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!
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
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.