Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy

"Changing lives one step at a time"

To our parents, students and staff:

For the safety of our students, parents, staff and our community, BRPAA is cancelling our classes effective immediately through March 20th with the possibility of an extension based on future exposure in our community and state of the Coronavirus. We will take this week to thoroughly clean and disinfect our facility to ensure that upon your return that the environment is safe for re-entry. This includes not only classes but private work as well so we ask that no one enter the facility during this week. This decision aligns with the recommendations and directives of Governor Northam and other local officials and the US CDC.

Of course, we will monitor developments carefully and continuously in the days to come and eagerly look forward to teaching your children at the earliest appropriate time. Please check our Facebook page, website ( and watch for emails from BRPAA for updates.

Thank you for your understanding, and please take all personal precautions for the health of your family, friends and neighbors. We love and value our BRPAA family and want everyone to know if there is anything that we can do to help you we are happy to assist.‚Äč


Jennifer Young

Executive Director, BRPAA

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. Auditions are held once a year during the month of May. Adult Hip Hop and Clogging classes are also available! 

  In addition to dance instruction, we offer private voice and piano lessons for students ages 8 and above. We also offer group acting classes and put on several theatrical performances throughout the year for our community.  

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