Dancing with the “Tai Chi” Stars

I have been looking down at my feet to see if there are really two left ones down there. Why… yes there are! I just wasn’t made to dance. (So that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) And what follows in my “dancing” story…

This last Friday, my friend Marion asked me if I would like to venture over to the Senior Center on Monroe Street, to check out the Tai Chi class. She had read about it online at talgov.com/seniors. Right there on that page, she said, “There is a Calendar of Events and you can find information about the fitness classes offered.” She asked me if I would try it with her. She had never done it and didn’t want to go alone. OK, so the lights and sirens in my head started to go off…..did I hear her right? Did she use the word “fitness” and “class” in the same sentence???? A fitness class????? Dancing??? So to get out of it, I lamented to her about my knee and my two left feet…she said, “I’ll pick you up at 8:30, wear loose clothes!”

Wow, I thought, she caught me off-guard. Should I call her up and cancel? Anyway, I better get my mind in gear…I don’t want to lose my new friend. Plus, there were more friends for us to make over at the Senior Center.

So promptly at 8:30 the next morning, Marion arrives and we are off to the Senior Center. During the next hour so many people welcomed us into their class and I knew my two left feet just might be transformed. The class is a series of slow moves and hand movements…something everyone probably could do. Thanks to the main instructor, Guice, for taking us aside during her break and helping us. Thanks Kristy from the Senior Center and these Tai Chi attendees…Jill1 and Jill2, Kay, Leo, Emma, Norma, Bev, Mary, Bill, Ed, Sam, Rod, Nancy, Carol ….the list goes on.

So if you are into dancing or just want to move a little bit more than you do…check these out at the Senior Center: Beginning Line Dance, Square Dancing, Twirlers Square Dance, Life Exercises, Senior Fitness, Yoga, Brain-Body-Balance, Seated Exercise, Wii Bowling, Zumba Gold, Chair Yoga, Ballroom and Swing Dance Lessons and Dancing for Fun. These classes are for men and women, over age 55 and very reasonably priced. People 55+ are given first priority on classes and then those 18+. Help support the center by joining their Membership Foundation at $25/single; $35/friend under 55; couple/$40. You can attend the classes without membership. Lisa Dollar-Covert can help with memberships. Give Kristy at the Senior Center a call about classes. Pre-registration is required on some. Class fees are very reasonable! Tai Chi was $2/class.

Check out the Senior Center. Other activities at the Senior Center: Crafting or Quilting Bee, French or Spanish, Canasta, Bridge, Watercolor, Pickleball, Oil & Acrylics, Biblical History, Ping-Pong, Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening, Bingo, Writers Workshop, Guitar and many, many more.

What I did learn at my first fitness class at the Senior Center is that I was truly “Dancing with the Tai Chi Stars!” And fitness is not so bad…Tai Chi is a nice way to loosen up and get some exercise. So what about my two left feet???? Why, they are still there, but any day now, I just might be a Tai Chi Star too!

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Cathy and Bill wish to thank The Senior Center and Choose Tallahassee for everything during the “home free” year they won here in Tallahassee.

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