My first ballet lesson was at the age of four, and that’s when my dream to be a ballerina began. Ongoing lessons three times a week as a young girl allowed me to think that perhaps my vision of dancing Swan Lake on a big stage one day could come true.

But alas, though I was told I had talent (maybe not quite enough), I didn’t have the body to be a professional ballerina and my dreams were shattered. In those days, being a professional dancer required you to have a long torso and long legs, neither of which I had. But that didn’t stop me from dancing! Dancing has always been an important part of my life, especially as I’m ageing.

Never Stop Dancing

And why should I stop dancing? Mature dancers are gaining great popularity. Social media platforms are flooded with Vimeos, videos, and photos showcasing the incredible stories of active older performers.

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