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Who teaches classes? What do students do? When are classes? When do you perform? Season at a Glance Student Info Pages


Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop!

Whether you are interested in taking classes, want to know when you can see our dancers perform, or are just seeking more information about our classes and faculty, this is the place to be.

DVDs of "There's a Holiday for That" and Photos and DVDs of "Channel Surfing"  are ready to be picked up at the studio.  Feel free to stop by any time classes are in session.


We are now accepting registration for INTERSESSION AND SUMMER SEMESTER!!




Intersession and Summer Semester Schedules


are now available!!!


Intersession Schedule

May 6 - June 8, 2019

Summer Schedule

June 10 - July 20, 2019

Register Now!


Click on "Register now!" above for 2019 Summer Registration Form

which you may print, complete, and mail or drop off at the studio with your payment. 

Registration forms are also available at the studio.


Dance Teachers Wanted

CPDW is seeking instructors for the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to jillabrighton@gmail.com if you wish to be considered.



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Teaching Assistants Needed

for All Classes

Please contact Jill A. Brighton, Director (jillabrighton@gmail.com) for more information.


Be sure to check the Student Info Pages

for copies of all the latest memos

and CPDW Dress Code requirements


Work/Study Students Sought

Please contact Jill A. Brighton, Director (jillabrighton@gmail.com) for more information.



About the Workshop

The Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop (CPDW) is located at 101 South Fraser Street in downtown State College, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1969 by LaRue Allen, the Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop continues to provide the highest caliber dance training to our students in a broad range of classes. We are delighted to maintain a tradition of more than 40 years of bringing quality dance instruction to the Centre Region.  

The Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop operates on a semester system, offering a 14-week Fall semester beginning after Labor Day, and a 14-week Spring semester, which begins in January. During May and early June, there is a 5-week intersession, which allows students to explore other dance styles in addition to their customary classes. In the past we have offered such special classes as Aerobics for Dancers, Children's Aerobics, Belly Dancing, Scottish Highland Dancing, Folk Dance, and Partnering. Following the Intersession, CPDW offers a 6-week Summer semester.



The Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop Mission:


To provide a cultural and creative experience for children and adults through the study of dance.


To teach dance technique with intelligence, providing the serious student with the basis for a professional career.


To increase physical awareness, strength, and grace in the non-professional dancer.


To promote community interest in dance and encourage the growth of an informed audience.

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Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop

101 South Fraser Street

State College, PA  16801

(814) 237-2666