all starts with good music picked from a vast assortment of Waltz,
Fox Trot, Schottische, and a few polkas. The music is put together
forming a 30 minute venue. Each facility provides the dancers with
approximately a 20 x 20 dancing space in their activities area. The
residence are brought in and placed around this area. |
is seated and ready. Tim or Kathy announce themselves to the residents
and where they are from. Then the music starts and the dancing
begins. Tim & Kathy dance around an oval circle as the music
& Kathy provide several different special venues. One of these
venues proformed in the months of September and October is their
Oktoberfest theme. The dancers dress in German style Lederhosen and Dirndl.
The dancers play a wide variety of German songs and dance to the
music. They also provide banners and items related to Oktoberfest.|
Another one of our dances is
what we call the RP dance or Resident Participation dance. Here we
push the resident around in their wheel chair to the music or we go
to each resident hold their hand and dance to a waltz in place. The
resident sways their hands back in forth to the music. It sure brings many smiles to their faces.
we get toward
the end of our venue we try and do what we call an SP dance or Staff
participating dance. This is where we ask one of the staff members to
come out on the floor and do a real simple dance that takes 3 people.
This really gets the motivation going and the residents really love
watching this dance. This is just a small part of the entertainment
we perform with the residents.|
When Christmas time
comes around Dancers, Tim & Kathy, provide a special treat for
the residents. We play 3 or 4 different Christmas songs within the
venue and sing along to the music of Christmas. The residents are
asked to sing along if they want. This venue is usually done between
Thanksgiving and Christmas. We also do our RP dance with the
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around the North East Iowa area.