SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club

Bruce and Pat Stead, the SBDC instructors for Arizona Two Step (Photo by Sheila Honey)

Bruce and Pat Stead, the SBDC instructors for Arizona Two Step (Photo by Sheila Honey)

You Need to Know the Arizona Two Step

Diana Durham

Dance in the United States is as varied as the people who live here. So, of course, Arizona has its very own dance step! If you are interested in picking up one of the most popular and useful dances in our state, learn the Arizona Two Step from SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC) members Bruce and Pat Stead.

The Steads have been dancing the Arizona Two Step for over fifteen years. They learned the dance in Phoenix, and when asked what they liked about the dance, Bruce said “We love how versatile it is. We’ll be at a dance and when a song comes on, we’ll discuss what dance we want to do. It seems the Arizona Two Step can be done to most songs.” The Arizona Two Step is easy to learn and a lot of fun. And it’s stationary, so it works on a crowded dance floor or where you might have lots more room! The important part is that it’s easy to learn and fun!

Classes are planned for Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Vermillion Room in the months of September and October. But enrollment is limited, so please contact Bruce and Pat at [email protected] or 520-355-4517 for registration and additional information.

SBDC is excited to be back on the dance floor, even on this limited basis. As the HOA’s reopen, SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club will again offer:

4 hours of group classes each week, featuring two different dances at beginning and intermediate levels

2 hours of guided practice each week

2 different practice dances each week

1 monthly dance at the Vistas Dining Room (Have dinner or just come and dance.)

1 monthly dinner dance at the MountainView Ballroom

Please check our website for dance opportunities as space re-opens. Also learn on the website how to join us. You’ll also find registration times and places for lessons and dances. Our dances are not only fun and great exercise, they’re a wonderful way to get together with friends old and new. Social distancing has given us an even greater appreciation of our relationships and our time together. So if you’re looking for a good time, please join us at SBDC, where the learning continues and the fun never ends.