While it may seem like a centuries-old tradition, the ‘dancing grannies’ of China are actually a relatively new phenomenon. Photo: AP
While it may seem like a centuries-old tradition, the ‘dancing grannies’ of China are actually a relatively new phenomenon. Photo: AP

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Meet the ‘dancing grannies’, the loud-but-glorious staple of Chinese society

  • Anyone who has spent time in China over the past 20 years is familiar with the groups of mostly-older women who dance in unison
  • They are occasionally a source of conflict, but the pros seems to outweigh the cons

Topic |   China society
While it may seem like a centuries-old tradition, the ‘dancing grannies’ of China are actually a relatively new phenomenon. Photo: AP
While it may seem like a centuries-old tradition, the ‘dancing grannies’ of China are actually a relatively new phenomenon. Photo: AP
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