Competitive Dance

Our Competitive Dance Program, otherwise known as “Company” is made up of dancers between the ages of 5 and 18 who have an interest in taking their dance training to a higher level. Company dancers audition and are placed into one of 5 different groups based on age and skill level. These groups practice 2-5 days a week and compete 3-10 times per year. Our Company dancers compete throughout the Southeast and are highly regarded on the competition circuit.

If you are interested in Company for the upcoming year, we suggest taking as many classes in Progressive Program as possible, especially Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help. Email Nancy Andrews for more information.

Interest Meetings

Thursday, March 7th | 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 3rd | 6:30pm

If you would like to learn more about our competitive program at APA, we are holding two Interest Meetings to give you a better understanding of our Company and answer any questions you may have. If you can’t make it to either Interest Meeting, please contact Nancy Andrews, our Company Director.

Friday Skill Series

Friday, April 5th & April 19th

Friday, May 3rd & May 17th

7:00-8:00pm | 9yrs & under

7:00-8:30pm | 10+yrs

Our Friday Audition Skills Series will focus on a variety of skills in preparation for auditions such as flexibility, strength, leaps, turns, and balance as well as going through the skills list. Dancers will be split into groups by age and will go through the full skills list with our Company Instructors – this is a great opportunity to freshen up on a variety of tech skills and build confidence as dancers work towards auditions for the new season.


Combo Clinic

Saturday June 8th | $65

Infinite/Elite Clinic:

Ages 12 & Under 12:30-5:30pm  |  Ages 13+ 1:00-6:00pm 

Select/Advanced Clinic:

Ages 5-7yrs 8:00am-10:00am  | 8-10yrs 8:00am-12:00pm  |  11-12yrs 9:00am-1:00pm  |  13+ 11:00am-3:00pm

Dancers auditioning for Company Programs at APA are highly encouraged to join us for our Combo Clinics, where our Company Instructors will teach, review, and offer corrections and critiques for the audition combos. Students will also be sent videos of combo choreography prior to the clinic, which they will need to learn and practice at home.

*Dancers should audition at their age as of January 1, 2025*


Sunday, June 9th | FREE

Infinite/Elite Audition:

Ages 12 & Under 3:00-5:30pm  |  13+ 5:30-8:30pm

Select/Advanced Audition:

Ages 5-7yrs 8:00-9:00am  |  8-12yrs 9:00am-12:00pm  |  13+ 12:00-3:00pm

*Dancers should audition at their age as of January 1, 2025*

Company Summer Training

Are you ready to take your dance training to the next level? All current company and progressive level dancers (enrolled in levels 2/4/7/8/10/11) are invited to take part in our summer training, intensives, and workshops at APA. These opportunities are teacher recommendation based, so please let us know if you have any questions or need guidance finding the best options for your dancer. Current students can register through their portal or call us at 919-367-7210 and we are happy to help. Refunds are available through May 31, minus a $20 processing fee. Starting June 1, account credit will be applied minus the processing fee. Teacher recommendation is required for all new students – please email Nancy Andrews our Company Director, for more information.

Summer Skills Intensive

Full Day (Ages 10 & up): 9:00am-3:00pm | $299 

Half Day (Ages 10 & under): 9:00am-12:00pm | $195  

Teacher Approval Required

Join us this summer for a strictly TECHNIQUE-based camp. Dancers will be taught by various members of our senior staff on flexibility, stamina, injury prevention and strength. No choreography will be taught during this camp, to give dancers the time they need to focus on improving their fundamental skillset.

June 24-27              Reg Code: CO3

July 8-11                   Reg Code: CO4

Ballet Intensive

4:30-8:00pm  | $195 

Teacher Approval Required

All advanced dance skills are founded in a strong Ballet education. Dancers looking to hone their skills, improve their turnout, correct their alignment or just get back to basics, will truly enjoy this week. Each day will be dedicated to exploring various approaches to traditional Ballet class. Dancers hoping to be approved for Pointe in the fall are encouraged to take this Intensive.

July 29 – August 1             Reg Code: CO7

Friday Skills Workshops

Ages 7-18  | $195 

Teacher Approval Required

Elevate your technique with a variety of specialty classes including Turns, Acro (featuring Aerials and Limbering), Power Jumps and Leaps and so much more! Perfect for dancers looking to enhance their skills and confidence.

June 28  |  9:00-11:00             Improv                              Reg Code: CO3

June 28  |  12:00-2:00            Acro Aerials                      Reg Code: CO3

July 12    |  9:00-11:00             Flexibility                          Reg Code: CO4

July 12    |  12:00-2:00             Limbering                        Reg Code: CO4

July 19    |  5:00-7:00              Power Jumps & Leaps   Reg Code: CO5

July 26    |  5:00-7:00              Turns                                Reg Code: CO6

Dance Performance Reels Workshop

9:00am-12::00pm  | $195 

Teacher Approval Required

Learn how to stand out in future auditions with our Dance Performance Reels Workshop! This workshop is intended for high school level Company and Elite dancers and will meet in studio and offsite at various remote locations. Dancers will dive into the professional dance world and showcase their talents by crafting a video resume. From improv and choreography selection to editing skills, our instructors will equip you with the necessary tools to create a polished and professional Dance Performance Reel.

August 6-8             Reg Code: CO8

More to explore at APA this summer!