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szdaily -> Shenzhen
Senior ballet enthusiast dances three hours a day
    2017-November-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

IN a ballet studio in the Lianhuabeicun housing estate, Wang Yawen, 75 years old, follows her teacher’s rhythm attentively, stretching her arms, leaping and spinning.

Wang looks much younger than her age. Her straight stature and gentle smile always makes her stand out among her peers, all of which she attributes to dancing all year round. She spends three hours dancing ballet every day, immersing herself in the elegance and charm of the movements.

Wang started practicing ballet after she retired from working at a hospital as a pharmacist in 1999. Before retirement, the artistic side of her life basically consisted of joining the chorus at the hospital’s year-end party.

Wang said she had always enjoyed a special talent for dancing. She remembered that at the age of 11 or 12, a teacher had come to her school to select talents for the Qinqiang Opera and had everyone go through the balance beam. The teacher spotted her at once, but she chose to continue studying because of her parents’ opposition.

Before practicing ballet, Wang had learned ballroom dancing and folk dance and won a number of awards at amateur dance competitions in Shenzhen. In 2009, Wang met Liang Jingyan, a country-level ballet teacher. Watching him dance, she was deeply impressed by the beauty of ballet and became his eldest student among thousands.

When dancing, she doesn’t allow herself to be disturbed. Apart from it, her time is allocated to her family. She enjoys cooking meals for her family, taking care of her grandchildren and assisting her husband with receiving patients.

(Zhang Yu)

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