Our facility allows us to utilize our area for
our programs as well as space for all of your dancewear needs. Since 1995 thousands
of students have taken dance classes in Celina at Center Stage Performing Arts Academy. We started as a very small school
but have grown to become one of the finest dance studios in Celina and the Mercer County area.
We realize as a parent you want the best for your child and have a choice between several different dance
schools in the Celina area. All studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facility and ensure we are
always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible. We use age appropriate costumes, music and movements
in each of our classes. Center Stage was the first studio in Celina to have a suspended wood floor system. It helps prevent
injuries to our dancers. We keep our class sizes small and the owner instructs all students and levels. This helps maintain
a one on one learning environment and personal attention to each student. Our instructor is qualified, committed and caring.
Center Stage is starting its 20th season. We
offer premier instruction in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, choreography, tumbling, pom, hip-hop, modeling,
and baton twirling.
Age Appropriate Costumes, Music, and Movements
Shows, Competitions, Recitals
Center Stage's exciting "Superstars" have
traveled to state, regional, national and international competitions and have been awarded titles for
dance, baton, pom, and show teams. In October this year, our dance teams traveled to Chicago and competed in the Twirltacular
competition and were award "Most Outstanding Team". This past season, thirteen of our teams were awarded 2014 DMA State Championship Awards & two "Outstanding
Ohio State Team" Awards as well as the 2014 Indiana Overall "Most Outstanding Team" award. Last year, nine of our teams were
awarded 2013 DMA National Championship Titles in Georgia. Previously, eleven teams won 2012 Ohio State Championship Titles
and fourteen teams qualified to attend 2012 DMA National Competition held at in North Carolina. There we were awarded
10 National Championship titles! We were also awarded 2 "Ohio State Most Outstanding Team" awards as well as "Best Visual
Effect" Award in Indiana. In 2011, students
were awarded 6 Ohio State Championship Titles and 8 National Championship titles in dance, pom, and baton. In 2006 and 2008,
the students traveled to the NBTA National Competition held at the University of Notre Dame and received TOP 5 recognition
for Senior Dance. We have also competed in several regional dance competitions over the past few years. They attended
the National Encore Talent Competition in 2003 and won four Golds and two Silver as well as 5th Overall National
Junior Small Team Award and won five golds & one silver in 2005. The Senior Superstars have also performed on the
Carnival Cruise Ship "Celebration" in 1998. Our Junior Baton Team traveled to numerous local competitions as well and
were awarded the Overall Best Baton Team travel trophy in 1999, 2001 & 2002. Our Superstar Twirlers, Dancers, and
Pom Pom Team have also won the 2001-2005 WTA National, 2001-2005 WTA Regional, 2001-2005 WTA Ohio State, and 2004 TU
International Championships! Two students also attended and won 1st runner-up at the 2004 World's Most
Beautiful Pageant and four were awarded Top Ten in 2005. One of our students won the 2008 World's Most Beautiful Pageant
(age 0-6) in November. In 2002, one of our soloist won 5th runner-up in the World's Most Beautiful Pageant for
her age division and 2003 Regional Beginner Fancy Strut Champion and 2003 State Beginner and Intermediate Fancy Strut Champions,
2004 Regional Beginner Solo & Advanced Fancy Strut Championships. Two of our students were also awarded 2003 National
Championship Baton titles.
In 2010, our Juvenile Dance Team won the coveted WTA National Title "Dance Team Champions"
for their age division. We also placed Top 10 in the four other divisions they competed in at nationals.
Our students have also gone on to perform in the
Jr. Orange Bowl Parade, Pregame Show for the Superbowl, The Nutcracker Ballet, acceptance to the 2003 National MAAI Modeling
Convention and Competition in New York City, have attended modeling and acting schools, and was awarded a college scholarship
for dance. Four students attended the 2006 State Miss Sunburst Pageant and two were awarded 2nd and 3rd runner-up.
In 2010, one student was chosen to twirl with her college's marching band in South Carolina and one received a track scholarship
at a Division I College in Ohio. One of our students won the "Miss Lake Festival Princess" title in 2011 and this year
one was awarded 2012 "Miss Mercer County" Queen title. We were featured performers for the July 4 Festival in St. Henry as
well as "Taste of Celina".
Our dancers and twirlers won first place for nine years in a row at the Community Days
Center Stage works with students of all ages and abilities, group work as well as soloists in dance and baton.