Small Fry Dance Club

Dance Starts Here

1528 S. El Camino Real, Ste 208, San Mateo, CA 94402

Small Fry Dance Club’s mission is to instill a love of dance in children, their family, and their community. It’s the first step in what could be a long and fulfilling 

Our Mission

Small Fry Dance Club’s mission is to instill a love of dance in children, their family, and their community. Each dancer will be challenged to strengthen their body awareness, spatial awareness, flexibility, balance, creativity, movement technique, and appreciation of the performing and creative arts.

Upcoming Events

Studio Open House

Interested in starting classes but want to make sure we’re the right school for your dancer? This is your chance to learn more about our programs, meet our owners and staff, and get all your questions answered. 

Free parking available on site. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Local health and wellness vendors will also be there to introduce themselves. More details on that when we have them finalized. 

TIME: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
DATE: August 26, 2023
LOCATION: 1528 S. El Camino Real, Ste 208, San Mateo, CA (2nd Floor)



Winter Ballet Performance

Our next performance will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Registration will open on August 21 and run through October 8, 2023. We will have three show times to choose from for this round. 

For all the details, including costumes, dates, times, and fees, click the button below. 

Latest News

New Classes at The Carey School!

We are super excited to announce that we are starting new classes at The Carey School in San Mateo! Teacher Jana will be leading those classes for us. These classes will be session based. If you’re enrolled in The Carey School preschool programs be sure to check in with your teacher to find out more. 

Happy Dancer

Who We Are

Small Fry Dance Club was founded in 2007 by Jana & Carlos Chapeton. Since then we have taught over 5000 dancers throughout the Bay Area. We have a highly trained, and well educated staff that specializes in working with the preschool age group.

Boy Tap Dancer

What We Do

Our program is designed to be a survey style class where dancers will get to experience a variety of dance styles. Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Tap are the 5 types of dance we rotate through, one every 6 months. This is a great way to build a foundation and learn which styles your dancer likes before moving up to our PCPA program.

Ballerina On Stage

Why You Should Dance Here

We have created a welcoming, friendly, and supportive community of dancers, parents, and teachers. Many of our dancers started in Small Fry at 18 months of age, and are still dancing with us through our PCPA program as teens. We are a large studio, with a small family feel. It truly is a wonderful studio for your dancer to grow, develop, and explore their talents.


Small Fry Dance Club got it’s start in preschool classrooms across the Bay Area. We are still traveling to preschools on a weekly basis and teach students from San Francisco to San Jose. If you are a preschool director looking for to add to your extra curricular offerings, or a parent that would like to recommend us, we would love to talk to you! We can work with smaller independent preschools and large corporate partners alike.

Email us: info@smallfrydanceclub.com and let us know you want us to come to your school!

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