Mondays are for ballroom dance lessons

Brian Hand teaches a dance lesson.

Wanda Ross

Looking for a cool activity to do inside this summer? How about taking ballroom dance lessons in the nicely air-conditioned Mariposa Room at DesertView? Lessons will be held on Mondays throughout the summer. These are in addition to the SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club’s usual Wednesday dance lessons.

Have you taken lessons before, either recently or long ago? Or perhaps you are taking some of the sampler classes offered on Wednesdays this summer. Or maybe you know a bit of Swing or another style of dancing. If so, Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. are made for you. Our club president and dance instructor, Brian Hand, will be in the Mariposa Room at that time ready to help you improve on whatever dance you are learning. Email Brian at [email protected] beforehand so he will bring the appropriate music then show up for your lesson. Did you forget to email him? If so, come anyway as maybe someone else requested music you would like.

Also, on Mondays the Argentine Tango Club will provide free lessons to all levels of dancers. These lessons will be from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at DesertView. This is an excellent opportunity to polish your skills or give Argentine Tango a try. The Argentine Tango Club’s more experienced tango dancers will teach the lessons. They will each work with individual couples or with a solo dancer who doesn’t have a partner. For couples or individuals new to Argentine Tango, they will teach the basics before moving on to more advanced movements. For couples or individuals who have some tango experience, they will work on whatever you feel you need help with and/or teach new movements. This more individualized instruction typically moves you along more quickly than is possible with the usual group lesson format.

Immediately following the lessons on Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m., the Argentine Tango Club will offer time to practice the dance. This also will be in the Mariposa Room at DesertView.

So, Mondays are dance days. Come spend an hour or stay for all three hours. This will be fun!

Membership in the SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club is only $15 per year so join us and let the fun begin.