BETTY GRE­GORY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE | FOOD -

Re­tiree, Palm Beach I started tap danc­ing at seven-years-old in Dinky Dots tap class in Eng­land. Shirley Tem­ple was all the rage. Then the Sec­ond World War broke out and my teacher went into the ser­vice. My dad went away into the ser­vice two days af­ter the war was called, our house got bombed and I didn’t dance again un­til I was 17 and in the air­force my­self. I’m cur­rently 86 and a full-time class taker, from four classes of dance a week, art class and chair yoga to name a few. I love the older style of mu­sic, the 1940s big band feel, so my tap and jazz classes are great for that. Danc­ing makes me feel alive and young.

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