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They included Maurice Peltz, Miriam Freedman and Rene Salt, all former refugees who came to Britain after the Second World War and settled in north London.

Strictly dancer Pasha’s visit to the centre at Jewish Care charity’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green Road, Golders Green, included a discussion with survivors, who shared their favourite dancing memories.

“They have such a passion for dance,” Pasha said. “All in their 80s and 90s and some even older — but their love for dance is still untouched by age.”

Maurice Peltz, 96, was a keen dancer who entered contests in his younger days.

He recalled: “I actually grew up with dancing. There wasn’t anything to do during the war years beside dance.

“My wife was also a great dancer, but she didn’t dance before she met me. I would take her to the School of Dancing and soon enough we were both entering competitions and shows. I danced in completions in the Royal Albert Hall.

“Ballroom dancing is my favourite and even though I can’t dance anymore like I used to, I love watching classic ballroom dancing videos on YouTube.”

But Maurice did dance at the age of 95 last year for the new King, who visited Hampstead’s JW3 community centre.

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This notice was published: 2023-12-31 08:00:00

By Times Series

Times Series, The News from the London borough of Barnet, and Borehamwood & Elstree.

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