Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy

"Changing lives one step at a time"

We will be changing our start date from August 3rd to September 8th. We hope to see you then but in the meantime, see ​our August events calendar for FREE class opportunities!

Who We Are

Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy (BRPAA) welcomes students of all ages and abilities to join us as we explore the art of performing while building confidence and lasting friendships. BRPAA is a family and has a strong presence in the Franklin County community. We care about one another and want to share our love of the arts with anyone who might appreciate it. We are the premier performing arts school in the area and provide dance, voice, piano, and acting instruction.  


Our group and private dance classes include the styles of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Clogging, Irish, Musical Theater, and Street Funk. We offer recreational dance classes for ages 2.5 and above and have competition dance teams for ages 8 and above. Our competition dance team competes on the East Coast throughout the year. We encourage students interested in our competition program to audition. We will have auditions for our new classes on July 20, 2020.  More information about our competition program is on the Xtreme Competition Team tab at the top of the page.  Adult Hip Hop and Clogging classes are also available! 


  In addition to dance instruction, we offer private voice, piano and dance lessons for students ages 8 and above.  For more information regarding private lessons, visit the private lessons tab at the top of the page.   We also offer group acting classes and put on several theatrical performances throughout the year for our community.  More information will be available once we have our theatrical seasons plans in place.

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