Latin Rhythm Dance Club

Jeanny and Wally Mara leading a Salsa class

Jeanny and Wally Mara leading a Salsa class

The Latin Rhythm Dance is in its 12th year of providing instruction in authentic Latin dance styles to SaddleBrooke residents. This season’s professional-level classes feature the hottest Latin dances: Samba, Salsa, Merengue and Mambo.

Free Latin Dance Classes

Monday Basic Dance Classes meet in SB One’s Vermilion Room Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. except for the second Monday of each month (Bingo Day). Our classes are open to all residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch and are taught by long-time Unit 21 residents Jeanny and Wally Mara. Step sheets covering the day’s dance patterns will be provided.

Brazilian Samba: January 16, 23, 30 and February 6

Street Salsa: February 21, 27 and  March 6

Merengue: March 20, 27 and April 3

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 practice music CD.

Cuban Mambo: January 5, 12, 19 and 26

More Samba Patterns: February 9, 16, 23 and March 2

More Street Salsa: March 9, 16, 23 and 30

Note: Latin dancing is vigorous and aerobic and very good for seniors’ body, mind and balance. Be sure your doctor approves!

Learn the Dance DVDs

Each of our dance classes is videoed by our talented member/videographer Carol Newhouse. At the end of each four-session course, Carol converts her video clips into instructional DVDs, which are available for $10 per DVD. Our current catalog lists 22 DVDs covering 15 different dances, both beginning and intermediate. Contact us for a copy.

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 E-mail notification list.