Granny Dances To 'Electric Slide' And Goes Viral
When someone tells you you are too old for something, just give them this video and you will never hear of it again! One grooving grandma proves that you can never be too old to bust a move, as she throws down some serious moves on the dance floor during a resident’s disco. Beginning with a tentative sway from side-to-side, 87-year-old Jean Hupp, from Decatur, Illinois, proves to be quite the mover, taking center stage on the dancefloor during a birthday party at her assisted living community, Eagle Ridge of Decatur.
Shown dancing to Marcia Griffiths’ ‘Electric Slide’, wild assisted living resident Jean decided to add a twist of her own to the instructor’s choreography, in search of something that is a truer match to her vibrant character.
Jean has been a dancer her entire life and her tidy toe-taps soon erupt into a joyous jive. The lively grandmother swings her arms side to side in perfect synchronization to her feet and the beat. Just when we thought she can’t get any groovier, Jean busts an Elvis leg-shake for good measure. The frail-looking lady beams throughout the entirety of her improvised routine, proving that she’s still got it – even eight decades after her affinity for performing first began.
Resident service coordinator Sarah Butts, who has worked closely with Jean during the three years she has been a resident at Eagle Ridge, said: “Mrs. Hupp loves to dance; she has been dancing her whole life.
“This is so Jean – she is always the life and soul of the party. She loves to keep moving her body and mind, she says it helps to keep her young. We all absolutely loved seeing her and the other residents enjoying themselves. It’s so rewarding.
“Jean and her husband, Paul, have been living with us for three years now. Everybody is so excited about the video’s reception; the ladies are loving the extra attention.”
And if this Jean wasn’t proof enough, we’ve got another one to shut you down! Jean Phelps Veloz loves to show off her stunning moves on her 90th birthday, as men line up to dance with her. Don’t believe us? Go and check her out!