WHERE IS THE ASHEVILLE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY LOCATED?
376 Hendersonville Road, Suite 3
The Asheville Performing Arts Academy is just south of Biltmore Village. You'll find us in the lower level of Biltmore United Methodist Church. Our entrance is near the lower playground and there's parking right by our door.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?
To register for any of our programs, you can visit our Get Involved tab in the menu. From there you can register for any of our camps, productions, or an audition for our conservatory programs. For any registration questions, please contact the Asheville Performing Arts Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (828) 253-4000.
WHAT TYPES OF PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT THE APAA?
The Asheville Performing Arts Academy is a school for students to explore their interests in music, dance, and drama. Our programs include:
The Academy, a training program based in American Musical Theatre for students who are serious about developing their skills in music, drama, and dance.
The Prep Academy, a training program based in the American Musical Theatre for students who hope to later pursue the Academy program.
Children's Theatre, an opportunity for aspiring young artists to perform and have fun in productions appropriate for their skill levels.
WHAT TYPES OF DANCE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE?
We have two avenues for taking dance classes at the Asheville Performing Arts Academy: The Academy/Prep Training Program and The Drake School of Irish Dance.
Students of the Academy/Prep Training Program take a dance class as part of their overall curriculum to prepare them for musical theatre. Ballet and jazz styles are included in the Academy dance class. Students taking Academy/Prep dance classes are also enrolled in music, acting, and tech classes as appropriate to their level in the Academy/Prep training program. Ballet, tap, jazz, and Broadway dance classes are not available a la carte at this time, though they have been offered in the past and may be available in the future.
Students also learn dance and choreography in the Youth Community Theatre, but the dance is incorporated in the overall structure and is not taught as a stand-alone class at this time.
The Drake School of Irish Dance offers Irish Dance classes for beginner and advanced students.
DO YOU HAVE CLASSES FOR ALL AGES?
Do you have classes for all ages?
Our community shows can start as young as Pre-K and summer camps are 1st grade. We accept students all the way through 12th Grade.