Come and See CPDW Dancers Perform!

CPDW dancers around the maypole at Centre Furnace Mansion's May Day Celebration, 2002

Children's Ensemble Spring Concert

The Children's Ensemble will present a full concert of dance,

Where:  Central PA Dance Workshop

When:  TBA

Student Choreographers Showcase

Students of the Central PA Dance Workshop present their original choreography.

Where:  Central PA Dance Workshop

When:  Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 PM


School Performance 2019

Students perform a studio-wide selection of dances.

Where:  State Theatre

When:  Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7:00 PM


Maypole Dance

Where:  Boalsburg Diamond, Boalsburg, PA

When:  Memorial Day

 Monday, May 27, 2019, 12:30 pm


Central PA Theatre and Dance Festival

Where:  State Theatre

When:  Friday, June 21, 2019, 11:00 am


Arts Festival Performance

Where:  Festival Shell

When:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019, time TBA


First Friday October

Where:  Downtown State College

When:  Friday, October 5th, 6:15 pm State Theatre Marquee

& 7:15 pm MLK plaza spiral (corner Fraser & Beaver)


Kids' Day

Interactive Fairytale Dances

Where:  200 block South Allen Street

When:  Saturday, October 6th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Olde World Festival

Where:  Boal Mansion, Boalsburg, PA

When:  Sunday, October 7th, 11:30 am & 12:30 pm


Fraser Street Dancers "Sneak Preview"

The Fraser Street Dancers present an informal showing of new repertory.

Where:  Central PA Dance Workshop

When:  TBA


Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

The Central PA Dance Workshop's Children's Ensemble

Where:  Corner of Allen St and College Ave

When: Friday, November 16th, 5:30-7:30 pm

(CPDW performs at 6:07 pm)


Special Holiday Performance 2018

Students of the Central PA Dance Workshop present
"There's a Holiday for That"

See the students of the Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop (CPDW) in "There's a Holiday for That" at 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 8th, at the State Theatre in downtown State College.  Join us as we explore obscure and unusual holidays.  Selections include a variety of ages and dance styles celebrating lesser known, strange, bizarre, wacky, or absurd holidays from Umbrella Day to Lollipop Day, Saxophone Day to International Peace Day, Alfred Hitchcock Day to Rubber Ducky Day, Chic Spy Day to Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day.  There is sure to be much to entertain everyone.  Children from the creative movement, preballet, ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, lyrical, and musical theatre dance classes will participate, along with adult ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop classes.  The production will be choreographed by the CPDW faculty, including Jill A. Brighton, Director, Christina Ford, Erin Hanses, Ruth Packard, Karen Stoner, and Cait Truax.

All tickets are general seating and available at the State Theatre box office for only $11.50, plus a $2.50 box office fee.

Where:  State Theatre

When: Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 7:30 pm


Festival of Trees

Select Children's classes will present their holiday performance dances at the United Way's annual Festival of Trees.

Where:  CPI, Pleasant Gap

When:  Sunday, December 9th, 2018, 2:00 pm




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