the dancers!

by Jacki September. 19, 2011 1341 views

Needless to say, this post isn't about photography, it's about amazing people… especially my friend who pours herself in to helping to keep people moving!

Welcome to our little theater! This afternoon is the rehearsal for the dancers who are performing at the hospital fundraiser this weekend. You can start THIS [youtube.com] playing now for full effect!

Here they are!! Every one of them is over 70 years old, the oldest being 90!

And one in a wheelchair!

OK, on stage, and here we go!

When the group started 2 years ago ALL of them were sitting in chairs! My friend Deb (foreground) works for the fitness center, which is owned by the hospital, and has been working with this group to improve their balance and movement.

Picture “Rescue Me” playing… LOUD! (if you don't happen to be listening like I suggested!) Legs ups! Pretty darn good for people who were sitting in chairs not long ago!

Oh Yeah, now we're dancin' ! I can't resist pointing out that the reason everyone looks so intently at Debs feet is that many of them don't hear well… in fact one of them is totally deaf!

Time for a bow! Impressive job everyone!!

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Olga Helys 9 years, 2 months ago

Nice and lovely report
Great textures and perspectives in the #1
Wonderful actions and expression on faces
Congrats

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 9 years, 2 months ago

Shaky legs and butt in my seat,
enjoying the images on the screen
and a feeling of great respect for these people and Deb.
That's what this set is given me while looking at it.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Felecia Eby 9 years, 2 months ago

I'm glad this post isn't about photography. I thoroughly enjoyed the music while browsing through it. I think it is WONDERFUL!! Such a good post Jacki.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sara G 9 years, 2 months ago

How wonderful for her to do this for them! It's putting joy in their life as well as saving it! Great shots too..

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Asiamack 9 years, 2 months ago

Yes... i agree it's more than just photography. It's about believe and you'll succeed. I like #7... so much in rythm.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ole Valle 9 years, 2 months ago

This is just amazing. Your friend did a good job!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Goolikhash 9 years, 2 months ago

i wish your friend the best.
the world has its rules,when you do a good job,exactly when you are not expected,the world will do the same for you...
nicely done ...
i loved this set and reportage.....

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 9 years, 2 months ago

Glad you told us the song...glad it's not the Hokey Pokey :) Rock on folks!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 2 months ago

Lovely post!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
-- Lyency 9 years, 2 months ago

good job, everyone

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 9 years, 2 months ago

Hope they raised lots of funds.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 9 years, 2 months ago

And congratulations to her students, too. They're great!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay 9 years, 2 months ago

Forgot to mention: who doesn't love Fontella?!?! Rescue ME, baby!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jay 9 years, 2 months ago

This is awesome! Love senior citizens - love more seeing them get younger!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Rob Gant 9 years, 2 months ago

Good job, great series

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Moira 9 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to your friend's success in her work.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lluã­S Dalmau 9 years, 2 months ago

very good job!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Elenaprofessione 9 years, 2 months ago

Laziness is hard to defeat, but this guys did it very well! thank you for this set, it is an example that everyone should follow...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kaz Terlesky 9 years, 2 months ago

What an inspiring and joyful post! Really nice :)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 9 years, 2 months ago

Cool music. The dancers rock!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 9 years, 2 months ago

Dancing oh, what fun! Great set!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tim 9 years, 2 months ago

show must go on of course,,,,hooray for them!!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 9 years, 2 months ago

fantastic dancers!! great what they do! i would like to be able to do that as old they are!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 9 years, 2 months ago

Great,great reportage ! Fantastic captures!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lexlevans 9 years, 2 months ago

Awwe - that's awesome! Good for them and way to go Deb :)

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Josy 9 years, 2 months ago

Thank you Jacki for this moving set and bravo to all these men and women, those who help and those who stay in movement in spite of their age !
FANTASTIC !

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
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