The search for Dallas’ best senior dancer ends Tuesday when the bottom four face off in front of the judges in a live performance at Klyde Warren Park.
“I think I’m going to go with ‘More Bounce to the Once’. It’s a good old school funk song, and it has a good rhythm and you can move your body well. So I’m going to go with this song. , yeah, “said a contestant named Pappa Phunk.
He wouldn’t let us use his real name, but the man from Plano was one of 50 who submitted videos for The main source Diamond dance. The association, which serves as a resource for seniors and caregivers, launched the first virtual competition of its kind in April to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
“At any age, you can have fun. You can dance. You can smile, and we really wanted to celebrate the elders. Seniors are like diamonds. They are tough, strong and versatile, ”said Stacey Malcolmson, President and CEO of The Main Source.
Dancers could submit home videos in one of four categories: solo dance, couple or duet dance, group dance, and dance of the generations. At least one of the dancers had to be at least 60 years old and from Dallas or Collin counties. The parenthesis-style contest included an online vote that determined which dancers would compete for the title.
The four finalists will compete for the crown title from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Muse Family Performance Pavilion in Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. The public is invited to the free event to encourage the dancers or discover a new movement.
The finalists are:
• Pappa phunk – solo break dancer.
• Texas Cool Line Dancers – retired Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.
• The Helms – You are still the only one – high school sweethearts married for over 55 years.
• Sydney Portilla-Diggs – Grandma Can’t Dance! – grandmother shows her granddaughters.
Judges, including Vivian kwarm from Texas Today on NBC 5, will pick whoever wins the Diamond Dance-Off Crown, but anyone who swirls, walks, pops and locks or bounces by the ounce has already shown us what victory over aging looks like.
“Age is just a number, and you should always stay young in your mind. Your thoughts become your reality. So stay young for the rest of your life,” smiles Pappa Phunk.