Dance to Live Music!

At Capital Dance Center we strive to create the perfect dancing ambiance for all who attend our dance parties. It's not just about socializing and having a good time, but with our Live Band Nights, you get to have the unique experience of dancing to live music and watching talented musicians play.

See our Calendar of Events for current schedules.

Come join in the fun and bring your friends! Even if they don't dance, on any of our special event Live Band Nights, they will enjoy delicious appetizers, refreshments and live music for a nominal entrance fee which ranges from $12 to $15 per person.


John Skinner Band

The John Skinner Band is a Sacramento institution. It has been playing for dances, weddings, corporate parties and concerts for over 30 years. Audiences of all ages delight in a variety repertoire, ranging from big band to classic rock. Ensemble members include trumpet, sax, trombone, bass, keyboard guitar and drums. Susan Skinner is the popular featured vocalist. The group ranges in size from seven to 18 musicians. Skinner repertoire caters especially for dancers—ballroom or otherwise—with exciting swing, Latin and rock beats. Susan Skinner is a silver-level ballroom dancer. Dancers who just want to boogie also find the Skinner Band beat irresistible! The band has provided concert programs for many Sacramento park districts and community events.

Crystal Image Band

John Covert and Crystal Image is a live variety band that plays oldies, ballroom, line dance and more. John Covert (keyboards/vocal) established Crystal Image Band in 1968. Covert has Opened shows for War, Tower of Power, Sons of Champlin, Chad and Jeremy, Dobie Gray, The Coasters, The Chiffons, Simon & Garfunkel, Gary U.S. Bonds. A Grand prize winner in the Nashville Music City Song Festival and multi-finalist in the American song festival, Covert’s songs have been featured on the ABC TV show "General Hospital", The Nashville Network’s (TNN) "Nashville Now!", VH1 TV shows “The fabulous life of country superstars” and “Driven” (which also featured Grammy winner, Usher!) an episode of "The Sopranos" (A&E network), and in Hollywood movies.