How wonderful it is to dance, create and play together

It is Tuesday morning; our last Dancing Heart at the Como Park Apartments. We have been here for 12 weeks. It has been an engaging, heartfelt 12 weeks. I feel as though I am now sitting among friends. We have shared personal stories about our lives. We have danced and grooved to jazz with “Mr. Smooth”, Irv Williams, learned Irish jigs, created name poems, moved lyrically with colorful scarves, played improv games and so much more.

Today, Cris our fiddle player and teaching artist is with me. He kneels down and plays personal Swedish songs to the women in the circle. We find ourselves in the heart of spring, telling stories of first loves, best ways to flirt and the miracles of Eros. We giggle and giggle!

How wonderful it is to dance, create and play together. . . we wrote our last poem together:

It is spring!
It is spring the birds are in the trees.
The flowers are blooming.
Sitting on the porch in the spring the trees are blossoming, watching boys go by hoping they’ll stop.
Mary winks at me across the circle my heart jumps into the light.
Your wink is a wish of understanding.
I loved Kay but she was interested in Tom.
I’m crying for him because he got jilted at six.
Snap out of it, it’s over.
My husband when he first saw me, I was dancing. I want to meet her, he said!  Our histories are now continuing.
We met on the airplane. We didn’t flirt.
We were flying high!
When I met my husband, I was dancing with another guy.
Just to look at him, I fell in love with him.
I have been married for 62 years.
We loved him up to the last minute.
It’s spring, It’s spring, It’s spring!

Thank you Como Block Nurses!



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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