"Diamond Dance-Off" encourages seniors to show their moves

The Senior Source is celebrating its 60th birthday with a competition that puts Dallas’ older adults front and center.

The Diamond Dance-Off is a dance competition for Dallas and Collin County residents aged 60 and older. The Senior Source is inviting people to film and submit home dance videos. The public can vote for their favorite local dancers online to move them forward in the competition.

Celebrity judges will determine the best of the bunch in a live, final round in June.

"We want our 60th to be a party with our entire city that brings unity, respect, joy and huge smiles," said Stacey Malcolmson, President & CEO of The Senior Source. "As we emerge from such a challenging year where older adults were one of the most impacted and vulnerable groups, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their resilience, value and talent."

Submissions for the virtual competition are open April 1-20 for four categories: solo dance, partner or duo dance, group dance and generations dance. Entries into the bracket-style competition must include at least one adult aged 60 or older from Dallas or Collin County. The public can vote for their favorite dancer in competition rounds during the month of May.

The Senior Source serves close to 30,000 older adults annually, mobilizing over 2,000 adult volunteers in the process. Over the past year, the nonprofit reported locally that 26% of older adults said they were more stressed and 42% said they were isolated because of the pandemic.

Seniors can submit their dance video for consideration here.

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