I still choreograph dances and have a group of ladies called THE ISLAND GIRLS. We are members of our Theater Guild, and we put on two shows throughout the year: one in February which we perform for four evenings to a full house each night.
Then, we perform different dances under a huge tent during our Spring Festival in late March. I also teach a BEGINNERS’ LINE DANCING CLASS starting in January and usually have a class of 30-35 eager dancers! Last year I started a Therapeutic
Dance Class for people who could still dance while sitting in a chair or holding on to some support. I have a registered nurse who works with me-she is terrific.
I come back to CT in July, August and September and stay with my daughter and son-in-law
in Granby CT. I always wished that you could have a SUMMER REUNION of some type for those who cannot come during the school year. I still drive; but, I no longer drive on the major highways like I-95 and I-91. I used to drive down to have
lunch with my former colleagues; however, I cannot drive down there, and most of my friends do not drive at all. I am much more comfortable driving down here in Florida where I am more familiar with things.
I taught in Milford for eleven years
and then moved to Fairfield where I taught in Holland Hill School until my retirement in 1985. I DID return to Holland Hill part-time when my principal, Peg Nemec, introduced a program called PROJECT PRIDE. When her idea was accepted, she asked
me to take over the program. Her theory was that we were at the time very concerned with the GIFTED children in academics, but what about those children who were GIFTED in the arts??? So I came back part-time and had groups of selected children
(selected by their classroom teachers) come to me, and we worked on dramas that also included a lot of dancing and singing. A few of the teachers said that there was some improvement in classroom attention.
If any of you come anywhere close to
Stuart, Florida or Port St. Lucie, you can find our little island in Jensen Beach. We are NOT A 55 and over community! We have lots of children and dogs down here! Just drop in!!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .