Do you love to perform? Want an exciting opportunity to participate in in an upbeat, hoe down of a good time?!?! Then take part in our spring production of RODEO! Open to all! You do not need to be a CPAS student! Click on the image for more information!
My 8 year old daughter Camille took Youth Hip Hop. I was immediately impressed with the dance moves and steps she brought home with her, but was completely blown away by her recital and the quality of the program and production. As a former Producing Artistic Director for two professional theaters, a former member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, in my current role as the Director of the Virginia Film Festival, and as a Dad I have sat through numerous dance recitals that were ill-conceived, undisciplined, with little or no sound and lighting design, and seemingly endless. We go and sit through them because we love our children, want to support them, and believe that dance is a good experience for them. Lea’s Dance Explosion Recital was the exception. All of the dances were excellent, the show was beautifully lit, the sound was crisp, the costumes were smart, and the whole recital ran like a Swiss watch. I left the auditorium with the knowledge that my daughter had received excellent dance and performance training, had been in a quality production, and had fun. By the way, it was truly fun for me as well.
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Great job to CPAS student Brianna! Her 4th hair donation! CPAS has 5 students so far who have participated in our Dancers Against Cancer program! Remember if you have 8 inches please donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. These wigs are free. If you have 12 or more, consider Wigs for Kids program – they are […]
CPAS would like to welcome Robert Roddy to our guest staff for the beginning of the winter/spring semester. Robert has temporarily relocated here for a few months and will be co-teaching with Ms. Lea with Hip Hop and Contemporary, conducting private lessons/coaching, and teaching a Saturday morning ballet class while he is here with us. […]
The Charlottesville Performing Arts School – formerly known as Dance Explosion Studio (circa 2006) – provides proper body alignment training and dance education for all ages in a caring, family atmosphere. Our programs are for students who seek personal enrichment or professional training. Our goal is to bring out the best in our students, helping them reach their full potential. Our faculty will help them accomplish that goal. We offer classes for beginners to pre-professional levels, ages 3 to adult in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop/Breakdancing, Contemporary, and Early Childhood. CPAS also has a yearly performing company, a private coaching program, and specialized training programs.
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