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Mission & Background

The mission of the North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation is to expose the public to the richness and diversity of the performing arts while developing pride, self-confidence, discipline and responsibility in the performers.

The North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation (NCDPAF) is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the performing arts in northern San Luis Obispo County for over 20 years. We provide education, scholarships and opportunities to participate in the performing arts for the youth in our community. These programs, which include our Ballet and Jazz Performing Companies, help to build character, self esteem, confidence, physical fitness, talent and teamwork. Since the foundation’s inception, we have worked at “Keeping the Arts Alive” through various performances which have included The Nutcracker Ballet, Mind, Body and Soul, Runway  to Broadway, Ishtar, Alice in Wonderland, DreamCatcher, Let It Be, and The Magical Tale of Cinderella.

Though these programs place many demands on our instructors and volunteers, we believe there is no better investment we can make than sharing the richness of the performing arts with our youth and our community.