2024 Summer Camp Registration Opens 2/1/2024

Save The Dates! Our Camps for July of 2024 will be open for registration starting February 1st, 2024. Click the button below for details. We will email more details about when registration will open as we get close to the date.


PCPA is pleased to host Lena E Torgerson, a Mental Skills & Human Performance coach with FLX MND. Unlock the secrets of peak performance with mental training. It is not just about getting your head in the dance; It is about transforming your cognitive approach to unleash your full dance and performing potential. Join FLX MND to learn how the power of the mind will enhance physical performance, increase resilience, and drive success both on and off the dance floor. Take the opportunity to elevate your game to new heights – secure your spot now. All dancers are welcome. You do not need to be a PCPA dancer to attend.


Stanford Basketball Halftime Performance

Our Sr. Hip Hop team will be performing live at Maples Pavillion during halftime of the Stanford vs. Arizona State Women’s Basketball game. We’d love to have a crowd to cheer them on! The venue would like us to sell a certain number of tickets as part of the opportunity. You can order tickets below.

Game/Performance Info

  • Cost: Tickets start at $15
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2024
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Location: Maples Pavillion, Stanford University

Picture Day 2024 – Book Your Session Now!

DATES: March 9th and 10th, 2024
TIMES: 10 minute sessions will run from 2pm-6pm on Saturday, and 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sunday.
LOCATION: Principal Arts

Be sure to read the FAQ’s before signing up. Click the button below.

Daniela Araneta with her $40,000 Scholarship to AMDA.

PCPA Dancer Earns $40,000 Scholarship to AMDA

Nov. 21, 2023

We are so proud of Daniela! Years of hard work and dedication to her craft has paid off in a big way. Daniela earned multiple awards and scholarships this past weekend at the Embody Dance Conference. The AMDA faculty was on site all weekend and they learned what we already knew, Daniela is a rockstar! Congrats again, and looking forward to an amazing season. 

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) produces a high percentage of today’s broadway and hollywood stars. Notable alumni include:

  • Madeline Brewer “The Handmaid’s Tale;”
  • Tyne Daly (Tony Award winner) 
  • Jason Derulo
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (four-time Emmy Award nominee) 
  • J. Harrison Ghee (Tony Award winner)
  • Christopher Jackson (Emmy Award winner)
  • Caissie Levy (star of multiple Broadway shows) 
  • Jeremy Pope (Tony Award nominee)
  • Anthony Ramos (Hamilton / In The Heights)
  • Christopher Sieber (Two-time Tony Award nominee)
  • Sarah Stiles (Tony Award-nominee)

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

If you’re interested in private or semi-private lessons, click the button below. You can book your lessons directly with members of our teaching staff. 

Check Out Our Video Gallery

Want to see more of our dancers performing on stage? Click the button below to access our video library. Watch performances from our last recital and follow us on Youtube for more content.

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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