Have you ever heard the saying that you don’t stop dancing because you grow old; you grow old when you stop dancing? It’s exactly what came to mind after watching a couple of senior dancers strut their jive on the dance floor. They absolutely killed the number and proved age was irrelevant for them concerning the boogie-woogie.
Senior Dancers Show Up To Show Out At Grand Gala
Mama may be “cookin’ up chicken fried and bacon grease” in the song “Down The Road Apiece,” but Nellia and Dietmar Ehrentraut, who were respectively 65 and 71-years-old at the time, cooked up a serious swing and jive to the song. These two accomplished amateur dancers and long-time partners immediately had the ballroom’s crowd cheering and clapping in disbelief.
The handsome gentleman wore a yellow suit and yellow shoes with a red shirt, and his beautiful lady wore a simple floral dress with a lace underskirt.
Together, they made some viral dancing magic happen. The silver hair was the only indication in the entire performance that these two strong and agile dancers weren’t teenagers.
The footwork was stunning but the crowd really went wild when they realized these two smiling seniors weren’t whippersnappers skipping the challenging moves. You’d think that balance and strength would be an issue that would make the senior dancers omit the more complex dance moves, such as dips and spins, right? No. These two went all out. Through a series of smooth dips, twirls, shimmies, spins, passes, and so on, the duo moved across the dance floor like they owned it for almost five minutes.
They were full of energy and vigor the entire time and had a tremendous stage presence, but they were technically up to par as well. Each move was in perfect timing with the music and in absolute harmony with the partner’s countermoves.
With the original video having almost four million views and hundreds of thousands of shares, it’s become a viral sensation on social media. Watch it for yourself, and let us know what you think about Nellia and Dietmar Ehrentraut‘s moves.
It’s inspiring to see that age doesn’t have to be a ceiling, right? Do you know any seniors like Nellia and Dietmar who are doing awe-inspiring things in life? Tell us all your thoughts in the comment section, and don’t forget to pass this jive along to your friends.