The American Academy of Ballet Performance Awards Program has been a part of the Arkansas Arts Academy Dance Curriculum since 2014. This program will be offered to our 5th and 6th-grade students after school on Thursdays from 3:45 - to 5:45. This 7-week course (September 15th - November 12th) allows dance students to build a strong ballet foundation and culminates in a performance opportunity adjudicated by a member of the American Academy of Ballet. Tuition is $100 with a $50 adjudication fee. To register or receive more information, contact Amy Kessler-Weber at
about 20 hours ago, Amy Kessler
Performance Awards
Come support AAA at TCBY Spirit Night!
1 day ago, Amy Kessler
Guitar/ Ukulele Lessons On the EMS Campus with Mr. Shields Monday- level one - for incoming 1st-3rd grader (perfect for new students) Class will cover: Songs with C,F, Am, Dm chords, and beginning note reading. Tuesday- level two- (for anyone has mastered level 1) Class will cover: Songs with G, ‘Em, D, A, and beginning melody playing. Friday- level three- (for anyone who has mastered level 2) Class will cover: Moveable chords, intermediate melodies. Classes held are after school till 4:30 in the guitar room. Classes are $10 per class (Venmo, Cashapp, cash, or check) Payments are arranged with Mr. Shields To sign up contact Mr. Shields at:
2 days ago, Amy Kessler
The August 9th AAA school board meeting has been postponed to August 16th. Please join us then.
2 days ago, Dr. Allison Roberts, CEO
Introducing Dana Doughty, the new fashion adjunct at AAA. In addition, Ms. Doughty will offer a 5th/6th-grade after-school sewing class: In this 6-week sewing series, students will learn the fundamentals of hand and machine sewing while completing several rewarding projects, including drawstring backpacks, roll-up sewing kits, and fabric collage art! We will practice safety and care of our equipment, primary hand and machine stitches, using an iron, working with patterns, encasing drawstrings and elastic, and sewing zippers and buttons. We will discuss the importance of textiles throughout history and learn about various fibers and fabrics, how they are produced, and how best to care for them. Classes are open to 5th and 6th-grade students and will be held at the 7-12 Campus on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 pm. We will meet on September 12, 19, and 26, break for intersession, and resume on October 17, 24, and 31. Ms. Doughty will send a small embroidery project home for the students to work on over Fall Break. All supplies and materials will be provided, including a small beginner's sewing kit. The cost is $150. For more information or to register your student, please reach out to Ms. Doughty at or (760) 960-8954
3 days ago, Amy Kessler
AR Tax-Free Weekend is this weekend ( AAA school supplies - Grades K-6 are attached. Grades 7-12 items: Backpack, Writing utensils, Binder or folders for important papers.
5 days ago, Thomas Stephenson
AAA Elementary School Supplies List - 2022-2023
AAA Elementary Grades 4-6 and all students Supplies List Spanish
AAA Elementary Grades K-3 Supplies List Spanish
Attention to new students interested in taking ballet 2, dance 2 or higher, or auditioning for a dance company. Placement/auditions will take place Tuesday. August 16th at 6 pm in the upper campus dance studio. E-mail Michelle Culhane at For more information.
5 days ago, Amy Kessler
Placement Classes
Teachers at Arkansas Arts Academy are improving their technology skills this week in a Teacher Tech Academy with Mrs. Davis!
