Laity Educational Arts Program

A Perfect After-School Program for Schools or communities looking to enrich the lives of students.

LEAP® (Laity Educational Arts Program) is a comprehensive and fun program designed to provide a thorough study in the areas of Acting, Art, Animation, Dance*, and Music. Classes are aligned directly to National Core Arts Standards for grades K-8. 

 

If LEAP® is not in your school and you want it, request it! Class sizes range from 5 minimum to 15/20 - student maximum cap per class. Individual schools and/or administrators should call to discuss possible funding options for their students. ​ Schools engaging LEAP® are doing so because the individual monthly cost to parents is cost-prohibitive and the population being served has no other means to experience the visual and performing arts at this level without the school providing the funding for student participation.


Fees

LEAP® can service up to 100 - 120 students a week (per school) in a public or private educational setting after school on a school campus, activity center, and now online.  More students can be served with additional staff if we have a designated room/space to teach.
 

  • The cost is $185,000 per year (per school), depending on the classes taught and the number of students served. Fees also cover all material associated with each course selected and nutrition.

  • There must be a minimum enrollment of 75 -100 students per school.

  • Programs run 9.5 months out of the year and 3 hours after school.

  • All service contracts are paid in advance.

Purpose

To help increase the overall awareness of the visual and performing arts in schools and the tremendous role they play, Laity has developed LEAP®.  LEAP® is an after-school arts program designed to help augment and support the teaching of the arts during the traditional school day with a comprehensive content-based arts program. To reach this goal, LIA focuses on three key areas:

  • Skills – what the student learns from the instructor

  • Confidence - how the student executes what he/she has learned

  • Motivation – what the student is willing to learn next

LEAP Mission

LIA’s mission is to stimulate students' intellectual and artistic minds in dance, music, drama, and art through LEAP®. To achieve this mission, specific components have been put in place, along with the appropriate subject matter, rigor, meaningful content, goals of completion, and measurable objectives. Ongoing assessments are also implemented to accurately measure the skills learned.

Standards

LIA has used the National Core Arts Standards in Art, Media Arts, Dance*, Drama, and Music to maximize students’ experience. 

NOTE:  Art, Animation, Dance, and Drama are taught two-three times a week on different days for up to 3 hours after school. Music lessons are taught privately. If group music lessons are desired, we can create a class for you; inquire. If more than two times a week is required, the service budget will be amended to reflect that need.

* The Dance program requires a stage or a dedicated room or space. The multi-tiered program is designed to build a viable dance program at your school or location. A 2-year minimum commitment is suggested.

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