Actress, singer, and dancer Taryn Manning hosted the Chiclets Party Like a Square dance competition at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday. Talented Los Angeles teens showed off their best square dance moves for a chance to win tickets to a hot summer concert. American Idol star and recording artist Kimberly Caldwell is judging this national dance contest, which is traveling to 10 cities this summer, including this Los Angeles stop.
Contestants were able to dance on stage with the stars, who also signed autographs. LA DJ David Styles spun this summer's hottest jams. A custom-made gum truck dispensed free Chiclets gum, both Strawberry Breeze and Citrus Samba flavors. A caricature artist did drawings.