The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is SaddleBrooke’s premier dance club, offering professional-level classes in authentic Latin dance styles. These include Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa and Samba and others. Instruction is generally one hour in length, with a half hour of practice time afterwards.
Weekly Latin Dance Classes
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) when we meet at 3:00 p.m. the next day, Tuesday. We offer classes on a different dance style each month throughout the year. (Yes, summers too). Our professional-level classes are open to residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and are taught by SaddleBrooke residents Jeanny and Wally Mara.
Health studies suggest that dancing tones muscles, strengthens bones and improves flexibility. It can be good for seniors’ minds and balance as well.
May Salsa, the Real Thing. Cuban-inspired styling
June Merengue. National dance of the Dominican Republic
July Cumbia. The super popular national dance of Colombia.
August Cha Cha from Cuba. Our members’ favorite dance.
Intermediate Dance Workshops are generally for those with previous dance experience. They meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vermilion Room. Enrollment is limited to 12 so please make reservations before the class meets!
May Rumba Patterns, continuing from the Monday basics class
June Salsa Patterns, continuing from the Monday basics class
July Merengue Patterns, continuing from the Monday basics class
August Paso Doble. Learn the basic moves of this exciting dance.
Note: Latin dancing is vigorous and aerobic. Be sure your doctor approves!
Instructional Dance DVDs
As an essential part of our dance program, our classes are videoed and released as instructional DVDs by our talented videographer-member Carol Newhouse. All steps are broken down in detail making the DVDs perfect for learning the basics or for reviewing the entire class. These videos are available for a $10 donation to the Latin Rhythm Dance Club. Contact us for the current catalog of titles.
Monthly Members’ Dance Parties
We DJ monthly evening dance parties in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One starting at 6:30 p.m. generally on the third Tuesday of each month. These dances are free for members and $10 for non-members (SaddleBrookers: This pays your club dues for 2016, making you a member). If you have often wondered what Latin dancing was like, our dance parties are the best way to find out. They’re friendly social functions with the best dance music in SaddleBrooke!
Best Deal in SaddleBrooke
This is the best deal in SaddleBrooke. Your $10 annual membership in the Latin Rhythm Dance Club supports weekly dance classes and monthly dance parties all year! It also supports heavily subsidized dinner-dances. For more information about our dance activities, our popular dance instruction DVDs or membership, contact [email protected] or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email notification list.