The Miami-Dade Public Library is proud to present Dancing through Life at the Pelican Community Park Community Center located at 18115 North Bay Road in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for seven weeks beginning on March 30. The event will also take place on April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 11. There will be a culminating event happening on May 18.
All programs will take place from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (1 hour).
Folks 55 or better will travel through the decades of dance, engaging in social and cultural dance forms in this invigorating and inspiring class. Movements will be led by professional dancer / choreographer Ana Miranda, based on the collective dance experiences of the participants.
Ana Miranda has been dancing through her life as a professional dancer / choreographer, educator and dance/movement therapist. She works primarily in contemporary dance and flamenco. Learn more at www.anamirandadance.com
About the MiamiDade Public Library System
The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami-Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 48 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.
About Lifetime Arts
Founded in 2008, Lifetime Arts is a nonprofit arts service organization that offers a positive, modern, artistic and social lens through which to serve, inspire and engage America’s growing population of older adults.
Our mission is to encourage creative aging by promoting the inclusion of professional arts programs in organizations that serve older adults; to prepare artists to develop the creative capacity of older adult learners; and to foster lifelong learning in and through the arts by increasing opportunities for participation in community based programming.
Our approach releases provider and participant from outdated stereotypes that define older people as needy, incapable or frail. While we partner with and advocate for creative aging initiatives that serve all people within this range, we focus on serving independent adults interested in exploring creative expression in a social group setting.
Creative Aging in America’s Libraries, funded by a National Leadership Grant through IMLS, builds on Lifetime Arts’ pioneering initiative, the Creative Aging Libraries Project. Designed and administered by Lifetime Arts, Inc., the project is organized through and with library systems. Now in its fifth year, it employs a capacity building and program service model that has successfully demonstrated the potential of public libraries and their artist-collaborators to develop libraries as community centers for creative aging. Through professional development, ongoing technical assistance and access to programming and arts resources, the project supports collaborations between professional teaching artists and public librarians resulting in participatory, instructional arts programs for older adults in diverse communities.