Ovation: Sarah “Paddy” Jones.
I’m not much of a dancer. I did, however, take Ballroom Dancing 101 in college. I enrolled in the class, as well as Intro to Bowling, because credit for passing the class could be applied toward the physical education requirement for graduation and I didn’t have to change clothes or take a shower afterward like other PE classes. I thought it would be an “Easy A” but I was wrong.
Before taking the class, my only dance experience was at weddings and with relatives. My grandmother loved to dance. She was graceful and elegant when she would occasionally dance to a slow song with my grandfather but her face would light up when she danced to a fast song … particularly The Chicken Dance.
Seventy-nine-year-old grandmother Sarah “Paddy” Jones recently showed the world that you don’t have to be young to have great moves on the dance floor when she and her partner, Nico, auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent.
Apparently, Jones’ appearance in the competition has caused some controversy as she is already a talent show winner and, in 2010, gained a place in the Guinness World Records as the world’s “oldest acrobatic salsa dancer”. The producers of Britain’s Got Talent defend her inclusion in the show saying that anyone can apply and the judges had no idea who she was.
I think she should be an inspiration to us all, don’t you?
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