Whatever happened to the 50’s style dances with couples swinging and smiling all over the dance floor? Classic dances like the jitterbug and boogie-woogie are truly a lost art. Although it takes some serious rhythm to get the hang of those groovy moves they really are a blast to try and learn.
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To be honest some seniors have better dance moves than some young people will ever have. 64-year-old Nellian Ehrentraut and 70-year-old Dietmar Ehrentraut have certainly mastered the art of boogie-woogie. That’s right, all you Tik Tok dancers will be brought to shame after you see this exciting performance.
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The Ehrentraut’s showed off their incredible dance moves at The 2017 Boogie Woogie Veteranen Turnier in Landshut, Germany. The dynamic duo swang to the song ‘Down The Road Apiece’ by The Refreshments and leaving the crowd star-struck. When these two were getting ready to hit the dance floor no one could have imagined what would happen next.
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As soon as the music came on The Ehrentraut’s floated across the floor like they were born to boogie-woogie. These two definitely proved that age is just a number with their remarkable technique. Not one move was offbeat they just jived all over the polished hardwood like it was second nature. The audience was electrified by their magnificent grooves, clapping in harmony for the youthful souls.
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They made difficult moves look like a piece of cake. Dietmar spun his wife Nellian in so many circles you might even get dizzy watching. But spry Nellian popped right back up no problem and continued to boogie-woogie all over. This wasn’t the first time Nellian and Dietmar debuted their amazing dance moves. The duet has been dancing together for over 40 years!
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Even after all that time, these two look happier than ever to twist and shake together. You can see just how infectious their energy is as the crowd cheers passionately for the pair. For those of you cursed with two left feet the Ehrentraut’s could definitely teach you a thing or two. Their dynamite skills have been perfected after years of experience and it doesn’t look like anything could hold them back from a great swing dance. The judges behind them couldn’t help but tap their feet to their lively performance.
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You really won’t want to miss the way these two brighten up an entire room. The viral video has over 8 million views on YouTube. Nellian and Dietmar really know how to leave the crowd wanting more. Their classic boogie-woogie moves will inspire you to pick up some new moves. Nellian is certainly 64 and thriving as she spins all kinds of ways while Dietmar is 70 and crushing the jiving moves.
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With a youthful spirit, anything is possible and these two definitely make some people in their 20’s and 30’s look like goofballs on the dance floor. We wouldn’t stand a chance in a dance battle with the Ehrentraut’s. After watching this radiant performance we’ll all be polishing our rhythmic moves.
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To watch the full groovy duet click the video below!
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