Summer Class & Summer Camp registration is OPEN!!! Click Here to register! To See Summer class schedule before registering, Click Here    And Click Here to Register your family to get on our mailing list!! 

Our Pre-School Program

Participating in our pre-school program is fun and exciting for the special little girl or boy in your life.

Summer Courses

Spend your summer learning a variety of dances with the professionals.


Join the classic, renowned Nutcracker performance this season.

Julia Scholarship

Support your community and donate to the Julia Gauthier Memorial Scholarship Today!


Be part of the magic with the most fabulous performance at Disney World.


Register for our seasonal and traditional dance classes online. Don’t miss out, register today.


Learn more about our class options and find the best fit for you with Pre-ballet, ballet, tumbling, pointe & more.


Find our tuition & fee options that fit your needs. Even choose the payment schedule that is most convenient for you.
What’s New

Celebrate Your Birthday Party at APAA

Schedule Yours Today!

Welcome To A Performing Arts Academy

In 2006, A Performing Arts Academy became the realized dream of Susan Byrne, former Owner/Director of Dance Exclusive in Swampscott and Seanna Chmura, 3rd generation Owner/Director of The Deane School Of Dance in Salem. They created the academy with a singular goal: To teach dance…to children and young adults…in a warm, friendly and encouraging environment.

Come Dance With Us this Summer!

Come Dance With Us This Summer!This Summer at APAA we will be holding countless dance classes for students of all ages! Tuesdays will be hopping at the studio beginning June 5th! Ballet/Tumble for 3-5 year olds 3:30-4:30 Lyrical/Tumbling/Hip Hop for students currently...

read more

A Continued Tradition!

A Continued TraditionToday, 7 of our talented and passionate young dancers began their journey into the world of Dance Education Training with The Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston. This year marks the 75th year of the DETC with the organization that the directors,...

read more

Nationals 2016

Nationals 2016We had a fabulous time at the Turn It Up 10th Anniversary Nationals in Cape Cod! Our students danced beautifully and were recognized with numerous awards and scholarships!We could not be more proud of all of them and look forward to our upcoming season!

read more


Submit your email to our Constant Contact email list for updates, news and more!