Nor Cal Dance Arts

Our Mission is to create a strong technical foundation for our dancers while encouraging them to reach their full artistic potential.

OUR STUDIO CULTURE We see being great at your art as a starting point, not an endpoint. We set ourselves goals we know we can’t reach yet, because we know that by stretching to meet them we can get further than we expected. It’s really the dancers and families that make Nor Cal Dance Arts the kind of company and studio it is. Our staff is some of the smartest, experienced, and dedicated teachers and chorographers in the Bay Area. Although our staff share common goals and visions for our dancers, their individual styles and backgrounds are embraced; which equals a unique training experience for our dancers. We strive to maintain the open culture often associated with the performing arts. We encourage dancers to take responsibility of their schedules, training and performances. Dancers have direct access to Tawnya, owner, and artistic staff for questions ranging from school to career help. Parents can also easily email the studio director about any artist questions and our operations staff can help with any studio questions. Our studio is designed to encourage interactions between dancers within and across teams, ages, cultures, and to spark conversation about dance and life.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our NCDA fam to yours!!! The studio will be closed for Holiday break and re-open on January 6th. See you in the new year!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to NCDA Collective Dance Company dancer Nicholas Dao for being selected as a National Young Arts Finalist! Your NCDA fam is so proud of you!!! @nickda.o @youngarts #youngarts2019 #youngarts #bayareadance #norcaldancearts

The @jdc.girls from @nbcworldofdance take the stage to light the @santanarow 40ft Christmas tree!!!! #jdcgirls @tawnyakuzia #norcaldancefamily #norcaldancearts

Who’s seen the latest issue of South Bay Accent? Our very own @tawnyakuzia is featured! Link in bio ❤️
@nbcworldofdance @ashoappel #sherisampson #southbayaccent #norcaldancefamily #breakthefloor
#aceawards @capezio @ Nor Cal Dance Arts

We are so excited for this upcoming season! Kicking off the year with some team bonding with our dancers and families!

DON’T MISS CLASS TONIGHT WITH @kensanjose !!! If you did not register already online. You can register at the studio! #kensanjose #norcaldancearts #masterseries #bayareadance

The performance intensive ends with a fun 90s style day..... now getting ready for auditions!!! 🕶

🚨MASTER SERIES EVERY THURSDAY during summer session!!! Come dance with incredible choreographers and dancers all in the same space at #norcaldancearts •Drop in’s welcome! $25/class
•Lineup below

Jul 11th
6-7:30pm Lonni Olson - Contemporary
7:30-9pm Daniel Guttierrez - Hip Hop

July 18th
6-7:30pm Talia Favia
7:30-9pm Ken San Jose

July 25th
6-7:30pm Kolanie Marks
7:30-9pm Struther White

Aug 1st
6-7:30pm Dominique Johnson
7:30-9pm Danny Lawn

Wow! What an amazing dance week @thedanceawards! Our dancers had so much fun being amongst the 3,000 incredible dancers, from over 14 countries! Thank you to the super talented and inspiring faculty that taught our dancers. Congrats to @a.t.chau for getting 2nd runner up Senior Best Dancer! @ The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

We are so excited to announce that @kailyn_rogers will be teaching tomorrow at the TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE!!! If you still need to register please come EARLY! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Kailyn is currently a touring assistant with the 24 Seven Dance Convention. She has trained with renowned known industry choreographers such as NappyTabs, Travis Wall, Jillian Meyers, Kyle Hanagami, & Tessandra Chavez. She has made her appearance on television in NBC’s Season 1 World of Dance Competition series. Kailyn also has toured and performed in multiple different dance and musical artist shows across the country including Travis Wall’s contemporary company “Shaping Sound”, Derek & Julianne Hough’s “Move Live On Tour”, her most recent summer tour with Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling, as well as Lindsey Stirling’s Christmas tour. Kailyn looks forward to continuing her dance training in LA, and sharing more knowledge and opportunities to the next generation of dancers.

Congratulations to our JDC dancer @catalina._.dancer for getting Top 10 Junior MVA @velocitydanceconvention nationals!! 🎉🎊

Thank you to @radixdance for such a great week. Our dancers had so much fun learning from the amazing faculty and creating new friendships. Congratulations to all our dancers on a great week of dance and to @mackenziecorrales for getting first runner up senior core performer winner! @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Congrats to our JDC dancer @charlieeee_dancer !! Charlie got top 3 for her solo, was selected as an ASH assistant, and was recognized by MTA. Thank you @artistssimplyhuman for a great Nationals week for our dancer!

Congratulations to @mackenziecorrales and @a.t.chau for making top 10 @thedanceawards !!! Super proud of all our dancers, and Chau made top 4!

