It has been my dream for many years to open a performing arts studio in my hometown of Newland, NC, where students can study dance, acting, and music all under one roof in a safe and friendly environment. Numerous studies have found that training in the arts benefits young people by helping them develop creative thinking, teamwork, discipline, and self-confidence. With this in mind, it is the mission of Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy to provide the highest level of artistic education for students in the Avery County area, to enrich their lives, and to help them reach their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and citizens.
2023 Spring Dance Performance
Our 3rd annual spring dance performance will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm and
Sunday, June 4th at 3:00 pm
Banner Elk Elementary School
The public is invited to attend.
Entry is by donation (no tickets needed).
All proceeds will fund scholarships for deserving
students, who need a helping hand to pursue their
Dance Team Performance
Rescheduled for Oct 8th
Please join us for an hour of family friendly entertainment as our Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy Dancers
take the stage at the 2022 Newland Fall Festival!
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Location: In front of the Riverwalk Bandstand
We hope to see you there!
Avery Homecoming Parade
No Labor Day Classes
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy will be closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. Regular classes will resume Tuesday, September 6th. We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!
Join the fun!
Make new friends
Explore a new style of dance
Keep up your skills over the summer
For more information, follow the link below.