Area senior citizens are invited to a monthly ballroom dance with a live orchestra at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community.
The Timbers of Shorewood's monthly ballroom dances are always very well attended by not only Timbers’ residents but by many seniors who live in the Shorewood, Joliet and Plainfield area. With very few 1930s and ‘40s ballrooms still in existence, a dance such as the one the Timbers hosts, is very popular indeed.
The Del Bergeson Orchestra is one of Chicagoland’s newest Big Band entertainers. Formally known as the Jay Mau Orchestra, this 13-piece ensemble plays for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, parties and a host of other festivals.
Six veteran musicians from the Mau orchestra have joined with seven new musicians and a vocalist to make up this new exciting musical team. A fourth saxophone and guitarist have been added to provide a bigger sound. The orchestra plays everything from the traditional Big Band melodies to today’s contemporary pop and dance hits.
Members of the Del Bergeson Orchestra are 25+ year music professionals, several who are music instructors teaching at the university level. Their love for music and entertaining is profound.
Performances are filled with quality music, contagious energy and audience interaction.
“Music is the soundtrack of our lives,” Bergeson said.
The dances are open to the public and admission is free. For more information, contact activities director Shelly Goggins at (815) 609-0669.
Recent and Upcoming Ballroom Dances:
- Winter Ballroom Dance - Jan. 26, 2012
- Valentine's Day Ballroom Dance - Feb. 16, 2012
- St. Patrick's Day Ballroom Dance - March 15, 2012
- Spring Ballroom Dance - April 19, 2012
- May Flowers Ballroom Dance - May 17, 2012
- Seniors' Senior Prom - (7 p.m.) June 22, 2012
- In the Good Ol’ Summertime Ballroom Dance - July 19, 2012
- ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Ballroom Dance - Aug. 16, 2012
- Autumn Leaves Ballroom Dance - Sept. 20, 2012
- Halloween Ballroom Dance - Oct. 31, 2012
- Thanksgiving Ballroom Dance - Nov. 15, 2012
- Christmas Ballroom Dance - Dec. 20, 2012