Arts Education is a major focus of the Peacock Performing Arts Center—it’s represented by the first word in our mission to “Preserve, Promote and Participate.” We endeavor to preserve the arts for future generations by offering quality educational programs to adults, children and youth.

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Center Stage Arts Program
January 4 – February 22, 2018


We are pleased to offer “Center Stage at the Peacock,” an eight week after-school arts program for students in grades 3-8 on Monday afternoons, from 3:30 until 5:00. The program begins January 4 and ends February 22. Participants will gain experience in Improvisation/Acting, Art, Dance and Magic, taught by experienced performers.

Registration is now open and ends January 3, 2018. Download Registration Form and mail form and fee to:

Peacock Performing Arts Center, P.O. Box 1426, Hayesville, NC 28904

This Program is supported by the Clay County Historical and Arts Council which receives support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

We also plan to offer occasional adult theatre workshops on various kinds of theatre skills during the year, from acting to tech work. Watch our website for details.

Our vision to preserve the arts in our community will mean ever-expanding programs, and we want to hear from our community about what a quality arts education program should include. If you need further information about the current programs, or would like to make a suggestion about adding to them, please contact our office.

Monthly News

The next 6-week session of our popular Ballroom Dance classes, taught by former Arthur Murray Dance Director Laurel Adams, starts in January. Beginners on Mondays starting Jan. 9, 7-8:30, and Intermediate/Advanced starting Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 7-8:30.

We’re pleased to announce Center Stage at the Peacock, an after-school arts program for grades 3 – 8. The eight week program will run January 9 – February 22, ending with a Final Showcase.

On January 21st, we’re bringing back a Peacock favorite: The Sock Hops. Singing all your favorites from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s in four-part harmony, these fabulous entertainers usually pack the house, so get your tickets early!

Ballroom Dance Classes

Ballroom Dance classes, taught by former Arthur Murray Dance Director laurel Adams, have been a special favorite over the years. Couples or Singles are welcome to join our classes that feature the six most popular ballroom dances. Classes began November the 6th and run through December 12th. * Beginners are Mondays and Intermediate & Advanced are Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Cost is $15.00/Couple or $8.00 /Single. Enrollment is open. All proceeds go toward the Peacock performing Arts Center. Please call our office with any questions. Continue to check our website for updates regarding next session.