The American and French Academy of Dance is a private dance school in Paris which welcomes children, adolescents and adults wishing to learn classical dance.  In this demanding discipline, sustained by a long history, this school prioritises the respect of each person’s physical capabilities and the importance of enjoyment in dance.


Alexia Pau founder, director and professor wants to mix french and american pedagogy. She teaches values and encourages the involvement of each individual in the dancing.  This approach incites students to be free from judgement and able to explore movement in their own way.  This brings them the confidence to reach beyond themselves.


The members of the team at the American and French Academy of Dance have danced on stages internationally.  So with attention to the potential of each pupil, they are able to advise those who might aim to dance professionally.




In order to dance in a warm and gracious environnment l’AFA danse owns its own studio !

Renovation work will be made during this summer, and the studio will open on the September 16th :

39 rue de Babylone

75007 Paris 


Plus, find us every Wednesday at Elephant Paname 10 rue Volney  75002 Paris




You can rent the AFA Danse studio (pictures will come soon) :

  • 60m2, with a wall with mirrors
  • a dressing room
  • a bathroom
  • ballet dance barre
  • ballet floor

For further information, please  contact us


Alexia Pau - Artistic manager and teacher
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Coralie Berquer - Executive manager
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Lauriane Viale - Eveil, Initiation & Jazz
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Alice Debordeaux - Associated artist
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