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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the Singles Only Dances held?    

The All Singles Dances are held every Sunday evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where are the Singles Only Dances held?
The Singles Only Dances are held at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge.

Do I have to be a member to attend?

No. No memberships whatsoever. The dances are open to all singles. Just pay at the door.

What is the admission price?

Admission is $8.

Who attends the Singles Only Dances?

Generally we expect between 150-200 singles to attend the Singles Only Dances; the ratio of men and women is usually well balanced and the age group is primarily 40s to 60s, although there are some younger and older folks as well. These are nice people, polite and easy going. For many people part of the appeal of the dances is the interesting variety of singles and the new people at each dance. About 40% of the people come for the first time because a friend brought them; it's a friendly crowd.

What happens at an Singles Only Dance?

The dance music starts  at 7 p.m. and usually there are people dancing right away. There is a cash bar set up in the ballroom, for those who would like a drink. Soft drinks, Bottled water and alcohol are available.

There is a large dance floor and a variety of music provided by Erich. There are two mixers every Sunday, and usually there's a line dance or two during the evening. Every dance is ladies' choice (men's choice too). Because the music tempo changes regularly, it is easy to mingle and change dance partners.

Is food available?

No food available.

What's the music at the dances?

Erich plays a mix of dance songs from the '50s through the '90s, including rock, disco, swing, latin, country, ballads and oldies. Feel free to make requests!

Who sponsors the Singles Only Dances?

The Singles Only Dances are sponsored by Erich Enterprises.

Is there a dress code?

Yes. Dress must be presentable. Shorts and t-shirts are not permitted. Jeans in good condition are allowed. Most people wear what might be called "office" attire -- slacks and shirts for the men and dresses or slacks and blouses for the women.

Do you allow smoking?

No. There is no smoking in the ballroom. You may go outside and have a smoke, just hang on to your entry ticket.

Is there a bar?

Yes, there is a stand up bar in the ballroom, with sodas and juices, beer, wine and mixed drinks. Prices are set by the Elks Lodge and are very reasonable.

How do I meet people at the dances?

Mingle. Look friendly, be friendly. Talk to both men and women. This is a dance, not a "sit." Mingle. Ask people to dance. Say "yes" when someone asks you to dance. When people see you out dancing with lots of people, they are more likely to notice you, and to think you are friendly and worth meeting. Mingle!

Can a women attend by herself?

Yes, there is a well lit parking lot and someone at the door at all times to ensure a safe and fun experience. We will not allow anyone in who is intoxicated. 

Are there any door prizes?

There are 3 prizes given away around 9 pm so hang on to your tickets. 

See you at the next Dance!