Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing

August 11, 2017
By Bai ShiEditor: Sherry Song
Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing  

Jiang Zhijun (R) studies pole dancing with her daughter (L). [news.china.com/Bai Shi]

 

Jiang Zhijun, 67, a pole dancer from northeast China's Jilin Province, has become an ambassador for pole dancing, trying to lead more elderly people to participate in the sport.

According to Jiang, she did not engage in any jobs related to sports or dance before. She did not start to dance until the age of 63 at her daughter's newly-opened dance training class.

Her daughter not only encouraged her to learn pole dancing, but also taught her some basic skills. Thus, instead of playing mahjong frequently, the new interest has brought Jiang a new life style.

Jiang said that since she began to practice pole dancing, she has spent nearly all her time working out at the gym and studying new dances at class, and her cervical spondylosis has not recurred from then on.

Hard work paid off. Jiang won first place of the elderly groups of the 8th China Pole Dance Tournament in October 2014, which soon made her stand out and become famous.

In 2015, Jiang also participated in a TV show of the national broadcaster CCTV with her daughter.

Speaking of the achievements she has made during the past few years, Jiang confessed that she sometimes felt tired and got many injuries but she could always find pleasure in dancing at the same time.

For now, Jiang has been leading 10 other dancers whose average age is 65 to practice dancing every day, hoping to step onto a bigger stage.

Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing  

Jiang Zhijun dances with her daughter. [news.china.com.cn/Bai Shi]

 
Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing  

Jiang Zhijun guides other dancers to practice pole dancing. [news.china.com/Bai Shi]

 
Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing  

Jiang Zhijun studies pole dancing through the Internet. [news.china.com.cn/Bai Shi]

 
Elderly Lady Becomes Ambassador for Pole Dancing  

Dancers show their scars, which they got from dancing. [news.china.com.cn/Bai Shi]

 

(Source: news.china.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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