Dancing to the beat

Debbie Pugh, of the Village of Fenney, strikes a dance move during the weekly Dancercize class at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

Lee Hayes loves to dance because it is how she expresses herself.

“It frees your mind,” the Village Rio Ponderosa resident said. “I’m just happy when I’m dancing.”

Hayes has danced all her life and even professionally. She said she performed at the Roxy Theatre in New York, danced across the United States and in other countries such as Canada, and even worked alongside famous performers such as Eartha Kitt, Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis Jr.

She also taught dance in New York for several years at her own dance studio.

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