“Let them praise his name with dancing!” Psalm 149:3

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About Cedar Park Dance Academy

CPDA is a Christ-centered dance academy under the direction of highly trained, seasoned dance instructors. Our instructors bring many years of experience in various dance forms including classical ballet, as well as instructing developing dancers, and creating original choreography and original dance productions.

We are a registered studio with the Royal Academy of Dance, one of the world’s most influential dance education organizations, with its main offices in London. We are honored to have Mrs. Tessa Mamales, a certified RAD instructor, overseeing our RAD syllabus work. Our classes are designed around the RAD syllabus and exams to provide continuity, accountability, and the opportunity for systematic advancement as dancers and as a studio.

Our trained instructors have a passion for dance but, even more so, a passion to serve Jesus Christ in this community with their talents and to offer Him the highest praise!


Meet our Instructors

Jen Pineda

Jen Pineda has been teaching ballet/lyrical classes since 2005 and is a Registered Teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance. She has trained for eighteen years in classical ballet as well as jazz and lyrical dance. She successfully completed the RAD vocational graded exams and has over twenty five years of dance experience and performances. She was the Dance Director at Christ Church Kirkland, the School of Prophetic Arts and Vertical Movement Dance Academy from September 2005-March 2014.

Tessa Mamales

Tessa began studying RAD ballet in 2005 under Jen Pineda. She has completed four major exams through the Royal Academy of Dance and is now pursuing her ballet teaching certification. She has also participated in short term mission trips, using dance to bring hope and life to countries such as Switzerland, Thailand, Spain and England. Her dream is to teach ballet and inspire dancers to use this art to bless others and glorify Christ.

Bethany Haugo

Bethany Haugo received RAD instruction under Jen Pineda for ten years. She has been teaching ballet since March 2013. Bethany loves to worship God through dance and to perform on stage while acting, singing and dancing. She has begun her journey of certification with the Royal Academy of Dance and was awarded merit her first two RAD exams. She LOVES to teach the littlest ballerinas and encourage them in their dancing journey!