Sun City Poms

Fry’s Sun City Poms

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History of the sun City Poms:

The Poms started in 1979 by acting as cheerleaders for the Sun City Saints women’s softball team.  Today the group has evolved into two units:  a marching unit and a performing unit. The Fry’s Sun City Poms are highly energetic performers who demonstrate the organization’s dance standards. Some even do acrobatics!

Fry’s 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.”




Poms Requirements:

  1. Dancers and marchers in the Poms must be 55+ years old and hold a current RCSC card, or qualify as a participating guest.
  2. 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.”


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Poms perform on stage at Chandler Performing Arts Center during Starbright Foundation gala fundraiser in April 2014.

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!


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 Poms partner with Title Sponsor, Fry’s Foods, since 2012

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Poms march in Litchfield Christmas in the Park, December 2013


Check out the Fry’s Sun City Poms on YouTube in the Fiesta Bowl Parade – December 2014


The Fry’s Sun City Poms would like to thank the following sponsors:

Fry’s Food Stores

Sun City Independent

Dr. Robert Holyoak, DDS


Setterberg Jewelers


Sun City Mechanical


Wally’s Sun City Total Car Care


Chambers Construction


Practice Schedule:

Practice times for Performing Poms unit:
Mondays and Thursdays from 8-11 am at Marinette Center
Fridays from 8:45 to 10 am at Marinette Center (trainees)

Practice times for Marching Poms unit:
Occasional Mondays from 7:30 to 8:45 am at Marinette Center
as determined by parade schedule

Contact information:

Ruth Pharris, Director
Phone: 623-337-4596

Pom’s phone: 602-392-4242
Pom’s Email