These senior cheerleaders steal hearts with their dancing skills in adorable video

Edduin Carvajal
Oct 03, 2018
11:58 A.M.

Louise Gooche is a 75-year-old senior lady from Durham, North Carolina, who has been inspiring elderly people all over the world with her cheerleader squad.


In a video uploaded to the YouTube channel of 60 Second Docs, Gooche revealed that she survived colon cancer several years ago, and it made her realize that there were many things that she wanted to do.

One of them was being a cheerleader, so she created a “cheerleading squad.” The lady pointed out that, since she never did that activity when she was younger, she learned how to do a split at 62 years of age.

Like her, most of the members of her squad had never been cheerleaders before. Gooche revealed, thought, there it is never too late to fulfill your dreams.

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs



At the end of the video, the septuagenarian lady admitted that she would keep cheering for as long as she could move. A different video showed Gooche’s squad doing their thing in an event.

Wearing white shoes and a red and white ensemble, all women were following the choreography in a very energetic way. Apart from their steps, their attitude also attracted a lot of attention.

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs


According to ABC News, Gooche founded the Durham Senior Divas ‘N Dude more than 14 years ago as a way to fulfill her dreams and to empower elderly people in her community.

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs

Source: YouTube/60 Second Docs

The lady pointed out that the very same day she put a sing-up sheet for her cheerleader squad at the Downtown Durham YMCA, nine women singed up.



Little by little, other people, and even a man, joined the team. Nowadays, the group has 15 active members ranging in age from 64 to 80. The Durham Divas represent the importance of staying active and healthy, so the group is seen as an example for the community.

Source: YouTube/Alexis Taylor

Source: YouTube/Alexis Taylor


Gooche and her crew are not the only senior ladies who became an Internet sensation over their dance skills. A 97-year-old lady dancing next to her great-granddaughter proved that age is just a number.


In the video, a girl was showcasing her choreography next to her great-grandmother. Later, the senior lady was asked to “do her thang,” so she started moving her hips and shoulders side to side following the rhythm while holding on her walking stick.

As soon as Alexis uploaded that clip on the Internet, it went viral. Nowadays, it has more than 1.9 million views on YouTube and three million on Facebook.

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