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!
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!
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.