Tag: dancing

Let’s Dance and SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Clubs

Steve Holdener The Viennese Waltz, also known in German as the Wiener Walzer, is quite different from other forms of waltz. It is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader’s right (natural) or toward the leader’s left (reverse), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of…

Summer Squares

SaddleBrooke Squares’ website has online video lessons.

It’s not your mother’s square dancing anymore! Modern square dancing has been influenced by the younger next generation. Fluffy crinoline short skirts are now seen alongside those choosing to wear long skirts; men look like sharp shooting cowboys with snappy accents like country western shirts, bolos and big belt buckles. The music is neither Ozark…

Part 2: Argentine Tango and Ballroom Tango

Lidia and Hector Legrand Last month we covered different styles of Tango dancing. Argentine Tango dancing is often confused with Ballroom Tango and other non-Tango styles. Classic Argentine Tango dancing is a social dance and a musical genre that originated in Argentina and Uruguay and is now popular all over the world. Other Tango styles…

English country dancers

Enid Fowler Well, even though those hot days of summer are fast approaching, the English country dancers of SaddleBrooke will continue through the summer months as we meet in the lovely, air-conditioned Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One and can enjoy the dancing without the summer heat affecting us. It’s a great way to get exercise…

Let’s Dance Ballroom Club

An eager group awaits Two Step instructions.

A crowded dance floor of eager wanna be Night Club Two Steppers awaited instruction under the expert tutelage of Tom and Ann Kurtz. Night Club Two Step is often called the cruise ship dance because of the small dance floors on most cruise ships. NCTS can be danced beautifully with grace and stylish movement in…

Birthdays are a piece of cake!

Line Dance Club members throw a birthday bash.

Dorothy Wood “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” These veritable words were brought to life by twenty-five members of the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club who threw themselves a party on April 13 to celebrate what we often try to forget—our birthdays! This wasn’t your boring cake and candle event, this was a bash…

Let’s Dance & SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Clubs

Steve Holdener What is a cockchafer and its relationship to a bodkin? According to Wikepedia a cockchafer is a European beetle and it’s also called a May bug, Mitchamador, Billy Witch or Spang Beetle. A bodkin has been described as a dagger, stiletto, ornamental hairpin shaped like a stiletto or a sharp slender instrument for…

Dance Expo highlights

Linda Rosenkrans, Walter Teike and Trudy Varga

SaddleBrooke resident members of Why Not Dance participated in a Dance Expo held recently at the MountainView Ballroom dance floor. Trudy Varga participated in International and American style ballroom dances with Miro Tomosiak. Linda Rosenkrans and Walt Teike partnered in American smooth and rhythm dances. The Expo was an all day program attended by ballroom…