Ballet Wyoming bringing cheer to the elderly

Published: Dec. 15, 2016 at 7:05 PM CST
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Seeing well intentioned people seeking out the elderly in Cheyenne to bring Christmas Cheer is not something terribly new in town - and that's a good thing. The trend continued on Thursday as Ballet Wyoming sent two of it's dancers into Cheyenne Regional Medical's PACE Program, a daytime, all-inclusive care program for seniors.

The dancers were dressed up at Peter Pan and Captain Hook, as they are currently running the ballet "Peter Pan". The two entertained the seniors at PACE by demonstrating a bit of dance and sword fighting, and then proceeded to meet their audience, and having conversations with them all.

"We wanted to really share the spirit of the season with them," Jonathan Hedger, a principal dancer who plays Captain Hook, told us, "And also to just bring a little bit of holiday cheer to the residents here who might not have as many visitors, friends or family or anything as well."

This is the second year Ballet Wyoming has made these visits. After the stop at PACE, the dancers dropped by CRMC itself to pay a visit to the patients there.