Sheila dances into retirement
RICHARD PARR A woman with a passion for dance is to hang up her dancing pumps after more than 30 years of teaching.Sheila Owen, 57, who has been dancing since a two-year-old toddler, says she has been forced to give up teaching ballet after a fall in her garden which has left her with restrictive movement.
A woman with a passion for dance is to hang up her dancing pumps after more than 30 years of teaching.
Sheila Owen, 57, who has been dancing since a toddler, says she has had to give up teaching ballet after a fall in her garden.
"I have loved running my ballet school in Wells, which I started in 1986, and am really sad to be giving it up," she said.
There was a surprise at her last ballet class when Wendy Marsh, mother of ballet pupil Helena, presented Mrs Owen with a bouquet and a framed photograph of her final group of pupils.
"Mrs Owen has given so much of her time and enthusiasm over the years teaching ballet and she will be a great loss to the community," said Mrs Marsh.
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However, she will continue running line dancing classes and keep fit on Tuesday morning and evening at The Maltings, and in the Methodist Hall on Friday afternoons.
For details of Mrs Owen's keep fit and line dancing classes, call her on 01328 710745.