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.  (closed for 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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2019

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!

Thursday, August 15, 5:30 – 7 p.m.:  Jeff Adams, originals and soft rock covers, at Inner Sanctum Cellars, 18204 Mainstreet, Jamestown

Friday, August 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:  Leilani Villamor at Inner Sanctum Cellars Basecamp, 22004 Parrotts Ferry Rd., Columbia (former Columbia Nursery)

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, “Downton Abbey, a Formal Affair”.   See gala tab, above


Saturday, September 14, 8-10 p.m.:  Summer Concert at Coffill Park (downtown Sonora) featuring “Live Again”.   For more info, call Sonora Chamber of Commerce at (209) 694-4008 or www.sonorachamber.org.  Free.


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!


Sunday, October 6, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle GALA, “Agrabah Under the Stars”.   See gala tab, above


Saturday, October 12, 8-10 p.m.:  Summer Concert at Coffill Park (downtown Sonora) featuring “Risky Biscuits”.   For more info, call Sonora Chamber of Commerce at (209) 694-4008 or www.sonorachamber.org.  Free.


Sunday, October 13, 6-9 p.m.:   Dance Castle GALA, Jolly & Jan’s Commitment Ceremony, “Outlander (Scottish theme)”.   See gala tab, above


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!


Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m.:  Jana & Friends at Black Oak Casino; sure to be a fun night!


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!