Welcome to the Central PA Dance Workshop
Where the community comes to dance!
CPDW is located in downtown State College, steps away from the Penn State University campus.
We provide a well-rounded dance education for students ages 3 to adult. Our faculty is trained to balance recreational dance and pre-professional training, with classes in a variety of styles, and performance opportunities for all ages.
Remembering Tina Doll
In January 2021, longtime CPDW student Tina Doll passed away. She was a model of what recreational dancing could be - a joyful, life-long pursuit that feeds the soul and engages the mind. Tina was a bright light in adult tap class, and she loved performing, bringing humor and energy to CPDW concerts for more than 30 years. Her final performance in December 2020 included both tap and flamenco.
We will miss her in the studio, and we appreciate her family for remembering CPDW as a place that Tina could call home.
Donations in Tina’s memory will support CPDW’s core mission – bringing dance to the community through classes, performance and special events.
Donate to the Tina Doll Memorial Fund.