Forget Dancing with the Stars: Anglican Care’s ‘Dancing Queens’ have been in the groove as they prepare to strut their ABBA moves alongside Australian entertainment royalty, Rhonda Burchmore.
Six residents, aged from 72 to 94, one daughter and two staff members joined in a gruelling rehearsal schedule last week.
Their hard work will be on show at a Sensational Seniors Concert, spearheaded by Ms Burchmore, today (Thursday 25 July).
One of the participants, Molly, is set to play Agnetha to her daughter Sue Green’s Anni-Frid.
Always the life of the party, Molly has lived at Greenmount Gardens in Mount Hutton for two years.
Even at the spritely age of 94, she still loves to dance.
Living in the bush when she was younger, Molly was always the choice when the dad’s needed help in teaching their sons to dance – so dancing is like walking to her.
“Mum has given everything a go; it’s really special to be able to share this experience with her – watch out, the mum and daughter dancing queens are coming,” Ms Green says.
Unlike Dancing with the Stars, there won’t be one winner on the dance floor but nine.
No-one is judged, only cheered on in a celebration and a showcase of what can be achieved by the Dancing Queens.
The group has been trained by local choreographer Steve Chandler from Australian Dance and Talent Centre.