Stettler seniors dance the night away

Stettler seniors cut a rug at the monthly Old Tyme Dance at the Hub in the Stettler Recreation Centre on Thursday, May 15.

Stettler seniors get on the dance floor at the monthly Old Tyme Dance at the Hub in the Stettler Recreation Centre.

Stettler seniors get on the dance floor at the monthly Old Tyme Dance at the Hub in the Stettler Recreation Centre.

Stettler seniors cut a rug at the monthly Old Tyme Dance at the Hub in the Stettler Recreation Centre on Thursday, May 15.

The evening started off with a dinner put on by Catering by Sarah, which has been serving the seniors in Stettler for five years. Attendees had roast pork and vegetables, and then hit the dance floor from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Each dance had a different band to entertain the attendees.

“I’m totally sold,” said Terry Crisp, president of the Stettler Old Tyme Dance Club. “I’ve been a dancer, so I’m totally sold that dancing is the thing.”

He pointed out to an 85-year-old woman on the dance floor who never missed a dance. The participants seemed younger as they waltzed on the full dance floor.

Previously, the dances were held in the legion hall, but the dance floor was very small, so Crisp is very happy with the new space.

“Everybody is amazed at the facility,” he said. “The facility is fantastic. The Hub is a great name for it.”

Crisp added that the organizers are trying to get younger people involved, although it’s difficult to get events in the Hub to appeal to younger people.

“As soon as you put ‘seniors’ on it, they say “Well, I’m not a senior,” so we’re trying to get away from the stigma,” he said.

The dances are held on the third Thursday of every month, except for July and August.