I can’t imagine what it must be like to make it to my 90th birthday. I imagine that I’ll be old and frail, happy to spend my days quietly, perhaps in a retirement home. I certainly don’t think that on my 90th birthday that I’ll get out on the dancefloor and perform for an entire group of people. I certainly won’t blow them away with my skillful dancing that can only be explained by years of practice. Watch 90-year-old Jean Veloz give an amazing performance!
Jean Phelps Veloz, is known to many as an icon of “Hollywood-Style Lindy Hop”, the fun and energetic style fo dancing that performs in the video. Her excellent partners are Remy Kouakou Kouame, Chong Chan Meng, and Skye Humphries. But, it doesn’t matter who Jean is dancing with or how talented they are, she is absolutely the star of this show! She and her partners certainly give the impression that they are professional dancers performing at a show, but’s that’s not the case at all… they’re just out to have a bit of fun. The dancers and the crowd are all present to celebrate Jean’s 90th birthday at Navy Club, Grand Palace Bangkok, Thailand. It certainly looks like quite a party!
Jean Veloz started dancing the Lindy Hop in the 1940’s, at the height of the dance style’s most popular years. And because of her skill, energy, and talented, she was one of the most popular and well-known dancers of the style. But, unlike many who gave up dancing, Jean continues to dance and was able to help introduce an entirely new generation to this style or dance, which experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1990’s.
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