With an everlasting focus on the youth and their development, LOYAC have proved themselves as a pivotal institution in Kuwait. In their latest efforts to further empower the youth, LOYAC have introduced LAPA – LOYAC Academy of Performing Arts. By focusing on the talents of their youth, they’re giving them the chance to develop their potential and appreciation toward life. LOYAC’s mission has always been to empower the youth and to provide them with the opportunities they need to grow and evolve as enlightened and self-aware individuals. Back in 2010, LOYAC was humbly awarded the Best Practice certification by the UN Habitat and Dubai Municipality and continues to live up to that respectable merit. Through community service and an emphasis on the service industry, LOYAC have helped shape more empathetic and humane citizens.
The LOYAC Academy of Performing Arts – LAPA – is the first academy of its kind. Catering to all aspects of the performing arts, LAPA provides its students with classes, intensive workshops, and performances. Believing that the performances strengthen talent and also create highly effective performing artists, they host major events and annual theatrical productions. Like LOYAC, LAPA wishes to empower the youth through the development of skills and to help cultivate their passion through theater, dance, and music. Through their performing arts offerings, LAPA believes that the youth are able to develop their communication skills and thus express themselves in a more positive manner. By providing them with such tools, they’re helping enrich their imagination, creativity, as well as nurturing empathy.
From yoga to theater – LAPA has got your interests covered. With class offerings for both children and adults, anyone can be a student and learn something new. Through their music program you can ride the crescendo and let the notes be your guide. With lessons in all instruments from the oriental oud to the jazzy saxophone – learn to succumb to the music and enjoy the journey. Their dance program is just as extensive and lets you express yourself with movement. Enroll in introductory or intermediate level classes and cut some lines, be on pointe, or let the music move through you with hip hop, ballet, or contemporary. Did we mention there are Bollywood dance classes as well? Enter – stage right – and learn the art of performing for the stage with their theater program. Left with a plethora of choice, take your pick and enroll yourself to enrich and sharpen your talent. Watch it all come together on the stage as you perform your chosen art to family and friends.
When LAPA put on their amazing performance of “Min Hawa Al Andalus” last month, it all came together for us. Taking us on a journey through the ancient lands of Old Cordoba in the late tenth-century AD, this theatrical performance was absolutely riveting. Recalling the tales of political and dramatic events of those times, “Min Hawa Al Andalus” was truly an artistic breeze of talent and theatrical poise. Be sure not to miss out on their upcoming weekly musical night, “Suwalif Awtar” in collaboration with renowned composer Nawaf Al Gheraibah! It is beyond doubt, that LAPA is an excellent initiative that’s empowering today’s youth through performance and art.