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Some of Tameka's fondest memories involve twirling batons and wowing crowds as she marched in Mardi Gras parades. As the director of Girlz N Motion Texas location, she gets to pass on those skills to a new generation, and give them a chance to build their own lasting memories. In her community-minded studio, she leads classes for girls between the ages of 5 and 18, incorporating choreographed dance moves into the twirling routines. The cooperation required not only builds up each troupe's repertoire, but also teaches the students how to work together as a team. She also aims to instill a sense of individual empowerment in her students as they develop from fumble-prone twirlers to show-stopping entertainers able to whirl two batons at once. Bringing it all full cirlce, she gives members the opportunity to head to Mardi Gras parades and show off their own brand of flair during the nation's most celebrated spectacle.
While the performance and parade are thrilling aspects of the classes, Tameka says the students are what makes it all worthwhile. "I'm doing what I've always loved," she says,"Teaching you ladies a skill, how to act as a leader, and getting [them] physically fit."
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Each girl will learn self empowerment while being taught how to twirl batons