GAINESVILLE ASSOCIATION FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS INC

Rating: 4.58 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 12246 Gainesville FL 32604 USA

Mission: Getting all children into the arts.

2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have 3 kids, ages 9-5 and they have all participated in various classes offered by GACA during the past 4 summers. I love the variety, time schedule and location of the classes!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We had a great experience with GACA. We did piano and theater.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I moved to USA last year. We found this amazing organization through the school my child attended, and it was an enriching experience for our family! thank you for making our time here unforgetable!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children (2 girls and 1 boy) have taken acting, voice and music lessons from GACA for over 2 years. The lessons have all been taught by highly qualified professionals with years of training, experience and a passion for sharing their talent with others. The GACA instructors I have worked with have demonstrated patience and understanding with my children and their individual personalities and learning styles.

I greatly appreciate the wide variety of classes offered by GACA in the fine and performing arts. Everything from acting, singing, dancing, instruments, art and more is offered at convenient times and locations.

My kids have developed a higher level of proficiency and skill in the classes they have taken. They have also developed confidence, social skills and creative problem solving from their experience with GACA.

GACA has allowed me to give my children lessons in the arts that I would have never been able to afford. The cost for taking classes through GACA is much, much less than what would be charged in the open market.

My children and I love GACA. It has greatly enhanced my children's personal, intellectual and social development. I highly recommend this organization and the quality services it provides to our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughters have participated in some classes organized by GACA and they have not only learned there but also got inspired by the passionate and creative way the GACA team works with the kids. It is fortunate that we have this association in our town. The drama class is a great opportunity for the kids to find their inner leader and brighten their inspiration out. They are imaginative and encouraging.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my kids are encouraged to keep doing the classes as they love it. They want to enroll in the more they can.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

How did you find this group?

at the after-school offerings in my kids' school.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I see my kids happy and inspired.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 1 stars  

Two girls took dance last summer. I found the lessons highly unorganized, too unstructured and generally not useful. I think my girls had fun, but will not be doing any dance lessons through GACA again.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its lack of organizational structure...very frustrating. There were never emails or ways to contact us if class was cancelled. Scheduling of the final performance was chaotic as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get it more organized

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daugther, age 8, has attended GACA(Gainesville, Littlewood classes) classes throughout the past 2 or 3 years and loved them. Creative arts, such as ecological arts, or drawing classes, or dancing classes (HipHop, Dance around the world, etc) were her favorites. She also attended summer camp twice and loved it as well. She will likely do more with GACA in the future. Great program, great teachers with a lot of technical and pedagogical knowledge and a heart for kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how they worked and played with my daugther - great!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add more classes :)

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

GACA does an excellent job of providing an affordable way for kids to connect with the arts. Our chlldren have taken many classes through GACA and, without exception, their teachers have all been excellent. And, even more importantly I think, they have all been practitioners of what they teach. The music teacher is a musician, the ballet teacher a dancer...it is a great program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our children's lives, both of whom have continued into prioate piano lessons because they wanted to. Not because I made them but because their GACA teacher did such a great job introducing them to the instrument and the joy of music.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Two of my children participate in various programs (workshops) offered by GACA. Both my children and we consider ourselves fortunate to enjoy these classes at low costs. Without GACA's workshops, we would not know whether we could afford lessons for our children. Our children love arts and other creative activities. GACA makes a difference in their thirst for creativity.

We thank GACA and those who support it.

Rafique Islam

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the intellectual growth of my children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer more scholarships to the needy families and market widely in town, since many family do not know about it. I would also offer more workshops on the weekend.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Both of my daughters love this program. They are very easy to work with.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I believe they have helped my girls become more confident.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier to enrol by adding online enrollment.

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