MEET THE WEINBERG DANCERS
Classes are Tuesdays at 1:00 at Weinberg Village Building 5 in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Next session begins Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Sponsored by Gayle Newman, Weinberg Village Activities Director
Meet Les, Shirley, Bobi, Fraydel, Siser Edna, Enner, Eudice, Mignon, Sylvia, Dora, Iris, Nate, Natalie, Belle, Betty, Ruth, Bea, Our Nancys, Jean, Rose, Melody, Flora, San, Sandi, Yashi, Goldy, Mildred, Joanne, Trisha, Betsy, Barbara, and Everyone

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Ballet Mobile house calls have always included group movement with our audiences to stimulate participation, interaction, and cognitive activity. Now Ballet Mobile teaches ballet classes to these remarkable seniors at Weinberg Village in their own spaces.

- Described in the November, 2016 issue of Dance Studio Life - Read all about it!
 

In Performance and In Class
 

"This class makes me aware of myself."
"This is really important in our lives."
This is real ballet with all its cognitive and physical benefits, specially designed to meet seniors' needs.
 

The program builds on evidence-driven data. 

"The most important thing we do in this class is to learn to use the strength and balance we forget we have."

"I feel I have better control of my body."

"I avoided at least two falls thanks to this."


"The exercises we do

come up in daily living"


"I can't believe I'm doing all this. It gives me confidence."

"I am very happy to be here."

"After this class I am upbeat...I love this class."

"I love flowing with the music."

"This class makes me feel young."

"This has become part

of my life."

"I feel better because of this class."
"I feel stronger."
"I move better now."
Proving

the Many Positive Effects of

Ballet and Music on Seniors:


Improving Reaction Time, Posture, Spatial Orientation, Flexibility, Peripheral Vision, Balance, Confidence, Stamina, Coordination, Memory, and Well-Being
"I am so proud that I am able to do this."

"This class makes me feel young."
"How grateful I am for this class and the camaraderie and fun we all have."


"I feel beautiful."

"I wouldn't want to miss this class. It is amazing."

"I enjoy getting together

and dreaming of dancing."

"I feel so peaceful."

"This class is one of the best things I do."

"We are reminded that we can have fun at any age."
"It's fantastic!"
Helping to prevent falls
and to reduce anxiety.
 

Going into our 4th year of
weekly ballet classes.

"What I do in this class helps me to gracefully move my body."

"This class is the highlight of my week."

"What I do in this class helps me let the best of me out."

"I think this class is better than medicine."

"This class is essential for me."

"Can't wait for more!"

"When I leave here I have energy."

"I forget all my aches and pains."

"This is a very helpful class for

mind, body, and soul."

"This class is needed for all seniors to do something for their bodies."

Read the 2013 United Kingdom report describing the scientific foundations
of the benefit of dance for older adults.

BRAVO to our Weinberg Dancers, who performed
 a Lecture-Demonstration at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills
Jewish Community Center's Performa on
Sunday, February 12th!


"These classes are very important for me to maintain my physical integrity."
 


"I set goals for myself in this class. I dream of dancing."
 


"This class helps me take care of myself."
 
BALLET?
Excerpts from an Essay by Weinberg Dancer Les Poris, Spring, 2015


"...I received a flyer announcing a class was starting that would improve cognitive memory through exercise...The program involved learning ballet moves...I'm trying to visualize a 6 foot tall gray haired, balding behemoth trying to do delicate ballet moves. That sight was just too funny (or scary) to contemplate. I thought, well I'm here, might as well give it a try...


"Each week...the lessons got a little more intense and, as Renée would say, we were increasing our "cognitive load"..."With a few breaks to hydrate I was getting a 45 minute workout and actually breaking a sweat, not my bones.


"As the weeks went by I felt less rigid and more graceful (I use the word loosely)... My cognitive memory seemed to improve, as far as ballet was concerned. I still couldn't remember why I went from the living room to the refrigerator but ballet was getting to be a fun workout.


"The weeks went by quickly...Renée handed out 'report cards' showing how we improved. I was quite impressed with my progress. I even began to get compliments. 'You look so light on your feet.' 'You are so graceful.' I'm thinking, 'You folks need your eyes checked quickly.'


"I can tell you that my balance has improved, my memory, as it relates to the ballet, has improved, and I am getting exercise. It is a workout and I am having fun..."