In a rapidly changing world, there are many more people interested in dance, whether young or old. Nowadays, more people are choosing dance as a physical activity and a hobby, as well as a mental and confidence booster. Truthfully speaking, dance has no boundaries or limitations, nor should it have an age cut-off. New Zealand’s senior dance team “Hip Op-eration” is the perfect example of this.
They are labelled as the "world’s oldest Hip Hop group" with dancers who are anywhere from 65 to 90+ years old. The Hip Op-eration is a great example of what dance should be: boundless and ageless. The group’s members stay physically active despite some mobility issues: one member is in a wheelchair and a few others use walking sticks. Moreover, you may be equally surprised to know that The Hip Op-eration took part in the 2013 World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas.
This definitely serves as an inspiration for me (and I hope for others as well) to continue enjoying dance until old age, and even beyond!
Watch The Hip Op-eration dance crew in action: