Ballroom Dance lessons continue

Wanda Ross

In October, SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club members are learning the fun and dynamic west coast swing from Dave Poferl and Mary Borkovec and the graceful American waltz from Silke Gsching. It’s time now to register for November dance lessons.

Argentine tango will be taught by Mary and Tom Borkovec. There is no dance quite like Argentine tango with its fluid movement, emotional expression, and unity with each other and the music. This class is for all levels, whether you have learned some tango in the past or not. Mary and Tom will introduce the basic movements of tango. As the class progresses, you will learn how these fundamental body movements can be combined in an improvised fashion to create nearly endless forms of interaction between leader and follower. Dance classes will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10 am to 11 a.m. (or possibly later) in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One. To register, email Mary at mborkovec@yahoo.com.

Salsa will be taught by Bob Osborne assisted by Wanda Ross. Ever wonder why salsa dancing has gotten so popular? The music is lively, salsa dancing is fairly easy to learn and it’s a lot of fun to dance. No need to go to Cuba to learn salsa; you can learn it right here in SaddleBrooke.

Dance classes will be held on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at DesertView. The beginner class from 6 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. will teach the fundamentals. The intermediate class at 7:00 p.m. is for dancers who are ready to build on what they already know. Want to burn the calories? Join us to learn salsa. To register, email Bob at bobmao@aol.com and indicate beginner or intermediate class.

Musicality in Dance also will be offered by Bob Osborne. This class will help you interpret music for dancing. It will help you decide which dance to do to a particular song. You will not dance nor learn dance patterns in this class. Rather, you will listen to and interpret the music tempo of songs as they apply to each dance: foxtrot, swing, waltz, and other dances. Learn how to start dancing in time with the music and to stay on the beat. Classes will be on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 2 at The Preserve. Register now by emailing Bob at bobmao@aol.com.

Dance lessons are free for SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club members so join the club. Find the membership form at www.sbballroomdance.com.

There will be no classes in December. Upcoming 2020 classes are:

January

10:00 a.m. – Cha Cha with Bob Osborne

6:00 p.m. – East Coast Swing with Diana Durham and Lee Wille

February

10:00 a.m. – American Rumba with Diana Durham and Lee Wille

6:00 p.m. – Night Club Two Step with Brian Hand and Sheila Honey

March

10:00 a.m. – Beginning West Coast Swing with Dave Poferl and Mary Borkovec

6:00 p.m. – Intermediate West Coast Swing with Brian Hand and Sheila Honey

April

10:00 a.m. – Bolero with Bob Osborne and Mary Borkovec

6:00 p.m. – Beginning New York Hustle with Phil Doyle.