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Guardettes Of Orange County Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Dance

Mission: The guardettes of orange county is a dance and drill team that is organized for the youth of orange county, california. The dance and drill team performs at various area events.

Programs: The organization strives to instill in the youth of the community an appreciation and knowledge of the performing arts as well as to foster self-confidence, high moral values, civic awareness, and teamwork.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter and I were involved with Guardettes for four years and after 2 years have come back because we missed it. We could not stop thinking about all the neat experiences we had being part of this wonderful program. This program offers so much...excellent dance instruction, creative dance routines and costumes. We have performed for the community, at dance competitions and in the end-of-year big show. This program creates a family atmosphere where I have met great people who like me, want to give something more to their kids. I love watching my daughter dance as much as I love watching her teammates and all the teams dance. My daughter has learned so much more than dance these past years. She has grown up in this program. Guardettes celebrate our kids..our dancers. Everyone in this program from the director, instructors, families, community and kids give more than what you expect... they all give heart! I love everything about Guardettes!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's amazing what a little applause can do for a young girl's confidence. We've been involved in Guardettes since my 17 year old was a very shy 5th grader. My daughter's self confidence and self esteem has blossomed because of Guardettes. What I like best about this organization is the family atmosphere of the team. They make sure to provide fun bonding activities for the dancrers, along with classes, performances and competitions. The other part that kept us involved with this team is that Guardettes is one of the only organizations I know of where the beginning classes perform at community events alongside the more advanced, competition teams, and EVERYONE dances in the end of the year "big" show. The teachers are talented, caring dancers and the choreography suits the ages of the dancers.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family has been with the Guardettes for 3 years now and we find that it is a fabulous program. Not only has it helped my daughter improve her dance skills but it has built up her self-esteem tremendously. It is a program based on team effort and it is very family oriented. It is amazing to watch the dancers shine on stage at the end of the year "big show". Although, as many could understand, my most favorite part of this whole thing is watching my little girl smile when she's performing on stage with a group of girls who she will forever consider her family.

6

Client Served

Rating: 4

My 13 year old daughter has been involved in dance for over 9 years and she wants to continue with dance as she grows. I feel this dance organization is a positive influence on her. She sees that dancers come in all shapes and sizes and different abilities. Everyone is treated with kindness and respect. As a parent, I feel fortunate to have found a group of friendly and fun parents to get to know through meetings, fundraisers and performances.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a member of Guardettes for 2 years. I really have to say that experience was a defining point of my life. I feel that this dance & drill team is a key factor mostly in childrens lifes. The team teaches children how to be a team because on Guardettes its not an individual that makes Guardettes successful. School does not teach children enough about the arts but dance is a fundemental part of art. My love of dance was built from the foundation Guardettes set out for me. I have moved from Garden Grove where I grew up and now I have children of my own and unfortunately I don't have an organization like this in my city.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 16 year old daughter has been dancing with Guardettes for 3 years now and it has been a wonderful experience. This organization isn't just about teaching dance, it's about building friendships and teaching an appreciation for different styles of dance. They encourage their students to do their own choreography and also to help each other. You will often see the older students helping out in the classes for younger kids. This not only improves their dance skills but gives them an opportunity to perform community service. My daughter danced at a studio for six years before she joined Guardettes. She has learned more from the staff here in a shorter time than she learned in all 6 years at that dance studio. They have several fun activies outside of dance classes to promote team bonding and friendship. My daughter loves her time there and I love the low cost & quality instruction. The board works very hard to provide a great program at a low cost and I am always impressed by how much they can do with so little.