Preschool to Professional - We Have A Class For You
Centerstage is now offering a 30-minute creative movement and music class for parents and children ages walking to 2 1/2. Children, along with an adult, will enjoy various creative movement and music activities geared to help the very young develop motor, social and listening skills. This class does not perform in the recital and no special clothing or shoes are required.
Preschool 3 & 4 years
Kathy Coughlin has developed her preschool program through many years of study. Our Kidzdance Program was developed for children ages 3 and 4 to help them learn to love dance while teaching basic body awareness and how to communicate physically. These classes teach personal discipline, graciousness, a positive self-image, locomotive skills, physical control, group cooperation, imagination, quality of movement, problem solving, and physical wellness!
Tap classes focus on learning rhythm, tempo and basic through advanced Tap steps. Fine motor skills are developed with Tap as well as an appreciation for music. We also offer Contemporary Tap classes which focus on tap history and styles created by great tap dancers such as Leon Collins, Buster Brown and many more.
All ballet classes concentrate on core ballet concepts such as technique, strength, rhythm and musicality. We recommend that all students who take Jazz, Modern or Contemporary, also take ballet as it is core of all dance movement.
Pointe classes are for dancers who have taken ballet at an intermediate/advanced level. Pointe may only be taken when the body and feet are strong and physcially developed. Dancers can be physically injured if their feet and legs aren't developed enough to handle a pointe shoe.
Kathy Coughlin will speak with each student individually to let them know when they are ready for pointe. This is for the health and safety of your dancer.
Jazz dance is an American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular styles. Students work on placement and technique while learning popular street and video moves. This class consists of floor stretches, leaps, turns and dance combinations. Jazz students are also encouraged to study ballet.
These popular classes provide the latest and greatest hip hop styles of today. Hip Hop is authentic dance expression which combines high-energy street movements and dance styles that stem from African movement and attitudes.
In this class the student will experience a fast paced-upbeat atmosphere while learning a variety of age appropriate movements that range from old school to new school hip hop. Hip Hop is comprised of both rigid and relaxed body movements creating an intense cardio workout that is great for the body and mind!
Boys Hip Hop classes are also available!
Acro combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatic elements. Acro classes include flexibility and conditioning exercises, mixed with gymnastic elements, to create strong and versatile dancers. Centerstage has instructors certified through Acrobatic Arts - to see more about our acro program please visit us here
Modern is a contemporary dance form based on movement that is parallel and grounded. This class encompasses many different movement styles, including techniques derived from Horton, Limon and Graham. This class ranges from very natural to very unusual.
Modern students are strongly encouraged to study ballet.
A blend of Jazz, Ballet and Modern, this class interprets the lyrics of songs through the body. Students develop a sense of self and body awareness through the creativity and movement of dance and song.
The dramatic content and beautiful lines that are required in lyrical dance is the reason that student needs ballet class as prerequisite to lyrical.
Contemporary dance is a genre that pulls from modern and ballet but also omits the "structured form/technique" that is required in those dance forms. Contemporary Fusion is more of an earthy and free flowing form of dance with elements of modern, jazz, ballet and lyrical, creating a style that unique to itself!
This class is for dancers who have explored many forms of dance and would like to let loose and explore their body through this fusion class. Students that would like to take Contemporary Fusion are strongly encouraged to study ballet.
Private lessons at are a great way to get one-on-one training with the dance style and teacher of your choice. The benefits of private dance lessons include:
- One-on-one attention from the instructor of your choice;
- Greater opportunity for answers to questions, concerns, issues;
- Learn at your own pace as opposed to keeping up with a class, or waiting for the class to catch up;
- Student based approach, which challenges students to pick up fast and correct mistakes effectively;
- Allowing the instructor to fine-tune technique and skill (such as posture, frame and footwork);
- Greater attention to nuance and styling to improve stage presence
At Centerstage, private classes are offered when studio's and teachers are available. Please email us about setting up a private sessions or speak with the teacher of your choice directly to find a time that works for you! We offer 30, 60 or 90 minute sessions in the dance style of your choice.
Ballet Barre Workout
This class is open to adults and teens. The barre workout will challenge you in an new and innovative way. Built on the methods of professional dancers, this workout is safe while pushing your body to new levels. It focuses on tapering and creating long, lean muscles, lifted gluts, a strong core and improves strength and flexibility.
This class will provide you with a Certified Dance/Ballet Instructor who will give detailed instructions of proper technique and placement. No dance experience needed. All levels welcome!
- Tuesdays: 7:15pm -8:00pm
- Fridays: 9:00am - 9:45am
ZUMBA classes are pay as you go. $6 for a drop in class or $50 for a 10 class punch card!