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Purpose Performing Arts Foundation
Performing with Purpose!
Purpose Performing Arts foundation is a non-profit organization created to promote creativity, expression and education through the performing arts. Purpose conducts drop in classes and workshops for training and study in the arts that are open available to all! Teachers and Students! It is our goal to promote the arts and arts educators in this area, further creative expression in the performing arts and become an integral part of the cultural life of the Daytona Beach community through Performance.
About Purpose Performing Arts Foundation
Purpose Performing Arts Foundation (PPA) is an Organization founded with the intent of offering and promoting the benefits of Performing Arts education to the community. Purpose wants to benefit everyone with a passion for the arts regardless of physical, mental or financial capabilities through outreach classes, workshops and performances as well as with academics through the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts. Purpose Performing Arts Foundation will encourage and prepare students for continued education at the college level by supporting arts programs that offer college prep programs, tutoring, and homeschooling options for extensive training. PPA hopes to work closely with the Purpose Academy of Fine Arts, a new school for the arts right here in Volusia County, as well as with Universities and Conservatories all over the country. It is our goal to help students achieve scholarships, grants and other incentives to train and study at the college level and beyond.
PPA will not only benefit students of the arts but teachers of the arts as well. It is our goal to create a space that is beneficial, useful and necessary to our community not just to our affiliated organizations. Purpose will provide independent contractor employment opportunities to educators of the arts from all over the country in person or online to instructors that provide technique, choreography, coaching, mentoring and counseling. PPA hopes to be training center that will host and house community talent and artists in residence providing classes and workshops in everything pertaining to performance art, as well as academic education and body wellness education for performers and artists.
The goal of this foundation is to raise money for scholarships and ultimately provide our community with a Performing Arts Center equipped with a theater that is affordable and accessible, and that will serve our community directly.
Purpose Academy of Fine Arts
Building artists with PURPOSE and PASSION!
Purpose Academy of Fine Arts is a unique Private Enrichment Academy for students who have a strong personal interest in the arts and a desire to further pursue higher learning and a profession in the Fine Arts. P.A.F.A students will receive individualized educational curriculums that are centered around the art focus of their choice and will prepare them to develop their skills and talents through an integrated arts and academic program that combine critical thinking and whole person developmental approach to learning.
Purpose Academy of Fine Arts will consist of Primary, Intermediate and Secondary Education in the academics and Arts for select students that wish to excel in the fine arts. Primary students will learn each art focus, and Intermediate and Secondary students may audition for the arts focus of their choice which they will declare as a major and/or minor. We aim to develop the students at P.A.F.A, academically, artistically and socially in an intimate setting with passionate educators dedicated to build independent, responsible, and creative young adults with a life long interest and passion for the arts. We believe that arts education is crucial in the contribution to life, and the well being of our community and our society as a whole.
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Classes and Programs
Drop in with Purpose...
Whether you’re looking for a full-load of classes or you just want to drop-in when it's convenient for you, Purpose Performing Arts Foundation provides a wide variety of options that can seamlessly fit into your schedule. These are just some of the classes offered with Purpose. We gladly welcome more! Take a look at our available courses below.
