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Grandfather to 11, John Lowe, of Witchford, Cambs, took up dancing having watched his daughter Alison become a professional dancer. The retired teacher said: “It’s a wonderful thing to do and I can’t understand why more men don’t do it.”
Pirouettes have been perfected in daily practice at home ahead of Mr Lowe’s performance in Prokofiev’s The Stone Flower at The Maltings.
“I went to a dance school in the high street in Ely and asked if I could do tap and ballet and they said ‘well of course you can’ and I’ve been doing it ever since,” Mr Lowe said.
“I’ve got a rope at home that I use to pull my leg up higher. I’m lucky that I don’t have any problem with the routines but that’s because I exercise.
"There’s nothing effeminate about it – you have to be incredibly fit to dance.