2/6/17 O&A NYC DANCE: The Dance Of The Village Elders is back!

The Dance Of The Village Elders is back! The fitness, exercise and dance program for senior adults resumed classes in Harlem on Thursday February 2nd from 2pm to 3:30pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 204 West 134th Street. Class will be held on Thursday afternoons and run through the end of June. Dance Of The Village Elders classes are free to the public. Continue reading

Dance Of The Village Elders Perform at Ailey School

By Walter Rutledge

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Dance of the Village Elders, a dance and fitness class designed for senior citizens, will hold their end of year demonstration and performance on Tuesday, July 1, 6:30pm at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joan Weill Center for Dance, 455 West 55 Street at 9th Avenue in Studio 5A/5B. The 60-minute presentation will include a demonstration of the fitness training and movement program, the audience is encouraged to join in. Continue reading

To Dances For a Variable Population’s cast of Solstice Steps- Thank You.

By Walter Rutledge
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Dances For a Variable Population (DVP) will present Solstice Steps for three free performances Friday, June 20 at 6pm and Saturday, June 21 at 5pm and 7pm at the West Harlem Piers Park. Presented as part of the Riverside Park’s Summer on the Hudson series Harlem Dances, the production will feature a cast of over 50 performers and ranging in age from 25 to 85; including professional dancers, dance luminaries and community-based senior citizens. The world premiere performances features choreography by DVP’s Founder and Artistic Director Naomi Goldberg Haas, and invited guest choreographers and performers including Loretta Abbott, George Faison, Sandra Genter, Dyane Harvey, Walter Rutledge, Dudley Williams and Robin Williams. Continue reading

Dance Of The Village Elders Attend Ballet Hispanico Performance

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On Sunday, April 20th members of the Dance Of The Village program went to see Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce Theater. Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro offered the group tickets to see the Easter evening performance. 30 members of the program attended the production. Continue reading