This article originally appeared in the Fauquier Times
September 26, 2019
Dance classes for seniors explore stories through movement
Marilyn Beck enjoys the Allegro instructor Cecilia Lori McInnis of Allegro helps
dance class at Dohm teaches a seated to teach a seated dance class
Poet’s Walk on Sept. 12 dance class at Poet’s walk on Sept 12.
Photos by Carson McRae
Allegro Community School of the Arts in Warrenton brought its THRIVE special focus dance class to the senior residents at Poet’s Walk, a memory care assisted living facility in Warrenton, on Sept. 12. Designed for those diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, the class accommodated residents in wheelchairs, walkers and chairs — and their caregivers. The class, offered in celebration of National Assisted Living Week, explored narrative storytelling through movement.