The Antique Kids, a line dance group comprised of dancers between the ages of 62-91, are celebrating 20 years of entertaining and 20 years of performing at the Evergreen State Fair.
The group will celebrate its anniversary with a special performance at 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Covenant Shores, which is where the group originates and where the dancers live.
Antique Kids is the longest running of the 50 resident-run programs at Covenant Shores. Age is irrelevant as they dance to music from the 50s, 60s and 70s to stay healthy, socialize and entertain people of all ages.
The 15-member group performs locally six times per year and is a mainstay performance at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe.
Donning black pants, long sleeved white shirts and red sashes with the words “Antique Kids” in white letters, the group’s 20th-anniversary performance will include dance numbers to the “Tennessee Waltz,” “It’s a Small World,” “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” and others.
Two of its original members, Fay Christensen, who has participated for 20 years, and Tom Tang, who has participated for 15, will be honored during the celebration. In addition, dancers Olga Wiegert will read her poem “The Story of Antique Kids” and Nellie Cutler-DeVries will read her poem “Antique Rockettes.”
Covenant Shores, a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community, is located at 9150 Fortuna Drive in Mercer Island. For more, call 877-385-8613 or visit www.covenantshores.org.