Spring dance program
Wally Mara, President
The Latin Rhythm Dance Club is SaddleBrooke’s premier non-profit dance organization. In its regular dance sessions, club members learn and practice Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, Cha Cha, Bolero and many other dances. Additionally the Latin Rhythm Dance Club offers monthly dance parties, specialized small group workshops on Latin and club dances, instructional DVDs and private dance instruction.
Weekly Latin Dance Classes
Monday Beginners Dance Classes meet from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (1:00 to 2:30 on second Mondays, Bingo Day) in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One. We offer classes on a different dance style each month throughout the year. Our professional level classes are open to residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and are taught by SaddleBrookers Jeanny and Wally Mara. A materials fee of $5 per couple includes a step sheet for each class and a music CD for practice.
Health studies suggest that dancing can tone muscles, strengthen bones and improve flexibility. And it can be good for seniors’ minds and balance as well.
January: American Tango, the stylish Latin slow dance
February: Samba, the national dance of Brazil
March: International Rumba, the world standard Rumba
April: Bolero, the Cuban style of this romantic slow 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!
January: Cumbia, the basics of Colombia’s national dance
February: Tango Fusion, our own fusion of Latin steps with Tango
March: Samba Patterns, continuing from the Monday basics
April: Rumba Patterns, continuing from the Monday basics
Note: Latin dancing is fast, vigorous and aerobic. Be sure your doctor approves!
Instructional Dance DVDs
Learn to dance in your own home! Many of our classes have been videoed and processed into instructional DVDs by our talented videographer-member Carol Newhouse. These videos are available for a $10 donation to the Latin Rhythm Dance Club. Contact us for the current catalog of titles.
Monthly Members’ Dance Parties
We DJ monthly evening dance parties in the Vermilion Room at SaddleBrooke One starting at 6:30 p.m. generally on the third Tuesday of each month. These dances are free for members and $10 for non-members (SaddleBrookers: This pays your club dues for 2016, making you a member.) If you wonder what Latin dancing is all about, our dance parties are the best way to find out. They’re friendly social functions with the best dance music in SaddleBrooke!
Best Deal in SaddleBrooke
This is the best deal in SaddleBrooke. Your $10 annual membership in the Latin Rhythm Dance Club supports weekly dance classes and monthly dance parties all year! For more information about our dance activities, our popular dance instruction DVDs or membership, contact email@example.com or call 818-0604. Ask to be included on our email notification list.