Top bal­le­rina award – at 81

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DRIVEN Bar­bara Peters A BAL­LE­RINA has achieved the high­est ac­co­lade from the Royal Academy of Dance – at 81.

Bar­bara Peters has re­ceived the grade eight award with a pass rate of 73% – with no con­ces­sions made for her age.

Her exam saw her per­form for 50 min­utes, demon­strat­ing her skill on the bar and ex­e­cut­ing four solo dances to show tech­nique and mu­si­cal­ity.

Bar­bara, from Hal­i­fax, West Yorks, said: “I can still do all the pow­er­ful dance moves – such as the leaps and pirou­ettes.

“But I can’t do them like an 18-year-old can.”

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