The Sugar Snaps line dancing group from Ponchatoula performs two times a week for the residents at nursing homes from Greensburg to LaPlace and Mandeville on the east side.

The group began its journey seven years ago by taking line dancing classes in Ponchatoula. As in most cases, there was never an equal amount of men to women to partner up for dancing and the class quickly folded.

The group did not want to stop dancing, so line dancing classes were created with Anna Saltaformaggio as the lead instructor.

Saltaformaggio was named the 2012 Peoples Health Champion in the formation and sustaining of the line dancing group and continuation of classes.

Request from the community to perform mushroomed into a dedicated line dancing group of 15 performing at community events and nursing homes.