Open Letter To The Today Show From Arthur Murray Student

Open Letter To The Today Show From Arthur Murray Student

Arthur Murray Sherman Oaks shared a fantastic letter written by Goldie Levenstein, an 89 year old ballroom dance student, to the producers of the Today show.  We couldn’t improve on the content whatsoever, so here is the letter in its entirety.

Dear Hoda Kotb & Kathie Lee Gifford

c/o The Today Show, NBC

I’ve watched your show for many years and enjoyed it very much.  However, a few months ago, you had a segment featuring five women in different age groups (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s).  The five women were talking about going after one’s dreams and passions at any age.  I thought:  how about after the 60s?  I took exception to this.  It was as if you were saying that no one past their 60s was worth knowing or listening to.

I am an 89 year old woman who has taken up ballroom dancing at ARTHUR MURRAYa little over a year ago and it has really become my passion.  I’m striving to become a good dancer without making allowances for my age.  Dancing has given me a new lease on life.  I’d hate to think what I would be doing now if I hadn’t gone after my new passion.  I know I would not feel as if I were getting younger all the time.

I am sending you a DVD [see clip in this article] showing my Solo Dance featuring my instructor, JOSH BECKET (28 years old) and myself dancing.  The music is titled “Sugar Mama” to show you I have a sense of humor.  The audience, as you’ll see/hear, went crazy.


Another thing I’ve noticed is on your Friday Makeovers:  there are no older women.  You know, we older women like to look good also.  I also wonder at your ignoring this segment of the population as they are becoming an ever-increasing segment and are likely to continue growing.

Thank you for listening to me.

Goldie Levenstein

Valley Village, CA


Go get ’em, Goldie!!

  • by ami_support
  • posted at 12:33 pm
  • February 8, 2012

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