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Welcome to Centre of Performing Arts (CoPA). Located in Graham, North Carolina just off of I-85/40 at Exit 147 beside County Ford, CoPA has been a hallmark of quality dance education since our doors first opened as the Eloise Glass Dance Studio in the early 1950s. Our mission is to promote the education of dance and other forms of performing arts to a diverse population allowing for individual growth on many levels.

Centre of Performing Arts offers a wide variety of classes and performance opportunities for students of all skill levels. Classes include Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Liturgical, Lyrical, Cheer, Acrobatics and more! We challenge our students with Master Classes taught by renowned performers. We also offer audition-only competition teams for dancers (Centre Stars) and cheerleaders (Centre Dynamic Elite).

CoPA invites you to browse our website to learn about our studio, and see why Centre of Performing Arts is the best studio for your family!

Why Dance at CoPA? Here are just a few reasons...
Fun, laughter, learn new dance skills, fitness and healthy lifestyle, friendship, healthy competition, to gain wisdom, to be challenged, growth and fulfillment, exciting recitals, community involvement, reduce stress, discipline, improve coordination, flexibility, positive attitudes, to be part of the COPA family, and many, many more!




dance lessons in Graham, NCStudio News...


Due to the recent severe weather and ice storm our studio sustained significant damage.  All regular and mini-session classes will be temporarily relocating to St. Mark's Church in Burlington.  The address is 1230 St. Mark's Church Rd.  Burlington, NC 27215.  Classes will be held upstairs in the children's worship area.  WE ARE CURRENTLY USING THIS WEEK AS OUR SPRING BREAK WEEK AND WILL RESUME CLASSES NEXT WEEK, MARCH 17TH, AT ST. MARK'S CHURCH.   

 We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Thank you to our wonderful students and parents for being so amazing! We appreciate you!



Dress Rehearsal Dates:  MONDAY, May 5th - THURSDAY, May 8th
Recital Dates:  FRIDAY, May 9th & SATURDAY, May 10th
      May 9th       Pre-Show @ 6:00     Recital @ 6:30
       May 10th     Pre-Show @ 9:30     Recital @ 10:00
       May 10th     Pre-Show @ 3:30     Recital @ 4:00







Come dance with us this summer at CoPA!

*SUMMER Dance & Cheer




Check out our Summer Ad in the paper!






Ballet Workshop was Amazing and it is time for auditions!

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 The next tryout is May 17th!!

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    Centre Dynamic Elite AllStars  




 Upcoming Dates to Remember:

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2013 - 2014 Important Forms

For your convenience, below you will find links to download several student forms.
• New Student Registration Form
Payment Sheet
Acknowledgement Form
• COPA Tuition Information
COPA Policies

» Click here to visit our FORMS page

Dance Masters of America

Centre of Performing Arts is proud to be a member in good standing of Dance Masters of America.

Dance Masters of America is a professional, certified membership organization of artists and educators committed to the elevation of the art of dance and to provide innovative artistic experiences for the advancement of dance worldwide.



Studio Phone: (336) 228-1553  •  133 D. Auto Park Drive  •  Graham, NC 27253  •

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