Online and In-Person Dance Classes

Come Dance With Us in San Mateo, CA (currently on zoom)


If you’d like to participate in our 2021 Recital this June, there is still time to register. Get into a class and register for recital by January 31, 2021.

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In Studio Class Questionnaire

In Studio Class Questionnaire

We want to hear from you! As we slowly open up more in-studio classes, we want to hear your feedback on the process. Even if you are not a current dancer, let us know your thoughts. It will help us...

New Dance Level IV Added

New Dance Level IV Added

We’re moving up! We now have our first level IV classes in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. If you have an experienced dancer age 9-14 that is looking for a challenge, this may the level for you. Email us with questions about placement. info@principalarts.com

Nick Christman

Nick Christman

Meet Nick Christman We are excited to introduce Nick to everyone. He has recently joined our team and is eager to meet you all. Nick Christman’s artistic expertise fall under musical theatre and...

Special Offer For New Dancers!

Special Offer For New Dancers!

No Reg Fee In September It's back-to-dance season! To celebrate we are waiving our $25 annual registration fee if you enroll by September 30, 2020. All classes are currently on zoom, but we are...

Covid-19 Updates

As of 10/28/20

We are now in the “Orange” tier of the states re-opening guidance plan. We recently welcomed back private and semi-private classes. We are working on the next phase of our plan, which would include welcoming back performance teams, and in the coming weeks, group classes.  Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate our re-opening. We can’t wait to see you in the studio again!

Current Class Schedule

Ages 5-18

The majority of our classes, including all group classes are still on Zoom. We have started to transition back to the studio. Zoom classes will continue indefinitely, even as classes transition to in-studio as we are aware not all families are able to return at this time. We will continue to offer multiple ways for families and dancers to remain engaged. Want to read more about how we are keeping dancers safe? Read our re-opening PDF by clicking below. 

Performance Team Auditions!

Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre

Thank you to all that participated in our team auditions. Our teams are now set for the 2020-2021 season. If you missed out, that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead for next season. Let us know your goals, and we can help guide you so you can acheive them. 

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.

Award Winning Program

Principal Creative & Performing Arts has won numerous awards from publications like Redtri.com, Chatterblock.com, 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!

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.

– April P., Yelp Review

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.

– Hilary L., Yelp Review

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

– Velvet S., Yelp Review