Gold Dance to Music: Subiaco seniors dancing away their worries


Mayor Heather Henderson joins Subiaco Seniors in a new age-friendly dance class.
Mayor Heather Henderson joins Subiaco Seniors in a new age-friendly dance class.

SUBIACO seniors are trying to improve their health and keep fit with a new age-friendly dance class.

The program, called Gold Dance to Music, is held at The Palms Community Centre in Subiaco.

Exercise instructor Maree Friebe said the workout was easy to follow and encouraged seniors to keep fit and be social.

“Research shows that participating in dance-based exercise in a social environment can help seniors greatly improve physical wellbeing as well as cognitive function,” she said.

“The class is a light hearted, achievable mix of a number of dance styles such as waltz, cha cha, tap, reel, jazz, tango and maybe even a touch of ballet.”

City of Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson said she had attended the class and was thrilled with the positive feedback she had received from other participants.

“The class has been an immediate hit, with the local community. It’s not only a chance to keep active and learn some new dance moves, but also to build social connections and get to know other local residents,” she said.

“The City of Subiaco is dedicated to providing recreational opportunities for all ages and promotion positive ageing, so it’s always great to be able to offer a new and exciting service to the community.”

Gold Dance to Music costs $5 per session or is included in a Lords membership.

Classes begin at 9.30am on Thursday mornings and run for 45 minutes.

For more information visit www.lords.com.au.