DEARBORN — Henry Ford Village officials hope you are practicing your best dance moves ahead of a high-stepping, toe-tapping good time set for later this month.
Music from the 1940s to the present will be featured during “Cabaret,” a dance event with ballroom dance students from Oakland University and other guests. It all begins at 3 p.m. June 29.
Following the dance program, it will be open dancing for all attending. Plus, the performers will be available as dance partners.
“We have myriad activities here at HFV, and we were inspired by the popularity of dance shows on television to add ‘Cabaret’ to the lineup,” HFV Sales Director Wayne Hindmarsh said. “It will be a fun, healthy way to enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon on our campus.”
The event is believed to be the first dance-themed offering in HFV history. Open dancing will be available for those who attend, and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Dancing has proven to be a good activity for senior citizens, providing a number of health benefits in a safe, feasible manner. Scientific studies have shown dancing minimizes the symptoms of depression, improves strength and balance, reduces joint pain and stiffness, protects the heart and defends against dementia.
“Dancing is good aerobic exercise,” said Hindmarsh, himself an avid ballroom dancer. “But mastering new moves, triumphing over tricky timing and avoiding your partner’s toes is great for the brain, even better than walking and stretching.”
A limited number of tickets available.
For more information on “Cabaret,” call Henry Ford Village at 313-584-5200.