Tag: dancing

Summer line dancing classes with Rebecca

Dr Mark Magdanz It has been said that, “You don”t stop dancing because you’re getting old – you get old because you stop dancing.” There is no excuse for not dancing in SaddleBrooke these days. Maybe not ballet, but most everything else is out there for all to enjoy. Movement with music and socialization has…

Hacienda line dance lessons start in April

Dr. Mark Magdanz Fun exercise fact for your brain: It turns out that dancing in all forms is among the very best activities; line dancing as well as partners! Dancing provides some aerobic activity, learning, balance, coordination, social interaction and fun. Lots of laughter is also proven to be great for the immune system. Since…

Ranchers go two-steppin’

Janelle Arthur Ranch residents with a passion for Western dancing gathered at the Cadillac Chaparral in Catalina on Saturday, March 23. Twelve Ranch couples enjoyed dinner, then took to the dance floor. Ranch residents Bill and Judy Henderson provided the music and demonstrated the two-step for first-timers. By the end of the evening, dancers had…

Hacienda line dance lessons start in April

Dr. Mark Magdanz Fun exercise fact for your brain: It turns out that dancing in all forms is among the very best activities; line dancing as well as partners! Dancing provides some aerobic activity, learning, balance, coordination, social interaction and fun. Lots of laughter is also proven to be great for the immune system. Since…

SaddleBrooke Squares are growing

J.P. Blount The SaddleBrooke Squares recently celebrated their 25th year in the community! But the club isn’t resting on its laurels. Instead, the club decided to reach out to the entire SaddleBrooke One and SaddleBrooke TWO communities to let them know about square dancing. The club’s efforts were led by members Richard and Donna Martin…

Rancheros at the U of A Mirror Lab

Rancheros Don and Rebecca Williams overlook one of the glass bases being precision polished for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Members of the Rancheros Square Dance Club and SaddleBrooke Square Dance Club took a day to enjoy a unique tour offered at the U of A Mirror Lab. This lab is the only place in the world to produce the giant 28’ diameter glass bases for some of the world’s finest telescopes. Right now, the…

Why do we dance…or how do I slow my aging brain?

Your happy neighbors are tearing up the dance floor on Wednesday and Saturday Line Dancing in classes provided by Rebecca Magdanz for over six years at the Ranch.

Dr. Mark Magdanz Delaying the effects of aging has become one highly researched topic as our Boomer Generation retires. Aging is inevitable, but we may delay the rapidity and severity of life’s changes. Some things, if done, delay brain decline caused by aging. These are well established: 1) Stay socially active, read and mental activities,…

Line Dance lessons with Rebecca

Dr. Mark Magdanz The fall dancing season was a rousing success. Level 1/Beginner dancers learned and enjoyed nine new dances. Level 2/intermediates danced 13. That’s a great accomplishment and it includes a generous helping of fun, too. So, what’s up next? It’s last minute now to get signed up for the winter season. Classes will…