Leah Prunty Dance Arts

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 1042 N. Almond Ct. Long Beach CA 90813 USA

Mission: Our mission is to place full and engaging performing arts programs into middle schools and high schools throughout Los Angeles County and beyond that have had their arts funding cut. Our program is meant to be an artistic outlet that works hand-in-hand with each host-school. Each style of dance taught in our curriculum corresponds to an academic subject. For instance, Ballet corresponds with geometry, Hip-Hop with human biology and more. We help students learn retention skills for their regular academic classes and better their test preparation to enhance their GPA. Thereby enhancing their capability to be accepted to great higher education institutions, and pursue professional arts careers.
Results: We have made wonderful partnerships with local businesses in our efforts to provide costumes, supplies, performance and field trip travel, as well as expand our visibility in the community.
Target demographics: Low and mid-income youth throughout Los Angeles County between 12-18 years old.
Programs: LPDA After School Performing Arts Program LPDA Healthy Habits Program

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Rating: 5 stars  

The passion of dance has been ingrained in the founder; Leah Prunty, for more than 15 years. Through all her training and dedication to dance, she felt that she had to give back to the world; which is the reason for her creating Leah Prunty Dance Arts. Through this program, the organization has been about to provide students with knowledge, a passion to better themselves and the wherewithal to know that they can do anything that they set their minds to.

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Seeing students at Stephens Middle School renewed with a passion to better themselves through the program provided by Leah Prunty Dance Arts.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Leah Prunty Dance Arts program is a wonderful non-profit organization. It is well designed and well staffed to accomplish the purpose of reaching our youth through the schools. The Artistic Director is very well trained in the many disciplines of dance and is academically qualified to bring a well-rounded experience to the young people!

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I have personally experienced the results of the creative instruction of the Artistic Director through the dance pieces put on at my church.

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Changes I would make would be to add more support staff to help with the community volunterism when it is time for their exhibitions.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am pleasee my son is part of the LPDA. This program has given him confidence and a respect for the art of dance. This program teaches him more than just dance.

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My son has more confidence.

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not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter's middle school no longer has the arts programs and classes that it once had several years ago when my older child was a student there. She loves singing and dancing and these opportunites were no longer offered at school.
I was so happy to learn of LPDA. Having the LPDA program at school is a great thing, words cannot express my joy that my daughter has this opportunity.
The program teaches more than dance, which makes them better students and builds character. I love LPDA.

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I have seen what the students are learning and I experience the excitement my daughter has and how happy she is to be part of the program.

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Help the grow so they can help more kids

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Rating: 5 stars  

I know the founder personally, and she's dedicated to the kids of Long Beach. Her professionalism can only be matched by her care of building self esteem in all those this organization touches. Great Job Leah... Keep going...

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I was touched by this organization personally.

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I would help the organization find some sponsors...

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Rating: 5 stars  

Leah has devoted her life and time to the non-profit organization to help children. I had the privilege to be in class with her. We did a project in our Marketing class to promote the organization. She was an inspiration in class. We told the class how we were going to help the children that were unable to have economic security. We wanted to make a difference in the community. Children need financial and emotional support to make positive changes in their lives. We want the children to succeed and go to college. The drop out rate is extremely high and Leah is trying to make a difference. She has a family, but she is willing to put in the time and effort to help the community.

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I read the article every month. Leah works very hard.

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I would give money to help the organization.

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