Bring Dance and Joy to Seniors

About the Project

Seniors in Motion is an extension of Room To Move Dance’s outreach programs. It is a  revival of the company’s longstanding work with the Northside Shepherd Center, which ran for 18 years until 2004. SIMS was reinstated at Cosby Spears AHA senior center in 2013, and moved to Verandah Senior Living Facility in 2014.  The program that is the subject of this campaign began at Hollander Senior Living and Memory Care in March of 2015, and continues on a regular basis twice weekly.

Seniors in Motion is designed to offer the experience of dance movement to senior populations across Atlanta. Movement and creative expression is a vital extension of the lives of senior citizens, bringing vitality and renewed interest in arts and culture.  RTMD’s choreographers and dancers work with participating seniors in a series of 24 movement and creative expression classes. The classes will culminate in two performances by participants, alongside RTMD’s dancers, before mixed inter-generational audiences.


The project is budgeted for $10,000. This budget covers the costs of RTMD onsite classes at Hollander, choreographers and professional dancers and performance production costs. In addition, a teacher institute, led by RTMD artistic director Amy Gately, for future instructors of this unique population, will be conducted.  Classes will take place on a twice-weekly basis with two instructors. This project is coordinated with RTMD’s annual concert series. Participants will be invited to attend these performances free of charge.


The short-term benefits of Seniors in Motion will be; increased physical strengthening, personal empowerment and creative self-expression for participating elderly citizens, and increased positive social interactions between older and younger generations. The long-term benefits of these opportunities will be improved health, well being and improved overall quality of life for the community.



Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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