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Want to be a part of the HBDA family?


HeartBeat Dance Academy was established in 2002 by our director Teri Nash.  We offer over 100 classes each week for dancers ages 3 to adult. We feature classes in jazz, tap, musical theatre, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, dance conditioning, acro, and hip hop for beginners through competition level.


Classes are ongoing from September through June, wrapping up the dance year with our annual June Show held at the Carlmont High School Performing Arts Center.


Between June and September, we welcome dancers of all levels for themed camps and intensives, as well as fun classes and technical workshops.


Our mission is to provide a fun and exciting, but also challenging environment for all dancers, whether they take class once a week for fun and exercise or 7+ hours a week with a competitive commitment to dance.


Our goal is to challenge each dancer to reach their fullest potential through hard work, dedication, and discipline. We believe that all dancers benefit from individual attention and that dance should be fun and available for everyone. 

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Offers five fully equipped dance rooms. Each room with heating and air conditioning, as well as raised and sprung marley flooring for the safety and health of our dancers.

We also provide a dancer's lounge and a parent lounge + homework room for our families to use while at the studio.

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Facilities provided by

Belmont Parks and Recreation

at the Barrett Community Center


HBDA's newest location is 774 Polhemus Road  in San Mateo. It offers a 2,000 sf dance room with heating, air conditioning, raised and sprung marley flooring, with a dressing room and restroom.



"The love for dance fills the HeartBeat dance studio from Ms. Teri and her instructors through to the kids. My daughters absolutely love to dance and feel welcomed, have fun, and get the opportunity to challenge themselves and gain self esteem in a brilliant show at the end of each season. We highly recommend the program!"


-Niki L.

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