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They are a dancing duo. Two women from Davenport who enjoy giving audiences that old soft shoe.

They’ve got style. They click.

Seventy nine year old Betty Berneking and eighty nine year old Ruth Harter are tap dancers.

They’ve been dancing for more than twenty years.

They practice one day a week at Kim’s School of Dance in Moline. They also practice frequently in Betty’s garage.

They are Golden Girls with lots of get up and go.

Ruth says she really enjoys the exercise involved with tap dancing and has no intention of slowing down.

She also walks and regularly.

Betty Berneking reminds people life is not always easy, but stick with it. She also enjoys hiking and bicycling.

Both enjoy Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly music.

Students say every year, they look forward to watching Betty and Ruth perform at recital, admiring their work ethic.

Betty and Ruth remind us: Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another!


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