Dancing! Ballroom Dance Exhibition and Line Dancing – 11:00am - 1:00pm

Do you love to dance or wish that you could? This activity is for you! From 11:00-11:45, Fred Astaire Dance Studio will demonstrate ballroom dance and teach a few steps. Then from 11:45-1:00, Capri's Mari Pat McAuliff will get your blood pumping with a series of fun and easy line dances. Open to all and no experience required.


Following the 11:30am Pickleball presentation on the fastest growing sport in the US, join ITPTA certified teaching pro Mike McGuire on the outdoor court to try your hand at hitting a few balls and getting a feel for the game.

Milwaukee Dancing Grannies – 1:30pm Performance, Connect Room C-2

A heart of gold, a stardust soul, a smile that shines bright, the right pom poms and a little red lipstick, is what it takes to be a Waukesha Dancing Grannie!! Watch them perform to entertain you with their energetic, ageless style!

Italian Community Center – Bocce Ball

The game of Bocce began as early as 264 B.C. in Rome, Italy, and involves rolling balls to win points by getting them close to a target. The game is played in teams and is a lot of fun! Over 25 million people in the US alone play bocce. Learn how to play and where you can get involved in a nearby league. This activity is compliments of the Italian Community Center, home of Festa Italiana, The Taste of Italy and many more beloved Milwaukee events. Stop by their booth in the Exhibit Hall to give Bocce Ball a try!

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The Joy of Pickleball!

Come see what all the chatter is about around the fastest growing sport in the nation – PICKLEBALL! If you can play ping pong, tennis or any other racquet sport, you can PICKLE! This popular, active, fun game, is on a court half the size of a tennis court and twice the fun! Play is indoors or outdoors and can be enjoyed at many parks, rec centers and clubs throughout the greater Milwaukee area and surrounding suburbs! Learn the history, rules and strategy behind the game, and how you can get involved from Mike McGuire, ITPTA teaching pro.

About Mike McGuire

Mike McGuire is a Level II certified Pickleball instructor of the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association and has been since 2016. He regularly teaches private lessons and conducts clinics and corporate events for players of all levels. Mike also plays competitively with the top players in Southeast Wisconsin. We are excited to have a professional of Mike’s stature be part of the inaugural Enjoy Life Active Aging Symposium.