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.
2022/2023 Dance Registration
Online registration is now open for returning students.
New student registration opens July 2nd at
the Newland Independence Day Festival.
Students may also stop by the studio to register on
Saturday, July 16 - 10am-3:00pm
Friday, July 29 - 3:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday, August 7 - 3:00pm-6:00pm
For more information, click on the link below.
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.
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!
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.