Come join the journey with Nancy Walker and Jef Savage as they take you back in time explore life through Dance, Music, Art, History, Fashion, Food, Economics, Personalities, and Social Customs of the World from the 1900s to the 1980s.
These events are free and open to the public.
You do not need to have a dance partner to attend
You can pick and choose which sessions interest you, or attend them all!
If you do not want to dance, you can come and enjoy the presentations.
If you wish to participate and learn the dances, please ladies, no heels higher than 1 1/2 inches, no flip flops or backless shoes
Children 12 to 17 permitted if accompanied by an adult. Teach your grandchildren about your teenage years!
Weekly Sessions to be:
Week 1: 1900s: The New Century: Teddy Roosevelt, John Phillips Sousa, invention of sound recording machines and the spread of music and dance. Dances to include: Grand March, Boston 2 Step, Lancers Quadrille
Week 2: 1910s: Titanic/Ragtime Era/World War 1: The Titanic, Silent Movies, The Castles, and Scot Joplin. Dances to include: One Step, Animal Dances, Early Foxtrot, Gay Gordons
Week 3: 1920s: The Roaring Twenties: Women's Rights, Arthur Murray, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino: Dances to include: The Charleston, La Java, 1920s Tango
Week 4: 1930s: The Great Depression: Wall St. Crash, Fred Astaire, Segregation, Dance Marathons, Shirley Temple and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Dances to include: Shim Sham, Waltz, Big Apple
Week 5: 1940s: World War II: Rationing, Big Bands, Women in Industry, and the Nicholas Brothers. Dances to include: Lambeth Walk, Single Step Swing, Circassion Circle
Week 6: 1950s: Rock and Roll, Latin Influence: Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Tito Puente, Pedro Aquilar (Cuban Pete), and the Civil Rights Movement. Dances to include: The Stroll, Calypso, Merengue
Week 7: 1960s: American Bandstand: Space Race, Dick Clark, Cold War, Carnaby Street, Twiggy, Motown, March on Washington, and Josephine Baker. Dances to include: The Roach, Bossa Nova, "The Batman", a compilation of popular 60s dances
Week 8: 1970s: Disco Era: Disco Music, Bee Gees, Discotheques, Fashion, John Travolta. Dances to include: YMCA Line Dance, The New York Hustle, Saturday Night Fever Line Dance
Week 9: 1980s: The Reagan Generation: Dances to include: Country Line Dance, Modern Ballroom Dances
Programs will be held at the following locations and times:
Warfordsburg Senior Center: Weeks 1 to 9: Mondays: March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24, May 1, 15 and 22: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Please contact Cindy at the Warfordsburg Senior Center at 717.294.6020 for more information.
Standing Stone Senior Center: Weeks 1-9: Monday: March 6: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17: 10-11:30 a.m., Thursdays: April 6, 13: 10-11:30 a.m.
Please contact Andy at the Standing Stone Senior Center at 814.643.0166 for more information.
Bedford Senior Center: Weeks 1-8: Thursdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13,20,and 27: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please contact Mick at the Bedford Senior Center at 814.623.5140 for more information.
Each center will also be holding a dance party/meal at the end of the sessions.
In order to attend the dance party/meal, you must attend at least 1 of the weekly dance sessions.
The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging is a public agency under the jurisdiction of the Counties of Huntingdon, Bedford, and Fulton. The Agency is directly governed by the nine Commissioners representing these three counties and is referred to as the "Joint Board of Commissioners."
240 Wood St.
P.O. Box 46
Bedford, PA 15522
(800) 892 7903
fax: (814) 623-5929
307 10th St.
Huntingdon, PA 16652
fax (814) 643-4249
182 Buchanan Trail Suite 145, P.O. Box 59
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
fax (717) 485-5606
To Contact Us:
Huntingdon Office: (814) 643-5115 or (800) 528-9155 Bedford Office: (814) 623-8148 or (800) 892-7903 Fulton Office: (717) 485-5151 or (800) 637-0315