Care to Dance Inc.

4798 S. Florida Avenue #123
Lakeland FL  33813

Phone: 863-608-4710 or 352-638-4122

Care to Dance Inc.

Importantly, Care to Dance is not entertainment - but it IS entertaining. This wellness program was created to slow or delay the impact of cognitive deterioration from dementia. It is interactive with those with dementia. They are challenged to participate as they are able, whether by actually dancing or using dance movement and singing. Dancers use elaborate and "blinged" costumes and era appropriate music to stimulate mind and body. Dances are introduced with a brief history and then demonstrated, with high energy and audience appeal ultimately transitioning to participation by attendees, their friends and family as well as care giver or care community staff members.

An interactive ballroom dance program to improve cognitive and physical wellness particularly for those living with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and dementia.

Care to Dance includes volunteer dancers of varying ages, professions, nationalities and dance experience to present and teach ballroom dance to those with dementia.

Programs are ordinarily 1 hour in duration and focus on general ballroom dance. Programs can also be themed such as "Boots 'n Bandanas," "Cinco de Mayo," "Rock 'n Roll" etc.

Providing dance therapy to those with dementia, their caregivers and family to restore dignity, improve cognition, wellness, quality of life and permit aging to potential.

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Founded: Care to Dance was founded in Bartow Florida in June 2014. After successful trials, Care to Dance became a non-profit organization in August 2016.

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Sports & Recreation




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Past Events

No Frills Just Fun Mini Match

No Frills Just Fun Mini Match
10:00 am - 10/20/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

A Central Florida mini match of area dancers, pro/am and am couples, along with solo performances. The competition is judged with students receiving written critiques...

Summer Sizzle Gala Dance and Special Show

Summer Sizzle Gala Dance and Special Show
07:00 pm - 09/14/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

Seniors perform for friends and family with the dances learned and full costumes. A special presetation by Care to Dance and guest professional dances. Do NOT...

Summer Sizzle with the spice of TANGO

Summer Sizzle with the spice of TANGO
06:30 pm - 08/14/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

The final in the Summer Sizzle Ballroom esson series. A review of dances and instruction on the Tango. It is a about balance and distinguishing between emotions...

Summer Time Dance

Summer Time Dance
12:00 pm - 07/20/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

An interactive ballroom dance program to engage seniors for their overall wellness, including those challenged by dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive...

National Alzheimer's Awareness

National Alzheimer's Awareness
09:00 am - 06/21/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

Help Care to Dance in its efforts to figth dementia. Your contribution is appreciation. Call today to learn how YOU can make a difference - dance, volunteer, donate!...

Dance to Avoid Dementia Today.

Dance to Avoid Dementia Today.
02:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

Consistent with Dementia Awareness Week, this interactive ballroom dance program is presented for those living with dementia and those that care for them. Call...

Polk Senior Games - Ballroom Dance Competition

Polk Senior Games - Ballroom Dance Competition
01:00 pm - 02/24/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

Sponsored by Publix Charities and other local charities, foundations and donations, these games bring out the county's senior athletes in multiple disciplines. ...

Be My Valentine - A Special Care to Dance Program

Be My Valentine - A Special Care to Dance Program
02:30 pm - 02/14/2018

At Care to Dance Inc.

Valentine's Day themed program, including special performances. The program is interactive for those with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia and...

Havana Nights for Cornerstone Hospice

Havana Nights for Cornerstone Hospice
06:00 pm - 11/09/2017

At Care to Dance Inc.

A fundraiser for Cornerstone Hospice. Support this marvelous cause. A "hot" night! Great food, spirits and demonstrations of your favorite Latin dances by Care...

It's a Country Hoedown

It's a Country Hoedown
06:30 pm - 09/19/2017

At Care to Dance Inc.

An interactive ballroom dance demonstratoin and instruction program for seniors and those with cognitivve impairmsnts such as Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia....

Summer Sock Hop time!

Summer Sock Hop time!
06:30 pm - 08/08/2017

At Care to Dance Inc.

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