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A new start after 60: ‘African dance helped me escape the bullies. Now I teach it’

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A new start after 60: ‘African dance helped me escape the bullies. Now I teach it’

Whenever she is down, Genny Jones knows that ‘shaking her boombsey’ will lift her mood. On turning 60, she set out to spread the message far and wide

‘In Africa, when a baby is born, you dance. When you reach puberty, you dance.” Genny Jones grew up in Sierra Leone, and her childhood was full of “reasons to dance”. At 15 she moved to the UK and still, she says, “Dance was always at the back of my mind.”

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