*Permanent Classes hosted by Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
College Prep classes*
EXPRESSIONS Children's Production Company
CONNECT Adult Contemporary Dance Company
Click below to see the permanent classes offered with Purpose, hosted by Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
Permanent Drop-in Schedule
Hosted by Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy
Ballet- Monday 4:00-5:00 and Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Musical Theater- Monday 6:00-7:00
Jazz- Tuesday 4:00-5:00
Lyrical- Tuesday 6:00-7:00
Acro- Wednesday 6:00-7:00
Hip Hop-Thursday 6:00-7:00
Expressions Company- Saturday 12:00-2:00
Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00 and Thursday 4-5:00
Jazz- Tuesday 5:00-6:00
Acro- Tuesday 6:00-7:00
Musical Theater-Tuesday 7:00-8:00
Conditioning- Wednesday 5:00-6:00
Hip Hop- Wednesday 6:00-7:00
Leaps and Turns- Thursday 5:00-6:00
Contemporary- Thursday 6:00-7:00
Ballet- Monday 6:00-7:00 and Tuesday 7:00-8:00
Pointe: Monday 7:00-7:30
Musical Theater- Monday 5:00-6:00
Jazz- Tuesday 6:00-7:00
Acro- Tuesday 5:00-6:00
Conditioning Wednesday 5:00-6:00
Hip Hop- Wednesday 7:00-8:00
Leaps and Turns- Thursday 5:00-6:00
Contemporary- Thursday 7:00-8:30
Etude- Thursday 6:00-7:00
Expressions- Saturday 12:00-2:00
Ballet- Wednesday 7:00-8:00
Hip Hop- Thursday 7:00-8:00
Connect Company- Saturday 5:00-8:00
Meet Ms. Crystal
The Dreamer. The believer
Our incredible team is truly the heart of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. Take a look below to learn more about the team.
Ms. Crystal Joy
Artistic Director/ President/Founder
Crystal J. Draper, Founder and President of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and began her studies in dance at the young age of two at the Anneliese Von Ottengin School of Ballet (AVO), one of the first European ballet schools formed in the Midwest. She graduated high school as a dance major from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in 1999 and went on to attain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance from Shenandoah University and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. After College, Ms. Crystal moved to Florida and she began Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy (KEDA) in Daytona Beach where she has been teaching and directing for the past 17 years. Ms. Crystal performed professionally and internationally with the Surfscape Contemporary Dance theater from 2015- 2018 as a principle dancer, and she's been the Artistic director and choreographer for the Expressions Company, a children’s production company producing over 50 main stage productions from 2004 to present. Ms. Crystals heart is the community and giving back through her passion in the arts. She has been performing in the community with KEDA for 17 years and would like Purpose to provide even more opportunities to be a part of enriching this area. Ms. Crystal created Purpose Performing Arts Foundation to bring the community together through the arts and provide an environment for all students and teachers to thrive, express their art, and give back to the community.
Associate Director/ Vice President
Associate Instructor/ Director of Advertising
Associate Instructor /Community Events Coordinator
Associate Insructor/ Director of Urban Outreach
Office Manager/ Secretary
Director of Fundraising / Treasurer
Drop In Instructors
Our incredible Drop-In staff is truly the heart of Purpose Performing Arts Foundation. It’s their dedication, passion and talent that keeps students invested in the learning process. We welcome all teachers to spread their knowledge and talent with Purpose.Take a look below to learn more about the team and how you can become a part of it.
Breakdance/ Hip Hop Insructor
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Tuition and Drop in Fees
With Purpose, Students can drop-in any class at any time with no commitment to a program. Each course is offered separately or you can become a member and pick bundles of 1, 3, 5, and unlimited classes, and save.
Bundle and Save
All drop in classes are $20 per class and $25 for special guest teachers. Click below to see membership pricing.
Purpose offers scholarships! We want you to express your purpose, we want to help! Click below for information on how to apply.
Register for drop in class
You must sign up to reserve your spot prior to any drop in class. click the link for more information on how to drop in
Bundle up your Drop-ins with our Membership Pricing!
Purpose Performing Arts Foundation is proud to work in conjunction with Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy! If you want more than a drop in check out membership pricing with KEDA!
Come Work with Us
Teach with Purpose
Join the team and teach with Purpose! Drop in when its convenient for you!
Purpose Community Partnerships
Building WITH our Community
- Sat, Dec 193100 S Ridgewood Ave
- Mon, Sep 073100 S Ridgewood AveSep 07, 2020, 12:00 PM3100 S Ridgewood Ave, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USAAfter a long break we are kicking off this new dance season celebrating our PURPOSE! Join us for a family picnic , an outdoor dance benefit showcase, a corn hole tournament and more as we introduce Purpose Performing Arts Foundation!