Latin Rhythm Dance Club – January 2015

Instructors Jeanny and Wally Mara teaching a Merengue figure

Instructors Jeanny and Wally Mara teaching a Merengue figure

Learn to dance in 2015

Wally Mara

Latin dancing is an aerobic activity that exercises your body and mind while improving your body’s balance all at the same time. And it’s fun! The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is SaddleBrooke’s premier dance organization dedicated to bringing professional level dance instruction to SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch residents. Our dance activities include basic classes, specialized workshops, private instruction, members’ social and dinner dance parties and instructional DVDs on the dance of your choice.

Monday Basics Dance Classes

Basics dance classes meet Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One throughout the year. Our well attended sessions include all popular Latin and some traditional dance styles. A different dance style is presented each month. Couples and singles enjoy our instructional and entertaining dance sessions. Instruction is by Jeanny and Wally Mara.

January – Salsa Basics; the classic Latin fast dance

February – Tango, American Style; smooth and flowing

March – Samba, Brazilian Style; fast, furious and fun

April – Latin Club Dances; some popular, some new

Note: Latin dancing is fast, vigorous and aerobic, be sure your doctor approves!

Members Dance Workshops

Members dance workshops are for those with previous dance experience who wish to improve their skills. Workshops meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Vermilion Room. Enrollment is limited, so please reserve your place before the class meets!

January – Merengue; basics and beyond. One of our favorites

February – Salsa Patterns; progressing from the Monday series

March – Tango Fusion; Tango fused with steps from other dances

April – Brazilian Samba; progressing from the Monday series

Your $5 per class materials fee includes a step sheet and a dance practice CD.

Learn to Dance DVDs

It’s easy to learn to dance at home. We have produced a series of instructional dance DVDs from videos taken during our four session (six hours) professional level dance classes. The DVDs include demonstrations of each session’s dance routine and detailed analyses of the steps in the routine. Among others, dances include Bachata, Bolero, Cha Cha, Merengue, Rumba, Salsa, Samba and Tango. We ask a $10 donation to the Latin Rhythm Dance Club for each DVD. Contact us for the current catalog.

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 nonmembers SaddleBrookers: This pays your club dues for 2015 making you a member. If you’ve wondered what Latin dancing is all about our dance parties are the ideal way to find out. They’re great social functions with the best dance music in SaddleBrooke!

Best Deal in SaddleBrooke

This is the best deal in SaddleBrooke. Your $10 membership in the Latin Rhythm Dance Club supports our dance activities. For information about our dance classes, dance instruction DVDs or membership contact [email protected] or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email list.