Academy for the Performing Arts

When it comes to dance, we lead. For over twenty five years the Academy has earned a reputation for inspiring young people to be the best dancers they can be.

Our teaching philosophy is centered on instilling a passion for dance while building self-esteem and confidence in every child

Operating as usual


It’s Valentines Week at the Academy!! πŸ’—πŸ’— Wear shades of red & pink!!! β€οΈπŸ’žπŸŒΉπŸ’–


Happy Birthday Evie πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸ₯³ We hope you dance the day away πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ©·πŸ‘―


Weekend Mode Loading… 😎🀩


We are LOVING this warm weather! β˜€οΈπŸ₯°πŸ’˜πŸ˜Ž


Share the Love! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’˜ February is the month of Love! πŸ’˜


Dancing into a new week like… πŸ”₯🧨πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯


Happy February! Happy Dancing πŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ•ΊLet the sunshine begin β˜€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ©·πŸ‘―


Happy Belated Birthday Amelia πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ We hope you enjoyed a great day πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸ©·πŸ‘―πŸ˜Š


OUTSTANDING JOB LEAH!!! πŸ’—πŸ’— Platinum Award, and FIRST OVERALL!! πŸ’—πŸ’— A STUNNING performance! AMAZING JOB LEAH! πŸ’—πŸ’—


Congratulations JOCELYN!!! πŸ’—πŸ’— platinum award, Title winner, Scholarship to ShowBiz Convention & 3rd overall!!!


So Beyond Proud of all these dancers!!! Amazing performances tonight!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ†πŸ©·

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Luv you girls and your amazing performances πŸ©·πŸ‘―πŸ†πŸŽ†πŸ’ƒ


Awesome night at Primetime Competition with Miss Tammy, Miss Lisa & Miss Sarah. Thanks for your dedication to all the dancers. 🩷🩷🩷


Enjoyed watching our Aspire Girls solo performances tonight. We luv these girls and their commitment, perseverance, devotion, kindness and most of all their bond. 🩷 πŸ‘―πŸ‘―πŸ©· Claire, Grace, Molly & Luna

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Awesome Hit Me Up Performance Jocelyn & Leah. πŸ‘― Wow!!! High Gold, πŸ₯ˆ2nd Overall High Score Teen Division. πŸŽ†πŸ©·πŸ‘―πŸŽ†πŸ©·πŸ‘―πŸ†πŸ†

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Our Bosom Buddies, Grace & Luna shined on stage with their duet πŸ‘―πŸŽ†πŸ©· We luv the Wigs!!! Platinum Award and πŸ₯‡1st Overall High Score Senior division. πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ©·πŸ©·πŸ†πŸ†

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A Lovely Night Girls! Great performance πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ Brecklyn, Claire & Joyce, we luv watching you girls shine on stage πŸŽ† High Gold Award & 3rd Overall High Score πŸ†

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Beautiful Solo performance Claire πŸ’ƒ High Gold Award and 4th Overall High Score in Pre-Senior πŸ’ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ©·

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Amazing solo performance Molly πŸ’ƒ Platinum Award, Icon Winner, Title Winner and 2nd Overall High Score in Pre-Senior πŸ’ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ©·

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You sparkled in your solo performance Grace πŸŽ†High Gold Award & 5th Overall Pre-Senior. πŸ©·πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒπŸŽ†

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Congratulations Luna on your solo performance πŸ’ƒ Platinum Award, Title Winner and 1st Overall Senior πŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒπŸ©·


Happy Birthday Jax πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ Enjoy your special day πŸ’™πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚

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PrimeTime Dance Competition is here!!! 🀩🀩 We are so excited to see all the girls on stage this weekend! Goodluck girls!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—


Who’s ready to see these FIERCE ladies on stage this weekend?!?! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ§¨πŸ§¨β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯❀️‍πŸ”₯🚨🚨


Tutu Cute Tuesday! πŸ’—πŸ’— How cute is our Evolve team??!!
They are having a blast this year! We can’t wait to see them rock the stage this weekend! πŸ’—πŸ‘―πŸ‘―


It’s Harper’s Special day πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠ Happy Birthday Harper 😊πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚πŸ‘―🩷


Monday Mood!!! πŸ’•πŸ’• Another Competition week & we are so excited to watch these girls perform again!! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‘―πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Margaret!! Your energy is off the charts!! πŸ’—πŸ‘―πŸ’—πŸ‘―

β€’ Come support the Academy at PrimeTime Dance Competition this weekend at The Adler Theatre! β€’


Happy Birthday Melanie πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ Have the best day πŸŽ‚πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸ‘―🩷


Huge Shoutout to our Aspire Teen Dancer Molly!!! ✨

Today, at PVHS’s all building Assembly, eight students received the Spartan Kindness & Positivity Award. Students were nominated by teachers for showing kindness and a positive attitude. Molly is always kind to her team, teachers, and students she teaches at the Academy! Her positivity is contagious! πŸ’•πŸ’• Congratulations Molly!! We are so proud of you! ❀️❀️


No Dance Classes Tonight! Monday January 15th. Due to the dangerous wind chill! πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά Stay Home & Stay warm!! 🩡🩡

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