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Established in 1990, Class Act Dance & Performing Arts Studio was co-founded by Cheryle Armstrong when she moved from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles and was inspired to share her passion for the art of dance. Now celebrating 30 years of business, Class Act Dance has a rich history in Paso Robles and surrounding communities featuring original productions, providing excellent training in all genres of dance, as well as developing educational outreach programs.  


Our goal is to provide the community of Paso Robles and beyond with an exceptional training program in dance and the performing arts, as well as exposure to arts education and quality performances throughout the year. Our talented and professional instructors are always ready to inspire and provide positive and memorable experiences through their passion for dance.



It is the mission of Class Act Dance & Performing Arts Studio to provide the highest quality instruction in dance and performing arts by offering the best training in a variety of dance styles to students of all ages with a passion for the performing arts.


Class Act Dance & Performing Arts Studio is committed to creating an environment

where students and educators are trained under these standards:

1.) The best interest of the student prevails.

2.) Variety and consistent quality in training is always provided.

3.) A healthy learning experience where the JOY of dance and performance is found throughout.

4.) Dance and performance have no age preference.

Class Act Dance - Ballet



Class Act Dance - Ballet
Class Act Dance Ballet
Brenda G.
We have two girls who have both been attending Class Act Dance for the past two years. This is an amazing place to learn dance skills and progress on those skills. There is something for everyone at CAD. The studios are always very clean, but more importantly, the instructors are all great! Each one has their own style, yet all are positive, motivating and kind. Our oldest has the utmost respect for her ballet instructor, Ms. Cheryle, and loves the structured environment in her class. Ballet days are definitely her favorite days of the week. Our girls have also learned more than just how to dance here. They  are reminded to be good people, and work hard to achieve their goals. This is a lifelong skill which I hold higher than any dance skill they have learned! We quickly made friends with the other dance families as well and our girls count their dance friends as some of their best friends! It's a second family at Class Act Dance.

Rachae M.


Class Act Dance has always had a special place in my heart because I trained here when I was younger. Now, having 4 of my children dance at CAD makes my heart so happy! I love the teachers. They are always professional, happy and excited to see everyone excel! I am very happy to bring my children here because I know they are getting top notch training with people who truly care and want them to succeed.

Carrie W.


To me, dance is letting music run through your body either freely or with an organized form. There are many great things about Class Act Dance; however, my most favorite thing is seeing the joy that dance brings to the dancers, the audience, and the instructors at any level or genre.

Guyla A.


I feel like my family has grown up at Class Act Dance since 1990. I  have loved watching my kids and now my grandkids grow in the arts. From participating in weekly classes to performing in annual Recitals, The Nutcracker, Cinderella and many other performances, my family loves what Class Act dance provides for us and the community. CAD feels like home.

Testimonials & Experiences



Class Act Dance & Performing Arts Studio is pleased to offer state-of-the-art dance spaces at our two locations! We have five different studios to serve the varied needs of our program. Both our Spring Street and Vendels Circle locations have private dressing rooms, bathrooms, and snack/study areas for dancers to take advantage of on their breaks.
Studio A
Floor: Marley
Class Act Dance - Studio A
Spacious dance room with large mirrors and observation windows for parent convenience.
Studio D
Floor: Marley
Class Act Dance - Studio D
Our largest studio space and home of our pre-professional training program.
Studio B
Floor: Marley
Class Act Dance - Studio B
The mirror image to Studio A but also houses the majority of our materials for our Children’s Program. 
Studio E
Floor: Wood
Class Act Dance - Studio E
This studio features beautiful lighting & wood floors. 
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