Lewis Segal seems to feel strongly about appreciating older dancers:
Leap toward ageism a backward step in dance more
Lewis Segal, LA Times
Two steps forward, one step back: That's the Dance of Progress, and it's being performed right now on a number of world stages.
One of them is India, a nation with an enviably generous tradition of official government support for the arts. However, that tradition took a vigorous back step recently when Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri of the Delhi High Court ruled that dancers over 45 cannot be said to give performances, merely lecture-demonstrations.