Tag: dancing

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…

Line Dance Lessons with Rebecca

Dr. Mark Magdanz Classes are swinging on into the holiday season. So, what’s next? It’s time to get signed up for the winter season. By January the floor will most likely be full. Rebecca restricts class size so all students can have the best experience of fun and learning. So, we like to think like…

Improve your balance and foot speed with fun!

Dr. Mark Magdanz Summer is fast fading along with our long days. So, what do we have coming for the fall? Both levels of line dance skill started October 10. Can you still join in? Maybe if you already have some desire, foot speed and act quickly. Class size is limited to the space in…

Partners Western Dance Activities – summer 2018

Jane Gromelski, Partners Western Dance Club President Partners Western Dance Club will continue dancing in the summer months in the MountainView Ballroom on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The practices will start in May and run through September. These are not classes but informal practices. Harry and Dottie Adams have volunteered to provide music and will…

Line Dance with Rebecca this summer in the Hacienda

  Dr Mark Magdanz Dance is a form of physical training getting frequent attention. As a form of interval workout, it is a far more time-efficient way to perform cardio exercise — proven more effective than steady rate exercise. What is interval training? In a nutshell for dancers, alternating periods of higher intensity work, then…