We are so sorry to lose some more of

our old friends & dancers.

Ray Duffee 2/23/14

Jean Zmolek   3/30/14

Dave Barnes  5/15/14

Margaret Lee  5/18/14

Coloma (Kip) Shannon  6/21/14 (our ticket Lady)

Max Wheelwright 6/28/14

Joseph Book 7/30/2014

Evelyn Dagnillo 9/16/14

Rhonda Armstrong 11/28/14

You will find us in the middle of corn fields.

We are 2 miles south & 2 miles west of Woodward

(1mile South of Hwy 141 from the North Side)

A little over 2 miles west of Hwy 141 from the East side)

72 Years for Wilma  with the Ballroom.

Wilma married Pete Bess  in 1944.

(Previous owners.) .... but She started

dancing at the Ballroom in  '37 or '38

 In her high school years. (that's 79 years)

Yes .... There was a Lake.

Mr. Robbins made a man-made lake & put an

8 sided cabin on it with a board walk. This was in the beginning of 1920's. He started building the Ballroom in 1929 & opened

November 11, 1931.

Herbie Kay out of Chicago was the Orchestra. His female vocalist was Dorothy Lamour.

She was 17 years old.

We Celebrated the Ballroom's 

87th Anniversary 

Sunday Nov. 11, 2018

(actual date is 11/11/1931)

I just heard a rumor Frank Sinatra

was out here singing with the Dorseys

I'll be checking this out


13  more years & we'll be celebrating

  100  years

​​Another great sorrow 

Ross Leeper

(Al Welsh Orchestra)

is no longer with us.

Heart Attack

11/27/1933  -  4/11/2019

Ross also played with

the Everett Boyer Orchestra

until Everett retired.

So Ross was playing out here at 

least twice a month for quite a few years.

His first job was here at Lake Robbins

New Years Eve Dec. 31, 1955

He was a Music Teacher, Musician,

Mentor & Friend to ever so many. 

He will be remembered & missed

for a long long time.

 It breaks my heart to tell you ...  Helen Bush

is now with our dancing stars. 

What a lovely Lady.

​She was dancing out here when I was a waitress in 1976. One our favorite tables.

On the north side ... last table .. middle  row. that was the fun table. She always had fun .. always liven the place up.  I am so glad  to know her.

miss you & love you Helen


Fling ........

2 Bands - non-stop Music

Exit 113  &

Hold On


Dance:  5:30 - 10 ... $11

We do take reservations
On  regular dances you may call in or let us know. We do not guarantee a certain table but will try to get you close to the area you like.
We have employees taking reservations all the time & sometimes the table may already be spoken for & we're not aware of it.
Reservations are 1st come 1st serve bases.
Some of our regular dancers have favorite tables
& have let the waitresses know they are coming.
They usually get the same table all the time.
On Special Events
(Some events we do NOT take reservations)
There are no regular tables. If you want a table you need to reserve. We need to know you are coming. It is 1st to reserve gets the table. So if you have a favorite it is best to reserve early. (Weeks ahead).
Some special events are reservations only with advanced tickets.  The day before or day of

will not get you close to the dance floor.

My dancers reserve early to get the best tables.
We are trying hard to be fair with reservations & we have had some big screw ups & we're sorry it happened. Please be patient we are trying to make it better. We have had some big nights, but we have never ran out of room. So please don't let not having a reservation stop you from coming. We will find you a table.

Woodstock 50 years

A tribute to Jon Stafford


July 13 or 20, 2019


Jon Stafford was helping me ...

line up a group of bands to

celebrate  50 years  for WOODSTOCK

We now would still like to carry this on as a tribute to Jon.

any band who would like

to be a part of this please 

get in touch with me.




26, 2019

Wilma with good friends, Marge, Judy, & Helen

Helen Bush 

April 9, 1919 -

Feb. 21, 2019


 Our Ticket Lady for 81 3/4 - 82years     

Glenn Miller


Our hearts go out to

their families. 
A lot of fond memories in remembering them out here dancing.

