We will not be dancing the 4th of July

Enjoy your family & the Fireworks!


Sept 9, 2017

Jeff Brandt & Galaxy


Sat. Sept. 9

* Picnic Special *

Grill'n out ..

 $$ prices vary


I wasn't able to get Glenn Miller this year...

next Feb. or May 2018

Still working on Benny Goodman for Dec. 2017

A Wonderful Friend & Lady

Wilma Jean Bess.

Oh how much we miss her !

You Should be Dancing! 

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
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.

Available for Weddings  & In House Catering

See our Wedding page

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 

86th Anniversary 

Sunday Nov. 13, 2017

(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


14 1/2  more years & we'll be celebrating  100  years

26726 150th St

Woodward,   IA 




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

Our hearts go out to their families.

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

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)

We are so sorry to lose

more Friends

Al Godfredsen 2/6/15

Pinky Redman  - Al Welsh Orchestra's drummer for 60 years.  2/17/2015

Del Martin Jan. 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)

 Our Ticket Lady for 81 3/4 - 82years     

This Ballroom was Built for Dancing!

LakeRobbins Ballroom

*   Due to weather  *

Now it 's the storms

RememberIFFY weather

call first to make sure we're open

Channel 13 is good about putting the

cancellation on.  Sometimes Channel 8

It will be on our recording if I'm not answering


* 3 bands

* raffles/prizes

*Free Dance Lesson

*Silent Auction

* Demos

Feb. 1, 1923 - July 2, 2016


May 1st  Sunday Nights   go back to Summer Hours .... 6 - 9:30

I wonder how the Mc Clains are doing in their new home out in Connecticut

Wilma with good friends, Marge, Judy, & Helen

Wilma with her niece Mollie Bess

Cab Calloway

Played at Lake Robbins In 1935.  He was one of the originals that  started Swing dancing back in the 30's.

His Grandson C Calloway Brooks is now touring with his Grandfather's Band. Look him up you'll find it very interesting.

She was


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


Aug 26

6 - 12 .... $10
Benefit for the

 Puppy Jake


       (they train service dogs for our wounded warriors (Vets)



       The date has changed again due to some conflicks

This is the set date now

We do have some New Year's Pictures    on our facebook ..

      Lake Robbins face book.

I also have some on my computer. We do apologize for the printer not working .. (it looks like it's time to get a new one)

For the ones who didn't get their pictures we are working on trying to get them to you.

Thank you for being so patience with us.