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. […]
Ms. Lea to me was the one dance teacher I learned the most from. Not only did she teach me new steps but she also taught me how to have fun while doing them. Because of her I put more emotions into the dances. Out of all the classes I really enjoyed coming to hers the most because she made them the most fun.
News & Announcements
CPAS dancer Sarah Lindsay donated her hair to join several other dancers at our school who have sent their long locks to “Pantene Beautiful Lengths!” The program provides free wigs to the American Cancer Society. What a generous gift! Together CPAS dancers have donated over a dozen times!
What is the Charlottesville Center for the Arts? We are one beautiful facility offering students a community for performing arts instruction! CPAS along with The Actor’s Training Studio with Jon Emm, DMR Adventures, and the BalletSchool all operate as independent businesses within the Center itself creating a one-stop-shop for your performing arts needs. We are […]
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.
2015-2016 Brochure & Schedule