CFPAA’s predominant priority this past year has been the health and well-being of our students, families, and staff. We are satisfied with the measures we took in our efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, for we completed the entire season without one outbreak of COVID-19 originating from within our studio. While we eagerly anticipate what will be a stellar Season 13 for CFPAA, we cannot let our excitement obscure our focused commitment to keep your child’s health and safety our top priorities.

We have considered the recent surge in the Delta Variant of COVID-19 and the subsequent facility modifications that need to be done.  In addition, we have continuously monitored the data provided by the Horry County Schools Covid-19 Dashboard and closely studied the possible implications for a center such as ours that serves students from several different schools all across this district. 

Consequently, we find it in the best interests of our students and staff to delay the commencement of Season 13 until Monday, August 30th. Registration is still open for this upcoming season! Check out the available courses.


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.