Girls Rock Dallas is an organization dedicated to empowering girls and women through the use of music education to promote self-esteem and confidence by providing the opportunity to learn and express their musical creativity.
Girls Rock Dallas offers music instruction, as well as, a variety of life-skill workshops in an all-female oriented atmosphere. Our primary goal is to empower girls through music education and creativity, in a safe community for the girls, thereby cultivating higher self-esteem and confidence.
After watching the documentary “Girls Rock! The Movie”, Rachel Hardy, the Founder/Executive Director of Girls Rock Dallas, felt that this type of program was needed in the Dallas community. Girls Rock Dallas was founded in 2011.
In July 2012, the inaugural summer camp session was held at the Life in Deep Ellum building in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas with 29 campers, 30 volunteers and a packed showcase at Club Dada.
In 2013, GRD expanded to include a Ladies Rock Camp and a summer camp which included 47 campers. The Showcase was held at The Kessler Theatre.
In 2014, GRD held their 3rd summer camp which included 57 campers, 10 bands and the introduction of their Intern program. The Showcase was held at the Kessler Theatre.
In 2015, GRD held their 4th summer camp which included 53 campers. The Showcase was held at Club Dada.
GRD plans to expand their programming in 2016 by offering two summer sessions – one in Dallas of approximately 60 girls and a Fort Worth Camp with approximately 30 campers.
GIRLS ROCK CAMP ALLIANCE
Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA) provides resources and networking opportunities for its affiliate camps, and promotes the establishment of like-minded institutions worldwide. All members of the GRCA share similar missions, values, and ideas about how to run a successful girls rock camp.
Girls Rock Dallas strives to embody the core values of GRCA. They are:
- We value the power of music as a means to create personal and social change;
- We value efforts that actively expand opportunities for girls and women;
- We value positive approaches to fighting sexism;
- We value integrity, honesty, and respect;
- We value appropriate sharing of resources, cooperation, and collaboration;
- We value using our collective voice to further our mission;
- We value diversity.
For more information on the Girls Rock Camp Alliance: http://www.girlsrockcamp.org/supporters/grca
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Learn more about our board of directors here.
Learn more about our wonderful staff members here.
Our contact information can be found here.