Sassy Seniors strut their stuff in Thunder Bay

Date: March 7, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Sassy Seniors, Army of Sass team up to bring a double dose of sass to the stage

CBC News Posted: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET

At 70-years-old, Mary McVicar knows how to bring the sass. 

"You have to have a little attitude," she says.

McVicar has been dancing with the Sassy Seniors, run through the 55 Plus Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. for nearly a decade. 

For the most part, they perform jazz and musical style numbers, but the seniors have also added some new moves to their repertoire, by teaming up with the Army of Sass, another all-female dance troupe.

Army of Sass

Members of Army and Sass and the Sassy Seniors onstage together. (Amy Hadley/CBC)

The dance style is "a mix of jazz and hip hop technique, in heels," said teacher Stephanie DePiero, "like Beyoncé." 

The Sassy Seniors worked with Army of Sass on Monday night to put on a production at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation, as well as a former dancer battling brain cancer. 

The seniors performed a routine to Singin' in the Rain, but also didn't hesitate to "bust a move," in a group number incorporating all of the dancers, to the Bruno Mars hit 24k Magic

For more information, please see the CBC news here