Lincoln older ladies’ magic moves wow UN headquarters

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  • The group were greeted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after their inspiring dance performance. Photo: UN
  • Photo: UNECE
  • Photo: UNECE
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  • Photo: UNECE
  • Photo: UNECE
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  • The group were greeted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after their inspiring dance performance. Photo: UN
  • Photo: UNECE
  • Photo: UNECE
  • Photo: UNECE
  • Photo: UNECE

A group of ladies from Lincoln have been proving that age has no limits when it comes to dancing, with a special performance at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.

As previously reported, Magic Movers, a group of 17 ladies aged between 61 and 84, were invited to perform at the Palais des Nations in celebration of the International Day of Older Persons on October 1.

After performing a number of dance styles, with silk scarves and audience participation, the ladies were greeted by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The group weren’t ready to pack up their dancing shoes after the UN performance, and continued to dance their way around the Geneva Red Cross Museum, on a cruise boat on Lake Geneva and outside a busy restaurant.

The Magic Movers group from Lincoln is made up of 65 ladies aged up to 94, and aims to promote health and wellbeing.

The group is led by Jacky Simpson (69), who said: “Incredible, fantastic, fabulous are words that can’t describe the wonder of the whole experience. We could never have anticipated the welcome that we received. Ban Ki-moon’s presence and smile will live in our hearts forever.

“Never in a million years would I have imagined that the Magic Movers would be presented to a conference on ageing at the United Nations.”