Learn to ballroom dance this winter and spring

Wanda Ross

The SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club continues to offer free dance lessons through the winter and spring. If learning to ballroom dance interests you but you haven’t started taking lessons yet, there still is plenty of time. Join the Ballroom Dance Club for only $15 per year and start your free dance lessons. To join, go to our club website at www.sbballroomdance.com.

February classes include the American Tango and the Viennese Waltz. American Tango is a close partner social dance that can be sensual. It originated in Argentina but there is no need to go there (although that could be fun) as you can learn this dance right here in SaddleBrooke. Walt Teike will teach this class on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Vermillion Room. To register for this class, email Walt at [email protected]

Viennese Waltz is an elegant, smooth dance that is done to faster music than other waltzes. It originated in Austria but there’s no need to go there either, as you can also learn this dance here in SaddleBrooke. Phil and Anne Doyle will teach this class on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at the DesertView Clubhouse. The beginner lesson starts at 6:00 p.m.; the intermediate lesson starts at 7:00 p.m. To register for these classes, email Phil at [email protected]

In January, club members learned to dance the Cha Cha with Bob Osborne and Dottie Adams and the American Foxtrot with Dave Poferl and Mary Borkovec. Many beginners learned enough of these dances to begin having fun with them. Intermediates learned new steps and patterns.

Want to simply enjoy ballroom dancing? Great! Come to our open dance sessions on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Vermilion Room and on Sundays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom. These are open to anyone who wants to ballroom dance including those who want to practice what they have learned in lessons.

Want to learn a different ballroom dance or a specific one? Go ahead and register for one of these upcoming classes.

March

Argentine Tango with Mary Borkovec and Dave Poferl at 10:00 a.m. Vermilion Room; [email protected]

American Rumba with Silke Gsching at 6:00 p.m. Mariposa Room; [email protected]

April

American Waltz with Silke Gsching at 10:00 a.m. Vermilion Room; [email protected]

West Coast Swing with Brian Hand and Sheila Honey at 6:00 p.m. Mariposa Room; [email protected]

May

Int’l Rumba with Dave Poferl and Mary Borkovec at 10:00 a.m. Vermilion Room; [email protected]

Bachata with Harry and Dottie Adams at 6:00 p.m. Mariposa Room; [email protected]

June

East Coast Swing with Walt Teike at 10:00 a.m. Vermilion Room; [email protected]

See you on a dance floor in SaddleBrooke.