Since Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy opened its doors in 2009, more than 50 alumni have gone on to become professionals in the world of entertainment, citing CFPAA for playing a large role in their journeys. CFPAA has won countless regional, state, and national titles and has been named a Studio of Excellence by the National Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions. CFPAA has  been awarded the Spirit of Encore Award twice, and in 2019, earned the distinction of Top Dance Studio at Encore Regionals. CFPAA is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization, serves as the region’s chapter of The National Honor Society for Dance Arts, and is home to multiple national dance title holders. 

At CFPAA, kids of all ages, shapes, and sizes train in a place where creativity, individuality, and self-expression are encouraged. This studio develops talent, celebrates the achievements of all students, and inspires love and appreciation for the performing arts. The mission at CFPAA is to provide a positive outlet for all children where they receive technically sound training in dance, connected to life lessons in integrity, work ethic, and commitment. They are a place where all students feel empowered to stand tall, take risks, and express themselves without judgment. At  CFPAA, all are welcome; all belong.