WE ARE Still Dancing! 

We are dancing ... BUT

the Crowds are small ..

plenty of social distancing ...

Tables are 6ft apart .. 

We can have 100  people on the

floor & still  be 6ft apart!

We need  more people

to keep us open  ....   just hoping

to pay the overhead

We want you to be safe so only

come if you feel comfortable.

Keep checking Facebook - the Website

& the Answering Machine

              4/2 & 3/21...Pony Express

4/2 Fri ..  8-12 .... $10/$15 couple .. 

4/2 .. 6-11 ... $5  Crystal Blue . CW both nites

Breakfast after Dance (Sat.) .. extra $$

4/3 .. Easter .. no Dance Lesson

DANCE LESSON ...Sun.  April

Jitterbug Swing ...   4/11-4/18- 4/25

  3:30 - 4:30 pm .. $5

   Instructor - William Paugh .. Lesson - Beginners          

    4/3/21 ... Stardusters

             Big Band       5 - 8:30  ... $13

Feb. 1, 1923 - July 2, 2016

We heard Everett Boyer

passed away in June 2019

What a great lost. His first job with his band was at Lake Robbins. He told me he was always greatful to Wilma for given his band a chance.

His band was always one of the favorites at the Ballroom.  We sure have missed his wonderful music.

Wilma with good friends, Marge, Judy, & Helen

 Our Ticket Lady for 81 3/4 - 82years     

  With a little help from our      Friends   (Actually a lot of help)

Since the crowds have been small

the bands have agreed to lower their fee until we can get more people coming in.

We also went up a $1 on the door.

We hope that we can be able to

make enough to cover expenses & ride out the virus.  Thank you

for all that have helped. 

We really have some

great people out here! Thank you

She was


UPDATE ... after

2/7/2021  Midnite

Masks are not required.

After a lot of input we have decided to ask you to keep wearing masks except at your tables & dancing. If you prefer to keep them on while dancing that's fine. Please respect each others view. We want to be safe & feel safe.

  Thank you

            (Let's have fun!)

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 ( 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 7/27/18

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

Wendall Eike 11/6/2018

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

Everett Boyer 6/2019 (his 1st job with his band was here at Lake Robbins)

Maxine Martens 7/4/19

Nancy Dean  8/28/19  (Tex Dean's wife)

Keith Knight  10/2/19

Owen           10/6/19

Jack West  10/22/19

Nadine Christensen 12/4/19

Carol Reeves 4/12/20 (She was a great help .. kitchen & serving)

Loren Roiger 4/25/20

Tex Dean 6/2020 (Drummer for Everett Boyer, Stardusters, Sentimential Swing)

Russell Dent 6/23/20

Noel Friday 7/2020

Mary Louise McLain 9/21/20

Don (Beans) Welder 10/2020

Jerry Stenstrom  12/2020 (Played Trumpet for Everett Boyer)

Gloria Westaby 1/9/21

Alvin Cole  1/12/21

LakeRobbins Ballroom 

Pony Express Riders

are putting on a PARADE

starting at 3 pm

from Whistling Donkey in Woodward ... to here  at

Lake Robbins

(arriving here about 4 - 4:30)

So sorry to lose Tex Dean

he was the drummer for

Everett Boyer, Stardusters,

Al Welsh, Sentimential Swing,

One of the Best

He was one of the first to win

on the Ted Mack Show.

He was also the drummer for

Pat Boone many years ago.

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.

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

​​This Ballroom was Built for Dancing!

Helen Bush

April 9, 1919 - Feb. 21, 2019 *************

26726 150th St

Woodward,  IA    50276



Memorial Day Weekend

Picnic Special

Sat. 5/29 .. Exit 113 .. Oldies/R'nR

Sun. 5/30 .. the Kenastons ..CW

Mon. 5/31.. Gaylin Sudik & Friends

Big Band/Variety

You will find more dance dates on the Schedule page.

Our hearts go out to

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

Available for Weddings  & In House Catering

See our Wedding page

Hit the


button for

Band listings

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)


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 !

We are in the middle of corn fields.

We are 2 miles south

& 2 miles west of


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

A little over 2 miles west of Hwy 141

from the East side)


April 2 (Friday ) Tri-County Dance

CW ..Crystal Blue . 8 - 12 pm .  $10/$15

April 3 (Sat.)  Victory Dance

CW... Crystal Blue.. 6 - 11 .. $ 5

Picnic Special both nites $5.50 - $8.50

Breakfast... Sat. after dance .. x$$


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

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                    

89th Anniversary                  

Sunday Nov. 8, 2020                           

(actual date is 11/11/1931)                                

 Rumor has it ..  Frank Sinatra

was out here singing with the Dorseys

I'll be checking this out

We know Ronald Regan danced out

here when he worked for WHO


11 more years & we'll be celebrating

  100  years

​​​​Bryan Idso 

July 24, 1986 -July 9, 2018

Karon's son & our Friend

He also was our part time cook/bartender