6 days ago, Heather Davis
Teachers at Tech Academy
Tenemos puestos de estudiante disponibles en la escuela secundaria en AAA para el 2022-2023. Con senderos artísticos, un currículo riguroso, asociaciones comunitarias extendidas y un enfoque en la integración de las artes, AAA se enorgullece de ofrecer un planteamiento creativo e innovador. AAA es una escuela charter GRATUITA de inscripción abierta. Póngase en contacto con nosotros para obtener más información y una visita. La registradora del distrito se llama Pam Lewis y se puede contactarla a través del correo electrónico: También se puede visitar nuestro sitio web en:
15 days ago, Dr. Allison Roberts, CEO
22-23 High School openings at offering arts pathways, rigorous curriculum & community partnerships focused on arts integration. AAA is FREE open enrollment charter school for all NWA with FREE transportation. For info & tour
18 days ago, Dr. Allison Roberts, CEO
Our Assessment page is up and running! Please check out the link below for information regarding assessment:
20 days ago, Heather Davis
Come dance with Afrique Aya next week at AAA in the multi-cultural Dance Intensive! Afrique Aya is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Afrique Aya celebrates the synergy of nature, spirit, movement, and percussion. Register on the AAA Eventbrite Page
28 days ago, Amy Kessler
There is still room to register for the Multi-cultural Dance Intensive. Students will learn dance forms from Africa, East India, and the Pacific Islands, as well as Latin dances. Lunch is provided. This program is open to the incoming 4th -12th graders and is open to AAA students and the community. If you are interested, please follow the link to register.
about 1 month ago, Amy Kessler
Arkansas Arts Academy has openings for 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th for the 2022-2023 school year. Contact Pam Lewis, District Registrar, 479-878-2787 to register or for a tour! #arkansasartsacademy Its a great place to be!
about 1 month ago, Dr. Allison Roberts, CEO
Please join us for the first event during the 2022 AAA Summer Concert Series on July 16th. On Rock Night, local bands The Phase and Senses Divide will join AAA Students for a concert in the AAA Black Box Theatre. Please click on the links below if you want to know more about the bands. You may purchase tickets to this event on the AAA Eventbrite page.
about 1 month ago, Amy Kessler
The Phase
The Phase
Senses Divide
Arkansas Arts Academy hosts Arts Live Theatre’s Peter Pan Production Camp! The first of many exciting camps happening at AAA. Follow the link below to learn more about what is happening on our campus this summer.
about 1 month ago, Amy Kessler
Peter Pan
Arts Live
Summer 2022
Another Exciting Opportunity at Arkansas Arts Academy as we partner with the Music Education Initiative! They will offer a full-week workshop for AAA students and the community. The overall mission of the Music Education Initiative is to engage, educate, and elevate the next generation of professionals in the business of music and entertainment. One way they do that is through our workforce development program. Their Production Education and Technical Training Program is a first-class workshop that will be held at Arkansas Arts Academy. It's an immersive experience that exposes, educates, and trains participants on production and technical fundamentals and offers the opportunity to work with companies that are in need of trained talent. Participants will be trained by live performance technicians in four key areas of the industry: safety, audio, lighting, and best practices. After training, participants may be eligible for upcoming jobs and potential careers as live performance technicians. This workforce development program gives you the hands-on experience you need while developing relationships with key people in the industry. Ultimately, you'll gain the ability to be hired for entry-level employment at an hourly rate much higher than the current minimum wage. To register follow the link below.
about 1 month ago, Amy Kessler
The Music Education Initiative
Walking through the book store, you might notice who is on the cover of the latest Dance Theatre of Harlem book. The AAA summer ballet intensive teacher, Ashley Murphey! If you would like a chance to train under Ashley, you may register for the intensive here.
about 1 month ago, Amy Kessler
DTH book
Watch our teachers, Ashley Murphey and Sam Wilson, for the AAA Summer Ballet Intensive perform Le Corsaire. We are so lucky that they will share their talents with the dancers of Northwest Arkansas this summer!
about 2 months ago, Amy Kessler
Ashley M
Sam Wilson
Arkansas Arts Academy has a new offering for visual artists this summer! Artist John Funderburg will teach students how to incorporate digital tools into our creative process. Building two-dimensional compositions, students will focus on abstract forms to force themselves into a language of shapes and lines. Students will create a final project that channels their voices. If you are interested in enrolling in this course, please visit the AAA Eventbrite page. Morning Session Afternoon Session
about 2 months ago, Amy Kessler
Funderburg art