Sign Up Now for Free Foxtrot Lessons in September!

Roger and Linda Shamburg, SBDC instructors for the foxtrot (photo by Sheila Honey)

Diana Wille

SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC)will be offering FREE foxtrot lessons on Mondays and Thursdays for the month of September. Roger and Linda Shamburg will be instructing two beginning classes, one from 6 to 7 p.m. and the other beginning class from 7 to 8 p.m., both held in the Mariposa Room at DesertView.

Roger said, “Foxtrot is one the most versatile ballroom dances. It can be danced to many tempos, from slow to fast. Many of the standards that Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin sang fall into the danceable foxtrot tempo. There are many contemporary songs that also fit well in foxtrot tempo.” The music that one can dance the foxtrot to certainly transcends time. Newer music that you can foxtrot to includes “You Make Me Feel So Young,” by Michael Bublé; “It Will Rain,” by Bruno Mars; “You’re Everything,” by Keith Urban; and “No One,” by Alicia Keys, just to name a few.

The foxtrot is an elegant dance that is reminiscent of Old Hollywood with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It’s a popular dance at formal gatherings like wedding receptions, and it’s relatively easy to learn. The social dance scene often includes foxtrot music.

Is now the time to learn to dance?

Other than the fun, social side of dancing, as seniors, we can enjoy many health benefits by getting out on the dance floor:

* Improved condition of your heart and lungs

* Increased muscular strength, endurance, and motor fitness

* Increased aerobic fitness

* Improved muscle tone and strength

* Weight management

* Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

* Better coordination, agility, and flexibility

How can I sign up?

SBDC currently provides ballroom dance lessons FREE to members. Want to make sure the club is a fit for you before you join? You are welcome to come and try it out, and you won’t have to pay anything! Just let us know you are coming at [email protected]. Check out our website for our schedule and many events to promote the social side of dancing.

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