The Latin Dance secret
The Latin Dance secret? It’s no longer a secret. On March 4, 2016 the American Heart Association reported “After four months of lively Latin dance classes, older adults were more physically fit and walked faster than those in a health education program, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. By study’s end the dancers had shaved 38 seconds off their time in a 400-meter walk test.”
The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is SaddleBrooke’s premier dance organization. In our classes we provide professional-level healthful Latin dance instruction throughout the year.
Weekly Latin Dance Classes
Monday Basic Dance Classes meet in SB One Vermilion Room Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. except for the second Monday of each month (Bingoday), when we meet at 3:00 p.m. the following Tuesday. Our classes are open to residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and are taught by SaddleBrooke residents Jeanny and Wally Mara. For each class a fee of $5 per couple includes step sheets and a music CD.
August: Cha Cha, from Cuba, a members’ favorite
September: American Tango, the romantic Latin dance
October: Night Club 2-Step, a slow dance with Salsa steps
November: Milonga, a fast moving Argentine dance
Intermediate Dance Workshops are generally for those with previous dance experience. They meet Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 in the Vermilion Room. Enrollment is limited to 12, so please make reservations before the class meets! For each class a fee of $5 per couple includes step sheets and a music CD.
August: Paso Doble, inspired by bullfight moves
September: Quickstep, an aerobic and exciting dance
October: Tango Fusion, our own fusion of Latin styles
November: Night Club 2-Step Intermediate Routines
Note: Latin dancing is vigorous and aerobic. Be sure your doctor approves!
For more information about our dance activities, our popular dance instruction DVDs or membership, contact [email protected] or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email notification list.
Hot August Nights and Trivia, too!
For the fourth summer, Latin Rhythm Dance Club principals Jeanny and Wally Mara, aka The Dancing DJs, have been asked to provide entertainment for SB One’s Hot August Nights party on August 20. This year the musical theme of the early evening will be popular hits from the 1960s and 1970s.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Dinner music will include a chronological program of top hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s. At 6:30 we will start our Music Trivia game featuring favorites from the ‘60s-’70s eras: we play the tune; you name the artist(s). After the trivia game we will lead a short lesson of Salsa, invented in the ‘60s by Cuban immigrants to the U.S. Following the Salsa lesson we’ll dance the night away with our eclectic dancers’ music mix.
Since this a SaddleBrooke One function you must make your reservations by calling the SaddleBrooke One office at 825-3048 to reserve your place. Ask for Hot August Nights, August 20.