101-Year-Old Still Practices Ballet

101-Year-Old Still Practices Ballet

Everyone wants to live a long and healthy life, able to maintain some type of independence in their advanced age. No one wants to be in a position where they must rely on someone else for assistance to complete simple and mundane daily tasks. Yes, longevity and good health are the goals in life. One woman has achieved both long-term objectives.

A woman in England is 101 years old and still continues to practice ballet every day, according to The Independent. That ambitious woman is Dinkie Flowers and she was a former professional dancer.

Not only does Dinkie continue to practice ballet, but she hosts daily dancing and other lessons at her stage school that encourages people to get and remain active, the outlet reports

Dancing has been a lifelong activity and love for Dinkie. She started dancing way back in 1924 when she was only 3 years old. 

If you’re wondering if Dinkie has any intention of giving up ballet, it’s an emphatic no.

The former professional dancer told The Independent there is only one way that she’ll give up the art and activity of ballet. Dinkie has plans to continue practicing ballet “until they take me away in a box.”

What an amazing woman and a terrific outlook on activity and life!

Now, does Dinkie have any secrets to achieving a long and healthy life? Yes, Dinkie encourages people of all ages to get up and move!

“You could be 30 or 100, but as long as you have movement you are fit and well,” Dinkie said. 

Dinkie has certainly been blessed to continue to be able to do what she loves into her advanced age! 

Deuteronomy 5:33 “You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.”

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