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My 8 year old daughter Camille took Youth Hip Hop. I was immediately impressed with the dance moves and steps she brought home with her, but was completely blown away by her recital and the quality of the program and production. As a former Producing Artistic Director for two professional theaters, a former member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, in my current role as the Director of the Virginia Film Festival, and as a Dad I have sat through numerous dance recitals that were ill-conceived, undisciplined, with little or no sound and lighting design, and seemingly endless. We go and sit through them because we love our children, want to support them, and believe that dance is a good experience for them. Lea’s Dance Explosion Recital was the exception. All of the dances were excellent, the show was beautifully lit, the sound was crisp, the costumes were smart, and the whole recital ran like a Swiss watch. I left the auditorium with the knowledge that my daughter had received excellent dance and performance training, had been in a quality production, and had fun. By the way, it was truly fun for me as well.

Jody Kielbasa, Parent and Director of the VA Film Festival

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Teaching at Summer Luau!

Looking for a fun party idea this summer? How about a Hula lesson with Director Lea Moore?!? Having a great time teaching at a Crozet Sweet 16 Bday Party! Summer is a perfect time to have your luau!

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Look for our Boys Conditioning Class with Devin Sweet this school year!

Here’s the next announcement! Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 10 & up! This fun new class focuses on the athletic foundations of strength, stamina, flexibility, and agility. By using cardiovascular drills, strength training exercises, and stretching, participants will benefit from improved athletic ability, including endurance and focus. This class is perfect for boys already active in sports, or […]

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New Performing Company Auditions!

New for 2014-2015 … the Charlottesville Performing Arts School Performing Companies! CPAS Performing Company: Selected members will participate in a special Winter show and a brand new early Spring show! Auditions will be open to ages 5 through adult in the styles of ballet, contemporary, lyrical and jazz and vocal artists! Auditioning is a great […]


Dancers Against Cancer

CPAS student Brianna donated her hair for the third time today to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program! NBC29 News came out to interview her today!She along with other students Makayla and Corinne have all lost friends and family member to cancer and want to do something about it! We are very proud of all our […]

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