Talented teenagers treated residents of a Sanctuary Care home in Shiregreen to a very special performance when they danced across the decades.
Students from Firth Park Academy hot footed it down to Park View Residential Care Home recently to give residents an exclusive performance of well-known dances spanning the 1950s to 1970s.
The group of 18 teenagers aged 13 to 15 choreographed the routines especially for the residents, following a visit to the Sicey Avenue home, which provides residential care and dementia care, earlier in the year.
Displaying dance styles
Among the dances were The Stroll and The Madison - line dances popular in the 1950s - as well as The Hand Jive, The Twist and Disco.
At one point the residents even instigated the Conga and they all danced around the room together!
Following the performance deputy manager at the home Emma Marriott said: “Our residents really enjoy visits from our friends at Firth Park Academy. Their faces light up whenever they see them, so to know that they choreographed this routine especially for them is very heart warming.
“Our residents really enjoyed it and many of them were up and dancing – there was lots of laughter, smiling and giggling.”
Resident Maureen Shore absolutely loved the visit. The 81-year-old said: “It brought back memories of my younger days.”
Meanwhile fellow resident Doreen Green, aged 86 added: “Such young children, they were really good.”
Following the visit Zeena Rasheed - Director of Learning: Drama at Firth Park Academy said: “It was great to see students using their creativity and independence to promote cultural activity in our community. Several are talented dancers and the rest dazzled with Disco, The Madison and The Twist! The residents joined in too so there was a real party atmosphere.”