What started as a pilot program in fall 2013 - please see earlier posts - is now a community based program thanks to Ft. Massey's community outreach!
We are looking forward to "old" and new participants joining us on Saturday afternoons, 2 - 3:30 pm, learning the Argentine Tango and connecting not only on the dance floor but over a cup of tea & yummy cookies.
The sessions are free, donations to the program are gratefully accepted. Thank you for your support.
Registration is necessary, no drop-ins. Classes are progressing, please join us no later than April 12th. Please contact us with questions, we look forward to hearing from you!
Martina & Lorne
call for Volunteers!
Are you interested in learning a new dance while supporting people with health challenges? We had a wonderful time in fall with many of us feeling this program being the highlight of our week!
Requirements: Physically fit to support others with balance issues, curious and positive, feeling comfortable with being physically close with others.
More details can be found on the poster - please call us with your questions: 492-3903.
Thank you for your support - this program is not possible without you!
Feed-back from Sean, volunteer in our fall program: Volunteering at Tea & Tango has certainly improved my understanding of the abilities and challenges of people with Parkinson's Disease, as I had not previously met anyone who had it. I was surprised that the rate of progress among those with neurological diseases did not seem to differ significantly from standard introductory dance classes. My experience with the group was overwhelmingly positive, and a highlight of my weekly schedule. As a result I will be on the look-out for other opportunities to volunteer in a similar setting and role.
Photo gallery compliments of Hamish Gordon Photography!