Eclectic Magic- A Bringing-Together of Talent

Eclectic Magic- A Bringing-Together of Talent

For those of you who missed it, our spring fundraiser, happened on March 1st. It was a wonderful night, one that we will remember for some time to come! Eclectic Magic was a bringing-together of many different performers and many genres of dance with a common goal–to help raise money for our end of the year recital, Care to Dance.

On May 5th, 2019 (Cinco de Mayo!) all of the kiddos we’ve been working with at various AISD schools will come together to showcase what they’ve learned throughout the year. We’re very excited to see the final product of all that work! It’s a great opportunity for the kids, especially since the show this year is going to be held at the Boyd Vance Theater, which is part of the George Washington Carver Culture Center here in Austin.

It was great to see so many people come out and support us! Our goal is to make Care to Dance a truly memorable experience for our kids, and those who came out to Eclectic Magic–both the incredible talent and the wonderful spectators–have made a significant contribution to that goal!

We would like to thank our incredible performers:

  • Alex Suha, who not only performed, but also helped host the event!
  • Nina Shaw
  • Matt Ely & Lisa Ann Kobdish
  • Erica Trevino
  • Jennifer Trigo
  • Sebastian Saba
  • Alex Miller
  • Erinina Marie Ness
  • Yvonne & Ann Keyrouz
  • New Genesis

Seeing this eclectic group of talent together was definitely magical. Check out our great photos from the event, below!

We’d also like to extend a HUGE thank you to our local sponsors/donors, who helped make the event such a success!

Thank you to:

  • House Wine
  • La Matta
  • Buzz Mill
  • Il Brutto
  • APT 115
  • Sam Wish
  • Sarah Annie Navarrette
  • Nick Wilcox
  • Jared West at Team West Real Estate
  • Karin Begum & Shade Tree Lemonade
  • Seam Project
  • Jennifer Sherburn
  • McCallum High School
  • Board member Roxy Gage
  • Blue Lapis Light

And, last but DEFINITELY not least, First Street Studios for your lovely space!

It’s Not Too Late for Summer Camp!

It’s Not Too Late for Summer Camp!

Join Leap Of Joy for our 4th Annual Dance & Theater Summer Camp! Campers will get their energy out moving to fun music, meet new friends, and learn what it takes to put on a performance in one week!

Training will be run by upbeat, experienced instructors. On Friday, campers will cool down at The High Road swimming pool before showcasing their dance and theater skills in a grand finale performance for their family and friends. *Snacks and water will be provided. Campers must bring their own lunch except for “Pizza Friday.”*

Shine Bright at Summer Camp!

Shine Bright at Summer Camp!

Does your child like to dance and act? Looking for a fun way to keep them occupied during the day? Leap of Joy”s Third Annual Dance and Theatre Camp is quickly approaching!

Campers will learn contemporary, hip hop, and jazz techniques, as well as basic theatre skills–including script writing, improv, and performance techniques. It all builds up to a final performance on Friday that promises to be out of this world! On top of that, before the final performance on Friday, the campers will get a pool day at The High Road on Dawson–with PIZZA! A perfect end to a perfect week!

We at Leap of Joy are so excited about this camp. We had so much fun last year and are really looking forward to making new memories. We’d love to have your kiddo join us for a week of great fun!

Pricing:

  • $200/week
  • $150/week for each additional child
  • Scholarships are available!

We will provide snacks and water, but campers must bring their own lunch.

Location:

The High Road on Dawson (700 Dawson Rd, 78704)

  • Dates: July 23rd-July 27th
  • Camp Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Check-in Time: 9:00 am to 9:15 am

Thanks to generous donations, we have extra scholarships available! Please apply here.

To Our Supporters, Sponsors and Donors

Special Thanks to City of Austin Cultural and Texas Commission on the Arts for sponsoring our project

C3 Presents, Maudie’s Tex Mex, Leonard D’Almagro, Galaxy Café, Uchi & Uchiko Restaurants, VIA 313, The Tavern, Hoover’s, Birds Barbershop, Esther’s Follies, Shake Shack, Moonshine Bar & Grill, Lucy in Disguise, Magnolia Café, TopGolf, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Ruby’s BBQ, M&E Movie House & Eatery, The Thinkery, CATO, Guero’s, Alamo Draft Cinema and Amy’s Ice Cream.

