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.

Our Covid Adaptation to the Program


  • 1 At 50% capacity we give 20 girls the opportunity to get one-on-one quality attention.
  • 2 Girls complete virtual schooling at our adapted studio with qualified academic coaches and tutors Monday-Friday.
  • 3 All girls will be taught the rigor and discipline in performing arts.
  • 4 Life-skills and Leadership Development will be a daily curriculum item.
  • 5 The girls will receive world-class virtual performance and leadership opportunities that will help in assisting them with college readiness and scholarship opportunities.
  • 6 Girls will have an opportunity to audition for dance companies and high profiled performances.

Eligibility

  • Girls Pre-K to 10th grade are eligible
  • 20 girls accepted from surrounding elementary, middle and high schools

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?

Elementary School:
Block A:
8:00am to 8:15am (Arrive at the studio and get set up at designated seating area)
8:30am to 11:15am (Daily Math and ELA) - with in person academic oversight
11:15am to 1:00pm (Lunch, Rest or Connect with a tutor or academic coach to discuss any needs or homework)
Block B:
1:00pm to 2:00pm (Social Studies/Science rotated) - with in person academic oversight
2:00pm to 2:30pm (Connect with a tutor or academic coach to discuss any needs and homework)
Block C:
3:00pm to 3:45pm (Chosen Dance Class or go home or do homework)
4:00pm to 4:45pm (Chosen Dance Class or go home or do homework)
5:00pm to 6:30p (Chosen Dance Class or go home or do homework)
OR
Anytime between 3pm and 6pm (Connect with Ms. Liezel for Life Coaching/emotional support for 30 mins)
Middle and High School:
Period 1-2:
8:00am to 8:15am (Arrive at the studio and get set up at designated seating area)
8:30am to 11:00am (Self-directed or supported school time)
11:00am to 12:00pm (Connect with a tutor or academic coach to discuss any needs or homework)
Period 3-5:
12:00pm to 4:00pm (Self-directed or supported school time)
4:00pm to 5:00pm (Connect with a tutor or academic coach to discuss any needs or homework)
Block C:
5:00pm to 6:30pm (Chosen Dance Class or Homework)
OR
Anytime between 3pm and 8pm (Connect with Ms. Liezel for Life Coaching/emotional support for 30 mins)

***We can accomodate exceptions for kids who have to start earlier

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

  • Sewing and Knitting
  • Life Skills
  • 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
  • World Dance
  • Hip-Hop
  • Acting
  • Voice and Musicality
  • Piano
  • Tap
Day3pm to 3:45pm4:00pm to 4:45pm4:00pm to 4:45pm5:00pm to 6:30pm5:00pm to 6:30pm
MondayPre-K to 2nd Grade ImprovM.S and H.S Life CoachingMusical TheaterVocals & Stage CoachingOpen
TuesdayItty Ballet/Tap ComboFundamentals of BalletOpenBallet VariationsBoys Hip-Hop
WednesdayPre-K to 2nd Grade Rhythm & Flow DanceBeginner World DanceKOS IrishAdvanced World DanceKOS Irish
ThursdayPre-K to 2nd Grade Props, Dance & GamesElementary School Life CoachingOpenAdvanced Hip-Hop & ContemporaryOpen
FridayPre-K to 2nd Grade Ballet/Tap ComboSassy JazzOpenLyrical & ContemporaryAdvanced Jazz
SaturdayAcrobatics(10am)Flexco Junior Prep Class (11am)Flexco Junior Rehearsal (12pm)Open/Intermediate Tap (2pm)Open