- Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 18:14
- Written by The Times Weekly
- Category: Senior News
Chicagoland seniors invited to come in costume
Area senior citizens are invited to a “Halloween Ballroom Dance” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. In addition to dancing, there will be a costume contest with fun prizes.
The Jay Mau Orchestra will provide the music of the Big Band era. This 10-piece band has been tempting couples onto the dance floor at 35-40 gigs a year, The Timbers being a favorite.
“Last year’s Halloween dance was a success and we are excited to see what our residents have in store for this year,” said Shelly Goggins, activities director at The Timbers of Shorewood. “Jay plans an interesting mix of music to dance to – foxtrots, waltzes, Cha-Chas, and all the rest.”
While World War II tunes were heard over America’s airways, young Jay Mau was slicing through the air with pointed index fingers leading other five-year-olds as the director of his kindergarten rhythm band. Mau would later find his way to real instruments, a seat in several bands, and his ultimate beat as leader of his own orchestra.
The dance is open to the public and admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit http://www.timbersofshorewood.com.