So your child is interested in taking dance classes. You may have searched our website and noticed there are a lot of classes from which to choose. If you are … Continue reading How to Choose a Local Dance Class
Happy New Year! A new year means new possibilities, new goals, and new friendships. We look forward to seeing what 2016 has in store for us at Center Stage. 2015 … Continue reading Leander Center Stage – 2015 in Review
With temperatures still in the 90s, we can’t quite tell that fall has rolled around. Fall brings cooler temperatures, new school years, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly, a new dance year!
The start of a new dance year brings exciting changes, opportunities, and a renewed love for dance. It’s not that we really lose our love for dance throughout the year, but by the end of the year the teachers and the students alike are really tired of hearing their recital or competition songs for the 100th or more time. Throughout the summer, the teachers search and search and then search some more to find the perfect song for each of their classes. They then begin thinking about choreography and costumes and creating their visions for the recital. As they get to know their dancers, they make adjustments to their choreography to make sure each dancer is feeling both confident and challenged. It’s exciting!
From our youngest to our oldest dancers, the new dance year brings opportunity for growth as a dancer as well as the opportunity to make new friends. We love watching our youngest dancers come into the studio with their pink tutus and huge smiles! We also love watching our older dancers hanging out with their dance friends in the lobby talking about what they did over the summer. We watch our new company dancers coming in with a bit of nervousness, but those nerves soon turn to smiles as they get to know the other dancers on their team. It’s exciting!
This year we have added new teachers as well as an office manager, Monica. You all will see Monica around the studio. She is looking forward to getting to know all of our Center Stage families. You will also see some new faces as we have added three new teachers – Cornesha, Alissa, and Emma. These ladies are all excited to be a part of the Center Stage family. You can read a little more about their backgrounds on our website.
We thank you all for choosing Center Stage! We look forward to a great new dance year together (and cooler temperatures too)!
Competition season is here! After all the time spent preparing for competition, it should be a fun, rewarding experience both for the dancers and the parents. One way to help … Continue reading How to Pack a Competition Dance Bag
It’s been quiet on the blog lately. We have been really busy getting all settled into our new dance home. We finished up the studio and passed all our inspections in just the nick of time. You know how they rush around to make all the final touch ups on those home improvement shows. Well, it was exactly like that. My husband and I along with friends and family spent many long days and late nights in the studio getting it ready to open on time. Somehow, to our surprise, we did open on time! We had a wonderful open house celebration, and then our doors opened in September to all of our amazing dance families.
Halloween at the studio was a lot of fun. Students and teachers came dressed in costumes. It was a fun week seeing all of our dancers come to class in all of their cute costumes.
Some of our competition teams performed at the Living Leander Expo at the end of November. We love having a chance to perform for our community. This was their first performance of the year. They are looking forward to performing their dances several more times as competition season is approaching.
In December, we hosted a Tumbling Toy Drive to collect toys for A World for Children foster/adoption agency. Our students brought wonderful toys to donate. Then we had fun working on tumbling skills. It was a fun event, and we collected a lot of toys to donate.
The new studio is definitely starting to feel like “home”. When you walk in, you can see students hanging out together in the lobby waiting for class to start or gathering on the front porch on nice days after class. You can see parents talking in the hallway as they watch their children in class. And, of course, you can see lots of dancing going on in the dance studio rooms. A feel of energy and community and friendship has already found its way into the walls. Yes, we most definitely are loving our new dance home.
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Providing quality dance classes to the Leander/Cedar Park/Liberty Hill area since 2004
Watching the trusses being placed was a bit like watching an aerial performance. They were lifted into the air, spun around, and placed in their perfect spot to make the … Continue reading Dance of the Trusses