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:

Thursdays, on-going, 6:45-8 p.m.:  Beginner Ballroom Class at the “Dome”, 251 B Barretta Street, Sonora.    For more information, contact Henrietta at Henrietta.plessas@gmail.com or 415-246-0986.

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.   NOT MEETING DURING THE SUMMER

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! 

Wednesday, August 9, 6-8 p.m.: Clan Dyken at Westside Memorial Park in Tuolumne.  An open-air market begins at 4 p.m.   Bring your chairs and munch on fresh produce and goodies from the farmer’s market!

Friday, August 11, 9 p.m.:  Buck Ford, country, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, August 12, 6-8 p.m.: Brad Wilson, a blues artist and Summerville High School graduate,  at Twain Harte’s Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park.  Bring low-back chairs, snacks and your dance shoes!

Saturday, August 12, 9 p.m.:  Rebel Heart, country, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, August 12, 8 p.m.: Little Fuller Band at “After 8” concert at Coffill Park, downtown Sonora.  $5 at the door benefits events in downtown Sonora.

 


Dance Castle Gala!   Come dance under the stars!

Sunday, August 13th, 6-9 p.m.

Theme:  Black & White Formal Ball

Music:  Les Olson

Donation:  $10 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 $20/person.  For more details, see “gala” tab above.

For more information, see “gala” tab above


 

Wednesday, August 16, 6-8 p.m.: Dossi on the Rocks at Westside Memorial Park in Tuolumne.  An open-air market begins at 4 p.m.   Bring your chairs and munch on fresh produce and goodies from the farmer’s market!

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 – 8 p.m.:  Coyote Hill at Murphys Community Park with their blend of jazz, folk, blues, bluegrass and Brazilian beats.  Murphys Community Club will sell brownies, ice cream, margaritas, beer, wine and soda.

Thursday, August 17, 8-11 p.m.:  Rockology, Classic Rock Tribute Band, at Black Oak Casino.

Friday, August 18, 9 p.m.:  Cherry Bomb, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, August 19, 7 p.m.: Chains Required at Twain Harte’s Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park Ball Field.   Notice special time of 7 p.m.   Bring low-back chairs, snacks and your dance shoes!

 


Sunday, August 20, 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!

 


Wednesday, August 23, 6-8 p.m.: Live Again at Westside Memorial Park in Tuolumne.  An open-air market begins at 4 p.m.   Bring your chairs and munch on fresh produce and goodies from the farmer’s market!

Thursday, August 24, 8 – 11 p.m.:  Live Again at Black Oak Casino.

Friday, August 25, 9 p.m.:  Caravanserai, Santana Tribute, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, August 26, 6-8 p.m.:  Rod Harris and the Columbia Kick’s Band at Concert in the Pines, Eproson Park, Twain Harte

Saturday, August 26, 7 – 10 p.m.:  Risky Biscuits at Brice Station, Murphys.  $15/ticket at www.bricestation.com/events

Saturday, August 26, 9 p.m.:  Redwood Black, country and rock & roll, at Black Oak Casino.

Wednesday, August 30, 6-8 p.m.: Stompbox at Westside Memorial Park in Tuolumne.  An open-air market begins at 4 p.m.   Bring your chairs and munch on fresh produce and goodies from the farmer’s market!

Thursday, August 31, 8-11 p.m.:  Valley Fire at Black Oak Casino.

Friday, September 1, 5:30 p.m.:  Dyemusica at First Fridays in the Park, Murphys Community Park.  $10 dinner by Pipin’Hot with smoked sausage, coleslaw, potato salad, pretzel rolls and a cookie.  For more information see visitmurphys.com.

Friday, September 1, 7 p.m.:  Michael Beck, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, September 2, 6-8 p.m.:  Threshold, playing classic R&B,  at Twain Harte’s Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park.  Bring low-back chairs, snacks and your dance shoes!

Saturday, September 2, 7 – 10 p.m.:  Grover Anderson Band at Brice Station, Murphys.   $15/ticket at www.bricestation.com/events/    See also groveranderson.com     See the Brice Station website for more updates on their annual Blending Party events, menu and tickets.

Saturday, September 2, Take 2 at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, September 2:  Fuse Box, a Tribute to ACDC, at Copperopolis Town Square.  (time not announced yet).

Thursday, September 7, Billy Williams, Acoustic, at Black Oak Casino.

Friday, September 8, Rollin’ Blues Thunder Band, at Black Oak Casino.

Saturday, September 9, 6-8 p.m.:  Stompbox, local rock and blues band, at Twain Harte’s Concerts in the Pines at Eproson Park.  Bring low-back chairs, snacks and your dance shoes!   ***Community potluck at 4 p.m.

Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m.: The James Faifua Blues Band at “After 8” concert at Coffill Park, downtown Sonora.  $5 at the door benefits events in downtown Sonora.

Saturday, September 9:  Max Headroom, performing pop rock hits of the 80’s plus one-hit wonders, at Copperopolis Town Square (time not announced).

 


The Dance Castle Gala!

Sunday, September 10th, 6 – 9 p.m.

Theme:  Detective and Their Dames, a 1940’s Who dunnit Mystery

Music:  tba

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, September 16:  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 (time tba).

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!

 

Saturday, September 23:  Band TBA at Copperopolis Town Square Concert Series

Saturday, September 30:  Faithfully, a tribute to Journey, at Copperopolis Town Square, time tba.

 


The Dance Castle Gala!

Sunday, October 8th, 6 – 9 p.m.

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

Music:  tba

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!

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, 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!