The team was absolutely thrilled to be able to give a demo at our local Poet’s Seat Health Care Center!
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!