Also, special thanks to KEYE TV “We Are Austin”, KUTX John Aielli, Eclecticos, iHeart Radio, Heather White PSA Show Inside Austin, ENTERCOM Public Affairs/PSA Radio, KAMX Mix 94.7, KKMJ Majic 95.5, 96.3 R&B and Talk 1370

A Big Thank-You!

We at Leap of Joy want to thank everyone who came out for our Ignite the Night fundraiser as well as to our recital. What a great time we all had! We had a great turnout for Ignite the Night, where we were regaled with comedians and serenaded by Sierra Shante and Bill Oliver and the Otter Space Band. Sunday saw a successful show with both returning and new schools represented. A big shout out must go to Bill Oliver and the Otter Space Band, and Oliver Rajamani for playing for us during the recital! Here are some photo highlights from both nights.

Do a Good Deed, Win ACL VIP Tickets!

As part of Leap of Joy’s end-of-the-year fundraiser, we”re having a raffle with some seriously awesome prizes, including our grand prize–Two VIP wristbands to ACL in October!  Raffle tickets are $5 for one and $20 for five. 100% of the proceeds from the raffle will go to funding a recital for underprivileged, low-income children and their families!  Any extra funds will go to scholarships for our awesome summer camps. Pretty cool, eh?

Click here to purchase. ACL novices and pros alike can appreciate the benefits of ACL wristbands.

You get access to shade, relaxed seating, and premium, air-conditioned restrooms (!!!!) VIPs also have access to private bars, complimentary food, and all sorts of other goodies deprived of the regular festival-goers. As an ACL fanatic, I can tell you from experience how awesome it would be to win these tickets. Not a festival fan? We”re also raffling off a one-night stay at the Fairmont Hotel downtown. The Fairmont is a new luxury hotel connected to the Austin Convention Center.  On top of this fancy overnight stay, you’ll also get 2 tickets to Esther”s Follies, an especially beloved Austin institution, located on Sixth–within walking distance of the hotel.

Some other awesome prizes you could win:

  1. Taste of Austin–featuring local restaurants, including Galaxy Cafe, Terry Black’s BBQ, and Maudie’s!
  2. A $150 HEB gift card–free groceries are always good!
  3. A Relaxation Package–includes Massage and Mani/Pedi prizes!
  4. And many more!

Raffle tickets are available online here, and will also be available for purchase at our Ignite the Night event tomorrow evening, as well as at Care to Dance! Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 22nd at Care to Dance, though there is no need to be present to win!  Once again, all proceeds for these raffle tickets go to funding a recital for underprivileged, low-income students and their families.  We would love for everyone to participate!

Double rainbow not included.

Ignite The Night is Coming Soon!

Ignite The Night is Coming Soon!

In the mood for some live music, stand-up, or a dance show? Looking for something to do on Friday, April 20th? Leap of Joy has just the thing! We are pleased to announce our awesome fundraiser, Ignite the Night- A Benefit for Leap of Joy!

Here are the stats:

    • Friday, Apr 20th from 7:30 pm-10 pm
    • Located at The High Road on Dawson—700 Dawson Rd, 78704   Map it!
    • Price: $25 per person

We are so excited about this event! For every $25 ticket, you get BBQ tacos from Stubbs, one well drink, access to our awesome photo booth donated by Le PhotoBooth, plus games to play, raffles, and most importantly, entertainment all night! We will have Bill Oliver and the Otter Space Band, comedians Adam Weightman, Hope Carew, Allison O”Conor, and Drew Woods, and a special performance from our very own Sierra Shante!

This is truly a special event. All the proceeds will go toward funding our recital, which is free of charge for low income, at risk students and their parents. We provide costumes, transportation, and food for free for these kiddos! Any extra proceeds will go toward funding scholarships for our AWESOME summer camps.

(Interested in our summer camps? Check them out here.)

This is going to be a great night. An evening to spend with friends, share with a date, or enjoy as a family—all for a good cause! Please, come out, have a good time, and support Leap of Joy!

Interested in purchasing a ticket? Click this link to purchase online.

Stay tuned to this blog for further info!

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