Ensign Elementary School students boogie during a spoof of "American Bandstand." More than 260 kindergartners through sixth-graders performed in the play "Ensign Bandstand" recently, about the music and dance TV show that was popular among teenagers in the 1950s and early '60s. Most students hadn't heard of the show before. The hourlong play included a miniature Dick Clark; All Spice, a G-rated Jenny McCarthy-esque character; and commercials. A Kool-Aid "ad" featured principal John LaMalfa as a pitcher of grape punch. The cast signed autographs for parents. "I've found it amazing what elementary kids can do if given the opportunity," said director Susan Prospero. Her sister, Teresa Farr Messenger of Vermont, wrote the script for "Ensign Bandstand."