Retirement is a wonderful phase in our lives when we can try new things, return to long-lost passions or just reinvent ourselves. SaddleBrooke offers a myriad of opportunities to do any and all.
I have always wanted to learn to dance, and when we moved here, the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club was the perfect option for me. The dues were inexpensive, I didn’t need a partner, there were workshops and programs throughout the week, and Amazon carried the best Capezio dance shoes!
There were no excuses, so I gave it a whirl. I convinced three friends to join me and off we went.
What I forgot was that learning new things can be daunting and the number of dance steps and different dances to learn seemed impossible. Yet we were welcomed by the group and veteran dancers placed themselves all around us, so that no matter where we turned there were knowledgeable feet to follow. It was kind of like in the old days when you stood on Dad’s feet to learn the foxtrot. They encouraged us to just dive in and promised to be our guides. Over time those steps became second nature and the dances were familiar and fun. Now here we are, seven years later, and I’m the one on the dance floor calling out steps and counts, while encouraging new members to stick with it, let the music guide them and just have fun.
The SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club offers a great way to exercise your body and mind, but also a warm, welcoming group of people. The monthly lunches in area restaurants and holiday dance parties have been great ways to get to know fellow dancers off the dance floor. Whether you like be-bop or cha chas, waltzes or tangos, we have steps for you to learn and willing feet for you to follow. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor! For more information about the club just visit our website at sbldc.weebly.com or contact Anne Romeo at [email protected]