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.
I continually find myself referencing and rediscovering the things I learned in Lea’s classes. She was always able to push me to explore both emotional and physical realms in my dancing; these ideas carry over into every form and aspect of the art. Her classes complemented my classical ballet training in their attention to correct alignment and technique, while also providing me with new skills and ways of conceptualizing movement. Under Lea’s encouraging and perceptive guidance I discovered many of the reasons I am dancing and performing today. She is a truly gifted teacher and artist.
News & Announcements
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.