Leap of Joy offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to underprivileged children, ages 4 to 14, in underserved schools in Austin, Tx. We teach all styles of dance including modern, tap, and ballet, creative movement, hip hop, performance and theatre arts.
Our teachers enrich the lives of children by not only providing mentorship and academic excellence but fight obesity with proper nutrition by emphasizing the importance of physical activity by teaching dance, creative movement and performing arts at no charge to their families.
Our goal is to give our children a sense of their own value and assist them academically with homework help. In order to combat child obesity, we also provide healthy seasonal fruit and vegetable snacks. Children are kept active through dance movement games and fitness through stretching and cardio warm-ups. They are taught a knowledge of dance vocabulary tailored appropriately to their ages and skill levels. They work cooperatively participating in the creation of performance pieces.
The main objective of our organization is to create a positive and safe environment where kids can take a Leap of Joy class and gain Self-Esteem, Self Respect, a Spirit of Cooperation, Body Consciousness & Self Acceptance no matter size and shape.