'Dance or die': A local dance club will join the National Ballroom Dance Week

'Dance or die': A local dance club will join the National Ballroom Dance Week

Date added to ADN: Wed, September 13, 2017
Originally Published: Mon, September 04, 2017
by By Cara Roberts Murez (About the Author)

Pat Ryan first danced as a young child, when his mom enrolled him in ballroom dance classes through the Arthur Murray dance program. Pattie Ryan also danced as a kid, and then found the hobby again thanks to a dance-instructor friend who made her promise she'd keep it up. They each renewed their love for footwork as adults, starting their most recent bouts with the activity in their 50s — and meeting each other on the dance floor. Besides the new marriage, ballroom dancing helps the husband and wife stay fit, be social and use their brains. "I just love …

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Photo Credit: Patti Ryan and her husband, Pat, dance at the Vet's Club in Eugene. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

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By Cara Roberts Murez
For The Register-Guard
SEPT. 4, 2017

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