History of the Sun City Poms:
The Poms started in 1979 by acting as cheerleaders for the Sun City Saints women’s softball team. This upcoming Poms season with be their 40th, making it a very special anniversary for the Sun City Poms! Today the group has evolved into two units: a marching unit and a performing unit. The Sun City Poms are highly energetic performers who demonstrate the organization’s dance standards. Some even do acrobatics!
Members of the Sun City Poms come from all walks of life, and are more than entertainers. They represent the fulfillment of life at any age. Performing with the spunk and energy of their youths, these ladies are having the time of their lives while sharing positive aspects of retirement and aging, and shattering conventional images of “senior citizens.”
The Sun City Poms perform as part of the Glendale Glitters festivities. Dec 2017.
- Dancers and marchers in the Poms must be 55+ years old and hold a current RCSC card, or qualify as a participating guest.
- Dance skills of rhythm, agility, poise, energy, and showmanship are required. Acrobatics and baton twirling are a plus.
If you are interested in learning more about the Poms or would like to schedule a Pom performance, check our contact information below. Poms season is from September through May.
Two Units of Poms:
The Performing Poms unit entertains at some 50 shows a year. They appear at conventions, sporting events, community meetings, fundraisers, and retirement living centers and care facilities. With excitement, agility, and grace, these women perform pyramids, pinwheels, while some even do splits, leg lifts, and headstands. Dances include modern jazz, country, and the internationally famous “Pom Routine.”
The Marching Poms unit participates in several parades a year, including the nationally televised Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix. They perform a marching routine repeatedly throughout a parade route ranging from 1.5 miles to 3.0 miles. These gals strut their stuff with rhythm, energy, agility, and showmanship!
Check out these videos of Sun City Poms!
Watch the Sun City Poms on The Today Show – December 2018
Watch the Performing Poms on Positively Arizona which aired April 2018, on CW Phoenix (Channel 6, Direct TV 61).
Watch the Marching Poms “live” in this YouTube video from the 2017 Fiesta Bowl Parade!
The Pom marchers had a very successful season. Their main accomplishments were the Best Marching Unit in the Phoenix Veterans Parade and also First Place in the Wickenburg Gold Rush parade; being invited to participate for the 30th year in the Fiesta Bowl parade in addition to performing in many other non-competitive marching events.
Marching choreographer and director is Sherri Franklin.
Poms marchers will resume full practices in September. Anyone interested in information about the marching Poms can contact Sherri at 623-535-3973.
Special classes are held for newcomers during the summer.
Poms are proud to announce all their sponsors!
- Chambers Construction
- Setterberg Jewelers
- Fritts Solar with Brian Soules (bsoules.frittssolarcompany.com)
- Sun City Mechanical
- Wally’s Sun City Total Car Care
- Tempus West Valley Realty
- Absolute Dentures
- Edward Jones/Tyler Gilberg, Financial Advisor
- Liberty Buick
- Sun Dome Plaza Association, Sun City West
- AutoXtreme Service
- Moore Graphics
Sun City Poms – 2019 Schedule
The Sun City Poms season is September through May. The Poms are looking forward to entertaining and celebrating their 40th season in Sun City.
- Mondays and Thursdays at Marinette Center from 8:30 to 11:00 for Performing Poms
- Mondays at Marinette Center from 7:20 to 8:15 for Marching Poms
Check back often for schedule changes and updates. Please call 602-392-4242 should you have any questions.
Performing Poms show at 10 am, January 24
8847 W Glendale Ave
Performing Poms show at 1:00 pm, January 26
Phoenix Cheer Elite event
18401 N 25th Ave
Marching Poms parade on February 9, at 10 am
Wickenburg Gold Rush Days Parade
Janice Brown, President
Poms Phone: 602-392-4242
Poms Email email@example.com