Carmen De Lavallade “As I Remember It” at the Kennedy Center, Wash DC Oct3014

‪#‎CarmendeLavallade beauty finessed with ethereal charm.

In her performance “As I Remember It” on October 30th 2014 to a capacity audience at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Washington DC, her autobiography was told in memories voiced and displayed in film montages.

No she did not need to wrench her now 83 year old vintage muscles, nor strain that elongated neck, nor master any extraordinary pirouettes or toe points. Her story mesmerized the audience in captions of fleeting moments of video, photography and film. Read More

From Calypso Aerobics to Zumba Gold, the Energy is Carnival

While the weather was still cold and wintery on the outside, the large indoor basketball court on the inside was steamy hot and sweaty. Seniors were dancing and exercising to the rhythms of hip hop, salsa, and the latest radio hits. Within the hour, there were beads of happy sweat dripping from their foreheads, and through their clothing. And their expressions were brimming with joy.
Tony Bryan Vicky & Caroline

Tony Bryan, the Zumba dance instructor, holds court and provides cautiously monitored dance exercises to the lively audience of young 60+ year olds. The Zumba Gold sessions are the most well attended events at the recreation facility. For Montgomery County Senior residents, it is a daytime party with the benefits of exercise. There are energetic dance movements with enthusiastic warmth and excitement. Just like Carnival, but without the costumes, everyone revels in the energy of the music and the dancing is both spontaneous and choreographed. Read More