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 a great selection of dance tunes. The dance is free! There will be a no-host bar and you are welcome to join SBDC at the MountainView Bar and Grill East Room afterwards for dinner. Diners order from the menu and pay menu prices. To reserve a seat for dinner after the dance, contact Kathleen Dunbar at the event and save June 19, the date for the next TGIF Dance Party, same time, same place, same great fun!

Plan to attend the SBDC First Thursday Dinner Dances on May 7 and June 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the SaddleBrooke One Vistas Restaurant with dancing in the adjacent Vermilion Room. You can dine or dance or both. Diners order from the Vistas menu and pay menu prices. To make a reservation for dinner, call the SaddleBrooke One main desk at 520-825-3048 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). You can ask to be included in the dancers’ group or to dine with other friends. Join the SBDC members on the dance floor. There’s no fee for the dance and the dance is open to all SaddleBrooke residents.

Every Sunday in May from 4 to 5:30 p.m., attend open dance practice in the MountainView ballroom or dance every Wednesday in May from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Vermilion room, next to the restaurant at SaddleBrooke One. DJs Rick and Kaye Baumgartner will play a wide selection of danceable tunes. SBDC members will attend and are glad to answer questions and help with dance steps. It’s a great time to practice or just dance. Dress is casual, water is provided, and the dance is free! No reservation required.

We are optimistic, but given current events and our commitment to protecting one another, we can’t be sure our activities will actually occur. So, watch for announcements of HOA decisions and check the SBDC website for updates.

If our activities cannot take place, you have options. Until the virus subsides, Dance Vision teachers will stream dance lessons for free on the Dance Vision Facebook page or YouTube. Also enter a dance you want to learn, such as “beginning waltz,” in the search engine you use and links to several YouTube videos will come up. (Live lessons are better, but videos can keep you dancing.)

SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (where the learning continues and the fun never ends) strives to provide opportunities for our SaddleBrooke residents to fully enjoy ballroom dancing! Visit www.sbballroomdance.com for membership opportunities and dance updates. (Sometimes our HOA has a special need and cancels our floor time, so be sure to check the website for any changes.)