Category Archives: dancing in the golden years

Happy Birthday, Frankie Manning!

Today my friend and mentor Frankie Manning would have turned 102.  If you’re a dancer, you would have been delighted if you used google and noticed the google doodle honoring Frankie’s birthday.  Several people brought this to my attention, which … Continue reading

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In Honor of Frankie Manning

This is the week Frankie Manning would have turned 101 had he lived and I always like to leave a tribute for him every year.  I was privileged to have been friends with this wonderfully positive and highly charismatic man … Continue reading

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Using Your Dance Skill for Free Cruises and Parties

If you’re a man who enjoys the company of senior women, can dance, and likes to be of service to others, you’re in luck!   Older women vastly outnumber their male counterparts on the dance floor, and people who organize cruises … Continue reading

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Dancing for Seniors

Let’s Dance A short article in United Health Care’s Magazine Renew entitled “Let’s Dance” reminded me to take up this subject again.  There has been much research on the subject of the best exercise for aging bodies, and dance keeps … Continue reading

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When Is A Dance Too Acrobatic?

Controversial dance This surprising controversy in the dance community popped up when this video started going viral: But is it really dance? Some people commented that is isn’t really dance because it’s really just a bunch of aerials and really … Continue reading

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