Madi Given Becomes a Varsity Dance Team Coach

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Photo credit: Maya Olsen

Madi Given joins the coaching staff of the Thousand Oaks High School Varsity Dance Team. Given previously attended Thousand Oaks High School and was a member of the Thousand Oaks High School Varsity Dance Team.

In high school she was a co-captain of the dance team her junior year and captain her senior year. After high school, she attended Grand Canyon University and danced on their dance team. In college she was captain all four years and her senior year she was head captain of the dance team.

“I was also given the chance to choreograph dances, schedule outreach program, and develop other “real life” skills that I know will benefit me years into the future. I hope to instill the same type of growth and character development in the dancers that I am now coaching,” said Coach Madi Given.

At Grand Canyon University, she gained the leadership skills that prepared her for teaching and choreographing for the varsity dance team.

“It’s been a joy to watch Madi’s journey from high school dance team, college dance team, and now a Varsity dance coach. Watching her succeed and knowing I may have had a small part in her growth is extremely rewarding,” said Coach Jordan Jones.

Jones coached Given throughout her time on the varsity dance team. Jones teaches skills and concepts that are needed for both dance and in the real world.

“It’s been a joy to watch Madi’s journey from high school dance team, college dance team, and now a varsity dance coach. Watching her succeed and knowing I may have had a small part in her growth is extremely rewarding,” said Jones.

Given has gained skills from high school and college that developed her for becoming a part of the Thousand Oaks Varsity Dance Team coaching staff.