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Due to the Covid-19 virus, we have initiated symptoms screening at the door. All dancers, parents, and visitors have the option of wearing a mask. Please call or email for any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you. #DanceStartsAtTheCore


 The Core Academy is an injury prevention dance studio, open to dancers and other athletes.  We are a year round dance studio that provides, physical therapy assessments, massage therapy, injury rehabilitation services, and monthly workshops.  


The mission of The Core Principals is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in a beyond the classroom dance experience while developing sportsmanship, character, and competitiveness.



"We would rather place last, working our hearts out than first barely trying."


“Dance Starts at the Core”


The Core Academy is an injury prevention dance studio, open to dancers and other athletes.  We are a year round dance studio that provides, physical therapy assessments, massage therapy, injury rehabilitation services, and monthly workshops.  We partner with local businesses to give back to our community.  We do not just teach injury prevention, but we also sell products to help prevent injuries.  We are the Fayetteville vendor for Apolla Socks.  


The Core Academy is committed to encouraging all dancers to strive for excellence while enjoying the journey.  We want all dancers to grow emotionally, physically, and mentally.  We are dedicated to providing a space where athletes can come train to become the strongest humans possible while preventing injuries at the same time.  The Core Academy promotes strong self-confidence, self-respect, discipline, self-discovery, and appreciation through the love of dance.  We want to educate not only our dancers but also the community of the importance of a strong mind and body.  The Core Academy strives to teach our students the importance of giving back, volunteering and mentoring.  Human kindness is one of the Core values in family, in order to teach it, we must live it.   

The Core Academy has partnered with companies in the dance world and locally to provide the best dance education possible.  We believe in uplifting all dancers in a healthy drama-free atmosphere.


“Everyday we have the opportunity to change someone’s life,

how will you change someone’s life today?”


Our innovative patent pending Apolla Shocks® incorporate the power of sports science technology with the tradition of dance. Apolla knows what your feet crave and our products are beautifully designed to redefine your experience in the studio, on stage, and everywhere in between.

To foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition and prestige.

PBT focuses on core stability, weight placement and alignment.


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Dylan Parton, of Raleigh, NC, started her dance training at North Carolina Dance Institute, under the direction of Kirstie Spadie for five years. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, under Dean Susan Jaffe and Associate Dean Brenda

Daniels. At UNCSA, Dylan has had the privilege to perform works by Douglas Dunn, Martha Graham, José Limón, Ming-Lung Yang, Patricia Casey, Casey Noblett, Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, and Ranko Bogosavic. Dylan has attended summer programs at UNCSA, American Dance Festival, and North West Dance Project. Dylan just recently had the privilege to choreograph and performed a solo 'A reaction to Marsha Cottrell's Exhibition Black and Light' at CAM Raleigh.

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Elizabeth Fuller began her early dance training with Brandon Ballet, The Rock School, and Sarasota Ballet of Florida. After high school, she attended CCM at the University of Cincinnati as a ballet major for her freshman year. She then left and danced professionally with Omaha Theater Ballet, Albano Ballet, and Atlanta Festival Ballet.  In between dancing for various companies, she lived in New York City, working in the marketing department of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and training with various teachers throughout the city at Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, Steps, etc. She has had the opportunity to perform with Wilmington Ballet Company, Carolina Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego, and Birmingham Ballet.  She has been teaching dance for 13+ years and has a Doctorate's in Physical Therapy.



Kelvin, age 35, has been under the tutelage of Otto (Aquaboogy) Vazquez & Jessica (Goldie Lox) Wharton-Vazquez for the past 4 & a half years. He has been part of Nu Paradigm Entertainment for 3 of those years. Puzzall’s prime style is Popping, with a focus on the “funk” and Boogie Style. With several years of training in both Locking & Popping, and loads of credits, he is a rising star in Nu Paradigm Entertainment. 

When not dancing, Kelvin loves spending quality time with his family which consists of a beloved wife and daughter. When asked what was his favorite quote or bit of wisdom, he responded:

“My mom once told me you can do anything in this world as long as you can face the results and consequences. Meaning, if you do a crime, you might do the time. So always do things that are going to give you a positive result.”

And we agree wholeheartedly! Much love to Kelvin for his years of loyal dedication & hard work! It’s showing when the world can’t stop watching!

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Kelvin has also been teaching popping classes/workshops since 2017 in North Carolina such as UNC Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and Asheville...




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Fayetteville, NC 28303

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