Special Event Held to Honor Founding Member

Walt Teike and Donna DePesa reminiscing about their win at SaddleBrooke’s Dancing with the Stars. (Photo by Wanda Ross)

Diana Wille

SBDC Honors Walt Tieke

At the weekly open dance on Sunday, July 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom, the SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club (SBDC) honored Walt Teike. Walt is an accomplished ballroom dancer, an original board member of SBDC, a DJ, a dance instructor, and a dance coach. He and Donna DePesa won a SaddleBrooke Dancing with The Stars competition, dancing to “Phantom of the Opera.”

Linda Lowell Takes Center Stage

Also attending was Linda Lowell, the head dance instructor at Studio West in Tucson. She has worked with Walt for years. She had heard so much about our SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club that she came to dance with us. Walt has been having some health challenges but was able to dance much more than we expected. He danced two foxtrots with Linda, as well as part of an East Coast Swing. Wow!

Where the Learning Continues and the Fun Never Ends

SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club is honored to have such a talented, dedicated dancer as a member. We take our motto, “Where the Learning Continues, and the Fun Never Ends!” very seriously. Our members have a wide range of ballroom dance experience, from beginner dancers, to dancers who have some experience but enjoy learning new steps, to a few competitive dancers like Walt. Our membership even includes one national ballroom dance champion. SBDC offers free classes, social dances, Dance and Dine dinner occasions, and special themed dance events. Are you thinking of stepping out on the dance floor? We would love to welcome you to our club. Send an email to [email protected] for more information.