Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line

Apr 1, 2014


On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor. 

The line dance class meets Friday, just after breakfast and just before the popular catfish and okra is served for lunch. But, there’s nothing country about this line dancing. It’s pure soul. 

They glide. Slide. Crunch, and shake. Some of the ladies give each other disapproving side stares if others are shaking too much. They like to keep it uniform and in sync.

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This story was produced as a part of the Sights and Sounds of Bayview project – a collaboration between the San Francisco Arts Commission and KALW to tell stories of people who live, work, and make change in the Bayview. Hear more stories like this one by clicking on the links below. And check back for multimedia versions of all of these stories, featuring original photography.