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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.

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Purpose Academy of Fine Arts

Building artists with PURPOSE and PASSION!

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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




Contemporary Dance*

Musical Theater*


Film Acting

Modern Dance*

Hip Hop*

Body Conditioning*


Vocal Music

Pre-school classes*

Stage Acting

College Prep classes*

Acro Dance*



Break Dancing

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

Level 1


Ballet- Monday 4:00-5:00 and Wednesday 4:00-5:00

Tap-Monday 5:00-6:00

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

Level 2


Ballet- Monday 5:00-6:00 and Thursday 4-5:00

Tap-Monday 6:00-7:00

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

Level 3

Intermediate/ Advanced

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

Tap-Monday 7:30-8:30

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



Jazz- Monday7:30-8:30

Tap-Tuesday 7:00-8:00

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. 


 Purpose Team

Permanent Staff


Sarah Kinney

Associate Director/ Vice President


Kiara Swint

Associate Instructor/ Director of Advertising


Kimberly Sheerin

Associate Instructor /Community Events Coordinator


Cal Johnson

Associate Insructor/ Director of Urban Outreach


Bianca Cotto

Office Manager/ Secretary


Jennifer Mizner

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

Carlos Batista





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.

Financial Help

Purpose offers scholarships! We want you to express your purpose, we want to help! Click below for information on how to apply.

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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


KEDA Membership

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!

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Purpose Community Partnerships

Building WITH our Community


One Church Port Orange

Pastor Nick Griffin

In essentials, unity; In non-essentials, Liberty, in all things Charity

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Purpose Academy of Fine Arts

Crystal Draper/ Tammy Kemp

Building artists with PURPOSE and PASSION!


Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy

Crystal Draper

Delivering the dance, Developing the dancer!


Upcoming Events

  • Holiday Soiree White Party
    Sat, Dec 19
    3100 S Ridgewood Ave
    Dec 19, 2020, 7:00 PM
    3100 S Ridgewood Ave, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
    Join us for our Holiday Soiree WHITE PARTY, with entertainment set to your favorite holiday music And help us raise money for Toys for Tots and the Purpose Foundation Scholarship Fund!
  • Picnic with Purpose
    Mon, Sep 07
    3100 S Ridgewood Ave
    Sep 07, 2020, 12:00 PM
    3100 S Ridgewood Ave, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, FL 32119, USA
    After 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!
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