Tilles Arts and Aging
Dance Classes, Performances, Workshops and More for Senior Citizens!

Tilles Center is proud to offer a variety of engaging, interactive programs for senior citizens, in our ongoing commitment to learners of all ages.

"Research on music, theater, dance, creative writing, and other participatory arts shows promise for improving older adults’ quality of life and well-being, from better cognitive function, memory, and self-esteem to reduced stress and increased social interaction." National Institute on Aging 

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In Partnership with Dancing Classrooms Long Island, Tilles Center offers monthly dance classes for those with limited mobility. No dance experience is necessary; appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Silver Edition classes are appropriate for those with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's Disease or other neurodegenerative illnesses.
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Music, Movement & Memories

Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:30 am
Herbert and Delores Goldsmith Atrium

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts presents “Music and Memories” on Monday, May 13 at 11:30 am. This is a free program, created for those with Alzheimer’s disease, individuals with other forms of dementia, and caregivers.NEW SCREENSHOT.png

A 45-minute-long Broadway cabaret-style performance will kick off the premiere event, produced and hosted by New York casting director Stephen DeAngelis. Four of Broadway's finest vocalists will be featured, including Kennedy Caughell (starred as Carole King in the Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Danny Gardner (Broadway: Christmas Carol, Dames at Sea), Lisa Howard (Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, South Pacific, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and more!) and Julius Thomas III (star of Broadway's Hamilton) and musical director Asher Denburg.

The performance will feature showstoppers from film and stage musicals, classic tunes from iconic artists such as Patsy Cline and Judy Garland, along with some of Motown’s greatest hits and more!

The performance will be followed by an optional 45-minute art-making session.

To reserve seats or to contact us with questions, please email tillesartsed@liu.edu or call 516-299-2388.


Tilles Center welcomes 150,000 visitors annually to enjoy the world’s finest artists across all genres including music, dance, comedy and theater. As a community cultural service provider, we are committed to the preservation and live presentation of all art forms: classical and pop music, jazz, cabaret, dance, cultural programming and theater, including performing arts for children and families.

Senior Discounts for Select Performances, Please contact TillesArtsEd@liu.edu for inquires. 

Art Exhibits

Tilles Center's Patron's Lounge is the perfect location to display participant artwork created as part of residential or day programs. Exhibits are viewed by our public audiences prior to performances, as well as LIU students, faculty and staff

Arts Education Programs are made possible, in part, by the Gilbert and Rose Tilles Endowment for Arts Education.
Additional funding for Community Programs provided by: The Barbara Bell Cumming Charitable Trust, and Sandra L. and Steven P. Harris.