Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) and Del Mar Ballet have merged to create one new entity: Pacific Arts Dance Center. Both centers were located on Sorrento Valley Rd. for the past three years, but after a recent zoning issue, both were forced to close the doors at their respective locations. With an attitude of integrity and a love for the art of dance, the new studio will open to the Carmel Valley community in the fall.

Pacific Arts Dance Center will offer classes in a variety of styles including ballet, hip-hop, and jazz, and will also offer special classes for adults and children. Classes are now open for registration. For more information call 858-264-ARTS or visit www.pacificartsdance.com.