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

Poms are proud to announce all their 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

Consigning Women

Terrapro, Inc.


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Poms march in Litchfield Christmas in the Park, December 2013


Practice Schedule:

Practice times for Performing Poms unit:
Mondays and Thursdays from 8-11 am at Marinette Center
Tuesdays 3:30 pm /Fridays 9:00 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

Upcoming 2015-2016 Schedule:

  • Friday, December 11 at 7:00pm: Glendale Glitters, Glendale (45 minute show)
  • Saturday, December 12 at 10:00am: Litchfield Park Christmas Parade
  • Wednesday, December 16 at 2:30pm: Brookdale Camino del Sol, Sun City West (14001 W Meeker Blvd)
  • Saturday, January 2 at 10:00am:  Fiesta Bowl Parade, Phoenix
  • Wednesday, January 13 at 1:30pm:  Jewish Family & Children Services, Phoenix (6259 N 19th Ave)
  • Friday, January 15 at 2:00pm:  Bourgade Catholic High School, Phoenix (4602 N 31st Ave)
  • Friday, January 22 at 9:30am:  Carl Hayden Community High School, Phoenix (3333 W Roosevelt)

Contact information:

Ruth Pharris, Director
Phone: 623-337-4596

Poms Phone: 602-392-4242
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