Adapted Fitness

Creative Arts

Therapeutic Dance

Last Updated February 16, 2024


What It Is

A choreographed aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of dance, which may be modified to meet each individual’s needs.

Why We Do It

Dance revitalizes the body. In following the leader through choreography, people move in ways they might never have considered on their own. And yet these challenges to the body aren’t commands – the exuberant music and energy of the group urges the body to move. In fact, the name “Dynamite” itself reflects this joy and is a reference to a resident’s favorite Taio Cruz song, one they couldn’t hear and sit still. For dancers who may generally struggle with socializing, doing the same moves with the same people at the same time each week creates a sense of community. But doing the moves in unison isn’t the only way to be part of the group – the person pacing at the back of the room might become the class cheerleader, serving an equally important role by keeping rhythm with his clapping. Dance is perhaps one of the purest forms of self-expression, allowing us to be unmistakably ourselves without forfeiting our place in something larger.

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