Our March class will feature Latin Hustle, a vibrant and rhythmic dance style that originated in New York City during the 1970s. Fusing elements of salsa, mambo and hustle, this energetic dance, characterized by intricate footwork and spins, creates a lively and energetic atmosphere on the dance floor.

Hustle Instructor, Steve Hess, learned disco dancing and the Latin Hustle while a college student in New York in those halcyon days. Winning numerous dance competitions led to his side hustle (pun intended) as a disco dance instructor at Arthur Murray Studios. He and his professional dance partner performed at several resorts in Mexico, appeared on television in Arizona and Mexico and also in several commercials back in the day.

Offered in Beginner and Beginner Plus sections, Steve and partner, Vivian Herman, will have you reliving your own Boogie Nights. Register for either section, or both, online at sbballroomdance.com, or by email to countmein@sbballroomdance.com. Beginner classes are held in the MountainView ballroom on Sundays at 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Beginner Plus classes are Sundays at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Dance classes are FREE to members, and a non-member may attend one class for free to try us out. Practice what you learn on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Mariposa Room in the DesertView Theatre facility.

New to dancing? Little or no Experience? Two left feet? No worries! Try our Novice Program. Professional dance instructors Dale and Ann Pizzitola will have you up on the dance floor, easily and without pain. These classes are FREE to all SaddleBrooke residents. Novice classes are held in the Vermilion Room (HOA-1) from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on scheduled Mondays, and practice sessions are held on Mondays and Fridays at 4 p.m., also in the Vermilion Room. The lesson on Monday, March 4 will focus on the Waltz and Rumba, and on Monday, March 18—the Foxtrot and Merengue. Please register on the website or by email, addresses above.

Want even more for no money? Attend our monthly Novice practice parties from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in HOA-1’s Vermilion room. These sessions are designed to provide for the novice dancer a supervised practice environment focusing on the dances covered in the novice classes. Practice the steps and patterns learned during your Monday class at our 4 p.m. Friday party at the end of the month in the Vermilion room. Upcoming parties are scheduled for Friday, February 23 and Friday, March 22.

Dances and Practice Events

SaddleBrooke Dance Club holds multiple dances and practice sessions weekly and monthly. Check all the available options on our website at sbballroomdance.com. Make new friends, learn new things and increase your zest for life! DANCE. Remember, SaddleBrooke Ballroom Dance Club is where the learning continues, and the fun never ends.

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