Partners Western Dance: January 2022 Activities

Jane Gromelski, President, Partners Western Dance Club

Our next Arizona two-step and western waltz classes will start on Monday, Jan. 10, in the MountainView Ballroom. The beginners class will meet at 6 p.m., and the intermediate class will meet at 7 p.m. This series of classes will run through February. We recommend leather-soled shoes or cowboy boots. The leather soles also help our feet glide. Sandals are not recommended. They put our toes in peril! We try to make our classes fun because dancing is fun, so learning to dance should also be fun. Dancing is a great aerobic activity that allows you to hold your partner in your arms at the same time. The Arizona two-step is a fun alternative to the Texas two-step. We can dance to the same music but with a different dance step. Some of our dancers prefer the Arizona two-step to the Texas two-step.

Our Partner Pattern dance classes will continue on Tuesdays in the Mariposa Room in DesertView. Our next series will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Our beginners class starts at 6 p.m., and our intermediate class will start at 7 p.m. These dances are a fun alternative to our two-step and waltz. Partner Pattern dances progress around the floor, usually with the lady beside her partner, on his right. We call this the sweetheart position. We learn cha-chas, waltzes, and swing pattern dances that can be danced to a variety of songs. The counts vary from 10, 16, up to 64, then repeat. We go slow, take the time to make sure our dancers learn the combinations, and repeat. Learning these dances is fun!

Partners Western Dance Club will try to have a free, open DJ dance monthly, and dances with Wild Ride playing for us also are scheduled monthly. Our first club dance in 2022 with Wild Ride will be on Saturday, Jan. 15. Tickets are usually $10 per person for club members. We have a great group of country western dancers. Club membership is $15 per person. When we have a dinner dance, ticket prices depend on the dinner price. Our second dance in 2022 with Wild Ride will be on Friday, Feb. 25. Our last scheduled dance is on Thursday, March 24. Come grab your partner, and your neighbors, and learn how to have a ground-pounding, boot-stomping good time! Yee Haw!

For more information, email me at [email protected]