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Sun City dancers keep the beat as age marches on

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Posted at 6:45 AM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 09:45:09-04

There's the glitz, the glam and the moves. They've got it all down.

In this dance troupe, age doesn't mean anything.

"You can teach old dogs new tricks,” said Greta Paulsen, the director of the Sun City Poms, a senior citizen dance troupe. "For most of us, it makes us feel young."

The Sun City Poms started 38 years ago as a cheerleading squad for The Sun City Saints. The team is long gone, but the fancy moves have endured.

Ginger Price says the group help keeps her young. She's 84.

"The nice thing about being the oldest in the group, if I make a mistake. I can say, 'Well - what do you expect? I'm old,'" said Price. 

So they practice and practice, dancing and marching for events and parades all around the Valley. 

"Sometimes I feel just self-conscious," says 69 year-old Gloria Tolla. "I don't have that shape I had." 

The ladies are like extended family, keeping each other going.

"I hope to keep doing it until the body can't anymore," says Paulsen.

Price agrees. She's in the group for as long as possible.

"As long as this body will hold up, I hope to continue."