Of course, with masks and in the parking lot! I’m not sure who was more excited — the residents of the Center or the team members to once again enjoy each other’s company – albeit at a distance – but company nonetheless.
The smiles under those masks were very very obvious on both sides of the distancing spaces!
The team works hard — we work hard because it’s fun, we enjoy each other’s company, we love the thrill of memorizing new dances and step routines (they say it’s good for our brains too!). We work hard so that we can perform a 50 minute different routine each year in order to bring joy and company and smiles to residents of Senior housing. Pre-pandemic, and we plan post-pandemic, we perform upwards of 50 times a year at several local housing venues, not to mention the parades!
And, this year, in particular, we know how isolated our seniors have been —
For a few months in the summer, we practiced on the driveway of our teacher’s home; recently we have been able to practice in a pavilion on a lovely piece of property and even a town common.
We so look forward to doing more demos. Keep dancing in your own homes! It brings smiles, I promise you that!
No one will be surprised to learn that COVID has had our team out of practice time and space as we all sheltered at home. A few of us are now practicing in our teacher’s driveway, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you at an event in the not so distant future and dancing for you!
Here’s the teach and demo by Pat of Half Past Nothing!
For those of you not on the team, enjoy, give it a try, and next time we see you at an event, you can join us on the dance floor after our demo!
We did really well, the weather was a perfect late summer day, and we had a pretty decent sized audience, with a couple of toddlers who are always happy to bounce along to the music with us!
We generally go down a little early and enjoy the Fair ourselves – we take in some of the sights such as the famous butter sculpture, eat some fair food (baked potatoes and tater tots are some of the favorites), and maybe even get a little life advice!
We’re not done with 2019 yet though!! Stay tuned for more as we switch to our Holiday programming – learning new dances to holiday music and entertaining at several of our local Senior Housing Centers in the month of December!