Girls After School Leadership and Dance Academy
(Operating under Atlanta S.E.E.Ds Inc.® – Self-Esteem Empowerment and Education through Dance)
Only 30 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.
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.
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?
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) – Break and snack for students
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Performing Arts Segments
Life-Skills/Leadership Development Lessons (Age appropriate): - not exhaustive
Performing Arts Lessons
|Monday||4:30 – 5:30 PM||Modern 2||Theater||Mandatory|
|Monday||4:30 – 5:30 PM||Beginner Guitar||Raqs||Optional|
|Monday||4:30 – 5:30 PM||Flamenco Beginner||Shukuma||Optional|
|Monday||5:30 – 6:30 PM||Modern 1||Theater||Mandatory|
|Monday||5:30 – 6:30 PM||Advanced Ballet & Pointe||Shukuma||Optional|
|Monday||6:45 – 7:45 PM||Music & Vocals||Theater||Optional|
|Tuesday||4:30 – 5:30 PM||Baby Ballet & Tap Combo||Shukuma||Optional|
|Tuesday||5:00 – 6:30 PM||Intermediate Ballet & Pre-Pointe||Theater||Mandatory|
|Tuesday||5:30 - 6:30 PM||Intermediate Tap||Theater||Mandatory|
|Wednesday||4:30 – 6:00 PM||Cultural Dance/Props||Shukuma||Mandatory|
|Thursday||4:30 – 5:30 PM||Choreography Projects||Theater||Mandatory|
|Thursday||5:30 – 6:30 PM||Teen/Adult Contemporary Dance||Theater||Mandatory|
|Thursday||6:30 – 7:30 PM||Teen/Adult Hip-Hop & Tap||Theater||Mandatory|
|Friday||4:00 – 4:45 PM||Dumbek Drumming 1||Raqs||Optional|
|Friday||4:45 – 5:30 PM||Dumbek Drumming 2||Raqs||Optional|
|Friday||5:30 - 6:30 PM||Flamenco Advanced||Shukuma||Optional|
|Saturday||9:00 - 10:00 AM||African Dance with Djolikelen||Theater||Optional|
|Saturday||10:00 – 11:00 AM||Jazz||Theater||Mandatory|
|Saturday||11:00 - 12:00 PM||Contemporary||Theater||Mandatory|
|Saturday||12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||Hip-Hop||Theater||Optional|
|Saturday||1:00 – 2:00 PM||Tap||Theater||Optional|