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Finally made it to Intermediate!
By LoriCook Comments: 1762, member since Mon Aug 17, 2009
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 06:07 AM

I started dancing five years ago at age 39, started competing at 41. I had a goal of making it to Premier and being the oldest competing highland dancer in my area. It was looking nearly impossible but this weekend I got my final Novice stamp! I can't believe I forgot to get a picture.

To those who think you are too old, too heavy, too out of shape, too uncoordinated to dance...I am living proof it can be done! I am all of those things but mostly I am persistent.

7 Replies to Finally made it to Intermediate!

re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By batd_teacherPremium member Comments: 2551, member since Mon Feb 23, 2004
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:56 PM
Congratulations Lori!
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By smegGillette Comments: 10, member since Mon May 26, 2014
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 01:08 PM
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By Skyesbridge Comments: 320, member since Sun Feb 01, 2009
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 02:27 PM
Congrats Lori!!

Thanks for letting us 'older' dancers know We 'Can' do it.

I'm still working on getting out of Novice.. have had to put dance to the back burner this year.. but am determined to get back at it as soon as I can!

Hope to meet up with you in Premier one day (maybe we can get them to offer a 'Masters' category ;) )
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By Coquitlammommy Comments: 25, member since Thu Sep 27, 2012
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 03:32 PM
Congratulations Lori,
You are an inspiration and a great example to our kids - to strive for your goals and never give up,
wish you the best of luck in Novice!
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By aamum Comments: 49, member since Mon May 10, 2010
On Mon Jun 23, 2014 08:35 PM
Good for you!
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By seannettaPremium member Comments: 2312, member since Fri Jul 28, 2006
On Tue Jun 24, 2014 09:03 AM
Congratulations! As a 35-year-old dancer who just moved up to Premier, I can relate. Good luck in Intermediate.
re: Finally made it to Intermediate!
By Hannahmom Comments: 1090, member since Sat Apr 01, 2006
On Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:27 AM
Way to go!!! Make sure you take pictures for your first intermediate competition!

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