Residents were treated to the Arizona Swing Kids again this year for our Fourth of July celebration. The entertainment troupe is made up of members between the ages of 2 and 90 who perform World War II and Doo Wop era shows for seniors around the state.
The group was formed in 1999 and trains young participants to sing and dance with an overall focus on improving grades, preventing teen pregnancy, studying arts and American history, improving generational relationships, and preventing drug use. The lessons are free to the participants and no auditions are required. The Swing Kids have performed over 500 shows since their inception and have had over 1,800 youths perform in their programs.
Jan has already booked them for next year’s 4th of July celebration so look for the Swing Kids on July 2nd of 2009.