This Ballroom was Built for Dancing!

Lake Robbins Ballroom

Al Welsh  9 piece Orchestra


Sept. 9,

2018

Feb. 1, 1923 - July 2, 2016

Available for Weddings  & In House Catering

See our Wedding page

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) 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

Anoka Stratton  4/25/18

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


She was

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 Our Ticket Lady for 81 3/4 - 82years     

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



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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)


26726 150th St

Woodward,  IA    50276

515-438-2305

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                  May 18, 2018         

                                                Making up for our

                                                  New Year's  Party  

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Lake Robbins Ballroom

2017

New Year's Pictures

have all been uploaded onto the "New Photos" tab of the website. You can download your pictures from there.

Thank you for being so patience with us!

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AED

the Automated

HEART SAVER - DEFIBULATOR
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 !

Our hearts go out to

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


RESERVATIONS
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.

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.

I just received a copy of an ad that he

also played here July 4, 1942.

Thanks to Allen Welsh.

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. 12, 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

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14  more years & we'll be celebrating

  100  years

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)

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*4th of July*

    Gaylin Sudik & Friends

Dance:   4- 7:30 pm

​  Doors:  3 pm

​       Picnic Special 

(Break time around 5:30)


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