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New-School Twist on Old-School Dance Steps

Smiles prevail at Senior Prom as youngsters show their moves

An intergeneration throwdown on the dance floor highlighted this year's Senior Prom, an event traditionally for residents age 50 and older.

Six kids attending Hillsborough County summer camp at Gardenville Recreation Center swapped dance moves with seniors at the always lively annual gathering staged by Aging Services at The Regent, near Riverview.

The campers, ages 5 through 8, showed off their best dance step, The Floss, and encouraged seniors to join the fun. Likewise, the seniors ran their erstwhile young mentors through a few line-dance steps.

A line dance to the popular song Old Town Road had everyone on the hardwood floor.

The contest was a draw, with the master of ceremonies declaring a tie. Best of all, there were smiles and laughter all around.

The 2019 Senior Prom drew about 550 people from Senior Centers and Dining Centers throughout the County.

The naming of a prom king and queen is a big moment every year, with the winners' names drawn from a hat. This year's king is John McDonald, and the queen is Shirley Saffore, who also won the title last year. Both are regulars at Progress Village Dining Center.

Photo: Children from Gardenville Recreation Center's summer camp share the dance floor with seniors.

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