Leap of Joy


Empowering Kids Through Dance

LOJ offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to at-risk youth in under served schools in Austin, TX.

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Anytime from January 1st – March 31st, mention the “Give Local” fundraiser when you order and “LEAP OF JOY” as your favorite nonprofit!!  A percentage of sales will benefit our mission of bringing dance and theater to all!

Recent Blog Posts

ACL 2019: That’s a Wrap!

ACL 2019: That’s a Wrap!

Two weekends. Six days. Hundreds of kids. ACL 2019 is over; we're all exhausted but happy. For the second year in a row, Leap of Joy was invited to be a part of ACL Cares, which is Austin City Limits' give-back program. It highlights select non-profits, allowing them...

Halloween Fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese’s!

Halloween Fundraiser at Chuck E. Cheese’s!

Hello everyone! ACL Weekend Two starts tomorrow! We had a great time last week and are ready and rearin' to get back there tomorrow. If you're going to ACL this weekend, make sure to come and say hello! We'll be there all three days, hanging out at our booth, located...

It’s Official: See You at ACL 2019!

It’s Official: See You at ACL 2019!

Leap of Joy is Going Back to ACL! We have a lot of great things happening here at Leap of Joy this fall. From fundraisers at Shake Shack and Chuck E. Cheese to new classes and all sorts of events and happenings, it's quickly turning out to be a busy season! One of the...


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!!!!!!



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


Leap of Joy Sponsors

Andy Roddick Foundation

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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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