To honor Black History Month, AARP has teamed up with Daybreaker LIVE to bring a two-hour livestream dance party like no other, celebrating the legacy of Motown with performances by R&B legends Thelma Houston and Boyz II Men. Hip-hop icon MC Lyte will be on the 1s and 2s. And we’ll get the party started with a fun lesson on steppin’ and line dancing.
Get moving with Motown
All ages and abilities are welcome to this intergenerational celebration of dance, music and community. For more than half a century, Motown has given us unforgettable melodies, hooks and hits that changed American music. This event will take you on a journey and you won’t even need to leave your living room.
Dancing as self-care
Don’t forget that dance is good for your body, mind and soul. Dance sessions are a great way to accumulate that 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity that the Department of Health and Human Services says we need each week.
And dancing has many other benefits, too. It can help reduce stress, increase your levels of the “feel-good hormone” serotonin and can even boost brain health.
Remember that New Year’s resolution you made to prioritize self-care? Here’s a fun way you can make good on that promise to yourself.
Most of all, this event will be a reminder to everyone — regardless of race — that, in spite of everything, Black joy lives on.
Remember to RSVP
“A Joy Supreme: Dancing to Motown Magic,” set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 20, is free and open to AARP members and nonmembers of all ages. Just be sure to register in advance here.
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