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Dance Party Draws 350 Teens

A cheer-leading and tumbling gym throws a club-style masquerade-themed dance, drawing hundreds.

Hundreds of teens packed a French Valley cheer-leading gym for a dance party Saturday night.

Intensity All-Stars, which also gives tumbling and dance lessons, drew 350 during its masquerade-style bash. Cheerleaders spread the word on Facebook and by passing out fliers at school.

The party aimed to give teens something fun and safe to do on a Saturday night, organizers said. Watch the video above to see how it went.

Susan Marsh March 27, 2011 at 04:01 PM
Looks like they had a great time. The fact that they got 350 young people to attend should tell you that there is a need for something like this in our community. Hope it is repeat often and the parents that were worried can see that the event was harmless, even appropriate for our community.
Maria Olson March 28, 2011 at 08:36 PM
What parent let their daughter attend the party in fishnet stockings looking like a hooker? Apparently the party did not have a dress code.
Lauren Adams March 29, 2011 at 04:28 AM
I Love you Intensityy <3 My cheer gym for life<3 And my saturdayy place<3 Intensity is an amazing Family oriented gym and then people there are AMAZING<3 This all would of been nothing without our amazing staff (Stephanie Smith Jacob Smith, Arica Hobock And CJ Slate and Shayla Grey Jon Rames and moree.!! I love youu all thank youu soo much This was this best one yet and I cant eait for more to come :)
Concerned Parent Pam March 29, 2011 at 05:53 AM
So here is the problem,you are pushing ticket sales at our local schools; Visa Murrieta, Shivela and many others. You are promoting gogo dancers and club theme and then on the other hand you are saying it is for kids 14-18 and yet right n the video it shows a young child dancing with a scantaly clad dressed teenager so you are hypacritical and contradictive. Yes we need good places for kids to go, but you are asking for trouble! The school is no place to promote this and I hope our amazing school district puts a stop to the sales and promotion and all the propaganda being done at school. Additionally, My kids came hope and said their was alcohol being consummed by adults in the facility and that teens were sneaking in alcohol by kids. You can't prevent this! Any party and club will have the same problem especially if adults are drinking too. I agree with you Maria, fishnet stockings, the skanky clothing being worn in the video are showing that they are promoting this idea. If you are the co owner of a gym and let these shots of small children and the lack of appropriate clothing being worn in your promotional add what else are you endorsing and what special things are you giving your underaged promoters? The distric and the police should look into the accusations to see if they merit any truth but you know as well as i do these raves and masquerades are trouble waiting to happen and if the kids are bragging about drinking we all know they are!
Intensitymom March 29, 2011 at 06:07 AM
I am a parent who volunteers my time to help with these events at Intensity. We have very strict rules in place about what the kids can bring in, if they have bags we ask to inspect them and they are required to check them. Once the kids are inside they are in...If they choose to leave they are not allowed to return. There are always kids that have stories and parents who are unhappy. However, this event is CLEAN, SAFE fun for the teenagers in the Inland Empire.
Linda March 29, 2011 at 06:54 AM
I personally think all you "concerned parents" out there need to give it a rest. All the kids want is some fun, so let them have it. Did anyone get injured here? No. Did any serious danger come out of all of this? No. Yes I know we all do not want our kids to be experimenting with alcohol at such a young age, but we really need to face the facts. There will always be that group of teens going against the rules. Talk to your child about it, tell them its wrong and warn them of all the dangers that come with it. So some teens decided to dress a little risque, big deal. Just make your child aware of how much that would affect their appearance if they dressed like that. These teens, our kids, WILL be exposed to all of this, but don't hide them away from the rest of the experience! Help them make the right choices and smart decisions.
JJ March 29, 2011 at 06:17 PM
LOL, reminds me of 40-plus years ago when I was a teenager in the '60s and "concerned parents" succeeded in closing down our dance venues (including school dances) because we were all going to Hell in a handbasket for dancing shameful, sexual dances in our mini-skirts. Once the dances shut down by these "concerned parents" many teens did the next best thing to fill our time in a town with nothing for teens to do -- they got drunk, had sex, got pregnant. Some things never change.
temeculan March 30, 2011 at 11:14 AM
Being "concerned" is good. Being a "mud-stick" who deludes themselves into thinking teenage kids are going to wear sensible shoes and stay home reading books is bad. Agree with Linda and JJ. I support the parents who are getting involved to help provide a fun, (yes, fishnet stockings are fun if you're a girl!), safe and kinda cool place for kids to hang out. What's the alternative? (And, try spell check)
Jessica March 30, 2011 at 05:16 PM
