The Dominica Council on Ageing (DCOA) is calling for a large youth attendance at their upcoming Songs of the 60s Dance Party, scheduled to take place this coming Sunday.
The activity forms part of the DCOA month of the elderly which runs from September to early October, under the theme “Building our Resilience.”
In a statement to Dominica News Online (DNO), Event Coordinator Leah Shillingford noted that whilst the DCOA is perceived as an organization for the elderly, its character goes beyond such, since it represents people from the age of eighteen and above.
“In recognition of this diversity and span of membership, the DCOA has planned an activity, a “dance party,” for October 2, 2022, from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The event will be held at the Parish Hall, Goodwill,” she revealed.
According to the statement, the activity will feature only songs from the 60s. The idea is to bridge the generation gap between the young and the elderly with “beautiful, happy, joyful songs of the past.”
“We are hoping that the event will serve as a reminder to the youth of today, of those happy and respectful times in our culture and how strong and profound messages can be conveyed in a respectful and toned manner, as in comparison to the song lyrics now being played/aired in our nation today,” Shillingford highlighted.
“Come join in and dance to the ultimate songs of the 60s, Dance Party. Put on your dancing shoes, because we are going right back to the sixties, with all the greatest hits from artists such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Johnny Rivers, and lots more” she added.
Those wishing to attend the event are also urged to dress in the fashion of the 60s. Dominica News Online will provide live coverage of this event, which is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm.
An entrance fee of $10.00, will also be required.