Senior potluck dinner features dancing |

Senior potluck dinner features dancing


Robert Maloon, a professional dancer, will entertain at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc., potluck dinner meeting. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The meeting will take place on Monday instead of the regular Friday due to the Fourth of July weekend.

When he was 9 years, old Maloon’s first dance teacher was a Rockette who had danced at Radio City Music Hall. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree. He was a dancer in the Boston area for three years. One of the companies he performed with was the company in residence at M.I.T. In addition, he taught dance and danced Russian folk dances in a show with comedian Yakov Smirnov.

In 2000, Maloon danced at the Reno Hilton in “Work that Skirt,” which included swing, jazz and tap dance. Because he loves Tahoe so much, he lives in the area even though he had to commute to Reno. In 2001, he performed in “Full Body Rock” at Harveys. He recently completed a six-week European tour of military bases for the U.S. and NATO, in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, Holland and Spain. He incorporates a Broadway-style in his dancing. One of the musical numbers he danced to, and may perform Monday, was that performed by Gene Kelly in “Singing in the Rain.”

Maloon also is sharing his talent with seniors and others by teaching a tap dance class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the senior center. The cost is $5 for seniors and $7 for others. Maloon adapts the class to different levels. People who don’t have tap shoes can wear smooth -soled leather or vinyl shoes, preferably with laces and heels no more than 2 1/2 inches high. For more information about the class call Maloon at (530) 541-7448.

Everyone attending the potluck are reminded to bring a plate and utensils as well as their favorite food dish for six to eight people. Members of Senior Citizens, Inc., who attend the potluck meeting can win a $25 door prize. Guests are welcome and everyone can win cash raffle prizes. All are encouraged to come and bring their friends. For more information call the senior center at (530) 542-6094.

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