Who We Are

Inclusive

We offer high-quality, affordable classes and performance opportunities to everyone, regardless of age or experience.

Educational

We provide an all-inclusive dance, theater and music education, ranging from performance to design and technology.

Photo from masterclass with Chris Rice-Thomson, Hamilton cast member

Our Mission

The goal of J-DAPA is to promote a love and appreciation for the arts through involving performers of all ages throughout the Rhode Island Community. We strive to raise funds in an effort to keep costs low for children and adults to partake in theatrical arts. Our goal is to better the lives of the individual members of J-DAPA as well as audience members through fostering an appreciation and education of the arts.

Upcoming Events


Spring 2024 Recital


Summer Camp (Week 1)


Get Involved

Dance

Registration is now closed, but our class schedule can be viewed at the link below!

Theater

We produce 1-2 full-length musicals per season in addition to our dance program.


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We cannot say enough about J-DAPA! We are very happy here… they let the students talent shine. It is a very warm and welcoming studio that puts their heart and soul into everything!
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I traveled from New Hampshire to Rhode Island to see J-DAPA’s The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong. I had such an amazing time that I attended the very next night as well. Everything about this production had me smiling and laughing from start to finish: the script, the performances, the costumes and set… There were so many moving pieces to this production, it really was a marvel. The crew and directors are clearly very talented to keep so many plates spinning.