Turning 100 is a big deal, and it’s just around the corner for Beatrice Ingerling. But Beatrice isn’t going to have a typical party this Saturday. No, she plans on showing that “she’s still got it” by pole dancing on her 100th birthday!
She’s even had a pole installed in her home in Chesterfield, Virginia, just so she can do a few spins for family and friends at the party, according to NBC 12.
Ingerling is healthy enough for physical activity. She’s not even on medication, unless you count the daily glass of wine.
Still, her choice of birthday activity did shock her daughter, Carol Lensch.
“Some asked her what she wanted to do for her 100th birthday, and she said ‘a pole dance.’ And she no sooner said, ‘I don’t know why I said that.’
And the rest of us said we don’t know why you said that either, we didn’t even know you knew about pole dancing, Mom,” Lensch told the station.
However, it is Ingerling’s birthday and she is in great health so there is nothing stopping her.
“We have worked it out that we are going to set up a pole for her. And she is going to do a pole dance,” Lensch told the station. “Very tasteful dressed.
Not in the leopard print leotard that she once suggested, but she will stand up by the pole because that was her dream.”
Atlanta-based dancer Lux Atl suggests it might be worth taking a couple of lessons before the big show.
“There are pole dance studios all over the place, and teachers will come to you!” Atl told HuffPost.
“Any responsible instructor would respect the realistic limitations of a 100-year-old woman, but would also teach her some moves that could give her a real thrill.”
“Frankly, I think she should go for the leopard print outfit,” she said.
Wow! Truly you are only as old as you feel. Get it Granny!