Tag: dancing

When the Good Times Rolled

Dottie Adams There’s an old saying that no news is good news. I’m going to change the saying to no news brings old news. The picture collage depicts past performances and parties. In the bottom left-hand photo, the ladies and a gentleman are decked out in their red, white, and blue and kicked off the…

Where to Enjoy Dancing in Tucson

Bob Osborne and Wanda Ross at last year’s Masquerade Ball (Photo by Sheila Honey)

Diana Durham Dancing is fun, a social way to maintain and improve coordination as we enhance our auditory, visual, and mental abilities. Dancing is perhaps the most fun, effective, beneficial, and romantic exercise for your mind and body. “Are there places in Tucson where you can ballroom dance?” you ask. Oh yes! As many SaddleBrooke…

SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club

Bruce and Pat Stead, the SBDC instructors for Arizona Two Step (Photo by Sheila Honey)

You Need to Know the Arizona Two Step Diana Durham Dance in the United States is as varied as the people who live here. So, of course, Arizona has its very own dance step! If you are interested in picking up one of the most popular and useful dances in our state, learn the Arizona…

New Fun Steps and Practice Make Good Friends

Sandy Gianotti Step-lock-step, jazz box, shuffle, cross vine, rock recover, scissor step, rocking chair, sugar foot, serpentine, mambo and the list goes on. If you have never line danced (and like myself always wanted to) or have been for many years, SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club (SBLDC) provides the opportunity to dance as much as you…

5 Things to Know Before Starting to Ballroom Dance

SBDC has re-started dance practices, maintaining social distancing, masks, and sanitization procedures. (Photo credit Wanda Ross)

Diana Durham It’s no secret! Ballroom dancing immerses us in arts, entertains us, encourages sociability, improves our physical condition, and reduces stress, anxiety, and the risk of dementia. But what’s it like? Let’s ask five SaddleBrooke Dance Club (SBDC) members: Rick Baumgartner, Dick Dunbar, Mary Borkovec, Dave Dame, and Deb Adinolfi. Only Deb was an experienced…

Recognizing Our Many Tenured Members

Anne Romeo and Dottie Adams Whether you are a relative newcomer to the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club (SBLDC) or have been a member for many years, you have without a doubt encountered some of our longer-term, tenured members. They are generally low key about their accomplishments and their many contributions to the club over the years.…

Partner’s Western Dance Club—Why We Dance

Partner's Western Dance 2019 holiday party

Jane Gromelski I am sure you have read articles that inform you of the health benefits gained by dancing. It is good aerobic exercise. It benefits the brain by building synapses. And what other sport allows you to hold your partner in your arms while you participate? But the most important reason to dance is that it…

Dancing Lifts Our Spirits

Diana Durham Your SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC) friends are optimistic, so we are proceeding with our plans for May and early June in SaddleBrooke and you’re invited! A fabulous Thank Goodness It’s Friday (TGIF) Dance Party happens on May 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom. Start off the weekend swinging and swaying to…

When Are Line Dance Lessons with Rebecca?

Mondays in January were a joy, line dancing and having fun with Rebecca. Oh, the way we were. We'll be back to dancing as soon as the dust settles.

Dr. Mark Magdanz Well, that’s a great, unanswerable question. The projection of Ariz. case numbers as of this writing say that we would peak the last week of June. If that comes true, and one follows current relaxation guidelines from Washington, we would have relaxation two weeks later. It’s scary to ponder another 80 days away from most…

Partners Western Dance Activities in April

Our February dance

Jane Gromelski Every Thursday in April, we will continue our series of Partner Pattern dance classes. Beginners start at 6 p.m.; intermediate classes start at 7 p.m. These classes are held in the Mariposa Room in DesertView. These are a fun alternative to our other two step and waltz classes. They are similar to line dancing, but…