About us.

CORE Dance Company was founded by Leslie Baumberger, Stacy Estrada, Rose Patti and Zheila Pouraghabagher in August of 2010 when American Dance closed its doors after 38 years of providing young dancers a place to study and perform.

These former long time teachers and dancers vowed to continue the high quality dance training and performance opportunities by founding CORE Dance. Together these four highly regarded teachers have over 70 years of experience teaching and directing dancers both in and out of San Luis Obispo county.

CORE Dance offers classes for all interested dance students and encourages all dancers to join us at CORE for a wonderful experience in dance training. In addition to the ballet based dance training CORE offers, we also offer performance opportunities for beginners through advanced levels, and for children, starting at age 2, through adults.  CORE Dance currently has the largest and most diverse performing groups on the entire Central Coast.

Our mission is to inspire the community to dance!


Stacy, Zheila and Leslie
CORE Dance Owners