APA staff are happy to welcome both old and new students.
Academy of Performing Arts (APA) strives to provide students with the type of instruction that benefits the individual. We offer both recreational dance and pre-professional level instruction.
Classes are offered for all ages, from age four and up, including adults, and include ballet , pointe, jazz, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, Irish step dance and pom.
Our students get accepted to country`s elite dance schools for regular year classes, as well as summery intensives, including such programs as OCU, Pointe to the Future, Tulsa Ballet, Kansas City, Oklahoma City Ballet, Open World Dance Foundation summer intensive, Ozark Mountain etc.
For the pre-professional student, the concentration is on perfecting technique and preparing students to enter colleges with a dance/theater major, auditions, and participation in competitive ballet programs across the USA. Classes offered in the pre-professional segment include Ballet II to Ballet VI, as well as pointe classes for beginners and advanced students. APA is introducing a new-to-the-area ballet class called “Partnering,” or pas de deux, where students are paired and work on dancing with a partner, such as the traditional male and female roles in classical ballet.
This year, APA continues a transitional process to bring the pre-professional ballet program compatible with Vaganova school, to include all eight levels found in Vaganova instruction, exams, etc. We are excited at the opportunities this will bring our more serious students.
Other pre-professional classes include competitive Irish step-dance, offered through the auspices of the renowned McCafferty School of Irish Dance, based in Arkansas; and beginner and advanced ballroom dance, taught by a southern Russia ballroom champion.
Pre-professional students compete and perform throughout the year and are offered the opportunity to participate in studio-sponsored performances for the public.