Old age is almost synonymous with immobility. The older you get, the more your body fails and just doesn’t function like it used to. One could only dream of reaching anywhere over the age of 90, let alone to move around like you’re in your twenties.
96-year-old yoga instructor Tao Porchon-Lynch doesn’t let anything stop her from moving and grooving: not even three hip replacements! Porchon-Lynch strutted out on the stage of America’s Got Talent with her 26-year-old dance partner Vard, who she’s been dancing with for six years. What followed was a dance routine that shocked the judges, the audience, and the world!
Tao was twisting and turning with her dance partner to Pitbull’s “Fireball” as the audience cheered on in amazement at her agility. The 96-year-old seemed to defy age and gravity as she was lifted up by Vard and spun around again and again.
The two did a fun-filled swing dance that left the judges in awe. Every judge on the America’s Got Talent panel gave her a “yes” to be moved on to the next round.
She’s lived an exciting life from marching with Ghandi, to being a professional model, to being friends with Marilyn Monrow. After such a long life you would think that her age and hip replacements would slow her down but she is determined to not let anything hold her back from joy.
“I don’t let anything get the better of me,” she said.
She is an inspiration to keep dancing and have fun no matter how old you get!
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