Dance classes for seniors explore stories through movement, as seen in the Fauquier Times

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.