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Contemporary Dance for the Ageless and Unstoppable Class

Ruth Davidson Hahn taught the Creative Aging in the Arts Program Contemporary Dance for the Ageless and Unstoppable from March 7, 2023, through May 9, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:15 pm for ten aging adults.

 In Contemporary Dance for the Ageless and Unstoppable, participants enjoyed doing dance-based activities to music in a class designed to accommodate the needs of older adults. The general class format was to commence seated in chairs and, depending on levels of mobility, progress to standing behind the chairs for balance support and then traveling dance exercises.

With Ruth, participants explored elements of contemporary dance forms in ways that are enjoyable, mentally stimulating, creative, and spark the aesthetic imagination. Music energizes, enriches, and empowers the movement while learning contemporary dance warmup combinations, a choreographed dance with imagery and a brainteaser, a stunning repertory dance, and creating a themed dance together.