Principal Creative & Performing Arts

Artists & Athletes

Our ultimate goal is to instill dance intensity and drive inspired by much more than trophies and sequins. We believe in building strong fundamentals, technique, and discipline through dance training and performance experience.  

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Our Mission

PCPA is a creative and performing arts program that requires dancers to be both artists and athletes. Our ultimate goal is to instill dance intensity and drive inspired by much more than trophies and sequins. We believe in building strong fundamentals, technique, and discipline through dance training and performance experience. You can count on building a respect and love for dance whether you are training for personal or professional goals.

Weekly Dance Classes

Ages 5 – Teens

Whether you are looking to take one class per week or 10 classes per week, we offer a vareity of styles to choose from. Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and capoeira classes are available. We offer various age groups but placement is weighed more heavily on level than age.

Performance Teams

Invitation Only – Ages vary

For those dancers with the focus and desire to take their training to the next level we offer performance teams. While we are not a competition studio, our performance teams do compete twice in the Spring, attend local dance conventions, perform in all our June recitals, and may perform in commuity events.

Summer Camp Update!

Summer Camp Registration Open Now

We have partnered with Mestre Cafu of Youth Expressions SF to add 2 more weeks of Summer Camps. Registration is open now! Most of our regular dance camps are full but we still have 2 spots in our Seussical Week. Don’t miss out, register today!

Latest News

April 30, 2018

Meet our newest staff member – Jadell Lee!

Jadell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance with a focus on experimental and unconventional choreography from the University of California, Riverside. He also authored the book, Your First Position: A Simple Guide to Self-Discovery, Activation, and Breakthrough. We are excited to have him on board. Check out his full bio on our staff page.

July 2018

Capoeira Summer Camps still have space!

Don’t miss out. Capoeira camps will be an exciting week of music, dance, instruments, and martial arts! Don’t miss out!

Angelica is an accomplished dancer and educator. She is passionate about working with kids and continuing to expand her knowledge and experience. Angelica earned a BFA in Dance Education from Federal University of Para in her native Brazil. Her favorite styles of dance are Hip Hop and Street Jazz. While in Brazil she worked for local dance schools before starting Mirai Dance Company. Her travels brought her to the Bay Area where she recently completed her certificate in child development from San Francisco City College. She is currently working as an intern with the Boys and Girls Club in Redwood City. Her long-term goal is to open her own dance school. Angelica will be teaching in both our Small Fry and Principal Arts programs starting Summer 2018.

Get On A Wait List Now!

Our classes run year round and the majority carry wait lists. We do not have sessions. If you are planning to join us in Summer/Fall 2018 the time to register for classes is now! Even if the times currently available do not meet your needs we recommend registering for the style/level you are interested in. We will look to our wait lists as a guide to which styles/levels we need to add to our schedule in August 2018. Getting on a wait list now essentially gives you a vote! We listen to the needs of our dancers. 

Award Winning Program

Principal Creative & Performing Arts has won numerous awards from publications like,, and Bay Area Parent Magazine. We have been voted Best Dance School for 7 consecutive years 2011-2017! Earning us a Hall of Fame Award from Bay Area Parent. Come find out why we are the studio of the decade!

Actively Enrolled Students In All Programs

Weekly Classes To Choose From

#1 Studio On The Peninsula

My girls love each and every one of their teachers. This is their home away from home as between the two of them, they take 16+ hours of dance classes per week.

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Classes are amazing! ... Not only my kids are happy every week when we go there but now I'm also a part of the dance family.

– Daniela G., Yelp Review

Love this place! My 2 kids have been dancing here for a few years and have always had great experiences.

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This dance school is a special place... I've been impressed with the experience of the instructor and the quality of the instruction.

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