"Hearts In Flight"-- HHA's campaign to help raise funds for ALS research.   A benefit performance will take place on Sunday, April 18, 2021. 



October 2013:  "Sweet Zinnia"-Theater on the Run
January 2014:  The Virginian
September 2014:  Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
January 2015:  Heatherwood Retirement Community  
September 2015: 2nd Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
August 2015:  Heatherwood Retirement Community
December 2015:  Sunrise Braddock Glen
March 2016:  Aarondale Assisted Living
June 2016:  The Lincolnian Senior Residences
July 2016:  Lincolnia Senior and Day Care Center
September 2016:  3rd Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
November 2016:  Culpepper Gardens Senior Center
December 2016:  The Lincolnian Senior Residences 
March 2017: Heatherwood Retirement Community
June 2017: Greenspring Village Square Theater-Retirement Community
June 2017: Occoquan "Artist's Undertaking Gallery"
September 2017:  4th Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
November 2017:  Lincolnia Senior Center
March 2018: Heatherwood Retirement Community
May 2018: CREATIVE AGING FESTIVAL-Lincolnia Senior Center
June 2018: Greenspring Village Square Theater
September 2018: 5th Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
December 6, 2018: Sunrise Silas Burke House
December 20, 2018 Agudas Achim Synagogue
February 14, 2019: Lorton Workhouse Art Center
February 28, 2019: Lincolnia Senior Center
March 31, 2019: Sunrise George Mason with children musicians and dancers from TDC.
April 7th, 2019: Afghan New Year Celebration- Lincolnia Senior Center
May 30, 2019: CREATIVE AGING FESTIVAL-Lincolnia Senior Center
June 6, 2019:  Misler Adult Day Center -Rockville, MD
September 29, 2019: 6th Autumn Remembrance Day-Sweet Virginia Bee Farm
October 24, 2019:  Hollin Hall Senior Center
November 9, 2019:  Madison Community Center for GoBananas 10yr. gala celebration
December 5, 2019: Westminster @ Lake Ridge
January 14, 2020:  Agudas Achim Synagogue

February 13, 2020: Harmony at Chantilly

October 4, 2020:  7th Autumn Remembrance Day- ALS "Hearts In Flight-kick off"

​​​​​​​​Helping Hearts Through The Arts


Founded by Sue Skaddan in 2013, Helping Hearts through the Arts (HHA) is dedicated to connecting individuals and groups within our community in artistic and meaningful ways.  We have been involved in numerous collaborations and project based events to help foster a greater sense of community, and spread goodwill through the value of the arts.  

The HHA Outreach Performing Group consists of volunteer dancers, singers, musicians of a wide range of ages, who want to share their joy of dance, music, and art with others, especially those in elder care.  The group works with exceptional regional choreographers and musicians to  help bring quality performances out into  our community.

Projects have included performances with other organizations, dance workshops, art classes, and flower arranging  at numerous local senior and retirement centers.  HHA has also delivered hundreds of daffodils cut from the founders garden and sunflowers, and zinnias donated by Sweet Virginia.  Recipients have included retirement homes,  community senior centers, and hospice providers.

  Our September 2014 grand scale project kicked off  an  "Autumn Remembrance Day".  It's  a  day of  community celebration with local visual and vocal artists, dancers, and musicians.  It's  a day to reflect and remember ancestors and loved ones, and express gratitude for what our earth provides especially with the beauty of the fall season.  


Board of Directors​:   Kathy Bova, Patricia Hall, Susan Kaput​, Beth Moore, Peg Schaefer, Sue Skaddan


HHA extends heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people who have generously donated their time, talent, and facilities so that we may share the joy of music and dance with the community.  


*     Choreographers:  Candy Braden, Shu-Chen Cuff,  Elizabeth DeSeguirant, Pat Hall, Silvia Burnstein-Hendi,  Harriet Moncure  Fellows, Jeremy McShane, Sue Skaddan, Ewa Burak, Kristina Edwards, Adolfo Matto        Traverso, Clarissa Warren

*     Musicians:  Carol and Sid Dunn, Chris Franke, Eleanor Lally, Jim Nice, Clarissa Warren

*     Sound:  Sam Fanelli, Diane Dorius, Susan Kaput

*     Facilities:  BalletNova Center for Dance,  The Dance Company, The Sweet Virginia Bee Farm

*     Dancers:   Kathy Bova, Abbi Brees, Sabrina Cohn, Dana Gattuso, Rachel Goldberg, Patricia Hall, Susannah Keefe, Claudia Maloney, Susan Nealis, Peg Schaefer, Sue Skaddan,    Alumni:  Cristina Benigni, Diane Dorius, Noel Durman, Sigrun Gianetti, Jennifer Kolouch, Natalia Kulbatska, Heather McPhail,, Clarissa Warren