competition

At APAA we now have 6 competitive dance teams; Mini, Petite, Apprentice, Junior, Senior and Premier that range from ages 6-18. We are entering into our 6th season with 5 very successful prior seasons. Students who are serious and want to push themselves to the next level can be considered for membership in one of our dance teams. All current and prospective members must attend one of our summer intensive workshops to be considered for dance team membership in the fall!

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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.