What Moves You? @ Lucille

SPECIAL SENIOR EDITION

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Lucille: Dancer
Bronx, NY

What Moves You [about your dance class]?


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Movement can bring a smile to your face, an extra spring in your step, or help ease pain. There is so much power in dancing. Lucille is the senior president of PSS Davidson and a huge advocate for how their dance program helps lift her and the other seniors’ spirits. She always comes in with a smile on her face and leaves with an even bigger one. We’re featuring her this week because she made a cameo appearance in our Indiegogo Campaign, so that we could raise funds to keep these classes going. Here’s to Lucille!

What Moves You @ Maddy

SPECIAL SENIOR-STUDENT EDITION

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Maddy: Dancer
Bronx, NY

What Moves You?
“Wow. Good question. Oh boy. I just enjoy it. It sets me free. It helps me relax. I put music on at home and I’m just dancing. Just one of those things. If I get couped up or need an escape….I’m very within myself but dancing makes me free.”

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The joy of dancing washes away fears, releases tension, introduces happiness, and can be a starting point for self- awareness. These are the reasons I went into “dance” as a career and why I have so enjoyed teaching it to the seniors at PSS Davidson. When Maddy came into class (I think she was the first one actually!), she brought in her big spirit and easy temperament. She has been a wonderful advocate for how special and important movement is. She’s such a treasure and I’m so happy to feature her this week on the blog. Here’s to Maddy!

(Maddy in pink!)

What Moves You? @ Luis Torres

SPECIAL SENIOR-STUDENT EDITION

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Luis Torres
Bronx, NY

What Moves You?
“My Mind… And my heart. To stay strong!!”

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Luis is one of my students at PSS Davidson, a senior center in the Bronx. He stopped by class a few weeks ago and stood in the doorway watching all the ladies in class learn some new steps. After a few minutes he said, “I can do this!”, and jumped right in. He’s such a joy to be around, has a ton of good energy, and has a clear love for movement. Keep on movin’ Luis!

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