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State Licensed Fine Arts & Academic Preschool

2020-2021 UPDATE:  APA’s Fine Arts Preschool has unfortunately decided to cancel our academic program for the 2020-2021 school year because of all the unknowns of COVID-19.  Our Academic Preschool operates differently than our music and dance classes because students are there for a longer period of time while alternating classrooms and deal with more hands-on projects.
Even though our local school district will try operating in person in September, we feel IF they had to shut-down and offer virtual classes, this is something we would not be able to offer our younger aged preschool students.  We also think for this age group it would be hard to start a program and alternate between having in-person school and shutting down when needed due to illness.
Please feel free to check back in February to see the status of our Academic Preschool.



Currently we offer a 2 or 4-day program during the school year for children aged 3 to 4. Your child must be 3 years old and potty trained by the first day of school.


In-house field trips and optional field trips such as Swan’s Pumpkin Farm and the Public Library

Performance days during the year for family and friends

May Graduation Day @ Oak Creek Salvation Army (seating for up to 400 people)

Being a member of the studio has not only taught our daughter how to dance, but has also taught her about commitment and teamwork, and has increased her self-confidence. Our daughter loves going to dance class and competitions, not only to see the wonderful friends she has made but also because her coaches make learning and competing exciting, challenging and fun.

Devin H.

My daughter has been attending the Oak Creek Academy of Performing Arts for the past 8 years. She is in a variety of classes and really enjoys each class. She has been happy with all of her teachers and has built some lasting friendships.

Vicki C.

In addition to learning the fundamentals and discipline of dance, Kate has made new friends and developed socially, as well. She can hardly wait to go to ballet and tap each week because, "Dance day is the BEST day of the week!" I am also pleased with the knowledge and dedication of the staff at The Academy.

Sari F.

The Academy teachers serve as good role models for them and hold them to high standards both on the dance floor and in their everyday lives. My daughters have learned self-confidence, healthy body image and a respect of others while learning dance skills and having fun along the way. They have built great friendships and love to go to dance class.

Kelley H.

Both at the recreational level and at the competitive level, my three dancers have mastered new dance skills, gained self-confidence, and formed bonds with their instructors and classmates that will last a lifetime. The Academy of Performing Arts Staff, Facilities, and Program Options are second to none!

Amy S.

It is refreshing to work with a studio that encourages age appropriate music, costumes and dances. They not only teach the technical and artistic skills of dance, they truly are mentors. . Not only has the Academy taught my girls to be great dancers, the staff and teachers have encouraged them to be great young ladies!

Stacy L.

Our daughter, Faith, has now been attending the Academy for over 6 years. You can really tell the teachers love what they do and that they really care about their students. Both of my children are now taking guitar lessons at the Academy and the music teachers are just as inviting and caring as the dance teachers. I am always proud to say my children are a part of The Academy and always recommend the Academy to anyone who asks where my children go.

Cindy G.


At our Fine Arts Preschool, your child will receive lessons on the following:

Preschool Dance and Creative Movement

Dramatic Play and Performance Arts

Musical Arts

Visual Arts

Our academic school year program is 9 months long and runs from September to May.

We currently offer a 2 or 4-day program during the school year for students aged 3-4.

Preschool classes have a maximum of 12 students with 2 teachers to ensure personal attention to each child.


Our school year session will meet Monday-Thursday 9am-11:30am. (September-May)


We have the following day options listed below:

  • Monday and Wednesday (2 days per week)
  • Tuesday and Thursday (2 days per week)
  • OR Monday-Thursday (4 days per week)

Tuition is divided into 9 equal monthly payments for September-May.

We figure out our tuition prices for the whole year and divide it into 9 payments. You are charged for your first month of tuition on the day you register along with your registration/supply fee. Then you will be charged on the 15th of every month to pre-pay for the upcoming month starting on September 15th ending with your last payment on April 15th.

There is a $95 registration and supplies fee (non-refundable) for our school year.

Money Back Guarantee

We are so sure your child will love the programs offered at the Academy of Performing Arts, we offer a no-hassle, money back guarantee. After the first class if your child is not 100% satisfied with the class, teacher, or anything for that matter, we’ll give you your money back! This is a great way for you to try us out with no obligations.

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