The Groove Club, from Nashville, Tennessee, brought music, dancing, magic and a “Beary” big surprise to the Bryan Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Tuesday.
The girls in the tutu’s had everyone singing and dancing, moving and grooving. The duo sang songs about teddy bears before changing the subject to frogs and had the audience hopping along.
Kids came in pajamas, brought blankets and stuffed animals, while a few of the girls were decked out like the Groove Club performers in tutu’s.
Kyla Lowder left for a few minutes to see if she could find a “surprise visitor.” While Lowder was on the hunt, Lindsay Phillpott led the children in the “Hokey Pokey.” Lowder didn’t come back but Katie Beary did. Phillpott and Beary launched in their rendition of “Kids Just Want to Have Fun.” The children sang along and danced to the music. Beary the Polar Bear, was a long way from home with no icebergs in sight to cool off. She stayed to help Phillpott with “The Chicken Dance” but was ready to head home to a cooler climate after the dance.
While waiting for Lowder to come back from her bear hunt, Phillpott showed the audience her magic coloring book. By the time Phillpott had completed her magic trick, Lowder was back.
“I couldn’t find Katie Beary anywhere” exclaimed Lowder. “I walked all over Main St. looking for her, you haven’t seen her have you?”
“You just missed her,” said Phillpott. “She danced with us and then had to leave.”
Lowder was sorry she missed her friend the bear, but she was ready to sing another song. The Groove Club girls asked every to scream during the song if they mentioned a book the kids had read. After singing about books (and screaming) The Groove Club reminded the audience of all the great books available at the library.
The girls then asked for two volunteers to help them with the next song. Kailey Moore and Ross Berry were the lucky children picked from the audience of 172. They instructed all the audience members to play along with their “air guitars, air drums and other air instruments” as they launched into “Rock and Roll All Night.”
The performance ended with a slow, sleepy song to promote a well deserved nap.