Professional dance instruction for all ages
Center Stage Dance Academy is passionately committed to inspire a lasting love & appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances & innovative choreography while providing first rate professional dance training in a safe, encouraging environment so our dancers can thrive and become well-rounded, confident & accomplished with superb work ethic and proper etiquette.
We strive to provide each dancer with the perfect combination of family values, professionalism, creativity, technique, discipline, inspiration and fun. Whether your interests are to learn the art of dance just for fun, as a matter of a healthy exercise regime, or to be member of one of our competitive companies, we have a class for you.
Center Stage offers a wide variety of classes and skill levels for ages 2 through adult. We also offer recreational through professional level classes. Dancers are encouraged to take ballet as part of their dance curriculum as this is the basis of all styles of dance. Because of this, most of the Level I classes incorporate ballet into the curriculum. Center Stage wants their dancers to have a well rounded base of dance technique to ensure success in their dance career.
Center Stage Dance Academy’s philosophy is to offer top quality instruction from an amazingly talented and experienced staff at a reasonable fee in order to allow each individual to experience the art and love of dance.
Typically, Fall sessions focus on building a dancer’s technique and strength. At the conclusion of the fall session, students are evaluated and placed in the proper technique level for the Winter/Spring session. Winter/Spring is the time when registered dancers begin preparing for their elective participation in the annual summer dance recital.
Joffrey Ballet School’s Outreach and Collaboration Program
Center Stage is part of a select group of schools that have been chosen for the Joffrey Ballet School’s outreach and collaboration program. This will allow us to have Master Joffrey Ballet School Instructors teach master classes and/or private lessons and build a relationship with Joffrey and possibly be considered for the audition tour program. This invitation is limited to only a few studios per state!
Studio built with each dancer in mind
Center Stage Dance Academy has been offering dance classes in various locations within the Huntley/Lake in the Hills area since 2000.
Our facility offers four dance studios with state-of-the-art wood sprung dance flooring. The wood spring sub floor covering provides a safe dance environment built to reduce the amount of stress on the dancer’s body and joints. Each of the four studios is also equipped with mirrors, ballet bars and sound system. Window viewing and TV viewing is available for three studios. Visibility is vital to gain a better understanding of what your dancer is learning throughout class and throughout the entire session.
Our teaching staff is expertly trained in proper dance warm-up techniques and body strengthening in order to take every measure to prevent injury and promote long and successful dance careers.
Studio Floor Info
Why we have sprung dance floors? The sprung dance floor system absorbs the shock and impact of regular dance movement. This benefits our students and teachers by reducing fatigue while preventing injury which typically results from dancing on hard, unforgiving surfaces such as concrete, tile, hardwood and brick.
A sprung floor is a floor that absorbs shock giving it a softer feel. Such floors are considered the best available for dance and indoor sports and physical education. They enhance performance and greatly reduce injuries. Modern sprung floors are supported by foam backing or rubber feet, while the traditional floors are cushioned mechanically.
Center Stage is an extraordinary dance studio that we are truly blessed to be a part of. ”
My daughter has been a member of Envision for 3 years and dance is her passion. Envision has instilled her with valuable qualities such determination, responsibility, discipline and hard work! She LOVE, LOVE, LOVES her instructors. Debbie and all of the team instructors inspire our kids to learn and grow as confident dancers while having fun doing it! The growth I have seen in my daughter not only as a dancer but a person has been tremendous! Even my 6 year old son dances at CSDA in Alvin’s hip hop class and loves every minute of it!!!
We could not ask for a better studio and we highly recommend CSDA to anyone who is looking for their child to learn all forms of dance in a positive and safe environment!”
Thanks for all you do for the girls!”
My husband has noticed that Addison finally has a passion for something. All she talks about is dance, and buying dance stuff. She loves dance and wants to do what the “Big Girls” do when she gets older. She is so excited to watch the dances and check out all the costumes. And then proceeded to tell me how many classes she thinks she should be in next year.”