hill” will perform at the Concerts in the Park at Tuolumne Park (at Fir Avenue), Tuolumne City.  Farmer’s Market starts at 4:00!

Saturday, August 31, 6 p.m.: Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park, Twain Harte with “Threshold”, Rock & Blues.


Sunday, September 8th, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle GALA, tba


Sunday, September 15, 2019, 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!


October Gala, date tba


Sunday, October 20, 2019, 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!


Sunday, November 17, 2019, 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!


Sunday, December 15, 2019, 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!


Sunday, January 19, 2020, 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!