MEET THE CALENDAR GIRLS
The Calendar Girls is a song and dance team made up of 30 delightfully dangerous, doggie-lovin’ divas, all over age 60. While sharing our love of dance with audiences of all ages, we are also raising money for local charities. We strive to be role models for women of all ages, showing that age is a state of mind! We perform at public and private events throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Naples.
We started as performers for the half-time show of a local basketball team. When their team folded, we incorporated as a not-for-profit LLC. Voila, The Calendar Girls were born! Our four charter members: Katherine, Linda, Marianne and Tina have been instrumental in our strength and growth. Together we represent well over 1000 years of dancing! Our motto is “Maturity In Motion” and we’ve been serving our community through dance since 2006.
At every performance we take a moment to recognize our veterans and raise awareness, as well as cash, to help provide “a miracle with a tail” to an American veteran. Our primary charity is Paws for Patriots™ – a part of the Southeastern Guide Dog School of Palmetto, Florida. This organization trains guide dogs for our visually-impaired veterans.
The average cost of training one dog is $60,000! The Southeastern Guide Dog School relies solely on donations from the community, never receiving government funding. It’s been our privilege to sponsor and name six dogs for the Paws for Patriots™ program. We’re fortunate enough to call many local volunteer “puppy raisers” our friends and they often accompany us to our performances.
Some of our favorite audiences are local schools, where we’ve had the opportunity to bring both our performance and a guide dog puppy. An educational experience, on several levels, that we hope students and teachers enjoy and remember!
We’ve been cowgirls, showgirls, pirates, peace lovin’ hippies, beauty queens, bunnies, Hawaiian princesses, biker chicks, do wop dandies, Broadway babes, zombies, Marilyn Monroe… whatever your theme, we’ll actualize your dream!
From costume and script to musical selections and performance time, Katherine, our Program Coordinator, will collaborate with you to make your event’s entertainment the one all your guests will remember! Every show is different, and we always welcome new and return engagements. Click here for more information on hiring The Calendar Girls.
The Calendar Girls love glitz and glamour, dancing and raising money for our favorite charity, Paws for Patriots™. We are looking for ladies who share this love of dance and fun and are always interested in talking to potential new members! We have an open audition policy and would be happy to discuss it with you.
Contact the Calendar Girls for more details!