 LakeRobbins Ballroom 

They'll be back  Sept. 7, 2019


40 yrs!

Sunday​​May 26, 2019

I'm not sure what year this was taken but this is the north side of the Ballroom. It's changed a bit.





​​​​Bryan Idso 

July 24, 1986 -July 9, 2018

Karon's son & our Friend

He also was our part time cook

26726 150th St

Woodward,  IA    50276


Oct. 1, 2018

25 years

My Family ... the​


we made it! 

Celebrating all the month of October .... 


the Automated

A specialThank Youto our Dancers, Bands & Friends

for the Contributions so that we can have one here at the Ballroom.  A Very Special THANK YOU

for the ones who promoted  & made it happen. 

What can I say .... we have the best !

She was


I think of all the people who have touched our lives though the Ballroom. 

Some are not with us anymore .. some have just moved on ... and some are still with us ... but a lot of memories & good times well always remain. I know I was blessed with my wonderful supportive family. And all of you that have made this happen. Thank you for making 25 years possible.

Feb. 1, 1923 - July 2, 2016

Available for Weddings  & In House Catering

See our Wedding page

Dance:  7 - 10 pm

Doors/Dine:  5:30 pm

Tickets:  $33

Advance tickets will reserve you a Table

​Food will be available


Prime Rib ..... $20

Pork loin ..... $14

Chicken ..... $12

Choice of 

Mash Potatoes/Gravy or

Cheesy Hash Browns

Green Beans or 

Mixed Vegetables

Salad & Bread

& Dessert

This Ballroom was Built for Dancing!

We are so sorry to lose

more Friends

Al Godfredsen 2/6/15

Pinky Redman  - 2/17/15 Al Welsh Orchestra's drummer for 60 years.

Del Martin 1/2015

Helen Cunningham  11/18/2014
Johnny Saunders 2/8/2015
Gary Grant 2/20/2015

Vince Morris  2/21/2015

Eleanore  Meier  8/3/2015

Lou Greco 8/17/2015

Marilyn Meyer  8/31/2015

Howard Clemons  9/   /2015

Jack Vierling    11/3/2015

Josephine Thiel   11/7/2015

Robert Ziesman 12/4/2015

Larry Schultze  12/6/2015

Bill Cardwell   1/7/2016
Reta Williams 1/28/2016

Alice Jenkins 2/21/2016

Lester Menke 3/5/2016

Karen Swenson 6/11/16

Conrad John 6/17/16

Wilma Jean Bess 7/2/2016 (Previous Owner)

Arlene Hendrixson 7/17/16A

Duane (Bud) Young 7/23/16

Jeanne Robbins Phillips 9/17/16 (Her Father & Grandfather built Lake Robbins)

Charles Heinz  10/16

Dick Smith 11/26/16

Norman Gore 1/29/17

Arlyce Nichols 3/2/17

Jeanette Ziesman 3/6/17

Don Kinnison 5/16/17

Michael Westaby 5/17/17 (Gloria & Marlo's son)

Gary "Hatch" Hatcher 6/30/17

Patsy Capen 7/1/17

Belle Maring 8/31/17

Tim Dawson 10/13/17

Nada Shannon 11/24/17

Betty Greif - Feldmann 2/13/18

Anoka Stratton  4/25/18

Noah Bess 5/14/2018 (Wilma & Pete's son)

​Bryan Idso 7/9/18 (Karon's son & our PT Cook)

Howard Hammond  7/23/18

​Maggie Radebaugh 7/27/2018

Velma Bailey 9/17/18 (one of the Bouton ladies who helped us.)

Charles Radke  10/12/18  (keyboard in Al Welsh & Everett Boyer's bands)

Horace Young 10/19/18

Gordie Strain  2/9/19 (with Midwest Rock & Soul Revue Band)

​Helen Bush  2/21/19

Jon Stafford 3/13/19   (According to Hoyle Band)

Ross Leeper 4/11/19   (Al Welsh & Everett Boyer's Bands)

Joan Lindner 4/14/19