Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tap dancing in her 70s

Rosemary McGregor has just joined our tap-dancing class in Stirling.
She has waited a long time fulfil this ambition –over 70 years.

For Rosemary, the youngest of 11 children loved dancing as a child but her mother could only afford for one of them to have lessons and an older sister got the chance.

Now Rosemary, 74 years of age from Tullbody in central Scotland has finally fulfilled her dream.

But she is no newcomer to movement- something that quickly became apparent once she took to the floor. She already goes to Scottish country dancing, salsa and aerobics.

What does she think? “I love it, at last I have got the chance to try it for myself. I used to love watching  my sister perform.”

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Older People get dancing and dating

Some members of our Keep Dancing class, Macrobert Arts centre, Stirling

Dancing oldies are causing a stir in China by creating major disturbances in the streets and parks by dancing early in the morning and late at night- they claim its their way of keeping fit. Quite quite right too!
 Read this account from the Wall Street Journal

And the New York Times  carried an article on a new dating service for the  over 60s which has also spawned  new jobs- consultants who help older people how to date.
Here’s some advice:
“ Don’t talk incessantly about — or show photos of — your deceased spouse. Don’t talk disparagingly about your ex. Don’t whip out your collection of diabetes, cholesterol or heart medications."