CPAA's mission has always been to introduce Chinese performing arts to American general public as an integral part of American society. Now, CPAA Arts Center takes on serving our community and cultivating local talents as the primary goals of the center.
Spacious Performing & Visual Arts Facility
The arts center occupies14,000 sq ft of space, housing 3 multi-purpose auditoriums and 10 medium to small-sized rehearsal rooms, suitable for various kinds of arts and culture activities. It can hold art exhibits of paintings and sculpture, chamber music concerts and recitals, dance performances, as well as drama and Chinese opera shows.
Distinguished Artists and Instructors
CPAA Art Center retains a large pool of superb artists and arts educators as instructors for classes in Western and Chinese musical instruments, dance, drama, and visual arts. Classes of special interests include music composition, chamber music, wushu (martial arts), Konghou (Chinese harp), and Peking Opera. The curriculum is designed to be comparable to that of professional conservatories. Students can arrange to take multiple classes in related disciplines and thrive in a comprehensive environment for well-rounded artistic growth. To give the students the ultimate incentive to practice and opportunities to perform, CPAA will select a premium group of students each year to participate in its annual professional showcase performance. Artists Bios
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
CPAA Art Center is open to adult members of the community for self-enrichment activities, such as singing, dancing, painting, and acting workshops in addition to the formal training described above. Students may also enroll in cultural classes presented by local groups such as Payvand Arts and Cultural School and Dances from India. Please take this wonderful opportunity to beautify your life and our community by joining in these art and cultural activities.
International Performing Arts Center (IPAC) Rental/Lease
There are 8 different size of studios (all studios has dancing floor or hardwood floor) and 7 rooms at our center.
- Room B1, B3, C1, or C6 (about 350 sq. ft.)
- Studio B (about 700 sq. ft.)
- Studio A(with dance floor), Studio D, or Studio PreSchool (about 1,000 sq. ft.)
- Studio C (about 1,400 sq. ft.)
The rental fees of large amount of people parties are listed as below:
- Studio B or School, Studio D - $100/hour (around 50 people)
- Studio C,H with stage - $250/hour (up to 300 people)
- Sound system, lighting, DJ and Cleanup up fee (if serving meal) are extra.
All rooms and studios/rooms at IPAC are of multi-purpose for dance, music, painting, seminar, art exhibition, workshop, seminars, weddings, birthday parties, performance, etc. For example, Studio A, Studio H, and Studio C can be combined to seat 300 audience with a 35’ X 30’ stage for a big gathering. Extra charge is required if food is served. Please contact 408-973-8276 or 408-835-4420(text only) for reservation or other services.
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Chinese Dance Techniques and Dance Elements (Adult) intermediate: Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Chinese Dance Techniques (Adult) Beginner/intermediate: Wednesday 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chinese Dance Elements and Performance (Adult) Beginner/Intermediate: Wednesday 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Chinese Dance Techniques and Dance Elements (Adult) intermediate: Friday 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Chinese Dance Techniques Beginner: Sunday 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Chinese Dance Elements and performance beginner: Sunday 4:00-5:00 PM
Children's Choir: Sunday 2:30 - 4:30 PM
"Fun with Salsa" Dancing Class: Thursday 7-8 PM
Mr. Han Feng
Ms. Annie Austin
Ms. Oxana Klimashkina