GIVE THE GIFT OF DANCE TO YOUTH IN UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS

We bring dance and performance art after school and summer camp enrichment classes to low income Texas Title 1 schools in Austin, Tx. Since 2010 we have impacted over 1,500 students in AISD.

Testimonials

 

LOJ Logo“Leap of Joy has not only provided a life-long skill to our young students,  but has developed a very strong working relationship with them.”  Veronica Villarreal, Site Coordinator, Harris Elementary

“Thank you so much for your devotion and consistency with our after-school students.  Students who were not expected to have interest in dance and musical theater have requested admittance to the classes and have shown continued  participation with positive attitudes.” Joel Delatorre, Site Coordinator, Hart Elementary

“Leap of Joy is an outstanding partner.  The instructors are well trained and the curriculum is developmentally appropriate and engaging.  Leap of Joy staff go the extra mile in providing a high quality fine arts experience for our youth.”  John Shanks, Project Director, ACE Austin, Austin Independent School District.

“My girls are my permanent foster children that without this program would be still struggling on ways to effectively express themselves and gain self esteem that had been lost due to extreme post10458210_777406738948354_8989612192681387062_n traumatic stress, being abused and neglected.  The girls have flourished and really enjoyed these classes.”  Ramona Conner, Foster Parent

“Leap of Joy has provided an opportunity for our daughter to grow, learn and develop skills for life. It is safe, fun and engaging on many levels and provides the space for children to come together, learn a new art, make friends and grow with a community of learning.  We couldn’t be more grateful.” Christina Culverhouse, Parent

“I love Leap of Joy because they became my 2nd family.  Thanks to them I don’t feel alone sometimes.  Thank you so much!!!!!!”  Jatziriz, student

 

  THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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