Want something new? Try Latin Dancing
The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is in its fourteenth year of providing professional level instruction in authentic Latin dance styles to SaddleBrooke residents. This season’s classes feature some of our members’ favorite Latin dances.
Free Latin Basics Dance Classes
Free Monday Basic Dance Classes meet in SaddleBrooke One’s Vermilion Room Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., except for the second Monday of each month (Bingo Day). Our classes are open to all residents of SaddleBrooke and are taught by SaddleBrooke residents Jeanny and Wally Mara. Step sheets covering the day’s dance patterns are provided.
Latin Fast Dance Sampler – January 21, 28, February 4; The Dances: Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba
Latin Slow Dance Sampler – February 18, 25, March 4; The Dances: Tango, Rumba, Bolero
For More Experienced Dancers
Latin Dance Patterns Workshops are generally for those with previous dance experience. They meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 in the Vermilion Room. Enrollment is limited to 12, so contact us before the class meets! For each class, a fee of $5 per couple includes step sheets and a practice music CD.
Argentine Milonga – January 10, 17, 24, 31
Cha Cha Patterns – February 7, 14, 21, 28
Bolero Patterns – March 7, 14, 28
Tango Fusion – April 2, 16, 23, 30
NOTE Latin dancing is vigorous and aerobic and very good for seniors’ bodies, minds and balance. Be sure you ask for your doctor’s approval!
In general: Dance is a form of exercise that integrates the 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. Plus, even at the beginner level, dancing can restore posture.
Learn the Dance DVDs
Each of our dance classes is videoed by our talented Member/Videographer Carol Newhouse. At the end of each course, Carol converts her video clips into instructional DVDs, which are available for $10 per DVD. Our current catalog lists 22 DVDs covering 15 different dances, both beginning and intermediate. Contact us for a catalog.
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.