Tag: dancing

No Comfort Zone for Kathi

Rick Bobillot My wife and pro dance instructor Kathi believes nothing is rewarding in a comfort zone. She just competed in the San Diego Dance Festival in the Line Dance Division, a first for this ballroom-trained dancer. Speaking of firsts, she performed eight routines, including four solos, and earned eight first-place awards. The routines included…

Learn to Dance…and This Is the Type of Dip You Will Do at the Pool

“Some people seem to think that good dancers are born, but all the good dancers I have known are taught or trained.” —Fred Astaire Take the first step. Choose from the following: Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango) Latin (Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Merengue) Swing (East Coast—Single-Time, Triple-Time, West Coast) Country (Texas 2-Step, 10-Step, Cowboy…

Dance Lessons Make the Best Date Nights

Dancing is the perfect hobby for a couple—fun, brain food, good exercise. Take the first step. Choose from the following: Ballroom (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango) Latin (Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Merengue) Swing (East Coast—Single Time and Triple Time, West Coast) Country (Texas 2-Step, 10-Step, Cowboy Cha Cha) Club Style (4-Count, Hustle, Nightclub 2-Step) For…

Learn a Few Dance Steps or Compete!

A quality ballroom instructor will encourage students to goal-set and practice. Our Quail Creek resident instructor Kathi Bobillot practices what she preaches. She recently competed in the Expo at SaddleBrooke with her pro partner Lucas. Kathi offers private lessons and group classes. Choose from Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Night Club, or Country. The next Dance Expo…

And You Thought Dancing Was Just Fun

Did you know dancing is one of the best activities for anti-aging? As reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, a 21-year study of senior citizens showed dancing integrates several brain functions at once—kinesthetic, rational, musical, and emotional—improving cognitive performance. Furthermore, dancing can reduce brain atrophy in adults who are at increased risk for…

Learn to Dance for Each Other

It’s a fun hobby! Enhance your relationship with dance lessons. Whether you are preparing for a wedding, a cruise, or a Quail Creek social dance, all you need are dance shoes and each other. Private and semi-private lessons are available by appointment. All classes are taught in the Anza Athletic Club by a certified professional…

Private Dance Lessons

Group classes will resume in January, but private lessons expedite your progress. You can study any dance, work on steps/techniques, and learn at your own pace. Semi-private lessons (two or more couples) are also available by appointment—a fun idea with friends. Kathi is a Grand Master Instructor (doctorate degree) who can train beginners through advanced…

Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is the perfect activity! What else has a combination of documented physical and mental health benefits, can enhance your marriage and social life, improve posture and flexibility, reduce stress and depression, and is a creative outlet? And it’s fun! Choose from the following: Ballroom (foxtrot, waltz, tango) Latin (salsa, cha cha, rumba, samba,…

Country Club Dancers

The Country Club Dancers are excited to announce their 2022-23 dance schedule. Please join us for uncrowded dancing at the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. Our dances include music for a little bit of everything: traditional ballroom dances and swings, night club two step, cowboy cha cha, and the occasional line dance. There’s something for everyone!…