The Emerald Belles Drill Team is a super-sized dance team from Southlake, Texas with a long-standing tradition of excellence. Over the past 27 years, under the direction of Melissa Page, this team has won many state, national and international titles. As one of the largest drill teams in the country, our team ranges yearly anywhere from 70-100 girls. The Belles competed on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent and made it three rounds and were featured live on NBC in the quarterfinals from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
In addition to America’s Got Talent they have been the featured entertainment and/or special guests at the following...
It takes more than talent to make this team of champions. The Emerald Belles received its attention by dancing on America’s Got Talent. However, what makes this team so special is not just the height of our kicks, but the way we treat others inside and outside of our 6:45 AM practices. Mrs. Page fosters an environment of kindness and positivity and believes in empowering her girls to realize the importance of showing compassion to their teammates as well as their peers in school and in the community. This message has become the team motto: #bekind #beabelle. To spread this idea, every week teammates nominate a Belle who has shown exemplary acts of love and compassion to receive the “Be kind, Be a Belle” award. We want to use our platform from America’s Got Talent to spread kindness and the importance of mental health in high school.
Continuing this goal, Mrs. Page realized that the best way to effectively help others in our community who are struggling is to first focus on her own teammates’ mental health. Our idea being that we can’t help others if we cannot help ourselves. This is why we have not only focused on giving back to our community, but we also focus on our health by bringing in a life coach once a month so each girl can become more in-tune with herself and what she needs to live a life of gratitude and happiness.
Our signature clap-out after practices and performances says it all...
“Cause we’re Belle sisters
We stick together
We make up one big family
But we don’t kick the same
Our kicks are different
We make each other stronger
That ain’t never gonna change
Cause we’re Belle sisters
And we’re Belles and we’re sister