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The Empty Teacup Party

This morning I received a post on the Facebook Page @ActivitiesChat, it make me smile, giggle and gave me a general feel good start to my day. Marcel Baaijens very kindly sent me the story behind the video so that I could share it with you. It just goes to show that the best outcomes are not always those that were predicted or aimed for.

Marcel Baaijens (MSc, M.A.A.E., LVB Cert.) is a professional dance teacher, choreographer, art educator, researcher, documentary maker, designer, and artist. He has 30 years of international experience in dance and art education. He worked in Australia, New Zealand, Slovakia, The Netherlands and the U.S.A. He is a New Zealand citizen but works globally. Find out more by visiting the website -

I was attempting to record a song for my next Sitdance programme 'Dance to Remember" for people with dementia. The residents (Perth Australia) you see in the video kindly volunteered to help me with the recording of vocals for a couple of songs, but that proved too challenging due to a variety of circumstances. After a hard morning's work, we just had some fun to end. It happened quite spontaneously and only had my iPhone ready (rather than the fancy recording equipment), and this video is the result. It embodies the fun that I intend to deliver to the aged care sector with my Sitdance Programmes, as that is very much what dancing is about for me. Of course it is good for the body too, just like exercise, but dance nurtures the soul as well. I thoroughly enjoyed that morning and I hope that the video will bring a smile to many people's faces.

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