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 Karen & Carlos at The Dance Castle, 23496 Gold Springs Drive, Columbia.  All levels; free!

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Special Community Events! 

Friday, September 15, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.:  Tom Petty Tribute at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, September 16, 7-10 p.m.:  Dakota Crossing, a modern/pop country band playing hits by artists like Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, at Copperopolis Town Square

Saturday, September 16, 7 – 10 p.m.:  Bill Welles Band at Brice Station, Murphys.  $15/ticket at www.bricestation.com/events/

Saturday, September 16, 6-9 p.m.:  Arts Harvest Dinner Dance Party fundraiser at The Pickle Patch, 577 W. St. Charles St., San Andreas, CA 95249.    Dance to the award-winning band, Mumbo Gumbo.   Tickets are $45/person; available by calling 209-728-6171 or in Angels Camp at Manzanita Arts Emporium, 1211 South Main Street.

 


Sunday, September 17, 1-4 p.m.:  If the Beat Fits, JUST DANCE!

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49er’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 entertaining us this year.

$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, September 21, 8-11 p.m.:  Rock of Ages at Black Oak Casino

Friday, September 22, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.:  Night Moves, a Bob Seger Tribute, at Black Oak Casino

Saturday, September 23, 1-3 p.m.:  Birthday Celebration with dancing, finger foods and prizes, at the Aronos Club, 37 Elkin Street, Sonora.  Free!  Celebrate June, July, August and September birthdays with dance!  Instruction given for Contra, Folk and Line Dances.  Music for Swing, Tango, Waltz, 2-Step, ballroom and more!   Call 288-2045 for more information.   Finger foods welcome to support this free event; thanks!

Saturday, September 23, 7-10 p.m.:  The Dive Bar Poets, 80’s – 90’s music, at Copperopolis Town Square Concert Series

Thursday, September 28, 8-11 p.m.:  Chains Required, at Black Oak Casino

Friday, September 29, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.:  Thunder Cover, fun cover band at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, September 30, 7-10 p.m.:  Faithfully, a tribute to Journey, at Copperopolis Town Square

Thursday, October 5, 8 – 11 p.m.:  Madonna and Cyndi Lauper Tribute band at Black Oak Casino.

 


The Dance Castle Gala!

Sunday, October 8th, 6 – 9 p.m.

Theme:  Arabian Nights . . . a funky boho/gypsy adventure

Music:  Blues Box Bayou Band

Donation:  $15 with potluck dish will help support this event.   If you prefer to not bring a potluck dish, we ask for more help with the band at $25/person.  For more details, see “gala” tab above.

For more information, see “gala” tab above


 

Saturday, October 14, 4 p.m.:  Zombie Walk at Courthouse Park.  Thriller Dance Demo.   Classes on Mondays at The Dance Castle (see Class information).

Saturday, October 14, 8 p.m.: Jill and the Giants at “After 8” concert at Coffill Park, downtown Sonora.  $5 at the door benefits events in downtown Sonora.


Sunday, October 15, 1-4 p.m.:  If the Beat Fits, JUST DANCE!

Today’s dance has been moved to THE DANCE CASTLE due to the Bach Festival being held at the 49’er Church.

We’re having a hot dog/sausage barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. as we dance outside to music by Les Olson.

Bring a salad or dessert and get in free!   $5 donation


Saturday, October 21, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.:  Foreverland, Michael Jackson Tribute Band at Black Oak Casino.


RESERVATIONS NEEDED FOR NEW YEAR’S AT THE ELK’S LODGE:

Plan ahead for New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Theme:  Evening In Paris

Entree:  Salmon, Prime Rib or Vegetarian

Music:  By Steve Johnson and his band

Price:  $45/person

Ilene will be sending in the dance group reservations on December 1st, so let me know by then if you will be joining us!


Sunday, November 19, 1-4 p.m.:  If the Beat Fits, JUST DANCE!

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49er’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 entertaining us this year.

$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 17, 1-4 p.m.:  If the Beat Fits, JUST DANCE!

JUST DANCE is usually held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (of the 49er’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 entertaining us this year.

$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 31st, 2017, 6:00 p.m.:  New Year’s Eve Party at the Elk’s Lodge

Theme:  Evening In Paris

Entree:  Salmon, Prime Rib or Vegetarian

Music:  By Steve Johnson and his band

Price:  $45/person

Ilene will be sending in the dance group reservations on December 1st, so let me know by then if you will be joining us!

 

2018

Saturday, January 27, 1-3 p.m.:  Birthday Celebration with dancing, finger foods and prizes, at the Aronos Club, 37 Elkin Street, Sonora.  Free!  Celebrate October, November, December and January birthdays with dance!  Instruction given for Contra, Folk and Line Dances.  Music for Swing, Tango, Waltz, 2-Step, ballroom and more!   Call 288-2045 for more information.   Finger foods welcome to support this free event; thanks!