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Grannies turn streets into strange dance floors

Updated: 2014-07-10 13:56 (chinadaily.com.cn)

Group dancing, or guangchangwu, is a favorite pastime for middle-aged and retired women in China who find it a good way to keep fit and socialize. However, it's also seen as a nuisance by nearby residents exposed to amplified music blaring out to accompany the choreographed dancing on a nightly basis.

Grannies turn streets into strange dance floors

Women holding toy guns dance to a revolutionary song during their exercise at a square outside a shopping mall in Beijing, June 29, 2014. About 30 local residents formed the "Nanguan" art group that performs to revolutionary songs as part of their nighttime fitness activities. [Photo/CFP]

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