It's Time Texas: Fly Kids devote hours to hip-hop dancing - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

It's Time Texas: Fly Kids devote hours to hip-hop dancing

Updated:
  • CBS19.tv Web ExclusivesMore>>

  • Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    Web Exclusive: Ultra HD TVs

    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
    (CNN) -Some people just have to have the latest in television technology. The newest TVs on the market- ultra-high definition TVs- or UHD TVs. They have higher screen resolution than current high def screens, and are also known as "4-K" sets. "More >>
  • Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Web Exclusive: A product to help keep sharks away on sale

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:40:46 GMT
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
    If you're headed on a beach vacation, there's a product you may be interested in to help keep sharks away.  The device is called a Shark Shield.  It is now being sold in Florida.More >>
  • Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Web Exclusive: Back to School costs really add up

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:14:59 GMT
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>
    Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.  For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes, all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget.  So, just how much do parents will pay to send their kids off to school this year?More >>

TYLER (KYTX) - Twice a week, two hours a practice with just 4 minutes for water breaks, the Fly Kids craft and perfect their dance routines. "It's an awesome program," says Kennedy Baer.  I've been in it for 3 years now.  You come to love it."

It's mostly hip-hop with some classic dance moves thrown in.  "I practice a lot, as much as I can get," says Ryan Jackson.  "If I am not eating or watching TV, I am dancing or entertaining.

The Fly Kids are led by director, Kathy Wood.  "They get a lot of exercise doing it," says Kathy Wood.

"It is good for your bodies, because it is exercise to a point, but it's also fun," says Kennedy.  "It's not just lifting weights, I'm lifting kids!"

Kathy says it's a very athletic type of dance.  Depending on your size, you can burn more than 300 calories an hour.  "I feel tired.  It's a lot of energy she wants you to do, but I keep going, won't quit," says Ryan. 

It requires intense training from their face to their feet.  "We want kids who work hard and really want to be here to be the best that they can, because we intend to be the best group in Tyler," says Wood. 

Kathy says you don't have to be a great dancer to join, just passionate about it.  The benefits-- she says will go beyond physical fitness.  "It allows the students to be part of a team, but remain an individual," says Wood.  "It's about doing your own thing and dancing the way you want to dance, but we are bringing it into a team atmosphere.  That's kind of fun because they support each other a lot."

And, when the Fly Kids are done at the Glass Recreation center, they usually workout more moves at home.

Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.