About 75 Annapolis Senior Activity Center members laughed and hugged fellow seniors at the Red and White Valentine’s Day party held at the center Feb. 13. Some were returning to the center after long illnesses; others don’t get out very much except for the occasional party.
This party definitely rated as one to attend as the more active seniors showed off their line dancing skills. At first a few groups of two or three each were dancing. Then, about 13 seniors dominated the floor.
One senior, who had just begun taking the Anne Arundel Community College’s line dancing classes at the center, noted that she had learned several of the dances. She also noted that a few of them were more advanced dances that she had yet to learn. She said it was a really fun class.
Watching was fun too. The dancers drew a lot of smiles and applause from their fellow seniors.
Everyone got in the Valentine’s Day mood with such songs as “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “This Magic Moment,” “Twist and Shout,” “Blueberry Hill,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.”
At the end of the party, the DJ kept saying, “This is the last song. This is the last song.” He said that about three times before he finally played “the last song.”
What appeared to be the last song, “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now,” was such a hit and drew such a dynamic, dancing response from the seniors that the DJ relented and played one of the original songs that had drawn them to their feet. The song that was played twice and stole the show was the “Cupid Shuffle.” It irresistibly brought the seniors to their feet.