PROGRAMS

 

The Lab Performing Arts Initiative benefits the community by focusing on young people who are under-represented in the dance world due to affordability, availability, or lack of exposure through two arts programs; a scholarship talent based program and a community outreach program. 

LPAI's talent based program provides young people who have the talent, potential, and desire to pursue a professional career in dance with high quality dance training in Houston and throughout the United States.  LPAI's community outreach program exposes children to the arts by providing various performance and training opportunities for those who have little to no experience or exposure to the performing arts.

BLACK SWAN PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

The BLACK SWAN PROJECT is an independent study, talent-based scholarship program.  It provides underserved and under-represented young dancers who have the talent, potential, and desire to pursue a professional career in ballet with the financial support to receive high quality dance training in the Houston Metropolitan area.  Scholarship recipients are given a nine month rigorous and focus-driven professional dance curriculum that provides exceptional training at various dance training facilities throughout the city of Houston.  Students in this program will also be mentored by a Houston area dance professional and gain valuable performance experience by competing and performing at local community events.

Scholarship Qualifications:

12-18 years old

Must have classical ballet training

Must reside in the Houston Metro area

Must complete a ‘Black Swan Project” Application

SPONSOR a BLACK SWAN

 

SPREAD MY WINGS

Dance Intensive Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

LPAI’s Spread My Wings Dance Intensive Scholarship is awarded to young dancers who have the talent, potential, and desire to study ballet throughout the country.  Financial support is given to the recipient to further his/her ballet training at dance intensives of his/her choice outside of the Houston area.

Scholarship Qualifications:

8-18 years old

Must have classical ballet training

Must reside in the Houston Metro area

Must have been a cast member of Houston’s Urban Nutcracker; Summer Intensive or  a LPAI Workshop

Must complete a ‘Dance Intensive Scholarship” Application

Must have received acceptance to a classical ballet intensive program outside of the Houston Metropolitan area.

SPONSOR SPREAD MY WINGS

 

BUILD A BUDDING BALLERINA

 

 

 

 

 

The BUILD A BUDDING BALLERINA program is an, independent study, talent-based, scholarship program.  It provides underserved and under-represented young dancers who have the talent, potential, and desire to study dance, with the financial support to receive high quality dance training in the Houston Metropolitan area. Scholarship recipients are given a focus-driven dance curriculum that provides exceptional training in various genres at selected dance training facilities throughout the city of Houston.  Students in this program will also gain valuable performance experience and private coaching and intensive audition assistance.  Sponsors may donate to a specific dancer and follow and support their dance journey.

Scholarship Qualifications:

8-11 years old

Must have prior classical ballet training

Must reside in the Houston Metro area

Must complete a ‘Budding Ballerina” Application

SPONSOR A BUDDING BALLERINA

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Houston's Urban Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

Houston’s Urban Nutcracker (HUN) is an innovative community outreach theatrical production that serves as LPAI’s biggest annual fundraiser.  HUN provides the opportunity for over 100 performing artists (ages 5 years and up) from the Houston area to train, rehearse, and perform in a professional theatrical production. 

 

HUN’s Purpose

 

  • To introduce an entertaining and family friendly Nutcracker with a multi-cultural twist to the city of Houston.

  • To provide the opportunity for economically disadvantaged and multi-cultural youth to participate in a city-wide theatrical production.

  • To expose ethnically diverse professional and pre-professional dancers and musicians to the city of Houston who are not usually afforded the opportunity to perform on such a large platform.

  • To educate and introduce the performing arts to disadvantaged youth.

  • To collaborate and showcase with other local artists, ethnic dance groups, and companies.

  • To give back to the community by offering fine arts scholarships to underserved youth who wish to study the performing and fine arts.

Qualifications:

Ages 5-up

Must attend annual city-wide audition

SPONSOR HOUSTON’S URBAN NUTCRACKER

 

Lab Performing Arts Initiative
 a 501c (3) arts organization

 

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