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From Everyone at Leap of Joy, Here's Wishing You A...

2020 is here! Another year gone, another decade...the time goes by so quickly! We would like to wish every one of you a Happy New Year and many joys to come in this brand new year.
This year, we're doing away with fickle New Years resolutions and sticking to something we know we can keep: we're giving back in 2020. Check out our most recent blog post, 5 Ways to Give Back in 2020, and join us as we try and make the world a nicer place to live!
Our first session of class was on Saturday, Jan 18th. We had some wonderful kids attend in the past couple weeks, but we would LOVE to see more beautiful faces! We have two class options:

-Leap of Joy Minis:
2-5yr, from 9-9:50 a.m. (First Class Feb 1st!)
-All City Dance Class: 6-13yr, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Price: $18 per class, or $250 for all 14 weeks. Scholarships available! Register here 

There will be performance opportunities for the dancers around town, plus an opportunity to perform during our annual May recital, Care to Dance! This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to dance.
Register Now!

It's Finally Here!

Leap of Joy + Home Slice

Leap of Joy is pairing with Home Slice Pizza for a three-month-long fundraiser!

Starting on January 1st, visit either Home Slice location (
South Congress or North Loop) and perform the specified task--and Home Slice will donate a portion of your sales to Leap of Joy!

How it Works:
Each month has a theme. Perform the specified actions for the month and Home Slice will donate 10% of your food bill to Leap of Joy.


January: Jazzersize! Burn calories AND donate to a good cause! Perform any sort of athletic feat--jumping jacks, running, or even your best Flashdance moves to qualify for donation!

Febuary: Dessert First! They always say life's better when you have dessert first; order dessert as an appetizer in February to qualify for donation! (Single cookies not included. Poor things.)

March: Bust a Move! Challenge your friends to a quick dance-off to qualify for donation!

ACC Dance Practicum

We're pairing up with ACC for a new (PAID!) internship program! We're offering students from ACC a chance to be an assistant dance teacher with us. It'll involve learning lesson planning, working with kids, classroom management--all for college credit!

If you know an ACC student who might be interested, you can apply here.

New Workshop!

Once a month, join us at Leap of Joy for a new workshop series, Just For Us Girls! We aim to empower girls through the medium of dance and movement. Each month we will offer a different workshop!
 
Join us for the first on on Saturday, February 15th, from 1-3 p.m.

February's theme is The Power of Love, with our very own Monica Aguilar!

Director's Note

Now that the holidays are well past and 2020 is speeding right along, I want  thank you to all who have given so generously to our Caps & Mittens program. We delivered 275 gift bags to our Leap of Joy kids who were really excited with the caps, mittens, scarves, toys and trinkets, and our Leap of Joy rubber bracelets and chap stick. We had a few bags left over that we donated to the Angel Tree at The High Road so nothing was wasted. We could not be more appreciative. Our program just keeps growing and blossoming more than I might have imagined .

We are moving ahead with more students and more classes than ever before. We are lucky to have a cadre of wonderful teachers and supporters who make this program what it has become. We are thrilled by our new collaboration with ACC providing interns to do on the job training.

We have a lot of wonderful things coming up. We have just begun our Saturday classes for kids and have several things on the drawing board, including a dance class for toddlers, dance troop developing for performance, Just For Us Girls Female Empowerment Through Dance & Movement led by outstanding teachers from the community who will address a chosen topic. Delighted  to have our own Monica Aguilar leading it off with the Valentine’s perfect topic The Power of Love on Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 at Headwaters Studio, 804 Rio Grande.

Spring is coming and Leap of Joy is blossoming. Thanks for all of you who have supported us.
Everyone deserves a chance to dance!
Once more, we'd like to thank the following people for donating to our Caps & Mittens campaign in December. You all rock!
 
Shirlene & David Justice
Kathy Dunn Hamrick
Maridean Murphy Hammers
Michele Zurovec
Marcia Bruscato Poss
Nancy Coplin
Annie Harding
Barbara Brown
Maria Lambresas
Marguarette Pousson
Madeleine Bond
Robert Richardson
Joan Lazarus
Mark Kobdish
Roxanne Gage
Kelley Lunch
Christy Olezeski
Conner Hoovestol
Mysti Pride
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