Summer Dance Camps - July 2023 - Click For Details

2023 Summer Dance Camps & Intensives

Summer camp registration will go live on 2/1/2023 at 11am.

Our camps are designed to be fun, engaging, and curriculum driven. Kids will take various classes each day and have down time to enjoy time with their friends, eat lunch, and do various arts and crafts. Different styles, ages, and levels available. Sample various styles, try our Musical Theatre focused camps, or learn to create your own dance in our Creating Choreography Camps. Intensives also available for those that made our 2023-2024 performance teams!

Get a jump on your season!

All camps will run 9am to 3pm. 

NEW!!! – 3 or 4 Day Options For 4th of July Week!
WEEK 1 – $375 for 4 days (M,W,Th,F), or $300 for 3 Days (W,Th,F) 
Weeks 2 & 3 – Full week camps, $425
Week 4 Team Intensives – Full Week, $425

Details for our camps can be found on our summer camp page. Click the button below.

Summer Dance Camps - July 2023 - Click For Details

Recital Central Page

Recital Central is a page that is continuously updated with all the information you will need for recital. We recommend bookmarking the page and checking in frequently if you have any questions about rehearsals, costumes, tickets, recital day, picture day, or anything else recital related.

Recital Tickets on Sale 4/25

Tickets for our June recitals will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 4/25. Each family will be limited to an initial 3 tickets per dancer / per show time in the first round of ticket sales. All remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis in the 2nd round of sales starting on 5/16. 

NOTE – UPDATE 4/28/23: If your dancer is only in the FIRST HALF of any performance, you will have the option to sign them out at intermission. You can opt to go home, or you and your dancer can rejoin the audience. If you plan to have your dancer watch the 2nd half of the performance, you WILL need to account for their seat/ticket when purchasing tickets. Again, this is only for any dancer that is ONLY in the FIRST HALF of any performance. Thank you


This year we are introducing a contest. The dancer/family that sells the most tickets will be allowed into the theatre 5 minutes before we open the house to have first choice of seating for their show time (max 8-10 people). To track the sales we will ask on the order form who that person is coming to watch and support. Each time you, a friend, family member, or neighbor enters your dancer’s name, we will add to your totals.

The dance family with the highest total for each individual showtime will win!

Good luck!

Dance Teachers

Who We Are

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. 

What We Offer

PCPA offers dance classes for kids ages 5 and up. We are the only studio in San Mateo that offers all of the following styles — Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro, and more.

Performance teams are available for those that wish to fast track their training. Technique classes, workshops, and yearly intensives are also available. We have classes for all ages and levels.

Why Choose Dance?

Dance is a unique sport. It requires the individual to be both an artist and an athlete. Strength, flexibility, and motor skill development are just some of the physical benefits. Dance also has a lot of mental and social benefits as well. Learning to be part of a group, working as a team, communication, and trust are built in classes. Dance is also ideal for setting individual goals. Watching our students gain confidence in themselves and their abilities is a fulfilling thing to see.

Our Dance Studio

We have a 7000 square foot space with 4 dance rooms and 2 lobbies. With the exception of our toddler room (carpeted) all our studios have mirrors and sprung floors for the safety of our dancers. Our space is on the 2nd floor away from the traffic on El Camino. We are in a secure building that also including a state assemblyman, a yoga studio, a family dental practice, and other professional offices. 

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Conveniently Located

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley. We are easily accessible from highways 101, and 92, just off El Camino Real.

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

Free parking on site and on surrounding blocks. We are located on the 2nd floor. Directions, access codes, and all other info will be emailed to you with your free trial confirmation.

Voted Best Dance Studio On The Peninsula

We have been given numerous awards by Bay Area Parent, Redtri.com, and other local publications over the years. We have been voted “Best Dance School” by Bay Area Parent readers 7 of the past 10 years, and in the top 3 dance studios for each year of the past decade. 

Join us and see why we are a family favorite!

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