SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club

Let’s Add Some Heat to Your Dancing and Learn Bolero

New dancers having fun at novice classes (photo by Richard Adinolfi)

Diana Wille

Bolero is a slow Latin dance with roots in Spain and Cuba. It is a unique dance with Latin as well as ballroom dancing characteristics. The sliding steps, soft hip motion, and close dance hold make this a romantic and powerful dance style. Bolero, the August lesson provided by SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC), is being taught by Bob Osborne and Laurie Messick.

Beginning Bolero classes will be held in the month of August in the MountainView Ballroom in SaddleBrooke TWO on Sundays at 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please email [email protected] or sign up on the website Dance Classes are free to members, and a nonmember may attend one class for free to make sure it’s a fit before joining.

Novice Dance Program Continues

This program is designed for novice dancers who have little or no knowledge of dancing. Our instructors Ann and Dale Pizzitola are professional dance instructors who know how to get you on the dance floor quickly and easily, and you’ll have fun doing it! These classes are free to all residents of SaddleBrooke. Novice classes are held in the Vermillion Room in SaddleBrooke One at 4 p.m. Here are the dates of upcoming classes:

July 17, focusing on Waltz and Cha Cha

Aug. 7, focusing on Foxtrot and Swing

Aug. 21, focusing on Tango and Rumba

Sept. 4, focusing on Waltz and Hustle

Please register on the website or email [email protected].

Then save the date for Novice Practice Parties on Aug. 25 and Sept. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Vermillion Room at SaddleBrooke One. These sessions are designed to provide a supervised practice environment for the novice dancer, focusing on the eight dances covered in the novice classes.

Dances and Practice Events

SBDC holds multiple dances and practice sessions weekly and monthly. Check all the available options on our website We know that dancing is a great way to keep our brains healthy, bodies active, social connections close, and to just plain have fun! Check out our website for our events, activities, and classes. Remember, SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club is where the learning continues, and the fun never ends.