DANCING alongside her granddaughter, Judy Reardon reignited her love of dancing at 70-years-old.
Ms Reardon joined Toowoomba dance school Radiance Academy, where her granddaughter Lara Reardon, 13, also dances, in its recently-added over 55s class.
"I love it, it is absolutely fabulous. It's really good fore core strength and I have just noticed since I have started, my balance is a lot better than it was," she said.
Ms Reardon had danced before and was even a ballet teacher for seven years, but that was more than 50 years ago.
"My daughter-in-law suggested the class and I was very excited about it," she said.
"I love every single bit of it and also meeting the other ladies. So the social aspect as well is fabulous."
Ms Reardon joined the class when it was first introduced about six months ago and hopes to do it "well into her 80s".
"I would encourage others to do it," she said.
"You don't need to have danced before to do what we do. It's all very basic but really good exercise.
"Not only for the body but for the mind as well."
Ms Reardon added the social aspect in the class was equally as good as the dancing and gave her a great fitness option as opposed to joining a gym.
Radiance Academy principal Sally Andrew said they were running classes for students as young as toddler age to the ladies in the over 55s classes.
"My mum saw it online and mum had always wanted to do our adult class, but felt intimidated doing it," Ms Andrew said.
"So she said can we start a over 55s class and it was very popular."
Ms Andrew recently completed a Dance for Parkinson's course with the hope offering the region's first dance class for Parkinson's sufferers.
"Dance is a great thing to get you moving, get you fit, strong, healthy and it is a great social activity," she said.
"The social and emotional benefits of dance class are really big too."
Radiance Dance Academy will return from January 23 with classes for over 55s to begin from January 24.
For more information call Sally on 0437 012 653 or go to radianceacademy toowoomba.com.