Dancing combines the benefits of exercise, music and sociability. Below is a list of local dance opportunities that may be of interest to seniors.
Country Line Dancing with Richard
Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main Street, Brattleboro VT
Wednesdays 10:45 – 11:45 A.M.
Meets on the dance floor of the Senior Center.
Instruction provided, no experience necessary. FREE.
Gentle International Folk Dancing
Putney Cares Barn, Kimball Hill, Putney VT
Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Sept.-early June. $8/class (or less, according to ability to pay). Beginners welcome, no partner necessary. All dances are taught or reviewed.
Dance for Balance
Kate Gamble, B.F.A., M.S.P.T. of Open Door Workshop offers this class in White River Junction. Intended for those with aging-related balance issues, including (but not limited to) Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and vestibular issues. Wheelchairs, walkers and canes are welcome to attend with their owners. Cost: $12. Learn more at www.opendoorworkshop.com
Daytime Line Dancing in the Upper Valley
Led by Jamie Orr for adults of all ages, this is available at several locations: Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction, Damon Hall in Hartland, Richard W. Black Center in Hanover NH, and the Senior Center in Lebanon NH. Cost varies by location. See all the details here: www.swingjamie.com
Line Dancing in Springfield
For people age 50 and up. Led by Freda Barton and Wanda Blanchard. Free, no membership required, Springfield residency is NOT necessary. For details see the Activities page at Springfield Senior Center or call 802-885-3933.
Zumba Gold in Brattleboro
Sobo Dance Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #346 (3rd floor) Brattleboro
Wheelchair access at the south entrance.
Zumba Gold features energetic latin music, low- to no-impact workouts, and chair modification options.