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Showstoppers take the stage

The Showstoppers, including Miss Senior Alabama Frankie Cashion, Coquette Barnes and Barbara Johnson, practice their dance to Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me.”


Over the squeals of kids at the Children’s Dance Foundation, a slight tap-tap-tap can be heard in the background.

Peaking around the hallway, you’ll see women of all ages tap dancing. They are the Showstoppers.

The ladies tap dance group has been meeting for over a decade, never stopping to slow down.

“I look forward to every Wednesday when I get to dance my heart out,” Barbara Johnson said. “It’s by far my favorite day of the week.”

The dance group has been recognized nationally. A Miss Senior Alabama winner came from their classes, and they have been asked to perform annually at the Miss Senior America pageant.

Class teacher Rita Childers has been with them for every step of the journey.
“It has been an absolutely amazing experience,” Childers said. “These ladies are fantastic and have so much energy. They deserve all the recognition they are given.” Continue reading