Unstoppable Jean Farr (84) shines in line-dancing exam

2010-12-15 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG local Jean Farr (84) recently took part in the bronze diploma line-dancing exam in Durban, in which she received a highly commended pass.

Farr was a member of the tap-dancing group for the elderly, Golden Entertainers, for around 10 years, which she said was “great fun”.

“When I retired from dancing two years ago, I started missing it immediately. That drove me to register for the line-dancing exams this year. During the competition I think I was the oldest participant.

“That never made me feel awkward about myself or doubt my dance routines.

“Maybe that’s because dancing has always been an important part of my life. I took ballet and ballroom dancing when I was young,” she said.

Farr said that this achievement was to prove to herself that she can still dance. She highlighted physical and mental health as important assets as one gets older.

“It is very important that when people retire they keep active — physically and mentally — and keep an interest in life. At my age I tend to take things more easily and I am looking forward to the next 16 years of my life.”

She added that next year she will travel to London to watch the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April.

“I would not miss it for the world. I also witnessed Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding in 1952.

“I absolutely love the royal family and love travelling around the world.

“I have been to Russia, England, China, Iceland, Canada and New York. It is great to learn about other people and find out how they live.”

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.