Taught by Roberta Kulik, the Oak Park Arms’ monthly dance workshop takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. This month Kulik will teach square and round dancing.
Square dancing is typically a dance of four couples arranged in a square with each couple facing the middle of the square. Movements are based on steps and figures used in traditional folk dances from many countries and prompted by a “caller” to the beat, often from a stage.
Round dancing is broken down into two categories. The first belongs to an ethnic, folk or country category, while the second resembles ballroom dancing. Modern round dancing is cued ballroom dancing progressing in a circular pattern counter-clockwise around the dance floor.
Kulik will teach senior-friendly square and round dance steps and choreography.
Both forms of dance are great ways to reduce stress and improve balance, coordination and memory.
The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040.