OKLAHOMA PERFORMING ARTS

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 1807 North Ironwood Ave. Broken Arrow OK 74012 USA

Mission: developing and empowering character through classical arts training, community service programs and presentations.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My 4-year daughter has been taking dance from OPA for about 6 months. She has learned more than I could have imagined during that time. During a recent gymnastics class at another location, her instructor commented on Avery's poise and talent- and said it must come from her ballet instruction! The children are challenged to do more than expected and they DO! During the holidays, the students performed at various nursing homes in the area. It was so much fun to see the JOY on the faces of the residents watching the children perform. The children interact with the residents following the nursing homes and its mutually beneficial!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the skills- both dance and social- of my child as well as through watching the joy their performances bring to others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching my child improve and grow.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, dedicated and very professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do GREAT GREAT things for others! Not to mention the growth they could experience themselves.

Ways to make it better...

i had been more knowledgeable of dance ahead of time and been more prepared for what to expect from me, as a parent of a student.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

We deal with OPA on a daily basis because they use our facilities for their studio. OPA students are professional, dedicated, polite and committed to the arts. I love watching their practices when I can and seeing their performances. Laura is an instructor with high expectations who achieves what she wants from her students through positive feedback, patience and perseverance. Suzanne Shepherd

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Interacting with the students of OPA on a daily basis.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I volunteered for Laura Tyson for about 4 months. She was an amazing person to work for. She always had the kids busy and working on something. Anytime i had to ask her a question about filing papers she somehow managed to take time out of teaching her students to make time for me. She was always polite and courteous. My younger brother and sister are currently enrolled in Oklahoma Performing arts and they both love it. Laura Tyson is an amazingly gifted instructor.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendly staff and the outgoing attitudes of Laura.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and courteous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge difference in not only Oklahoma, but also I believe this organization would go nationwide

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My daughter has been a part of OPA for 3 years, my son for 2 years. We love everything about the program!! We especially love the community outreach, the staff, and the other kids. They keep kids so busy that they do NOT have time to get into trouble. I could not imagine our lives otherwise. The director, is phenomenal!! I have no idea how she gets it all done. They are way more than just a dance, voice, and acting company. They are a family!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my children develop and grow. My son is no longer timid and quiet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The way that all the volunteers can pull off a full ballet. Costumes, sets, props, makeup, hair. And it looks very professional.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly, like a family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have it's own building. With it's own building I think they could reach out to more kids. People are a little hesitant to take their kids to a dance studio in a church. WoW, it would be amazing to see.

Ways to make it better...

She had enough money to hire a full or part time assistant. Ms. Laura the director, choreographs most of the dances, designs costumes, picks music, organizes music, contacts all the parents, teaches 6 days a week, writes grants, does taxes, and more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The building.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The community service provided by this group is greater than any other arts organization I have ever seen. Their desire to expose people to the arts and gain support for the arts is evident by all the workshops and programs they offer throughout the state. Their program is wonderful and I am amazed at the way they develop the individual talents of each student. Observers are constantly amazed at how talented the students are.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The dedication of the staff and the students.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do such great work for even more children in this area who are interested in the arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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