A former professional dancer who still hosts daily dancing and keep fit lessons is preparing to show off her best moves - for her 101st birthday.

Grandmother-of-four Dinkie Flowers reaches the milestone on Saturday and will be celebrating the only way she knows how - with a dance.

Dinkie started dancing at the age of three and has travelled the world to showcase her skills, including in Baghdad where she danced in front of the Iraqi Royal Family.

The Argus: Dinkie Flowers from ShorehamDinkie Flowers from Shoreham

The mother-of-one from Shoreham says she will never stop dancing "until they take me away in a box".

Dinkie, who was once the only British acrobatic skater, has been teaching dance and keep fit classes all her life, and still practices her barre movements every morning.

She said: "I just love dancing. I always have and I always will. Since I was three years old.

The Argus: Dinkie Flowers with her late husband GeorgeDinkie Flowers with her late husband George (Image: SWNS)

"Ballet, tap, modern, I cannot get enough of it.

"If I had one piece of advice for people it would be to get off your bottoms and dance.

"It does not matter how old you are. You could be 30 or 100 but as long as you have movement you are fit and well."

Dinkie learnt her skills at London’s Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and went on to ice skate all over the world with celebrity Tom Arnold, where she featured on Holiday on Ice and Hello Ice.

She also travelled to Iraq to teach the royal family ice skating through the British embassy.

Upon the return from her travel, Dinkie opened a dance school called Dinkie Flowers Stage School, in Shoreham.

She went on to marry her husband George, who managed the famous Raymond Revuebar in London, he died in 2005.

The couple had a daughter Sarah, who followed in her mother's footsteps as a professional dancer, and four grandchildren.

At the age of 98, Dinkie made her TV debut tap dancing her way through the auditions to appear on The Greatest Dancer.

A big party will take place at the end of the month to celebrate Dinkie's special birthday .