Art of Aging: Line Dancing

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April 3, 2014 9:43:48 AM PDT
The West Philadelphia Y offers lots of activities for all ages. The Friday morning Line Dance is one of the most popular.

Albert Washington of Philadelphia said, "The line dance is all that. love to dance so being here on Friday with peers of my own age and younger is great."

Sadie Jerman of Philadelphia added, "It keeps you active, it keeps you young. It just keeps you physically fit."

The Dance Facilitator, Diane Newby says, "Nobody worries about what you look like, what you have or don't have, or where you live. None of those things are important. You become important."

For many of the dancers, the social aspect of the Friday morning class is just as important as the exercise.

Washington said, "There's some beautiful people here, some nice people here and that's why I come."