SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club: A Scary Good Time

Did we scare you?

Judy Saks

Ghosts and ghouls and goblins—Oh my! On Oct. 28 the SaddleBrooke Line Dance Club had its annual Halloween dance party. Thirty-nine seriously scary toe-tappers rattled their bones to many spine-tingling tunes like “Skeleton Shuffle,” “The Ghost of You,” and “Werewolves of London.” On the lighter side, we also danced to the fun songs “Purple People Eater” and the all-time favorite “Monster Mash.”

We took a break from our horrible hoedown to commence with a gleefully gruesome costume contest! No fewer than 13 (an appropriate Halloween number) cleverly costumed dancers were in competition. It was quite a difficult decision, given we had lots of creative outfits (among them a black cat, a zombie, and a large-eared goblin). But once the anonymous ballots were cast and counted, the top three were chosen. Third place went to “Maleficent” (the witch from the Disney movie). Our second-place winner was “Grandma Yetta” (from the sitcom The Nanny). And the top spot went to the “Angel.” In real life, these three girls are Bertie, Marie, and Lynne.

Given that even the “undead” need to eat, we then sat down to feast with a make-your-own salad bar, chicken tortilla soup, and cookies for dessert. This was just what we needed to “reanimate” our “spirits” and continue dancing to more Halloween-themed songs such as “Graveyard Boogie,” “Day of the Dead,” and this writer’s personal favorite, “Ghostbusters.” Our members always enjoy these themed dance parties and look forward to our festive holiday party in December.

Please check out our website If you have any questions, please contact our vice president, Sandy Gianotti, at [email protected]. Club dues are a great bargain at just $10 a year. Why not have some fun and come dance with us?!