Partners Western Dance

Really having fun with the Ten Step.

Really having fun with the Ten Step.

Jane Gromelski

Our dancers are very enthusiastic about learning and practicing their Western dance moves. I offer a case in point. During the massive blackout that occurred on March 9 stretching from Catalina to Oracle, Stan and I were delayed getting to SaddleBrooke to start our Coached Practice. We called our trusty sidekicks, Ned and Nancy Selinsky and Tom and Pam Kruse and asked them to provide the music. We knew they would handle the practice in our absence. When we finally arrive at 6:45 p.m., much to our dismay, the building was dark! Then we noticed that the side door was open and there was movement inside. We approached with caution—what was going on? We walked in to see eight couples doing the steps to Waltz Across Texas with very subdued lighting from the emergency lights in the Fitness Room. As our eyes adjusted, there was enough light to follow the Selinskys and Kruses as they led the review. And, as the night grew darker, everyone stayed through several more dance reviews! And another couple arrived! Great faith that practice would go on even during a black out. Nancy’s player uses a battery, so we had music. I am exceedingly proud and amazed at our dancers’ dedication to learning—and the fun they have dancing. Even laughing while Dancing in the Dark!

Our last Partners Western Club Dance will occur on Friday, April 17 with Branded Duo providing the music in the MountainView Ballroom. Doors and the cash bar will open at 5:00 p.m.; our Grand Buffet will be served at 5:45 p.m. and then we will start our dancing at 6:30 p.m. This is SaddleBrooke, but many dancers postpone their 9:00 p.m. bedtime and dance until 9:30 p.m. The buffet is, I think, the best MountainView has to offer: Pork Milanese, turkey, stuffing and gravy, au gratin potatoes, broccolini, salad, biscuits and—drum roll—two types of cake. All yummy! All for $25 for club members. Don’t let me mislead you, the great food is a plus, but the fun our group has on the dance floor with a great band playing is the reason these dances just get better and better.

We have dates for our fall dances: Thursday, November 12; Thursday, December 10 and New Year’s Eve!

Our fall series of Beginner and Intermediate classes will begin in mid-October so if you want to join our classes, keep your Wednesdays open.

For information on dances or classes, please email me: [email protected] We have a website also: Stan and I are SaddleBrooke residents and love to share the joy we have dancing. Come join us.

Yee Haw!