CFPAA opened its doors in August 0f 2009. In just seven short years, CFPAA student enrollment grew more than 600 % its first three years business, necessitating two expansions, one of which led CFPAA to the building it rests in today, a building specifically designed for and owned by CFPAA. During this time, CFPAA has consistently been named Best Dance Studio from the viewers of WMBF News as well as the readers of the Carolina Forest Chronicle. CFPAA has produced more than 30 alumni that are actively working as professionals in the world of entertainment and cite CFPAA as a major reason for that. In addition, CFPAA has won countless regional, state, and national titles including Best Overalls in Small and Large Groups in Small and Large, Best Choreography, Mr. Petite Dancer of America, National Mr. Junior Dancer of America, National Mr. Dance America, Miss Dance America, and National Miss Photogenic. CFPAA was named a Studio of Excellence by the national Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions. CFPAA won the Spirit of Encore Award in 2018, and most recently earned the distinction of Top Dance Studio at Encore Regionals in February of this year. CFPAA also serves as the region's chapter of the National Honor Society or Dance Arts and the National Junior Honor Society for Dance Arts. Several CFPAA students have won full scholarships to colleges based on their dance ability as well as for participation in training at the Joffrey School of Ballet. CFPAA is a member of the National Dance Educators Organization and the academy's curricula aligns to the National Dance Standards.
But most importantly, CFPAA has become one large family, a community of people with a shared vision on how to develop and train a sound, technical dancer, but also on how to develop the spirit of a child as well.