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.   September through May;  off for the summer.

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

Wednesday, June 27, 6-8 p.m.:  “James and The Jukes” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 p .m.:  Calaveras County Arts Council presents Music in the Parks concert with The Bluesbox Bayou Band at Utica Park, off Highway 49, Angels Camp.

Saturday, June 30, 6-8 p.m.:  “The Burn Permit”, (rock & blues) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Wednesday, July 4, 6-8 p.m.:  “The Rusty Rockers” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Friday, July 6, 5:30 p .m.:  Leilani and the Distractions at Murphy’s Community Park on Algiers Street for First Fridays in the Park.  Food is available for purchase after 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 7, 6-8 p.m.:  “The Snarky Cats”, (70’s Party Rock & Roll) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!


Sunday, July 8, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala!            Theme:  Victorian Circus    See the “gala” tab for more information.

 


Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m.:  “Blow Daddy” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30 p .m.:  Calaveras County Arts Council presents Music in the Parks concert with The Free Radicals (big band-style jazz) at Camp’s Restaurant, 711 McCauley Ranch Road, Angels Camp.

Saturday, July 14, 6-8 p.m.:  “After Dark”, (R&B, Country, Motown) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Saturday, July 14, 8 – 10 p.m.:  Threshold, summer concert at Sonora’s downtown Coffill Park.  Free; no host beer and wine served.

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 – 10 p.m.:  Columbia Big Band Street Dance at Columbia Historic State Park


Sunday, July 15, 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!


Wednesday, July 18 6, 6-8 p.m.:  “Swing Gitane” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Saturday, July 21, 6-8 p.m.:  “Brad Wilson”, (Blues Artist) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m.:  “Weekend at Jimmy’s” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Saturday, July 28, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.:  Blues Box Bayou Band at the Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival, at the arch.  The Arts & Craft booths are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 28, 6-8 p.m.:  “California Credence”, (R&R, Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

 


Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.:  “Dance Night at the Opera Hall” with Blow Daddy.  A huge swing event for only $15/person or $25/couple.   Great floor and air conditioning!!!  We will be giving swing classes at our studio, The Dance Castle, on Tuesdays in July to get ready to swing!   Beginning class is at 6 p.m. and intermediate class starts at 7 p.m.   Come brush up and learn more!   See “Classes” tab above for more information.  We will also have tickets available for purchase.


 

Sunday, July 29, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.:  Coyote Hill at the Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival, at the arch.  The Arts & Craft booths are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.:  “Leilani & the Distractions” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Friday, August 3, 5:30 p .m.:  Bill Welles and his band at Murphy’s Community Park on Algiers Street for First Fridays in the Park.  Food is available for purchase after 4 p.m.

Saturday, August 4, 6-8 p.m.:  “Madison Hudson”, (Modern Country Rock) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Wednesday, August 8, 6-8 p.m.:  “Josh Rosenblum” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Saturday, August 11, 6-8 p.m.:  “Jana & Friends”, (pop, dance & jazz) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Saturday, August 11, 8 – 10 p.m.: Timberline,  summer concert in downtown Sonora’s Coffill Park.   Free; no-host beer and wine served.


Sunday, August 12, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala!   Theme:  “Night in the Bayou” with the Blues Box Bayou Band

 


Wednesday, August 15, 6-8 p.m.:  “The Guy Dossi Band” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Saturday, August 18, 7-9 p.m.:  “Stompbox”, (local rock) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s BALL FIELD in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!  Note change in time; the Twain Harte Rotary Barbecue is before the concert.

 


Sunday, August 19, 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 22, 6-8 p.m.:  “Coyote Hill” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30 p .m.:  Calaveras County Arts Council presents Music in the Parks concert with Larisa Bryski (rock, folk and pop favorites) at Murphys Community Park, 505 Algiers St., Murphys.

Saturday, August 25, 5-9 p.m.:  Saturday Night Fever at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.  Dinner will be catered by Seven Sisters.  Benefit for Meals on Wheels.  The event will feature dinner, a “Disco Inferno” ride on a historic train, live entertainment, costume contest, raffles and auctions.  $85/person; tickets can be purchasaed at the Senior Center or online at www.sierraseniorproviders.org.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Call 209.533.2622 for more information.

Saturday, August 25, 6-8 p.m.:  “Threshold”, (Classic Rock & Blues) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Wednesday, August 29, 6-8 p.m.:  “Sky Kings” at West Side Park in Tuolumne (across from Veteran’s Hall).  Farmer’s Market opens at 4 p.m.  Bring chairs and snacks, or nibble on all the market goodies.

Saturday, September 2, 6-8 p.m.:  “Timberline”, (Rock, blues, pop & country) at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park’s Rotary Stage in Twain Harte.  Bring your own chair, beverages, snacks and dance shoes!

Friday, September 7, 5:30 p .m.: The Iconics, playing tunes from the 50’s and 60’s, at Murphy’s Community Park on Algiers Street for First Fridays in the Park.  Food is available for purchase after 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 8, 8 – 10 p.m.:  Steven Graves Band, summer concert in downtown Sonora’s Coffill Park.   Free; no-host beer and wine served.


Sunday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala!    Theme:  “Musicals” with Les Olson

 


Sunday, September 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!

 


Saturday, September 22, 6 – 9 p.m.:  BLOW DADDY at the Arts Harvest Dinner Dance Party at “The Pickle Patch,” 577 W. St. Charles St., San Andreas, CA (209.754.1978).  Dinner and Dance tickets are $35 in advance, available online at manzapress.com.  Music only at the door is $25.  Silent Auction and Raffles.  Fundraiser for the Manzanita Arts Emporium

Saturday, October 13, 8 – 10 p.m.: Risky Biscuits, summer concert in downtown Sonora’s Coffill Park.   Free; no-host beer and wine served.


Sunday, October 14, 6-9 p.m.:  Dance Castle Gala!   Theme:  “Night at the Haunted Mansion”

 


Sunday, October 21, 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!


Sunday, November 18, 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!


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!