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.
No Labor Day Classes
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy will be closed Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. Regular classes will resume Tuesday, September 7th. We wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!
It's Time to Register!
Stop by the studio to register for fall classes!
Saturday, July 17
Friday, July 30
Sunday, August 15
We are located next to NAPA Auto Parts,
225 Pineola Street, Downtown Newland.
Entrance and parking are in the back.
To view our class schedule click on the link below.
New Student Registration
Saturday, July 3rd
Join us at the Newland Independence Day Festival!
Cheer our students on at 11:00 am as they dance in the Newland Independence Day Parade. Then head on over to our booth for fun games and to register for acting, dance, and music lessons!
We have something for everyone
from age 18 months to adult!
Online registration is now open for current students!
New student registration opens
For more information, follow the link below.
Join the fun - Make new friends
Explore a new style of dance
Keep up your skills over the summer
Realize your acting dreams
No experience necessary
BRPAA Spring Performance
May 29th and 30th
Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy first annual spring dance performance and acting showcase! It was a magical weekend, and we couldn't have done it without all of our wonderful dancers, families, and volunteers!
Birthday parties for boys and girls ages 3-11!
Our birthday parties are 1 1/2 to 2 hours of jam packed fun, including games, crafts, dance instruction, and more!
We will begin offering birthday parties once Covid restrictions are lifted.