–submitted by Larry Larrabee
Our May 24th program was presented by Arthur Sigmund of the Fred Astaire Dance studio in suburban Milwaukee along with two of his para-dancers, Autumn Neugent and Martha Siravo. They described the mechanics of Wheel Chair Ballroom Dancing and the three, along with the volunteer help of our own Jeff Bartell, demonstrated the basic dance moves of the para-dancer coupled with a walking partner.
Wheelchair dancing has the advantages of building muscles and improving posture as well as learning to work with partners. At the end of the program, Arthur and Martha performed a very intricate and dramatic dance that was awe inspiring that resulted in a standing ovation.
If you missed our meeting this week, you can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/jCnP7OyYZI8.