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90 years young: Phyllis Bigelow teaches dance at Hutchins Street Square

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Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 9:59 am, Fri Aug 13, 2010.

Phyllis Bigelow is 90 years old, but she can dance up a storm. She had a stroke in November that hinders her speech slightly, but when you've been dancing for 80 years, the steps come subconsciously. It sure seemed that way.

Bigelow helps her daughter and granddaughter teach ballroom and other forms of dancing on Wednesday nights at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi.

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  • John Kacergis-Lamb posted at 8:08 am on Sat, Aug 14, 2010.

    John Kacergis-Lamb Posts: 17

    Beautiful, Beautiful Story! The human body is a very complicated work machine --- if it sits idle it gets fat and then literally falls apart. Add some music (your own or from a radio --- whatever's handy) to your work motions and you're dancing (with a formal partner, nailing shingles on a roof, or anything else). Like this article shows dancing is good for your body and also for your mind. Mrs. Bigelow shares with us something essential to our physical and mental health: find some rhythm and dance.
    (I remember thirty years ago hearing a joke in a San Francisco comedy club:
    "Something's very wrong with our society. Everyday some fool is shooting at people
    from his car or doing bad damage to people he doesn't even know. Of course, when
    caught these guys usually tell the police, 'the voices told me to do it.' So they hear voices. That's no big deal. What I don't understand is why the voices never say something like, 'Hey! Go Dancing!".)



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