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!
As an intern and a student with Lea, I received such valuable instruction and guidance. Her knowledge, experience, and vision allow her to inspire and improve all of her students and staff. It was refreshing to be in a studio where the director insists on teaching her students proper ballet technique. Lea’s instruction strengthens your technique to improve performance in any genre. I loved that I could go to class and know I would receive personal corrections and instruction on how to improve. Lea and her staff have wonderful teaching abilities and inspire their students every class. The atmosphere they create allows everyone to feel comfortable as the teachers connect with each student, no matter their age. I am forever grateful for the influence Lea has had on both my dancing and teaching careers.
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.