Eleven of the high school dancers from Yuma performed with dancers from all over the United States in a memorial ceremony at the parade on December 7, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
The dancers have been rehearsing since October for several hours a week, including weekends, and learning the routine from a professional choreographer via video.
The Royal Dancers were referred to the Worldstrides Performance Program and were selected to represent the State of Arizona in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.
Students each had to raise $2,000 to attend. The group fundraised from May 2014 until October 2014. The dancers were raised a total of $27,000 in 5 months.
The December 7 performance can be viewed in its entirety at:
For more information, please contact Jennifer Muisenga, Kofa High School Dance Director, at (928) 502-5564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.