Melbourne's Doreen Carlson, 90, turns heads as she cuts a linedancing rug

STRIKE A POSE: Marie A’Vard, Robyn Coombs, Doreen Carlson and Kim Dandoulis strut their stuff in Peel St. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 190116GOD03

STRIKE A POSE: Marie A’Vard, Robyn Coombs, Doreen Carlson and Kim Dandoulis strut their stuff in Peel St. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 190116GOD03

THERE’S a reason 90-year-old Doreen Carlson looks so good for her age: she’s been linedancing for the past two decades.

It’s the Melbourne resident’s first time at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Mrs Carlson is an avid linedancer and she plans to have a couple of nights dancing into the wee hours of the morning.

She goes out every second night in Melbourne and stayed up until 3am on New Year’s Eve dancing the night – and the year – away.

Mrs Carlson will be out boogying to celebrate her 91st birthday on Saturday.

Her daughter Robyn Coombs said it had always been her mum’s dream to come to the festival.

“Last year we nearly lost her due to illness – she was in and out of hospital for three months,” Ms Coombs said.

“Now that she has recovered, I decided she had to go to Tamworth as it’s been one of her dreams for a long time.

“We were so lucky to get accommodations six months out, so it was obviously meant to be.”

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