The Great North Woods Center for the Arts is bringing back the decade of music and dance, and of course many more of these hits, on Saturday, July 8, starting at 8 p.m., at the Center in Columbia. A similar dance was held in January 2020 and again in July 2022, has been so well received the organization decided to make it a regular fun night as a fundraiser event.
“We’ll have concessions selling our usual assortment of soft drinks, water and snacks, and one room will be dedicated to a place for sitting and relaxing between dance tunes,” said Charlie Jordan, President of the GNWCA. “The dancers will be inside the larger theater room, with doors and windows open, and the air conditioner running, keeping them cool as the night heats up.” Everyone is encouraged to dress in their 1980s finery and come in to the open-air summer night of dance and music.
“We’re excited to host this fun night of music from the era of MTV and Big Hair,” said Jordan. “We’ll be decorated throughout the building with music posters and lighting, and dancers will have plenty of room to dance the night away.”
Jordan said that many people have asked for the event to return, either because they attended a previous one and had such a great time, or because they missed a dance.
Admission to the ’80s Dance Night is $15 per person, and all proceeds will go to the GNWCA, which is a multi-arts center on the former Shrine of Our Lady of Grace property in Columbia.