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Free Arts Workshops

Free Arts Workshops for Active Adults for Research Purposes

September 3 to November 7 (Tuesday & Thursday Mornings)
Earn Free Tickets to Hylton Performing Arts Center Events!

ATTENTION ADULTS OVER THE AGE OF 65! Are you looking for fun opportunities to socialize in your community? The Hylton Performing Arts Center is part of a collaboration that has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant that is supporting a series of free 10-week arts engagement workshops on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from September 3 - November 7, 2019.

If you are eligible, you will be randomly assigned to participate in one of three opportunities:

  • Social and Well-Being Workshops
  • Ukulele/Guitar Workshops Ballroom
  • Dance Workshops

Each session is 45 minutes in length. These workshops are designed to study how arts engagement benefits active adults 65 and older and improves overall health.

Participants who complete the workshop series will receive vouchers for free Hylton Center tickets to select performances. If you are interested in the free 10-week workshops listed above, please call 703-993-5970.

The grant aims to measure Health-Related Quality of Life, Physical Performance, Cognition, Social Engagement, and SelfPerceptions through testing after participating in the workshops. We will examine these measures three times: before, immediately after, and one month after the workshops. Each testing session will last 90 minutes. Participants who complete the workshop series and testing will receive vouchers for free Hylton Center tickets to select performances.

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