Global Academy of Performing Arts (G.A.P.A)

Supporting Performing Arts in Greater Atlanta

 

2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 309 Roswell GA 30076

Home of Atlanta Seeds, Inc. Federal 501(c)3 EIN: 38-394-2855

Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc.®

Girls Mentoring

Girls Mentoring

Girls After School Leadership and Dance Academy

(Operating under Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc.® – Self-Esteem Empowerment and Education through Dance)

Only 45 girls are accepted in this program on a rolling year basis (it does not end or conclude at the end of each school year). Once accepted she is part of the program until she has achieved all her goals. Girls can be wait listed. The program continues as an option during our summer camp season.

Our Philosophy

We present to girls, the finest instruction in Performing Arts along with programming that promotes self-discovery and self-actualization. We provide mentorship at a very high level and prepare girls for independence.

The Mission

Mentor young women in order to create healthy and strong individuals who are socially and fiscally responsible to themselves and their community. This is accomplished through the vehicle of performing arts classes, talking circles, journal writing and presentations.

Goals For each girl:

To find her own voice and be able to listen to it.

To have better self-esteem and confidence.

To be able to plan and achieve goals, generate choices, create options, resources and support.

To be ready to face financial independence.

To have respect, appreciation and be able to care for her own body.

To respect, appreciate and be able to care for others in the community. 

To respect and appreciate diversity and culture.

Why is the program special?

  • 1 Girls are collected from their respective schools Monday-Friday.
  • 2 All girls receive daily one-on-one attention from the ExecutiveDirector.
  • 3 All girls are taught the rigor and discipline in performing arts (choices will include singing, acting, dancing, modeling, music).
  • 4 Life-skills and Leadership Development will be a daily curriculum item.
  • 5 The girls will receive world-class performance and leadership opportunities that will help in assisting them with college readiness and scholarship opportunities.
  • 6 Fulton County teacher workdays are included in the price as camp days for the full-time core students.

Eligibility

  • Girls 3rd to 10th grade are eligible
  • 15 girls accepted from surrounding elementary schools
  • 15 girls accepted from surrounding middle schools
  • 15 girls accepted from Centennial High School

Pre-requisites

  • A/B student
  • Self-directed and disciplined learner
  • Have to be enrolled in a min of 6 performing arts classes per week.

What does a typical day look like?

2:20 PM – Elementary school pick-up

2:45 PM – 4:00pm - Snack/Homework/Life-skills/Leadership Segments

4:00 PM – (Middle School pick-up) – Classes start for elementary school girls

4:00 PM – 6:30/8pm PM – Performing arts segments

Life-Skills/Leadership Development Lessons (Age appropriate): - not exhaustive

  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Finances (credit cards, budgets)
  • How to use tools
  • First Aid
  • Doing Laundry
  • Car Maintenance and Safety
  • How to study
  • How to speak in public
  • How to make conversation
  • How to handle conflict
  • Self-Reflection
  • Personality/Interpersonal Strengths

Performing Arts Lessons

  • Ballet/Pointe/Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Cultural Dance
  • Hip-Hop/Tap
  • Acting
  • Voice and Musicality
  • Piano
  • Drumming
  • Modeling
  • Flamenco
  • African
DayBlock 1 - 3pm to 3:30pmBlock 2 - 3:30pm to 4:00pmBlock 3 - 4:00pm to 5:00pmBlock 4 - 5:00pm to 6:00pmBlock 5 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
MondaySnack & HomeworkHomeworkBallet & Tap Fairies, Cultural Dance 1, GuitarModern 1, Advanced Ballet & Pointe, GuitarMiddle and High School Aerial & Silks, Vocal Training
TuesdaySnack & HomeworkLittle flamenco divas, HomeworkFlamenco 1, SewingJazz 1, Flamenco 1(b), Sewing, Counseling with Ms LiezelTeen Flamenco, African (1st and 3rd week)
WednesdaySnack & HomeworkHomework, Counseling with Ms LiezelCommunity Service & Talking Circle, Acting & Musical TheaterCommunity Service & Talking Circle, Acting & Musical TheaterCultural Dance 2
ThursdaySnack & HomeworkHomework, Counseling with Ms LiezelBallet 1(a), DrummingBallet 1 (b), Community Service, DrummingAdvanced Contemporary, Advanced Hip-Hop
FridaySnackProject rehearsal, Counseling Ms LiezelAerial & SilksModern 2Counseling with Ms Liezel
SaturdayAcrobatics(10am)Contemporary 1 (11am)Hip-Hop 1(12pm),Jazz 2 (12pm)Tap 1 & 2 (1pm)