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Fundraiser

Our primary source of income was through our school contracts.  With the schools’ closure we face a very uncertain financial future.  We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our dedicated teachers.  Your gift will help provide immediate financial support so they can continue to share their creative gifts with students here in Austin, TX and beyond.
We at Leap of Joy know all too well the toll this pandemic is having on our community. Like so many others, we’ve transitioned from going out and visiting schools to existing entirely online. We ask that you please consider donating to our cause this May 5th, so that we can continue our work with at-risk youth!

Recent Blog Posts

All-City Dance Class with Leap of Joy

All-City Dance Class with Leap of Joy

Have you heard? Leap of Joy now has Saturday classes, open to all! Come join us as we share our love of dance with students from around the city! Open to dancers of any level ages 6-13 yrs, this class is a mix of styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern. It's a...

This Saturday: Baby Ballerinas with Leap of Joy!

This Saturday: Baby Ballerinas with Leap of Joy!

We're pleased to announce an addition to our new Saturday Classes! Come join us from 9:00-9:50 a.m. at the Headwaters Studio at 804 Rio Grande St for our new class, Baby Ballerinas! For kiddos ages 2-5, this class features both ballet and tap technique along with...

5 Ways to Give Back in 2020

5 Ways to Give Back in 2020

It’s the beginning of a new year and the start of a new decade. 2020! Where has the time gone? I feel like we just celebrated 2010. So many of us try to make a fresh start as the old year finishes and the new one begins. A new decade is an even cleaner start to better...

Testimonials

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

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

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 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

My girls are my permanent foster children that without this program would be still struggling with ways to effectively express themselves and gain self-esteem that had been lost due to extreme post-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

Leap of Joy Sponsors

Andy Roddick Foundation

Connect with Us

Our organization Leap of Joy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit since 2010 offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to at-risk youth in underserved schools in Austin, TX.  Since 2010, our program has been funded through grants from AISD, City of Austin, Texas Commission on The Arts, Target, A Glimmer of Hope, fundraising and private donations.  Leap of Joy is moving to give at-risk youth empowerment and self-acceptance through dance and performance arts. 

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Austin, Texas, United States

Call Us: (512) 507-3310

email: info@leapofjoy.org

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