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Living to Dance: Tapping in Las Vegas

Dr. Marcia Robinson, Director of the West Las Vegas Arts Center, called my attention to a group of older women who enjoy tap dance classes at her facility several time per week. One Sunday afternoon, I met the leader of the group, Carolyn Freeman, wife of jazz great, Russ Freeman. Her enthusiasm captured my attention. That following week, Andres Moses, Regent Awards Program Student, and I went over with the video camera. The six septuagenarian and octogenarian women of diverse backgrounds were led through intricate steps by a young man fifty years their junior, Lindell Blake. Andres and I immediately scheduled interviews. Please enjoy and grow younger just by watching their moves, viewing their photographs, and listening to their stories.

tapping with Toby photo #3

Tapping with Toby - clip #3 .mp4
Tapping with Toby - clip #3 .mov

tapping with Toby photo #2

Tapping with Toby - clip #2 .mp4
Tapping with Toby - clip #2 .mov

tapping with Toby photo #1

Tapping with Toby - clip #1 .mp4
Tapping with Toby - clip #1 .mov


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Toby Uriosts
Complete Audio Transcript in .mp3 format
- Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Theresa and Liz
Complete Audio Transcript .mp3 format -
Part 1 | Part 2

Lindell Blake - photo unavailable
Complete Audio Transcript .mp3 format -
Part 1A | Part 1B | Part 2A

Marjorie Pierce
Complete Audio Transcript .mp3 format -
Part 1 | Part 2

Carolyn Freeman
Complete Audio Transcript .mp3 format -
Part 1A | Part 1B | Part 2A

Susie Cowan
Complete Audio Transcript .mp3 format -
Part 1A | Part 1B | Part 2A