ACCPAS Accredited Institutions


The following institutions accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS) offer programs of study in dance. The institutions may or may not offer programs in other arts disciplines as noted below. For a list of all institutions accredited by ACCPAS, please see the ACCPAS website.

ACCPAS is sponsored by the Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA) of which NASD is a member.

COCA – Center of Creative Arts

524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130.
Web Site: www.cocastl.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 2/1/2016
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2014
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2020-2021

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A multidisciplinary arts institution.

Kelly Ging, Pre-Professional Division Manager, Dance Program Manager
Telephone: (314) 561-4874
E-Mail: kging@cocastl.org

Dance (Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Tap).
Early Childhood.
Theatre.
Voice.

THE COLBURN SCHOOL

200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Web Site: www.colburnschool.edu

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2010
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2007
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. A school of performing arts in an independent, degree-granting institution supported by private philanthropies.

Robert McAllister, Dean
Telephone (213) 621-2200
Facsimile (213) 621-2110
E-Mail rmcallister@colburnschool.edu

School of the Performing Arts (Music).
Trudl Zipper Dance Institute: Professional Training Program; School of the Performing Arts (Dance).

OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC

4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625.
Web Site: www.oldtownschool.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2004
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2011
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2020-2021

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent music and arts school founded in 1957.

Scott Lundius, Director of Education and Programs
Telephone (773) 751-3434
Facsimile (773) 506-2414
E-Mail slundius@oldtownschool.org

James Bau Graves, Executive Director
Telephone (773) 728-3332
Facsimile (773) 506-2414
E-Mail bgraves@oldtownschool.org

Adult Dance and Movement.
Children’s Art.
Children’s Dance and Movement.
Children’s Music.
Early Childhood Program (Wiggleworms).
Guitar.
Musical Theatre.
Percussion.
Reeds and Wind.
Stringed Instruments.
Theory, Composition, and Production.
Voice.

SETTLEMENT MUSIC SCHOOL

416 Queen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-3966.
Web Site: www.smsmusic.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 11/1/2005
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2006
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2016-2017

Non-degree-granting. Private. Not-for-profit. An independent community school of the arts.

Helen Eaton, Executive Director, P.O. Box 63966
Telephone (215) 320-2680
Facsimile (215) 551-0483
E-Mail helen.eaton@smsmusic.org

Advanced Study Program.
Chamber Music.
Chamber Orchestra.
General Music and Dance for the Handicapped.
Individual Instruction.
Jazz Improvisation and Ensembles.
Musicianship Classes for Pre-School through Adults.
Suzuki Cello.
Suzuki Flute.
Suzuki Guitar.
Suzuki Piano.
Suzuki Violin.
Youth and Adult Chorus.

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601.
Web Site: www.scgsah.org

Date of Initial Accreditation: 1/1/2004
Most Recent Review for Accreditation: 2013
Schedule for Reevaluation: 2022-2023

Non-degree-granting. Public. Not-for-profit. A state residential high school with programs in the arts, humanities, and other academic studies.

Bruce R. Halverson, President
Telephone (864) 282-3785
Facsimile (864) 241-1285
E-Mail brucehalverson@scgsah.state.sc.us

Dance.
Music.
Theatre.
Visual Arts.