96-Year-Old Grandmother Wows on the Dance Floor: 'It's Just in My DNA'
Shirley Goodman has been dancing since she was 8 years old.
An adorable 96-year-old grandmother has won over the internet with her smooth dance moves.
Shirley Goodman has been dancing since she was 8 years old, so it was not odd when she made it onto the dance floor at her great-nephew Ethan Cohen’s recent New Jersey wedding. A video of her getting down to a Bruno Mars song at the wedding has since gone viral. She's even been dubbed "the dancing nana."
“It’s just in my DNA,” Goodman told InsideEdition.com. “... I just love it. I hope that shows up when I dance.”
Goodman, who lives in Sarasota, Florida, has been taking lessons since she was a child and even opened a dance studio in her late teens.
Although she later closed the studio, she did not stop dancing for fun while raising her four children.
It’s dancing that has kept her going.
“I’ve had two open-heart surgeries. I have a pacemaker and stint and through all that I still recuperate fast and get back to dancing because my legs are still working well,” Goodman said. “The doctors tell me it’s because I have been dancing all my life.”
She now teaches jazz line dancing and tap dances at several clubs around her town.
In the viral video, Goodman said she was doing a dance her family like to call the “tush push.” They do it at all their family functions and she’s always right in the mix.
“I’m gonna keep on dancing till I drop,” she added.
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