Tuesday, June 30



Dear Families and Friends of CAPA,

Dreams, Dedication, and Determination are the values provided by the Carmel Academy of Performing Arts in its sixty-six-year legacy to the families and community of Monterey County. We are profoundly proud of the impact and memories created and honor the longevity held strong by the original owner, Joanne Nix, and current owner/director Carol Richmond.


As the world changes during these unprecedented times, CAPA too will change as we announce our last season-ending July 31, 2020.

The safety and well-being, positivity and long-term stability provided in a safe environment are paramount to young dancers as they learn and grow into their unique potential. The Dance Center will offer these vital commitments to the dancers from CAPA, and they will welcome our students and provide excellence in training and aligned values.


CAPA’s beloved instructors, Abbie Soltis and Gabby Flanders have found a new and healthy home at The Dance Center, and they will welcome the loyal families who support these genuine and talented young women in August at The Dance Center.


Gabby Flanders will conclude her summer class this Thursday at CAPA and her Summer Intensive will begin next week, also held at CAPA. Abbie Soltis is working with The Dance Center staff on a Summer Camp for her students July 27-31.  Information will be released as soon as details have been finalized. 

We will coordinate with The Dance Center to ensure your August enrollment is seamless.

The Dance Center will be available to help make this transition effortless. 

Information will be forthcoming.

With Love and Gratitude,


Carmel Academy of Performing Arts


 The Carmel Academy of Performing Arts

"An artistic space with a sacred history filled with memories linked indelibly to the arts on the Monterey Peninsula. It will continue to hold and nourish, instruct and expand the arts to all those who walk up the stairs for generations to come, as it has for the past sixty years."

-Carol Richmond, Studio Owner

Why Choose Us

Personalized, friendly service from our dedicated and professional staff. Our studio has office staff on hand during all regular class times so you can get immediate attention.
Family friendly atmosphere.
Charming, established facility equipped with private music studios. Our studios have "sprung floors" and a vinyl composite called "Marley" which is accepted world wide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance.
Balanced program offering students of all ages a variety of dance styles, theater experience, music lessons & performance opportunities.
The Peninsula's ONLY studio offering Royal Academy of Dance Vocational Training!