Partners Western Dance Classes in October

Western dancers lined up for a Partner Pattern dance (photo by Jane Gromelski)

Jane Gromelski

Dancing is the only sport that lets you hold your partner in your arms! It’s good for you mentally and physically. It’s exercise that is fun!

We started offering Texas Two Step classes on Oct. 5 in the Vermilion Room in the SaddleBrooke clubhouse. Texas Two Step 101 started at 6 p.m. This is a four-week series of classes. The Texas Two Step is the easiest dance to learn. If you can walk forward, you can dance! Ladies walk backward. The steps are slow, slow, quick, quick.

We go slow and repeat. We make classes fun, because dancing is fun, and you learn more easily in a fun atmosphere. At 7 p.m., we offer Texas Two Step 201, an intermediate class, with a refresher, and then more intricate steps. We ask for a donation of $8 per student for the series.

We will also offer Partner Pattern 101 on Mondays in the Rincon Room, where the MountainView Golf Shop was previously, starting on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. Partner Pattern dances are similar to line dancing, except you do the steps with your partner in the sweetheart position. They are a series of steps that repeat. We start with the simple 10-step and then do different pattern dances like The Sway, which is 16 steps, then repeat. These are a fun alternative to the two-step dances. At 7 p.m. we will offer Partner Pattern 201. These are more intricate dance steps.

Stan and I have been teaching dance here in SaddleBrooke for 18 years. We have other couples who assist in teaching under our auspices. We love sharing the joy we have had dancing with our SaddleBrooke neighbors.

The Partners Western Dance Club has dances scheduled monthly. We have dances with Wild Ride playing for us in the MountainView Ballroom on Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 26, 2024, and Feb. 21. Several of these will be dinner dances. We have a cash bar with free candy (to keep our energy up). Wild Ride is the best band in Tucson. Their music is very danceable, and we have a great group of dancers, so we have a ground-pounding, boot-stomping good time! In addition, we have free DJ dances when the schedule permits.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Grab your partner and your neighbors, stop sitting on the sidelines, and get up and dance!

Email me to sign up at [email protected].

Our venue changes sometimes, so sign up for classes.