Instructors Audrey and Devin tied the knot on Oct 1, 2016! It was an amazing wedding and all of us at CPAS wish them the best!
In my youth, I took more dance classes from her than any teacher. All of her students loved her and she always demanded the best from us, challenged us, made dancing fun, was an excellent choreographer, and most of all she cared about us. Lea is her devoted to her students and her students were to her. No other dance teacher I have had since has compared. I not only grew as a dancer under her instruction, but I also grew as a person. Lea has had a big impact on my life. She exemplifies the kind of teacher I want to be. The life skills I have learned from dance and from Lea’s instruction have helped make me into the person I am today. My hopes are that this testimonial will convey the caliber of person Lea is, her devotion to her students, and her love of dance. I am in full support of her efforts to bring the next level of dance to the Charlottesville area. It will not doubt be an invaluable service to the community and its people.
News & Announcements
CPAS welcomes Kangyoon Bae to our staff! Kangyoon has been breakdancing (Bboying) since 1998 with his training coming from different youth centers in South Korea, Greece, Italy, Germany, Thailand, and Netherlands while he was traveling. He has taught classes and workshops for children and adults, working with some of the most talented Bboys/Bgirls in South […]
CPAS will be closed this summer for our regular classes and programs. We are available for private instruction, workshops, or small group instruction. Please email the school for details.
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.