Guardettes Of Orange County Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 12116 Nieta Dr Garden Grove CA 92840 USA

Mission:
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

More Info

EIN 91-2021638
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

WOW!! From first hand experience all I can say is WOW! I have been involved with the Guardette organization as a participant and now I am returning as a mother. I gained so much from being a Guardette myself that I had to pass the experience on to my daughter. In Guardettes, I learned to stand with my head held high and maintained a permanent smile on and off the dance floor. I traveled, made lasting friendships, and participated in charitable events. My daughter loves to dance, but can not wait for class because of the time she spends with close friends, both peers and staff. This organization has blossomed from practice in the park to a small studio. I feel like there is way more room to grow. I would love to see the Guardettes expand to enable all young ladies a chance to experience its power!

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

both my daughter and myself!

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

expand

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Lasting friendship and confidence.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

meet the needs of every young girl/or boy

Ways to make it better...

We had had a bigger facility.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

limited resources

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization inspires and instills a sense of worth in children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

This is my oldest daughter's 5th year being a Guardette. She loves it to death, not only her, but us as family love it too. We had been so pleased with the overall environment of the organization that we decided to have our 6yr old joined the team last year and recently our 4 yr old joined too. For us is very important to be involved in everything our daughters have an interest in and without hesitation this is the perfect organization(dance team)for our daughters to adquire their dance innstruction. As parents, we love the parent involvement and that our opinion counts. We love to see how our daughters enjoy every single moment. This could be during dance instruction, special gatherings with all their teammates(friends) and best of all at the awaited year end show, where every child gets to shine on stage and then we will be amazed to see how much each dancer has grown with the instruction, help and guidance from their dance instructors. Also the parent involvement is reflected. Defenitely much recommended especially if you want to belong to one of the most well known dance teams throughout the community!

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

my daughters' growth as dancers. Their love and dedication is contributed to how well they are instructed and how enjoyable their experience has been with Guardettes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

This is my daughter's 4th year dancing with the Guardettes. Prior to that she was taking classes at a dance studio. I am amazed at the growth she had mad as a dancer and a team member is such a short time. She loves it!!! She is 11 and wants to take as many classes as she can. She has many friends on the team. The girls and boys on this team are wonderful young people. They are caring and look after the younger ones. The classes have really helped my daughter to shine as a dancer. She was ready to quit dancing because I think the studio atmosphere was not right for her. With Guardettes her skill has improved so much. She tried out for Orange County High School of the Arts recently. We hope she gets in, but she won't quit Guardettes even if she does. She made that very clear. As a parent, I enjoy the "family" atmosphere at this studio. We have bbq's, pool parties, sleepovers and lots of fun. To help keep costs down, parent's volunteer their time (15hrs a year...no big deal) so we get to know each other very well. The coaches are great leaders/choreographers/dancers/role models. My daughter knows she has to work hard, but she also gets told "good job" when she has done something well. This studio does not take the fun out of dance. I would recommend this team to any family who wants a low-cost dance program that is family-oriented. It is a great experience for parents and dancers.

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

Seeing how my daughter has grown as a dancer and participating as a parent volunteer. I am Booter Chair Mom and also Big Show Chair. It's amazing to see how the girls grow when we get to see them at the end of the year Big Show!

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

wave a magic wand to make the studio bigger and up to date. Unfortunately the economy has hit the non-profits hard.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching the girls grow as dancers and building relationships with amazing people. The other parents are very friendly and caring. Because it's low-cost we get a variety of people so the diversity makes it so much better for everyone.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. While they can be tough at times, they are always caring and helpful.They really care about the dancers and help them to follow their dreams.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide an excellent dance experience to kids on a much bigger scale.It is heartbreaking that kids who want to dance, can't do so because of finances. With 10 million bucks, dance would be available to every dancer, no matter their ability to pay.

Ways to make it better...

My experience has been wonderful with Guardettes. I wish we had more girls/boys who could experience what my daughter has.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Economic issues. It's hard in these times to ask for money. Even big corporations are feeling it and not making as many contributions as they used to. We just have to hope it all works out.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you have a child that loves to dance, no matter what level they are, Guardettes has a class/team for them. They will benefit greatly in more ways than just dance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

 
Flag review