CH Senior Center News

Movement is important at any age, but paying attention to the ways in which we move is increasingly essential as we get older. At the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) there are many opportunities for movement, and “chances to dance.”

On Mondays at 9:30 a.m., Gladys McGothlin leads the Beginning Line Dance class, teaching basic line dances set to contemporary music. Her class provides exercise and is a fun way to start the week dancing with friends.

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m., a group gathers under the direction of Wes Senseman to learn traditional English Country Dance. The music is delightful and the dancers are all smiles. Senseman insists that if you can walk, you can dance, so give English Country Dance a try!

Friday is dance day, starting with Argentine Tango at 9:30 a.m., followed by Dance 101 at 11:15 a.m. Ann Dobyns and Charles Scillia enthusiastically teach the basics of tango—a social dance based on the natural walk. Dance 101 is the creation of Leslie Keller, who leads the group, encouraging self-exploration and expression through movement.

No partners or dance experience are needed for any of these classes. For more information, and to register, call 216-691-7377.

The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a wide variety of programming for Cleveland Heights residents 60 and older, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, which is available at Cleveland Heights City Hall, local libraries, the community center and online at


Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the CH Office on Aging and Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by e-mail at

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