Dance Classes in San Mateo

Principal Creative & Performing Arts offers dance classes for kids and adults in our San Mateo studio. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Capoeira, Musical Theatre, and Hip Hop Dance classes are all available. New dancers get one free trial class. Use the links below, or at the top of the page to get started!


Bay Area Kids Dance Classes

Kids Dance Classes

PCPA classes starts for kids ages 5 and older. We offer multiple styles and levels at our studio in San Mateo, CA. 

Performance and Competition Teams

Performance Teams

Our performance teams compete, attend conventions, and perform in our June recital. Team dancers are required to take multiple classes per week.

Bay Area Adult Dance Classes

Adult Dance Classes

We offer mixed level adult classes. Come dance, sweat, and learn some choreography! Drop-in available. Plenty of free parking, and a state of the art studio!

NorCal Dance Project

Adult Dance Company

NorCal Dance Project is our adult dance company. Many of it’s members are current or former instructors. Check out their website for upcoming performances and auditions!


Why drive all the way to San Francisco for great adult dance classes? PCPA offers a variety of classes including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Irish, Latin Jam, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre Dance Technique. We have free parking, a safe location, and professional instructors. Drop-in rates start as low as $10/class. Come sweat, dance, learn new choreography, improve your technique, and have a great time!

Come Dance This Week!

Drop-in Form


Our 2016 Summer Camps have come to a close. It was a fun 4 weeks. For the 2nd year in a row our Music Video Camp produced an awesomely cute re-creation of a real life video. This year we made “Sorry” by Justin Bieber! Information on our next Summer Camps will be available in Jan/Feb of 2017. Enjoy the Video!

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2016 Summer Camp Info


The heartbeat of our studio, our teachers! Our teachers all have 4 year dance degrees, as well as professional dance experience. Many have been teaching for years, and still perform with local dance companies. They all love what they do, and it shows. They are capable of teaching all ages, and levels. 

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Staff Bios

Principal Creative & Performing Arts

Principal Creative & Performing Arts
1528 S. El Camino Real, Ste 208
San Mateo, CA 94402


1528 S. El Camino Real Ste 208
San Mateo, CA 94402

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Look for the big peach building across from San Mateo Credit Union, and Safeway. We’re on the 2nd floor! Parking on street, or in rear, and underground parking lots.