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Ballet dreams, better late than never

09-14-2011 10:46 BJT

Xu Rong, a 60-year-old member of the Jinan Elderly Ballet Team,
rehearses for an upcoming performance in Jinan, capital city
of East China's Shandong province on Sept 10, 2011. The ballet
team has 20 members, whose average age is 55. Most of the
dancers never received professional training before, but they
always dreamed of standing on the tip of their toes, dancing
ballet. It is not easy for them to learn ballet so late in
life but each member has been wearing out a pair of ballet
shoes every month. All their hard work paid off when the
team won the golden prize at the fifth national art competition
for the elderly in 2007. [Photo/Xinhua]

Team leader Ran Yujie, 57, leads rehearsals in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong
province on Sept 10, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Team members rehearse for an upcoming performance in Jinan, capital city of East China's
Shandong province on Sept 10, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

A team member puts on her ballet shoes in Jinan, capital
city of East China's Shandong province on Sept 10, 2011.
[Photo/Xinhua]

Team members rehearse for an upcoming performance in Jinan, capital city of East China's
Shandong province on Sept 10, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Team members rehearse for an upcoming performance in Jinan, capital city of East China's
Shandong province on Sept 10, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: China Daily

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