About Us

Senior & Chair Ballet was formed in 2009 to help senior residents improve overall quality of life. Its founders, Susan Cade and Tatyana Shargorodsky, a professional ballet dancer and accompanist, have developed a unique ballet program for seniors, based on the Russian Vaganova Ballet Methodology. For the past ten years (10) they have been working with multiple retirement communities across the Delaware Valley.

The program has been carefully designed to accommodate our participants’ abilities and needs. The objective is to help seniors with their daily challenges such as balance, memory, strength and stability. In addition, the Senior & Chair Ballet program focuses on instilling confidence and joy in a friendly, social setting. Above all, it allows seniors to express themselves freely through music and dance.

Participating Communities

  • Shannondell at Valley Forge
  • Brandywine at Norriton, Haverford and Upper Providence
  • Wesley Enhanced living at Stapeley, Germantown
  • Symphony Square, Bala Cynwyd
  • Rosemont Presbyterian Village
  • Dunwoody Village, Newtown Square
  • Masonic Villages, Lafayette Hill
  • Daylesford Crossing, Berwyn
  • Bellingham, West Chester
  • Hayes Manor, Philadelphia
  • Circle of Friends, Philadelphia
  • Mary J. Drexel, Bala Cynwyd

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Last updated September 21, 2019