Welcome,

CAPA Academy is dedicated to developing the creative intuition and joy of self-expression that resides in all, especially children.

We hope you have found us in a search for a partner in building self-esteem, providing expert tuition and developing the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

The performing arts are our passion, and performing arts education has been our core endeavor for two decades.  CAPA Academy offers dance, drama and singing: specialized pathways of tuition for those focused on one art-form with cross training opportunities for those seeking a more versatile performance future.

Developing talent is second nature to us, with former students and current tutors working in every field of the performing arts profession.

What we really pride ourselves on is developing the life-long skills of communication, collaboration, critical reflection and creativity.   The performing arts are a perfect vehicle for learning these capabilities needed in every profession in the twenty first century and CAPA Academy welcomes students of every level of experience: “It’s not where you start but where you finish”

Mission:

To develop through every class the confidence, technical ability and creativity of each individual so they can work at their best, perform at their best and be their best, now and in the future.

Philosophy:

CAPA Academy is committed to the belief that creativity is in every person.  CAPA Academy is informed by research* unlocking the ways that creativity can be taught and indicating that communication, collaboration and critical reflection capabilities must first be developed to productively harness creativity.

In a time where the pace of technological change and economic instability make employment insecurity a world wide experience, arts training has never been more valuable: provided it explicitly teaches the transferable ‘4C’ skills employers are seeking in every employee.

Performing artists know these capabilities as training their expressive skills to the highest level (Communication), working reliably and productively with others (Collaboration), knowing they always have to keep improving (Critical Reflection) and constantly seeking to add their own style or touch to the work they do or create (Creativity).

CAPA Academy hires industry tutors that live these capabilities, and works with its diverse faculty to develop the skills and teaching ‘know-how’ to link their performing arts expertise with the deeper learning the arts can offer. When students learn these capabilities they are truly set up for success in whatever field or endeavor they choose in life.

Thought leaders and researchers in creativity and learning include: *Robert J Sternberg, Keith Sawyer, Michael Anderson