I think it's great! My kids are bummed they didnt know about it! Looks like fun! And any concerned parent I'm sure could volunteer to chapparone if they wanted. My parents did that 20 years ago when I was at stag dances at my high school and oh my gosh...I'm still alive! As far as the dress code goes, have you been to the mall lately or on a high school campus when its warm out???Not saying it's ok but you can see the same attire at those places. Hope to know about the next one!
Maria Olson March 30, 2011 at 08:41 PM
If parents don't mind their daughters dressing like hookers, I guess you don't mind them getting treated like one too. Not all young girls dressed like that at the party. There are consequences to the way you dress and act.
Shannan Buffolino March 31, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Why would you expect teenagers to get treated like hookers? Kids should be able to be safe and watched and monitored regardless of if they arent dressed to your standards. least it seems like this is controlled and they know who is in there. If they have security, and the kids are monitored then it seems like a good thing. Now it's up to the kids to be honest and tell their parents where they are so they can be safe. We went to things like this called mixers or whatever. They should make sure that the parking lot is highly monitored. Maybe need survelliance cameras. Especially since people know teens are coming out of there. Please just make sure parents that you volunteer or watch out for the kids. They just want to have fun, and there are always a few that are bad, but we cant let that ruin it for the ones who just want to go dance, flirt, laugh, and have a good time, rather than get into trouble doing something that we dont control.
A very Pleased Parent March 31, 2011 at 11:55 PM
All the concerned parents out there need to see the other side of things... Everyone was dressed appropiatly at this dance... I waited in the car for about 10 mins after my daughter got dropped of just to see if there were going to be any weirdos going.. I saw nothing.. My daughter said she had a blast so I asked her if there were any drugs or alcohol and she said no.. she said that the security gaurds and staff were super strict about what they let in... I think that its a great idea that these people are doing this for teenage kids to have some fun in a SAFE place where there is NO drugs or alcohol... So i feel good about letting my daughter go to these teen clubs to have fun... And whoever the heck Pam is you need to get over yourself and stop trying to put people down..You can just say your jealous that you couldnt get to come.. you dont have to try to stop 400 teenagers from having fun... PS. I dont know where you got the info from that parents are drinking in there.. thats rediculous... so again just get over your self. BTW your pretty much the only one to say the negative thing about this.. everyone else not just on this website but others ,, they were very pleased to not have to worry about their kid. Thanks :)
Brett H April 01, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Hi everyone, I'm one of the volunteers at these dances. For you parents that have dropped off or picked up you have seen me, I work the door, the only way to enter and exit the building during these events. No one enters the building without having bags, purses, backpacks, or pockets checked for any form of illegal substances, alcohol, or weapons. Once inside the building no one is permitted to exit back out to the parking lot for any reason other than to leave the property altogether, at which point their wristband is cutoff, and most are escorted to their vehicle. I have two daughters that attend these events and make it a point to ensure the safety of every young adult in attendance. We do have security staff that continually roam the floor inside looking for any potential problems as well as staff in the parking lots to insure there is no loitering or suspicious activity of any kind. I'm most impressed by the young adults you all are raising, ALL have been very polite, courteous, & a joy to be around. We attract from all area high schools, with this last event I counted 14 different HIGH SCHOOLS being represented. Think of that would you all!!! That much rivalry from 14 different schools and everyone having a great time with not even words exchanged between anyone just pure fun for all. Lets not ruin this. It is a safe fun environment and has been said, its keeping them off the streets in a structured and highly organized setting.
G-monkey April 01, 2011 at 10:05 PM
Frankly this type of event is helps to keep teens out of trouble, rather have my kid hang out in this enviroment anytime. Regarding dress code, chill out parent and recall what it once was like to be in their shoes.
Rae May 27, 2012 at 05:03 AM
I was very worried at first when my Son advised me about this. I don’t want him to get a early start on the club scene he's only 14 I would like to keep his youth a bit longer, however I was relieved to hear that you will keep an eye on any possible mischief that may arise. I’m a bit afraid this may attract older young adults that can come and easily influence our younger ones. (A target factory for all kinds) I guess this is the part where I let go and have faith in the up bringing of my Son. And he remembers everything I taught him. I hope you have more then a handful of security for 350+ children.

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