By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — At the Henry Ford Village Senior Living Community lives a couple who views dancing as more than just a hobby.
Ron and Linda Hiveley see dance as an opportunity to stay active while they enjoy spending time together. Dancing is proven to help keep the body healthy.
The American Dance Therapy Association emphases this especially on the “emotional, social, cognitive and physical integration of the individual.”
Along with maintaining individual health, dancing also helps with improving balance and posture.
Ron Hiveley said he wasn’t one to be the first one on the dance floor. His wife had to drag him on the dance floor, he recalls. Now, it’s a completely different story.
He took lessons which he kept a secret from his wife to improve his dancing skills. Once he felt more comfortable, Ron was the one asking his wife to join him on the dance floor.
“It’s great exercise, and it helps clear the mind and makes you happy,” he said in a press release.
The couple enjoys different styles of dance and sharing the techniques with others willing to learn. They teach the tango, the fox trot, a traditional gliding waltz and an exotic Cuban cha-cha.
Their class is taught on Thursday’s at the Henry Ford Village Senior Living Community.
“It’s very exciting to watch students come out of their shell and really blossom with dance,” Linda Hiveley said in the release.
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