Former Ballerina Lifts Family’s Spirit In Lockdown With “Nutcracker” Dance.

The novel coronavirus pandemic may limit what we can do for awhile, but it can’t take away our love.

For June Sandbrook of London, England, nothing can snuff out her passion for ballet. After all, she was a Rambert Dance Company member in the 1950s and 1960s! Although she is among the more vulnerable groups in lockdown, she was recently the one to lift her family’s spirit!

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June hasn’t been able to get food delivered to her home, so she’s relying on Amelia Adrian to bring groceries.

During one such visit, she touched her daughter’s heart with a familiar yet powerful gesture. A grateful Amelia shared a video of the sweet moment online, writing, “As I pulled up in the car to my childhood home, I remembered I can’t hug her. And that’s difficult. And then she danced for us.”

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In a recording, we see that June moves as gracefully as ever, even though she’s supposed to be past her prime as a ballerina. Then we find out she’s not just dancing for fun! She’s trying to teach her granddaughter Rosie the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”

While brief, Amelia said she’ll cherish this wonderful lesson forever.

“These moments of connection are held as deep deep gratitude,” she said. “I’m sharing in honor of all our elders, in isolation and so deeply loved.”

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Even in times of uncertainty, we can always find solace in our loved ones — and in the things that bring us joy. Here’s to this precious family for reminding us how powerful one act of goodness can be. Never stop dancing, June!

Watch her gorgeous performance in the video below, and share her moves to remind your friends to shower every senior with love. 

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