Swing lessons Thursday nights at 5:00 p.m.

Jane Gromelski

Just in time for the 50s and 60s Sock Hop on the 7th of November, we will offer Beginning Swing lessons in the new DesertView dance room at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings. If you missed out on the fun of Rock n’ Roll when you were young, now is the time to learn. You don’t have to be Fred and Ginger to have a great time dancing to musical memories. Come to class and we will teach you how easy it is to move to the music. You can also use the class as a refresher if you have forgotten some of your smooth moves.

We will offer classes in Swing the month of October 2017. The classes will be one hour long. The dates are October 5, 12, 26 and November 2. We will be teaching social dancing, by that we mean non–competitive and relaxed. The Swing is an energetic dance, remember American Band Stand? Also called the East Coast Swing, I always think of it as Rock ‘n Roll. The man sends his partner out, she does a turn, and he brings her back to him. This is the music we grew up with: Elvis, the Beach Boys and even Glen Miller and Frank Sinatra classics. You don’t have to be perfect dancers to have fun. We think that concentrating on one dance for a month will reinforce the dance steps and enable students to actually do the swing by the end of the set of classes. To help you retain the steps we have a free coached practice on Mondays at 5:00 p.m. also in the new DesertView Room. Dancing is fun! What other sport allows you to hold your partner in your arms? OK, the Luge, but it’s in the cold and dangerous. I won’t even mention how good it is for our minds and cardiovascular systems. It is fun!

The fee is $32 per couple for the set of four hour-long classes. That breaks down to $4 per person per class. Please email me that you would like to enroll in the class. Stan and I are SaddleBrooke residents and have been teaching the Partners Western Dance Classes here since 2006. We want to encourage dancing here in SaddleBrooke by sharing our knowledge, so you can share in the fun. Swing is also being taught by Let’s Dance on Wednesdays in the morning. We aren’t in competition, but if you work or play golf or just can’t make the morning classes, we offer these evening classes.

There are many upcoming swing dance opportunities, don’t miss out on the chance to participate because you can’t dance!

Questions? Email me, Jane Gromelski, at [email protected]