Dance in Leander: Company Auditions July 20th

Are you interested in having your child audition for a competitive dance team?  If your child has been taking dance classes and is wanting a greater challenge, he or she may be ready for a competitive team.  It’s not too late to audition for the 2018-2019 season.

At Center Stage in Leander, we offer competitive dance teams that only require 2-3 hours of dance classes per week depending on age and company team.  Most dance studio teams in the Leander/Cedar Park area require far more hours per week of classes and rehearsals.  At Center Stage, we only require 2-3 hours so that our dancers can participate in other activities outside of the studio such as school dance teams, sports, gymnastics, girl scouts, etc.  Most of our dancers can meet their company requirements in only one or two days per week at the studio leaving other days open for sports, family time, homework, or possibly more dance classes if they choose.

Our company teams start in August with a Company Camp where they do team building activities, technique, and choreography.  Our fall classes begin in September.  The Center Stage company dance teams will be participating in a few local events in Leander during the year – the Old Town Christmas Festival and the Living Leander Expo.  We go to 2-3 dance competitions in the spring time in the area.  This past year we went to Lago Vista, Pflugerville, and Kyle, so you do not have to spend a great deal of money on traveling.

We offer Jazz/Lyrical and Hip Hop dance companies at Center Stage in Leander.  Company members can only have 3 unexcused absences which means company members are in class every week ready to learn.  We don’t have to spend time reteaching choreography; therefore, students learn at a faster rate in company classes.  Company offers a great opportunity for your child to excel in dance!

Our Summer Company Placements for the 2018-2019 season are on July 20th.  There is a $10 audition fee, and your child can audition for as many companies as he/she would like.  A week after placements, we will let you know if your child is ready for company.  If he or she is not ready yet, we will recommend which classes would be best suited for him or her.

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Friday, July 20th

Jazz/Lyrical (ages 4-8) – 5:00-5:30pm

Jazz/Lyrical (ages 9+) – 5:30-6:00pm

Hip Hop (ages 7-9) – 6:00-6:30pm

Hip Hop (ages 10+) – 6:30-7:00pm

Call us at 512-259-0445 for more information.

 

 

Dance in Leander: How to Choose the Best Dance Class for Your Child

Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, musical theater, dance/drill, tumble/pom – how do you choose the right dance class for your child?  At Center Stage, we hear this question often as parents peruse the new fall schedule and sign up for the new year.  There isn’t one right answer; however, we can provide you with a few tips to choose a dance class your child will love.  Here are some things to consider when choosing a dance class.

  1.  What type of dancing does your child do at home?  Does she enjoy classical music and do leaps all over the house?  Maybe she would be interested in a ballet class.  Is she constantly tapping her feet to the beat or does she like to sing and act?  If so, maybe a tap class or musical theater would be best.
  2.  What are her goals for dance?  Is she working toward trying out for a competition team?  If so, we would recommend ballet, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary.  If she would like to try out for a school dance team, we might recommend ballet, jazz, and dance/drill.March 17 074
  3.  We also consider age and level when recommending classes.  Our Ballet I, Jazz I, and Hip Hop I start at age 5.  Our younger students enroll in a Ballet/Tap/Jazz combination class to introduce them to the fundamentals of dance training.charm
  4.  Ballet is often recommended for all dancers as it is the foundation of most genres; however, it is only required of our competitive students.

Most importantly, we want your child to enjoy his or her dance class.  At Center Stage in Leander, we are here to help you find the perfect dance class for your child.  Give us a call (512-259-0445) or stop by (1602 S. West Dr, Leander).  We would love to help!