February 2017

SUMMER CAMP 2017 We are so excited that the Summer Camp 2017 registration is now open. Join our week long workshops, meet new friends and learn different skills in a fun environment. Spaces are limited! If you have any questions, please call us at (510) 200-9360 or email us at

We have 10 immersion classes which include dance and music ensembles. The classes range from 60 to 90 minutes which cover an R&B ensemble, Intro to Jazz, Beginning Rock Band, Beginning and Intermediate Piano, Beginning Orchestra, Singing with Soul, Lyric Writing with Music Production, Youth Hip Hop, and Dance Bootcamp.

We continue to offer private lessons for strings, percussion, brass and woodwind instruments. We have a violin, cello, bass, guitar, piano/keyboard, trumpet, flute, sax, clarinet, and drums.  If you are interested in trying out new instruments or would like to participate in our immersion classes, please let us know.


We are happy to let you know that we have new teachers for our private instructions and immersion classes.  Please join me in welcoming Erica Starr Pringle, our voice coach, and teacher; David Morris, our sax, and beginning piano teacher; James “Booyah” Richards, our lyric writing, music production, and R&B teacher; Neiman Chen, our bass, clarinet, and Intro to Jazz teacher.

We welcome back Ariel Mayormita, our voice and piano teacher, Michael Booker, our trumpet, sax, clarinet, and flute teacher and Daniel Mandrychenko, our guitar, beginning rock band and beginning piano teacher. And lastly our beloved family instructors including John Dandan, Regine Dandan, Franco Dandan and Julieta Cadorniga.


We are observing the President's Day, Monday, February 20th.  All Immersion classes and private instructions will be rescheduled by the teachers.  

The Dandan Youth Orchestra will be playing at Our Lady of the Rosary in Union City on the following dates:
March 1st at 7:00 pm -  Ash Wednesday
April 13th at 7:00 pm - Holy Thursday
April 14th at 7:00 pm - Good Friday
April 15th at 7:00 pm - Easter Vigil

April 16th at 11:30 am - Easter Celebration
Call time is an hour before the performance. Please bring your music stand and a black binder containing your music sheets.
Attire: All black (black top and black bottom)
The rehearsal for Ash Wednesday will be on Tuesday, February 21st   at 7:00 pm. The rehearsals for the holy week will be announced as soon as the details are finalized.  Please confirm your participation with Regine ( or Julieta (

The Spring 2017 performance is tentatively scheduled for the week of May 15th.  


To show our utmost gratitude to those who have donated and helped us, we will dedicate our rooms to specific families this semester.  Studio E will be the Kishimori studio.  The Beginning Piano room will be the Everix room.  The Violin room will be the Kurtz room and the Music Production/Lyric Writing room will be called the The Lair. 


Dandan Performing Arts Center

Phone: 510-200-9360



676 Bockman Road,

San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Monday - Friday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am- 1:00 pm


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