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76-year-old ballet teacher going strong after 50 years of dance

A 76-year-old ballerina still teaches and has a passion for ballet in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A 76-year-old D.C woman who teaches ballet says she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon and talked about her longtime passion for dance.

"I feel great and I love what I do. I have a passion for the dance,” said Beatrice Davis-Williams.

Davis-Williams is on the move at 76 years old. She is a ballet master who has intensely studied the art form for over 50 years.

"I'm a fellow in the - Council of America, which qualifies me to teach not only students, but to also compete teachers who teach," said Davis-Williams.

Her parents enrolled her in ballet classes when she was 5 years old.

"It was exciting. I love to dance. My mother put me in an activity where I could use a lot of energy," said Davis-Williams.

She studied, performed and earned a dance degree at Howard University and taught there for over a decade. Today, she teaches at her studio called, “The Davis Center.”

"I teach ballet as a means to prepare young people for the real world. Ballet requires discipline," said Davis-Williams.

My husband used to say, dance teachers, they don't retire, they just fade away,” said Davis-Williams. "As long as I have the energy and I'm able to go and do it, I'm going to do it."

So she'll continue teaching the art form she loves.

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