Importance of socialization
Part of the mission of BDPS is advocating the many physical, mental and social benefits that ballroom dancing can bring. Those who cannot dance should have the opportunity to get joy from watching and being part of a social atmosphere. The effects of loneliness are devastating. As reported by the U.K., people who self-report as lonely are more likely to experience dementia, heart disease and depression,.
Members of the Ballroom Dance Preservation Society ( and some non-members too) visit Assisted Living Facilities to spend an hour or so entertain the resident with their dancing. The residents enjoy listening to the music and watching and sometimes they participate too!
If you are an Assisted Living Facility and would like us to come visit, please contact us. 703-795-0650