Latin Rhythm Dance Club

We dance all summer

The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is in its fifteenth year of providing professional level instruction in authentic Latin dance styles to SaddleBrooke residents. This season’s classes feature some favorite Latin dances.

About dancing

Taking a class, with its defined steps and different tempos, provides cognitive as well as balance challenges compared with repetitive movement fitness training like walking or cycling. Dancing improves joint mobility, flexibility and balance since one has to shift weight while moving in different directions. Plus, depending on the dance you may burn 400 calories an hour! It’s also a real “upper.”

Free “Basics and More” dance classes

Our free Basics-and-More Latin dance classes provide instruction and practice in the steps and patterns of each dance style we offer. Instruction is pegged at the experience level of participants. Classes meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One. A dance step summary sheet and a practice music CD are provided to class participants.

Tango Fusion April 4, 11, 18, 25

Our own creation: American Tango steps enriched with patterns from many other Latin dances and choreographed to Tango rhythms.

Colombian Cumbia May 2, 9, 16, 23

The Latin dance from which others are derived. Great music, simple basics and fun routines in an aerobic dance.

Salsa June 6, 13, 20, 27

Arguably the most popular fast Latin dance. From an easy basic step, we develop patterns that are common to many other dances.

Nightclub Two Step July 4, 11, 18, 25

This do-it-all slow dance uses basics and step patterns from many other dances, including Salsa.

Note: Latin dancing is vigorous and aerobic and very good for seniors’ bodies, minds and balance. Be sure your doctor approves!

In General

Dance is exercise that integrates mind, body and soul and works for all ages and skill levels. For starters it can help counteract the daily effects of sitting too much. Also, even at the beginner level, dancing improves posture.

Latin evening dances

We schedule Latin evening dances on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Vermilion Room. In addition to social dancing, coached practice will be available.

For more information

For more information about Latin Rhythm Dance Club classes and dance parties, our popular dance instructional DVDs or membership, contact [email protected] or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email dance events’ list.