CONTRA COSTA SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS  |   2730 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598  |   Phone: 925-235-1130 



January 17-19 is the annual winter retreat in Carmel Valley. This year's guest artist is Amanda Wells, a graduate of Tisch School for the Arts and a former dancer with Stephen Petronio Company and LA Dance Project.  She'll be working with our students on contemporary technique, repertory, and yoga.  Her website is


SPA is currently enrolling students for the 2019/20 academic year.  Please see SPA website for more details. 

The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts Dance Department is a pre-professional training program that believes dance is a vital mode of inquiry, which provides young artists with the tools to think critically and creatively about the world around them.  We are rooted in a core curriculum of classical ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques, complemented by courses in improvisation, composition, repertory, dance history, and somatic movement practices.  


Emphasizing a strong technical foundation, but also imagination, intuition, and experimentation, our goal is to provide students with a rigorous and well-rounded arts education, preparing them for a professional dance career or post-secondary study in dance. 

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