GOOD FOR YOU: 90-year-old bootscooter Audrey Nutland at her Medowie home.LINE dancing is the secret to longevity, according to Port Stephens nonagenarian Audrey Nutland.
As an active member of the West Diggers Line Dance Club, better known as the Bay Bootscooters, the 90-year-old life member loves nothing more than performing with fellow members and in front of audiences.
Mrs Nutland, who still drives from her Medowie home to Nelson Bay for classes, said she fell in love with line dancing when first introduced to the sport 20 years ago.
“I had a few years off when my husband [Doug] and I went travelling around Australia but after my husband died seven years ago I decided to take it up again,” Mrs Nutland said.
“I love line dancing because it’s great for the mind and body and you don’t need a partner.
“Many people think all the music is country and western, but that’s not true … we dance to other great artists such as Elvis Presley.”
The club’s publicity officer Melody Smith described Audrey as an amazing and inspiring lady who rarely misses a dance class and often joins the demo team in entertaining the residents of aged care centres.
“She is living proof that age is no barrier and line dancing is an example of her longevity,” she said.
The Bay Bootscooters were formed in 2000 and the club is unique in that it operates independently of a teacher and without the input of other line dance clubs. The club is run out of Wests Nelson Bay by a committee of volunteers. All ages and newcomers were welcome for dance exercise and fun social outings.
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