We have open spots for our Prep program (grades 2-8) students beginning in February for Disney’s Moana JR.

Prep Program meets MONDAYS 3:30pm-5pm and WEDNESDAYS 3:30-5:30pm IN PERSON beginning February 1, 2021.

PERFORMANCES will be during the second half of MAY 2021. Exact times and location TBD.


Carpenter Academy of Irish Dance (CAID) is proud to announce student Darla Sutrich, from the Asheville location, won the Adult Championship for the Southern Region of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America Southern Region, Oireachtas. This is the highest level of Irish Dance in which an adult dancer can compete.

Asheville Performing Arts Academy is expanding its programming to offer students who are choosing the 100% online option for their school education in the Spring the opportunity to attend our School by the StageAPAA’s virtual learning support center.
We are opening in August in our new 4000 sqft premises at 55 Shiloh Road and will offer  places to students to be supervised onsite Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Students will also be welcome to stay onsite until their regular afternoon Academy classes start.