Tag: dancing

Seniors Find Flexibility and Strength Through Free Online Ballet Classes

Laura Schairer Ballet Theatre of Phoenix is offering free Zoom “sit or stand” ballet classes to all senior citizens in the community. Held online every Friday from noon to 12:45 p.m., the classes are specially designed for older adults to develop flexibility, balance, and strength through movement. “The Sit or Stand Ballet for Seniors has quickly…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis Being in our own little bubble since March 14, i.e., going for essentials, no company, no traveling and very few take outs, has kept us isolated but well. Some dancers have their own bubbles similar to ours. Others have “bubbles” with more activity and socialization. I’ve made a very sad and hard decision…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis In my opinion, things are not better than they were in March. We’ve had our ups and downs here in Arizona. Data changes daily, weekly, and monthly, so it’s very hard to plan ahead. On March 14, the day after we stopped dancing, I started planning what dances were going to be taught in…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis What a different year for my 81st birthday and our 61st wedding anniversary. I’m hoping and praying it won’t be different in September when we are scheduled to restart our line dancing year. If people would understand it’s time to take responsibility and wear masks everywhere, we just might come out of this…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis “So many dances to teach and so little time.” I’ve said this many times, but I didn’t realize how true it was until March 13. It seems like forever since I last taught dances to the loyal dancers who stay in Arizona year-round. Plus, “Goodbyes” and “See you next January!” were not said…

The Joys of Line Dancing

Judee Curtis We had a great time at our Sunday, March 1, 2020, Line Dance for all three levels. Not everyone got to come because of life’s hiccups, such as going out of town and company, and they were missed! It’s hard to fit in talking and getting to know each other. However, every once…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis What a difference a month makes. January brought back dancers from our September session, returning “snowbirds,” plus new dancers. When we get together now, it’s quite a group! Fulltime residents dance all year except for July and August, “Returnees” are here January to April/May, and new dancers join us. Some have been with me…

Memories Swing Band to perform at San Tan Ballroom on December 8

John Yu On Dec. 8 in the Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom, enjoy Sunday evening with an Arizona and Sun Lakes favorite, Cheryl Thurston and her Memories Swing Band. The band of talented East Valley musicians plays a wonderful upbeat variety of songs to please and will have you dancing the foxtrot, waltz, swing, cha cha,…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis Planning for current dancers, coming-back dancers in 2020, and dealing with life certainly makes the time go faster! Turning the monthly calendar pages seems like a “week”! Well, maybe two! If you are new and would like to join the Ultra Basic Class in the SunBird Ballroom, you need to register now for…

Dancing with Joan—Soft Shoe

Joan Davies This class is for people who love to dance and enjoy learning new dance steps. We wear smooth-soled shoes and learn choreographed routines to familiar music such as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “Singing in the Rain.” Besides having a ton of fun, you will improve your balance, coordination, and memorization skills. It…