Oakmont’ Social and Dance Club has held its last event, wrapping up with a sold-out St. Patrick’s Day Party and Club Crawl. The decades-old club fell victim to younger generations’ tastes for rock music vs. ballroom dancing and less expensive evenings without white tablecloth dinners.
“And then there’s a lot of competition now,” said Donna Kaiser, a member of the committee that’s been running the club. “Years ago, the Dance Club was the only thing for dancing.” Now there are the Boomers, Sha-Boom and Quail lnn dinners with dancing.
The club subsidized the dinner and open bar for the last event, charging members only $20.
“It’s sad,” Kaiser said. “Like the end of an era. It just wasn’t feasible for us to continue.”
Line Dancers entertained during a break in the March 17 program. (Photo by Marty Thompson)