About South End Fine Arts Academy

The South End Fine Arts Academy at Pritchard at South End was established in September 2014 to train students to use their talents and to provide a positive and wholesome environment in which they may learn. We also believe our ministry is to reach beyond the walls of this church and into our community.

We want to provide a place of quality music and arts instruction where anyone who is interested and has a desire to learn may come to begin or advance in their growth.



The piano is one of the most familiar instruments in the world. At the Academy, we offer private piano lessons, taught by well-trained, energetic and enthusiastic teachers. Students will be given the opportunity to achieve his or her highest potential by receiving one-on-one instruction based on learning style and musical level.

Private Lessons in other instruments may be offered on demand.  Please inquire.

Dance classes

Dance at the South End Fine Arts Academy seeks to help students gain skills in all areas of dance including technique, flexibility and fun. Students of all experience levels are welcome, but no experience is necessary! Our mission is to provide quality dance training to all students in a positive environment.


Adult Master Class

February 24, March 3 and March 10;  6:00-7:00 PM

Join us for this three-week class as we learn choreographed dances to popular songs. This class is great for those needing to get some movement in while have a lot of fun! Ages: 18 and Up

Cost: $15 per class or $30 for all three

Daddy & Daughter Class

May 13 and May 20;  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This two-session class is for current 2022/2023 dancers and their daddies. They will learn a dance to perform on stage at the Spring Recital scheduled for June 3.

Cost: $50 which includes a t-shirt for both daddy and daughter

Donuts and PJs Day Camp

March 27;  9:00 AM-4:00 PM

This day camp is for kindergarteners-5th graders and is conveniently scheduled during a Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Teacher Workday.  Campers will come dressed in their PJs for a day themed around donuts and dance.

Cost: $50 which includes a cheese pizza lunch as well as a snack.

Beach Balls and Popsicles Camp

June 20-23;  9:00 - 4:00 PM

This four-day camp is the perfect camp to kick off summer. Each day will be themed around summer fun, and dance of course. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch, but snacks will be provided. Parents are invited to come on Friday, June 23 at 3:30 PM to see what all their camper learned during this camp! Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $225

Dollie-Me-Up Camp

July 19-21;  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This three-day camp is centered all around dolls and dance. Campers will have the opportunity to bring their favorite doll, have a tea party and even get all fancy with hair and make-up. Parents are invited to come on Friday, July 21 at 3:30 PM to see what all their camper learned during this Dollie-Me-Up Camp. Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $200

Elsa and Friends Day Camp

July 31;  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This day camp is focused around Elsa and Friends. Campers are invited to bring their own friends and enjoy all things dance! Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $50 which includes a cheese pizza lunch as well as a snack. Friend cost is only $30. *Friends must register in advance.

registration and contact

Melissa Wisor, Academy Director
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church
1117 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203