​​​​​​​Expressions  Dance & Arts


At Expressions, all students receive high-quality dance instruction from experienced staff. We offer classes in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, musical theater, lyrical, contemporary and fusions of these styles for age 2 - adult. 

We feature Recreational Dance Classes with in-studio seasonal performances, Recital Dance Classes with seasonal in-studio performances and a performance at our formal recital in June, and a Competition Dance Team that performs at Bay Area dance competitions and talent contests as well as state and local Pleasanton events and at our annual June recital. 

Expressions promotes an appreciation of dance and the arts in an encouraging environment. Our goal is to help all students reach their maximum dance potential and for parents to enjoy their child's dance journey. Expressions Dance & Arts looks forward to being part of that journey. 

Life is ART, live yours in COLOR!

Inspiration for 
Expressions (2005)

Drawn by AM at Expressions


Frequently Asked Questions 

Expressions Dance & Arts is a family friendly performing arts studio. We opened in September 2012 and expanded to a second studio space in July 2014. We provide dance instruction for all ages in a welcoming, supportive and professional atmosphere. Expressions focuses on the artistry, love and enjoyment of dance, and we recognize that students benefit from a balance of family, school, community and the arts.

1) What Does My Child Wear To Class?

Dancers should have proper attire and shoes for their style of dance. 
    - Ballet shoes, leotard, tights, hair in a bun for all ballet classes.
    - For other classes, hair away from face, comfortable top and dance/yoga shorts.
    - Jazz shoes for jazz, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop classes.
    - Tap shoes for tap classes.
    - Flat bottomed shoes such as Vans or Converse also approved for hip hop.

Twirling Tots should wear ballet shoes. Leotard and tights recommended. A dress with ballet shoes is appropriate for first Tots class.
You do not need to purchase shoes or dance clothing from us. Encore, a dance store in Dublin, carries a great selection. Please let them know you are from Expressions so they can help fit you with the shoes we recommend (reasonable combination of quality and price). Target also carries dance leotards for younger dancers. We have a "leave a pair - take a pair" basket in the lobby - a great way to recycle gently used dance shoes. You are welcome to borrow any shoes that fit.

2) Does my child have to be in a recital?

No. We offer recital and non-recital classes; and 3 levels of dance commitment.

Recreational Dance includes non-recital classes that feature small in-studio performances for family in December and May. No costumes needed. Includes the same level of instruction as other classes.

Recital Dance classes have seasonal performances in the studio and perform on stage at our formal recital in June. Recital costume is required. Recital is a fun celebration of a year of dance accomplishments. 

Please Note: If you enroll in a Recital class, participation in Recital is expected. 

Performance Dance Team classes are for dancers interested in additional performance opportunities at dance competitions, talent shows, local and state events, as well as our formal recital. Dancers must audition for Team and take required classes in addition to Team classes. Team classes perform in Recital.

3) Can my child take a free trial class?

Yes. We offer a free trial class for new students, in classes with available space. Please email to set up your trial class. ***based on available space in class***

4) How do I pay tuition?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, checks, cash and PayPal. Our on-line accounting system accepts credit cards with an auto-pay feature. There is a pink drop-box in the lobby for checks and a PayPal button on our website, under the Tuition tab, for easy on-line payment.

5) Is dance a year-round commitment?

Only if you want to dance for the entire year. We offer classes from August - June, and we also have a short summer session in July. There is no long-term commitment; however, space is limited in classes and we cannot save a space for your dancer if you take a break during the school year. 
Please Note: We plan classes based on enrollment, and require a 2-week notice to drop a class.

6) When is your 2020 recital?

Recital will be in June 2020 (3 shows) at Dublin High School. Dress Rehearsal will be in May or June 2020. 

Expressions was selected as the 2015 Best Business of Pleasanton in the category of Dance Schools. In 2016, Expressions was awarded the "Studio Excellence" award from Next Level Dance Competition for showing exemplary leadership, kindness, sacrifice and patience within the studio and the community. The Expressions Dance Team has earned numerous awards including 1st place Overall Acts, Category Winners, Special Judges Awards and All-Star Dancer Awards. Expressions instructors have been honored with awards for choreography; awards for motivating, challenging and inspiring their students; and awards for demonstrating excellence in education in the arts.