Do they dance together?   Is it possible to pair each of them with partners
who are aware of the problem and can minimize the chaos?


On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 6:36 AM, Katy Heine via Organizers <> wrote:

> For the last three years, one of our older dancers has been declining with
> dementia--and her husband, not a good dancer himself, continues to bring
> her to our dances. Invariably, they create chaos on the dance floor.
> Most people on the board of my dance organization feel it's important to
> continue to include these dancers until such time that the husband decides
> it's time for them to stop coming. On the other hand, I'm concerned with
> the effect that they're having on other dancers. I've heard at least one
> dancer say that she considered not coming to a dance when she saw that this
> couple was there--and certainly this couple's presence is diminishing the
> dance experience of many of the dancers who've come to our events for the
> high level of dancing that we were able to deliver in the past.
> Has anyone else wrestled with this sort of problem? If yes, what did you
> do (or not do) about it?
> Thanks,
> Katy Heine
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