SBDC December Happenings

Pat Knepler

It’s time to think about the exciting holiday season events being planned by the SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC). Our holiday-themed December Dance Party is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, in the MountainView Ballroom. The doors open at 5 p.m., and the festivities begin with an open bar and time to catch up with friends, both new and old. Our wonderful SaddleBrooke MountainView staff will begin serving our plated dinner at 5:30 p.m., and by 7 p.m. we should be enjoying and dancing to the music supplied by our DJ for the night, fellow SBDC member Bill Rigg. This event was a true highlight last year and is sure to be one this year, too. Get your reservations in early. This is one event you will not want to miss.

In December Phil and Ann Doyle will be teaching the Samba, a vibrant and lively dance long associated with the world-famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival. It’s lively and Latin, so you’ll be moving those hips to some energetic beats. Lessons for both beginners and intermediate dancers are ongoing for the month of December, beginning on Sunday, Dec. 3. Beginner classes are at 3 p.m. on Sundays and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Intermediate classes are at 4 p.m. on Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Novice Practice Parties are planned for Friday, Nov. 24, and Dec. 22, in the SaddleBrooke One Vermilion Room from 4 to 5:30 p.m. These are for anyone with limited experience with ballroom dancing or maybe none at all. Those of us who just wish to brush up on basic steps are also welcome. While it is not meant for seasoned dancers, our Wranglers will help with individual step or partner instruction, if necessary.

In addition to practice parties, we also have novice classes taught by our resident professionals Dale and Ann Pizzitola. Currently scheduled for Nov. 20 is Foxtrot and Rumba, with the focus on Tango and Hustle on Dec. 18. These classes are all on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m.

Dates are always subject to change, so make sure to check. If you are signed up for a class or party, you will be notified of any date, time, or venue change.

The SaddleBrooke Dance Club is a social club where we learn to ballroom dance and where we meet, make, and mingle with friends, both on and off the dance floor. Our club is fast growing. We now have more than 200 members. We say, ”The more the merrier,” and would love to have you join us.

The SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club is where the learning continues and the fun never ends.