is the core program of Dances for a Variable Population, created and developed by Naomi Goldberg Haas.
Older adults of all ages and abilities are invited to join!
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10:00-11:15 AM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/Pamela
1:30-2:45 PM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Gierre
*In collaboration with Queensbridge Riis Senior Center and Central Harlem Senior Center/St. Nicholas. ALL WELCOME!
10:00-11:15 AM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Rebecca
1:30-2:45 PM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Marisol
*In collaboration with Central Harlem Senior Center/Kennedy. ALL WELCOME!
10:00-11:15 AM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Marisol
*In collaboration with Sirovich Senior Center February 10 – June 23, 2021
10:00-11:15 AM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® with Bryanna
* Classes begin Jan 7. Collaboration with Park Slope Senior Center for Successful Aging (starting Jan 14 – Mar 18, 2021)
1:30-2:45 PM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® Seated with Pamela
*In collaboration with William Hodson Senior Center.
*The class is adapted to be enjoyed entirely SEATED. ALL WELCOME!
10:00-11:15 AM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Bryanna
1:30-2:45 PM MOVEMENT SPEAKS® w/ Naomi
This class is run in collaboration with Central Harlem Senior Center/Beatrice Lewis. ALL WELCOME!
“I am writing in support of the Dances for a Variable Population programs which, it seems to me, reach out across this city to communities of the most mixed and often least recognized older citizens of New York. I have participated for almost three years now. What I experience is this warm and welcoming gathering of seniors who feel lifted out of the isolation and confinement of the long New York winter. Naomi and her staff bring their amazing energy and joy into our lives, urging us all up onto our feet, lifting and moving arms and legs, shoulders and hips, hands and fingers until we have all, magically, become part of the dance, our bodies and brains drawn into a process of creation, imagination and celebration. I know nothing else quite like it in the city and certainly nowhere else do I see such a gathering of mixed ages, races, ethnicities and abilities coming together week after week to work with delight on building strength, balance, mobility and agility. It’s a great and life saving gift to us all.” –Fran McKeon
“I am very lucky to participate in your classes. I feel very Special. I come out of each class Smiling from the Inside Out! I ALWAYS feel Loved, Cared for, and Supported by each and every Teaching Artist — Bryanna, Gierre, Marisol, Theo, Pamela, Rebecca, Magda, and YOU!” –Roberta
“I enjoyed attending the DVP classes at the George Bruce Library. And since COVID-19, I also enjoy the classes via zoom and by Grant’s Tomb. Dancing by Grant’s Tomb is so much fun; using the trees and dancing in the open space energizes me. In Zoom, the teachers’ positivity comes through the screen and reaches my soul. I have fun, I feel fit, I feel connected to the participants and I am so grateful for each class.” – Irit Schwager
“Naomi’s classes are great! I particularly like exercising and dancing outside in front of Grants Tomb on the Upper West side. The warm-up exercises every part of my body and is extremely well done. I really like the music and the dancing. The zoom classes are also great. It’s super convenient to be able to get a good work out and have a chance to dance in my own home. I think I’ve tried classes with all the different teachers and I liked all of them. They’re all different and they all have their own positive spin and music that they bring to the classes they teach. DVP classes are a lot of fun and a wonderful resource for the community. I always feel better after I take a class.” –Sharon Carr