The Golden Girls Dance Team, started just 18 months ago at the Glenaire Continuing Care Retirement Community, continues to expand its performances and its knowledge of choreography. The team, which is led by Ally Setliff, Glenaire’s Wellness Coordinator, recently made a trip to Radio City Music Hall in New York City to not just see a Rockettes performance, but learn from what is arguably the most famous dance team in the country.
“We’re always looking for different ways to keep our residents active,” Setliff said. “I had always wanted to start a dance team and it finally came together in 2017. The chance to learn from the Rockettes was just too good to pass up and we had an amazing experience.”
During the Rockettes’ class, the Golden Girls Dance Team learned the toy soldier dance and the high kick dance, which is the dance the Rockettes are known for. Earlier that day, they attended the Rockettes’ Christmas Spectacular performance and through the weekend visited iconic New York City landmarks.
Since the formation of the Golden Girls Dance Team, they have performed at the Cary Christmas Parade, the Silver Arts Follies that is a part of the North Carolina Senior Games. And of course, they perform for The Presbyterian Homes annual Olympic Games.
“The members of this team, like all our residents, have a passion for an activity, in this case dancing,” Setliff said.
Glenaire is an accredited, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for seniors located in Cary, N.C. that is part of Presbyterian Homes, Inc., communities in North Carolina.