Long before “Dancing With the Stars” and other dance competitions were popular on network TV, reporter Jennifer Stokes covered Springfield teens who were getting into the swing.
Back Story: The movie “Swing Kids” made a type of dancing most teenagers were unfamiliar with popular again in the late 90s. A Springfield dance studio provided lessons, and kids were gearing up for prom in March of 1998.
The Focus Statement: “Teens get into the swing”
Trivia: The story was not the only time HTV covered dancing. A crew re-visited the same studio ten years later.