Created for adults 55 and up, DCLI Silver Edition will stimulate their bodies and their minds.
Social dance is good for body, brain, and emotional health
Older adults can learn simple and fun ballroom dance exercises to improve their overall physical condition, enhance memory and brain function, and take care of their social and emotional well-being.
Improved Balance and Flexibility
Studies show that long-term dancing is associated with better balance and gait in older adults. Since falls are the top cause of injury and death among elderly people, dancing can be a crucial tool to improve balance and flexibility.
Reduced Risk of Dementia
A 2003 New England Journal of Medicine study found that “dancing was the only physical activity associated with a reduced risk of dementia.” Unlike traditional exercises such as walking on a treadmill, dance demands sustained mental effort to master new steps and maintain coordination with music.
Improved Social and Emotional Health
Loneliness in the elderly is an increasing concern and isolation can lead to depression and cognitive decline. Social dance reduces stress and anxiety and provides an outlet for older adults to relate and learn alongside others.
Music, Memories, and Connection
Music is a powerful tool to unlock wonderful memories and elevate mood. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and make new connections.
We believe everyone can dance…please join us!
Our fun approach to dance gets adults up and moving, no matter what your past experiences are. We teach in a way that everyone can feel comfortable learning, even if you are taking class in a chair.
Contact us to find out more information about booking a program.