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New Years Eve Live Music: Cimarron


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Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8 PM – 11:59 PM
Elk Creek
Steakhouse & Lounge
9408 Elk Creek Rd
Piedmont, SD 57769
Tel: 605-787-6349
Let's Do the Lindy Hop!
Let's Do the Lindy Hop!
9/20/2018 to 11/8/2018
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
tuition - $90.00 Fees
General Registration starts on 9/1/2018
Ryan Engelhaupt will be teaching a basic Lindy Hop class with Linda Beckman.
The Lindy Hop evolved from the Charleston and other 'swing' dance forms. It is fast and playful, so we'll cover a few basic steps coupled with improvisation! You'll have fun, fun, fun getting into the groove of being able to add your own moves, if you wish! Please note that any type of dancing is great exercise, but can be aerobic. Class size is limited.

NOTE: Tuition is for two! No class on October 11 or October 18.
Meadowbrook Elementary School
3125 W. Flormann St.
Rapid City, SD 57702

Summer Nights
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23
August 30
Summer Nights is a free event for all ages. There's no better way to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Rapid City. The event occurs every Thursday during the summer from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Rapid City, on Main St. between Sixth St. and Mt. Rushmore Rd., and on Seventh St. between Main and St. Joseph streets.
May 31 - Brandon Jones
June 7 - Trucker Radio
June 14 - Dirty Word
June 21 - Jagertown
June 28 - Tripwire
July 5 - 32 Below
July 12 - Judd Hoos
July 19 - October Road
July 26 - 35th & Taylor
August 2 - Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
August 9 - Crash Wagon
August 16 - Pumpin' Ethyl
August 23 - Layla with Twenty-one 20
August 30 - Brandon Jones
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The 39 Dance Club is a membership dinner/dance club
that hosts 6 dinner/dances from October thru April each year.

Membership dues:
Beginning February 1, 2018 and continuing through April 2019, annual dues will be reduced from $90/couple to just $60/couple. Generally, dues are paid just prior to the first dance of the year. The membership dues are used to pay for the bands. If you join the club after the first of the year, then membership dues are reduced to $30/couple for the remainder of the year.

2018 Dances

Arrowhead CC
Band TBD  

Arrowhead CC
Easy Sounds​

Lyle Berry Band

Visitors and guests: 
We invite you to come for a test drive. A couple may attend one dance without paying any membership dues! 
We want you to experience an evening with us and hope that you choose to become a member.
Contact the host couple at lease 5 days before any dance and we will get your reservation,
meal choice and answer any questions you may have.
Arrowhead Country Club
3675 Sheridan Lake Rd
 Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Ramkota Hotel
2111 N LaCrosse Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
  The Blind Lion Speakeasy, Rapid City, South Dakota “I have a ticket to see the blind lion.” Remember that phrase after owner Tony DeMaro texts you instructions for accessing the speakeasy below Murphy’s Pub and Grill. (How to get that text? Search Murphy Pub’s Facebook feed or ask pub staff.) Waitstaff get into the speakeasy spirit: Men in suits sport curled moustaches, and women wear glittering flapper-inspired dresses. A mainstay cocktail is the potent, herb-flavor absinthe-based Green Fairy.

(605) 791-2244; murphyspubandgrill.com
The Blind Lion Speakeasy
Murphy's Pub & Grill
510 9th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 791-2244
  Saturday Night Dance-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Wilt Brothers Band
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
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Canyon Lake
Senior Center

2900 Canyon Lake Drive
Rapid City SD 57702
Sunshine Saloon     Sunshine Saloon
3226 W Fairground Loop
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 641-9095
Wilt Brothers Band
The Wilt Brothers will be playing
at the Moose Lodge in Rapid City
on Sunday, April 22
from 1:00 - 5:00;
$5 cover charge;
food will be available.
RAPID CITY, SD 57701-5751
Phone: (605) 342-2760

Moose Lodge
Phone: (605) 342-2760
Live Bands every Friday and Saturday
crashwagon-971851462-n-dc0a974c.jpgBand- Crash Wagon
March 23, 2018  - March 24, 2018  8:00 pm - 8:00 pm
wilt-bros-a52227f3.jpgBand- Wilt Brothers Band
March 30, 2018  - March 31, 2018  8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

layla-63f4d743.jpgBand- Layla with Twenty One 20

April 6, 2018  - April 7, 2018  8:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Twenty One 20 took the Black Hills area by storm in 2003, not as a new band, but as the popular band formerly called Faded Blue. With a new direction in music and vocals, Twenty One 20 quickly became a crowd favorite again and remains as such today. Band members of Twenty One 20 have been privileged to performed with some amazing artists such as Vince Gill, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Neil Young, and more. Their immense passion for music shines through their talent both musically and vocally.

Twenty One 20 is a band for all ages that plays a wide variety of music -everything from Classic Rock to Country, to Pop. Their ever changing repertoire includes songs from artists like Adele, Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett, Miranda Lambert, Rolling Stones, Little Big Town, Pink and so much more!

Band members include Bob Walker, Tony Johnson and Layla Thomas.


