Dance Club Announces Fall Schedule

The dance floor was packed earlier this year when OnesAll was the featured band. They will be back on Nov. 18 as part of the fall dance lineup. (Photo by Tim Schaal)

Tim Schaal

The Saddlebrooke Ranch Social Dance Club has announced its slate of upcoming dances through the end of the year. A total of 11 events are scheduled, covering the genres of country/western, ballroom, line dancing, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Among the highlights are the second-anniversary celebration of country/western dances on Sept. 8 with the Anthony Taylor Jr. Band; the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Halloween Dance/Costume Party on Oct. 28 with Ranch favorite Chuck Moses; and the return of the crowd favorite rock/funk fusion band OnesAll on Nov. 18.

Social ballroom and line dancing have three dates on the calendar: Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 4. These dances blend two dance worlds, with DJ Gus and Gina playing music ideal for both ballroom and line dancers. The floor will be divided so both types of dancers have appropriate space.

In addition to the Sept. 8 dance, country/western events are scheduled on Oct. 13 with the Clear Country Band, Nov. 9 with Patrick Rayl and the .357 Band, and Dec. 7 with Whiskey Riverdogs.

Rock ‘n’ roll will kick off the fall season with RockUs playing their songbook of danceable rock classics on Sept. 16.

All dances are held in the Sol Ballroom and run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is a no-host bar and you can order food from the Ranch House Grill. Small snacks and water will be provided.

Events are open to everyone, not just dance club members, including non-Ranch residents. Registration costs vary depending on the event and range from $7 to $20.

Membership is open to all Ranch residents and is $20 for one year from the date you join. Members receive discounts on most dances and significant discounts on lessons.

Lessons are also available from the dance club covering line dancing, as well as dance-specific lessons for country/western and ballroom. A series of four lessons will be given on the Arizona Two Step and the Western Waltz beginning on Sept. 19. Cost is $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers for each series.

Line dance lessons are available at three levels starting Sept. 20 with beginners on Wednesdays, intermediate on Saturdays, and novices on Mondays. Each class is eight weeks in length. The prices are $56/$72 (member/nonmember) for novice, $70/$86 for beginner, and $80/$96 for intermediate.

For more details or to register for any of the above dances or lessons, or to become a member of the club, visit the club’s website at

Early registration for the dances is encouraged as attendance is limited and it helps the club ensure enough tables and chairs are set up for the event.

The Saddlebrooke Ranch Social Dance Club provides the opportunity for Saddlebrooke Ranch residents and guests to come together in a relaxed social setting to learn, practice, and enjoy dancing.