The City of San Jose, Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Marketing and Events Office, thanks The Fancy Dancers of Milpitas for their outstanding performance at the 2008 San Jose Holiday Parade's Inflation Celebration.

"Your participation helped bring live community entertainment to dozens of downtown spectators. Thanks to The Fancy Dancers of Milpitas, we were able to have a successful event. Your time and commitment is greatly appreciated from our entire team. We look forward to seeing The Fancy Dancers of Milpitas next year!  Thank you!"

Here's what our members are saying...

"Being in this team has gotten me to open up to others and realize that if other people believe in me, so should I.  Now that I am in college, I decided to take up BA in Child and Adolescent Development with a Preparation for Teaching because I wanted to create a community of learners that will uplift eacht other, just like what I experienced in Fancy Dancers."

"I owe so much to the Fancy Dancers for making me the person I am today.  I found passion and interest in the art.  I developed important life skills for the future.  But most importantly, I gained a second family I can rely on."

"The character traits of leadership, commitment, and being a team player were important benefits of being a Fancy Dancer.  Working to perfect my dancing skills and achieve my potential in this form of artistic expression was important to me as well.  You would say that I am poised, calm, and determined, but dancing allowed me an opportunity to step out of my own skin and display emotions and feelings that communicate another's story.  To present this on stage to an audience and be successful, felt great."

"Being an FD was easily the best decision I have made in my life, providing me with experiences and friends to last a lifetime."

"I could have never predicted how much it would teach and prepare me for life.  I learned some hard lessons about leadership and being a role model that have already proven to be huge assets in my life."

"JPA and Fancy Dancers is far more than a dance studio or competitive dance line.  It is an esteemed community organization.  It is a safe place for people of every age to make friends and challenge themselves while having fun.  And, most importantly, it's a way of life - my extended family."