We’re in for some fun when Trudy is there

Dancing with Trudy is a treat. I have the chance to see her every other week at the Wilder Day Program Dancing Heart session and I always know we’re in for some fun when Trudy is there. Trudy is currently in a wheel chair and has very minimal mobility on the left side of her body. However, when The Supremes, Temptations, or anything with a funky beat comes on, her body immediately begins to groove. A grin and twinkly eyes soon emerge, and it’s clear that Trudy has been transported to another dimension – she’s home with the rhythm and she pulls everyone around with her. She’s full of stories about her dancing youth – dancing with Soul Train, in clubs, anywhere she could.


It’s a beautiful thing, and testimony to the sacredness and power of Dance that a woman so immobilized can still be emotionally, spiritually, cognitively AND physically free when she’s simply moving to the sound of music.



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

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