Band- Flannel Band

April 13, 2018  - April 14, 2018  8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Band- Blue Street

April 20, 2018  - April 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Band

crashwagon-971851462-n-dc0a974c.jpgBand- Crash Wagon

April 27, 2018   8:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robbinsdale Lounge
803 E Saint Patrick St
Rapid City, SD 5770
  wilt-bros-a52227f3.jpgWilt Brothers Band

Branding Iron, Belle Fourche, SD

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730pm tonight!!!
19079 US Highway 85
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(605) 892-2503

No dancing, but might be an interesting night out to a comedy club.
The Basement
Rapid City, SD 57701
No dancing (that I know of) but might be an interesting night out to a small theatre performance and Dinner.

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Firehouse Brewing Company
610 Main St.
Rapid City, SD


 MAR2 Johnny Hastings  9 PM

MAR16 & 17
The Business & Entertainment Presents St. Patrick's Day

MAR 30 & 31
Dan Sherrill

APR 6 & 7
High Rise @ The 445

(Note: Did not see a dance floor ,
but there is a small area to dance in in front of the band)

445 Martini Lounge
The Rushmore
Hotel & Suites
445 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Wednesday Classes

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Teddy's SportsBar
& NightClub
826 Main St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-1931
Wednesday Classes

5/9 - 30 
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Teddy's SportsBar
& NightClub
826 Main St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-1931
"Tuesdays At Teddy's"
"Tuesdays At Teddy's"
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dancers are a fun group. 
The group is like the group in Chicago. 
They dance everything from WCS, Hustle, ECS to Two Step.
Teddy's SportsBar
& NightClub
826 Main St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-1931
Dinner and DJ Dance

  Dinner and DJ Dance
Dance starts at 7:00pm
Dancing is downstairs, huge dance floor, DJ music, wide variety of dance music.
No Cover charge, free to everybody
Dinner: on your own, served upstairs in dining room
just drop in around 6 or anytime after that
No reservations needed - order from menu
Dancers are a fun group. 
The group is like the group in Chicago. 
They dance everything from WCS, Hustle, ECS to Two Step.
Rapid City
Elks Lodge

3333 Jolly Lane
Rapid City, SD
(605) 348-2557


Join us every Friday and Saturday evening
for live music
from 7pm-9pm

Note: The Live band plays in the front window.
(sort of like Smoke Daddy's in Chicago)
There is room in front of the band for dancing
as long as you pay attention
to customers and wait staff traffic.

Tally's Silver Spoon
530 6th Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Tel. 605-342-7621

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(Note: Did not see a dance floor or area to dance in.
I was told they have live music here,
but do not see anything on their Facebook page
or Website that addresses this.)

(Bartender at Murphy's Pub & Grill said this was the place to go
late in the evening for dancing.  Maybe freestyle dancing?)

   Saturday Night Line Dancing
(Free Class)

We have free Line Dancing Lessons from 7pm to 8pm hosted by SDSM&T swing group: Two Left Feet.
This is a fun event for any skill level from beginner to experienced, open to any age. It's a great way to meet new people and to get out and have a good time! Start with the lessons and stay for DJ country music from 8pm to 11pm.

Dancers are a fun group. 
Dance mainly texas two step and texas swing
as well as a lot of great line dances.

Live Band in the Lounge:
Dakota Country Band
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 17
8 PM - 12 AM
Elk Creek
Steakhouse & Lounge
9408 Elk Creek Rd
Piedmont, SD 57769
Tel: 605-787-6349
    The Outlaw
616 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717

Indoor Club Amistad
Social dance
Every Saturday
Starts 8pm.

Indoor Club Amistad
316 Villa Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
S. Hwy 85 Band
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
$5 cover for 21 and older,
$10 cover for 20 and under.
Besler's Cadillac Ranch
19314 Helmer Road
Saint Onge, SD 57779

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(Note: Did not see a dance floor ,
but there are areas to dance in between tables)

Murphy's Pub & Grill
510 9th Street
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
(605) 791-2244

Rapid City Swing Dancing Meetup
Dance Lessons are held every Tuesday night
Our Swing Dance group has MOVED to the Minneluzahan Senior Citizens Center here in Rapid City. Lessons are held every Tuesday night in the Shuffleboard room. Use side entrance. There are 2 classes: 7-8pm Lindy Hop or Charleston or specialty class 8-9pm Beginner East Coast Swing $10 per class per person. Seniors 60 and over get in for $5. *CASH only please (so I can pay the venue each night). *No smoking, no alcohol.*

Minneluzahan Senior
Citizens Center

315 N 4th St Rapid City, SD 57701 605-394-1887



(Note: Did not see a dance floor ,
but there are areas to dance in between tables)

Enjoy some of the best local musicians in the Black Hills, playing a variety of music with an emphasis in the country, and a little bit of rock-n-roll!!!
Joe's Place
4302 Pendleton Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota  57701
(605) 394-7716
Guest Night & Open House
Guest Night & Open House
at Rapid City's
premiere ballroom dance club. 
$20 at the door gives you an evening to remember. With an introductory group lesson starting at 7pm.
Followed by a social party and demonstrations of other dances. No experience or partner necessary.
Event Link on Facebook 
National Dance Clubs
811 Disk Dr
Suite 9
Rapid City, SD 57701

Dance Party Every Friday

Only for Students and Teachers - not open to public

National Dance Clubs
811 Disk Dr
Suite 9
Rapid City, SD 57701
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