Leaps and No Bounds

 

Founded in 1995, the Leaps and No Bounds program focuses on using kinesthetic learning as a means of reinforcing the skills necessary for success on state curriculum standards.

Impacting almost 500 children in three low socio-economic elementary schools within the Austin area, this program uses weekly movement lessons as a method of reinforcing core classroom curricula and essential skills in language arts, math, science, and social studies for each grade level from pre-K through fifth.

Since its inception almost two decades ago, the program has been cited repeatedly by teachers and administrators as a key component in their strategies to effectively educate their students. The kinesthetic nature of the curriculum effectively reaches students who are challenged in a traditional classroom setting, including students with language barriers and/or learning disabilities.

Leaps and No Bounds currently serves Maplewood, Wooten, and Oak Springs Elementary Schools.

 

Ballet Austin's Leaps and No Bounds micro-site

See photos and video excerpts from a Leaps and No Bounds movement lesson, and learn more about the program's curriculum. Launch interactive micro-site.

 

 

Sponsors:

Texas Commission on the Arts

The Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation

This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

 

For more information about getting Leaps & No Bounds at your school, or for underwriting or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Martin at michelle.martin@balletaustin.org or 512.476.9151 ext. 130.

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