After undergoing open heart surgery following a heart attack last year, doctors told Nancy Sullivan that line dancing saved her life.
As her doctors explained, Sullivan said, line dancing helped her in two ways: the physical movements provided exercise and remembering each step helped mentally.
"I didn't even think about this until the doctors told me," she said.
Sullivan said she had no doubt she would return to the dance floor, which she did in a matter of weeks after surgery. Sullivan, who turned 80 last week and was to celebrate with a "Dance with Nance" party on Sunday, said she has no plans on stopping any time soon.
Growing up, Sullivan...