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.
- Beginners to Pre-professional levels, ages 3 to adult
- Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Early Childhood
- Performing Company, Private Coaching Program, Specialized Training Programs
Message from Lea Moore, Director…
“We are excited to be moving in a direction that enables us to offer performing arts instruction – both for the aspiring professional, and for students seeking enrichment in an enjoyable environment. Our mission is to offer an unparalleled experience for people of all ages who are looking for top-caliber training and fun while building strength, poise, and self confidence in an encouraging atmosphere.”
Where are we located? The Charlottesville Center for the Arts…
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.Visit the website here.