History

Tradition of Excellence

The history of the Golden Girls is a great one. The Golden Girls Dance/Drill Team was established in 1969 by Mr. J.L. McCullough. The Golden Girls were named after Mr. McCullough’s Alma Mater, the LSU Tigers and Golden Girls Dance Team. Under the direction of Ms. Cynthia Gibson, 35 young ladies became the original Golden Girls that year. The team has continued its traditions of excellence through performances, competitions, community service, and the support of other CHS activities. Over the years, numerous young dancers have been a part of the Golden Girls Organization. Today, many second-generation Golden Girls make up the team

Purpose of the Organization

  • To promote appropriate and good spirit
  • To build better relationships between schools during athletic and other school events
  • To develop good sportsmanship, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
  • To promote leadership.
  • To encourage high morals and standards among its members.
  • To develop the ability to work as a part of a group in achieving common goals; TEAMWORK.
  • To represent the school and community in an exemplary manner, serve as a role model for appropriate behavior and citizenship.
  • To develop and maintain a very high standard of precision dance.

Golden Girl Song:
G-O-L
D-E-N
That’s the way you spell Golden.
G-I-R
L-S
That’s the way you spell the best.
Take it away Golden Girls!

Golden Girls Organization Flower:
Yellow Rose

Being A Golden Girl

Being a Golden Girl means being part of a family. For many girls, this is their first opportunity to share a common bond and a close relationship with others. Learning what it means to work very closely with other girls and sharing in accomplishments and frustrations are all part of the sisterhood of Golden Girls.  To be chosen as a Golden Girl is an HONOR!  Being a Golden Girl means being a member of a team; a team that works together, dances together, and is TOGETHER!  

The Golden Girls organization is a proud group.  Not only do they provide service to their school with the support of the faculty, administration, and other groups on campus, but they also provide a service to the community.  Golden Girls are ready to help when needed.   The Golden  Girls organization  provides  a real opportunity for a young lady to exert initiative, leadership, and creativity. Performing before an audience helps each young lady develop self-assurance and poise.  The opportunities to grow, learn, and lead that are received through the Golden Girls organization can ease the transition from adolescence into adulthood.

A Legacy of Excellence

The Golden Girls have been under the leadership of the following directors:

Cynthia Gibson (1969-1970)
Dotye Standford Barnes (1970-1976)
Cynthia Head Thompson (1976-1980)
Diane Watson Cain (1980-1984)
Debbie Melton (1984-1985)
Betty Buchner (1985-1991)
Danielle Brasher Rapp (1991-1998)
Fayla Chambers Curry (1998-2005)
Amanda Bond (2005-2017)
Brittany Reilly (2017-2018)
Macy Lopez (Co-Director 2018 - 2021)
Victoria Woods Ferrell (Co-Director 2018 - 2021, Director 2021 - Present)

 

The Goldies JV have been under the leadership of the following directors:

Victoria Woods Ferrell (2022-2023)
Hillary Britton (2023 - Present)

 

Morgan VanDresar

Ms. Van Dresar is a graduate of Caldwell High School, where she was a member of the Caldwell High School Honeybees Dance Team, serving as Lieutenant and 1st Lieutenant. She was also a dedicated member of Dream Dancers Studios in Caldwell from 2004-2014. After high school, Ms. Van Dresar was selected as a World Famous Kilgore College Rangerette for the 75th Line. During her tenure at Kilgore, she had the privilege of traveling to Ireland, Scotland, the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and The Contest of Champions at Walt Disney World to perform for audiences across the country and world. She earned her Associates of Arts degree in Dance Education in 2016, and continued her education at Texas A&M University. In 2019, Ms. Van Dresar graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and began her teaching career in Bryan ISD. She taught at SFA Middle School in the Texas History department from 2020-2022 and earned Rookie Teacher of the Year in 2021. She then gained a position at Rudder High School in 2022 as an AP US History teacher in the Advanced Placement department. During her collegiate and teaching tenure, she had the privilege of being the Assistant Director of the Rudder High School RangeRettes dance team from 2018-2024. Now, Ms. Van Dresar is eagerly anticipating the upcoming school year, stepping into her new role as the Director of the Conroe Golden Girls!

Hillary Britton

Mrs. Britton started dancing at the age of three, and danced non-competitively until 6th grade when she joined Masters Upper-Level competitive team 7th-9th grade in Stafford, TX. In High school, she was Co-captain and then Colonel for the Travis Belles Dance Team at William B. Travis High School in Richmond, TX. Mrs. Britton graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. While at Sam Houston, she was chosen to teach the historic Prime Time Line Dancers. After graduation, Mrs. Britton also helped open the MC Dance Studio in Huntsville, TX. Mrs. Britton was previously the Director of Dance at Creekside Park Junior High and Tomball Junior High in Tomball ISD before being named Assistant Director in 2021, and Goldies JV Director in 2023.