Mark Klaas, Kent Reporter

Mark Klaas, Kent Reporter

Learning a new groove

Seniors enjoy dancing to the hip-hop beat

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:30pm
  • Life

Karolyn Walden-Deal, 84, above, and others move to the hip-hop music during a Kent 50-plus program in the Expanding Your Mind Series at the Kent Senior Center last Friday.

The program featured Shakiah Danielson, below, a self-taught hip-hop instructor and choreographer from Seattle’s Paramount Theatre who demonstrated dance moves and offered free mini lessons.

“I loved it,” said Walden-Deal, a 49-year Kent resident, who danced for the USO and for other performing groups during her lifetime.

Rex Kinney, a dance education and performance manager for the Education and Community Programs Department at Seattle Theatre Group, also played music and joined the group in dance.

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