Our dancers @brodiewolfdance and @jazzygregory had a great time in New York this past week @nycda ! Congratulations to Brodie for receiving a $10,000 scholarship as he attends @usckaufman in the fall! @ New York, New York

We are ready!!! Ice Cream Showcase 2019!!! #weloveourlittledancers

We are excited to announce that tickets are now available ( for all 4 of our end of the season shows!!!! It’s been another amazing season... With dancers achieving huge personal growth in the studio and the world got to experience our inspiring dancers on TV! Some support the last events of Season 13!!!
#norcaldancearts #season13 #norcaldancefamily

NCDA SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE!!! Camps, Intensives, Master Series, and more! Take your training to the next level and join us this summer! Click the link in our bio for more info. #norcaldancearts #bayareadance #summerdanceclasses

Posted @withrepost • @jessiej Tune-in to @worldofdance tonight (8/7c on @nbc) to see @jdc.girls dancing to my song #WhoYouAre 😱💃🕺👯‍♀️👯‍♂️🔥

We could not be more excited for the world to see this amazing performance by our girls, the @jdc.girls and their choreographer @tawnyakuzia. Is it to early to talk about Emmy nominations? ❤️🤞

Such an amazing 1st day at RADIX - Dance on the Edge Congrats to all the dancers and thank you to all the parents and staff who are supporting over 90 company dancers at radix this weekend! We love our NCDA Family ❤️

#norcaldancefamily #soproud
#radixdance #bayareadance

Watch WOD tonight to see the our amazing @jdc.girls! #nbc #nbcworldofdance #jujusdoincrispy @tawnyakuzia Morgan Burke:

Watch World of Dance this Sunday as the @jdc.girls take on some “crispy” choreography from our own @tawnyakuzia

#wodjdc #wod #nbcwod #jujusdoingcrispy #tawnyakuziachoreo #ncda #soproud

Who’s excited!!!! Let’s go @jdc.girls and @tawnyakuzia #jujusdoincrispy #worldofdance #nbc #norcaldancearts #norcaldancefamily

Happy New Year Everyone!!! Hope some of you were able to catch NCDA alumni dancer @shelbzdavis as a featured dancer in JLo’s NYE performance! We’re so proud of you Shelby! #norcaldancearts #bayareadance #jlo #limitless #nye2018

The Mummy Mob was in classes tonight! Love seeing all the group costumes! Our Halloween week continues!

Comfort costumes are in!!! Our Halloween week continues. We love our dance family. ❤️❤️👻👻

Just a little thank you for our amazing staff who make our classes extra magical! 👻🙀🎃 See you for party week kicking off on Wednesday.

Bring A Friend Week starts Monday! Sept 10th-15th. Friends take free classes in all styles and ages. Let us know if you have a question. See you for an amazing week at NCDA!

Progressing Ballet Technique starts this Sunday! This program is designed to give your increased strength and flexibility in a way that prolongs your dancer career. Sign up online today!

Progressing Ballet Technique starts this Sunday! This program is designed to give your increased strength and flexibility in a way that prolongs your dancer career. Sign up online today!

We got some new photos on our walls!!! We had so many great choices! Thank you everyone that submitted photos! We plan on switching banners more so you may see your photo on the wall soon. See anyone you know? #thankyou #ncdabanners #dancefamily

Registration Open ~ Fall Class Schedule ~ Classes start Aug 20th

Have you seen our fall schedule? Don't let classes fill up without you. We are open all next week for registration!

Registration Open ~ Fall Class Schedule ~ Classes start Aug 20th

Registration Open ~ Fall Class Schedule ~ Classes start Aug 20th

🚨Photo Contest🚨 We’re updating our studio banners with new photos!!! Message us with your pics or tag #ncdabanners to be considered! Keep in mind these are vertical banners! The new banners will be revealed at the studio on the first day of our Fall Season, August 20th!

A quick clip from one of @_jakedeanda_ amazing videos! Come take his class tonight at 7:30pm. #masterseries #comedancewithus

Our chief inspirer, our mentor, our teacher, our award winning choreographer @tawnyakuzia takes the floor today for the #masterseries. Teens/Seniors at 6pm. Juniors at 7:30pm. @go2talent #go2talent

@sydneymosss is coming to NCDA tonight! Come meet and dance with this amazing mover. Teen/Seniors at 6pm and Juniors at 7:30pm. #masterseries

The Season 13 (18/19) schedule is at the front desk and online!!!! It’s going to be an amazing season. #season13 #norcaldancefamily #ncda

Auditions are happening today and private auditions continue for the next several weeks! If you want to find your personal artist and develop your technique, we have an amazing dance family that will help. Have a question or want more info...just email or DM us! See you in the studio!!!

We have been having so much fun this summer! Master Series WEEK ONE videos can be found on our YouTube channel! Go check them out!

The incomparable @jaciroyal will be teaching the Master Series contemporary classes tomorrow! We are so excited to have her back! Check out this video of her stunning choreography on these incredible dancers!

The incomparable @jaciroyal will be teaching Master Series classes tomorrow!!! We are so excited to have her back! Here’s a video of her company @royalfluxdance on nbc’s World if Dance!

So excited for @officiallyteej class tonight!!!! Master Series hip hop starts at 7:30pm.

Summer classes start tomorrow!!!! Can’t wait to see you all back in the studio. Plus great drop in classes for Teen Adults all summer; including our Master Series classes! See you in the studio.

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1939 Monterey Rd
San Jose, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 15:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 15:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 15:30 - 21:00
Thursday 15:30 - 21:00
Friday 15:30 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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Director Tawnya Kuzia | NBC World of Dance Season 1 | 2016 Best in Show Radix National Champs | 2015 Champs Kidz Carnival Choreographers Ball | Est 2012