Studies have shown (I love that phrase) that dancing is one of the best things you can do to exercise the brain and seniors especially are encouraged to take up dancing to keep those gray cells active and challenged. Somehow I don’t think it does much for those of us who have been doing it for several decades already, but if it’s new for you, what a fun way to stay young in body and in mind. My brain goes to sleep when I dance. “Oh, this again” it says, “Let’s take a break until something new comes along.” Fortunately there is always something new to learn in dance. I stopped doing hip hop when my body protested that I was too old for the moves my favorite teacher favored. These people, however, are learning a hip hop style that is designed for them, taking into consideration all of their limitations and capabilities. How fun is this?
By LaurieAnn Lepoff
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