Dancing, for senior citizens is not only exercise and fun, but good socialization, too! We had a wonderful time last evening. We went dancing with the Rock Hill Shag Club. In fact, we applied for membership.
Our daughter and son-in-law went with us last night, and they had a great time too! Since the Carolina Shag is the State dance for South Carolina, all ages enjoy it. We have decided that a monthly shag night is a great adult family event, so next time we are hoping our son and daughter-in-law will join us too! Do ask your children and friends to join you in some dancing for senior citizens. The more the merrier.
It was fun last night to watch some of the older beach shaggers – the folks who danced at Ocean Drive back in the 1950’s. And oh those folks can really dance! I remember in the 1950’s, Mama would have us dance before school — probably to help us stay warm — we walked to school in those days!
In the 1950’s, we danced everywhere – in friend’s homes, in the high school gym, even in the church social hall! We seemed to dance our way through the 1960’s too!
Note to Seniors — I have finally learned that if I take two Tylenol at bedtime, and coat my feet and legs with Absorbine or some other linament after dancing, I do not have leg and foot cramps in the night! Now I can have fun knowing I won’t struggle for sleep! Remember: Dancing for senior citizens is important exercise, too.
Just in case you have never seen the Carolina Shag, I am including a video!
Carolina Shag Dance
Contact your local senior citizen associations for a list of places that give lessons and sign up. Learning something new is also good for our brains – keeps us thinking and on our toes.