The Star Academies

At Centre Stage your child will be placed into one of the STAR ACADEMIES:
The Shimmer Academy (ages 3-6)
The Sparkle Academy (ages 7-10)
The Shine Academy (ages 11+)

Children are placed based off of experience and age. In these academies they are given a schedule that is tailored to them to develop them into an elite and highly-proficient dancer. 

Shimmer Level 1 and 2

1 hour class/week

$99/month

Monday 3-4pm, Wednesday 3-4 pm, or Saturday 3-4pm

Shimmer Level 3 and 4

2 hours of class/week

$199/month

Monday and Wednesday 4-5pm

Learn more about the Shimmer Academy

The Shimmer Academy is where your dancer (aged 3-7) first starts their journey to
becoming a STAR. Shimmer Academy is divided into four levels based off of age.
Students may start at any time within this program but should show mastery of
their level before promotion to the next. With regular attendance, your child will
thrive and should be able to progress from one level to the next each year!


Shimmer Academy is comprised of four levels:

Shimmer 1- Ages 3
Shimmer 2- Age 4
Shimmer 1 and 2 meet one hour per week.
The investment is $99/month


Shimmer 3- Age 5
Shimmer 4- Age 6
Shimmer 3 and 4 meet two hours per week. The investment is $199/month.

Monthly Investment includes:
Registration Fee
Recital Fee
Monthly tuition
1 Costume for the recital
The Shimmer Curriculum: Each class includes Ballet, Tap, Acro


Shimmer Ballet: Shimmer Program is comprised of the award winning American
Ballet Theater curriculum for ballet. This curriculum lays the foundation for our
youngest dancers for a lifetime of grace. The focus is on creative movement and
age appropriate creativity that brings the magic to dance.


Shimmer Tap: The Al Gilbert method is utilized for Sparkle Tap. “Uncle Al” is
considered to be one of the all time greats of tap theory and tap teaching. His
graded technique and choreography help young dancers to develop a sense of
rhythm and patterns. Plus, they are tons of fun.


Shimmer Acro: Your Shimmer dancer will get the benefits of the highly acclaimed
and celebrated Acrobatic Arts curriculum. Acro is a great way to develop strength
and coordination in addition to flexibility. Shimmer dancers learn Acro
fundamentals such as forward rolls and cartwheels. Plus, it’s a great way for active
little ones to get some much needed energy releases. Your Shimmer dancer will
love Acro!


All Shimmer Dancers will perform routines for the recitals in December and again in June.


Shimmer dancers will have celebration and level assessments in July with
advancements each August.

Sparkle Level 1 and 2

4 hours of class/week

$299/month

Monday and Wednesday 5-7pm

Sparkle Level 3 and 4

6 hours of class/week

$349/month

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 5-7pm

Learn more about the Sparkle Academy

In the Sparkle Academy your dancer (age 7-10) is growing in confidence and
technique. She learns to move with grace and fluidity while retaining more
complex choreography. She holds her head high as she learns the value of
committing to and succeeding at her goals. Her sense of teamwork grows. Her
smile truly sparkles on stage as her love of dance and self become intertwined.


Sparkle 1 and 2– Core Program
Ages 7-8
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
Meets for 4 hours per week (2 hours, 2 days a week)
All Inclusive Monthly Investment: $299/month-includes registration, recital fee, monthly tuition, and applicable costume(s) for the show.

Sparkle 3 and 4– Core Program
Ages 9-10
Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary
Meets for 6 hours per week (2 hours, 3 days a week)
All Inclusive Monthly Investment: $349/month-includes registration, recital fee, monthly tuition, and applicable costume(s) for the show.


Sparkle Electives
Ages 7-10
Choose from tap, hip hop, acro*
Each class meets for 1 hour each week
$99/month if electives taken individually
$399/month to take sparkle core classes and all electives


The Sparkle core program is divided into four levels based off of age and skill level.
Students may start at any time within this program but must show mastery of
their level before promotion to the next. With regular attendance, your child will
thrive and should be able to progress from one level to the next each year.


The Sparkle Core Curriculum: Each class includes Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary


Sparkle Ballet: Comprised of the award winning American Ballet Theater
curriculum. This curriculum builds upon a strong foundation emphasizing growth
in strength and technique. Understanding of musicality is developed.
Understanding of correct terminology.


Sparkle Jazz: Utilizing our proven jazz curriculum, students learn kicks, turns,
leaps, and isolations. Progressions across the floor help to incorporate technique
into choreography. Stage presence and charisma are developed.


Sparkle Contemporary: Working with the hottest choreographers of today such as
Travis Wall, Teddy Forance, and Kathryn McCormick, Centre Stage has partnered
with CLI Studios to bring your child the very best that dance has to offer. Your
child will learn rise and fall, expression, emotion, and endurance coupled with
challenging and creative choreography through this award winning program. You
will watch her blossom into a dancer that will truly Sparkle.


The Sparkle Elective Classes- optional additions in the Sparkle Academy


Sparkle Tap: Develop increased rhythm with tap dance. Tap is fun and great for
fine motor skills in the feet and legs.


Sparkle Hip Hop: Learn to lock, pop, and more. The hottest music and the latest
dance trends make hip hop one of the most fun classes around. Rest assured that
choreography and costumes are always cutting edge while still being age
appropriate.


Sparkle Acro: Using the highly acclaimed acrobatic arts curriculum, dancer learn
beginning to advanced skills such as cartwheels, aerials, handsprings. These skills
are an important part of dance and make routines more exciting! *Acro is a
technique only class. Dancers focus on skills and do not learn choreography or get
a costume for this class.

Shine Level 5/6/7/8

7+ hours of class/week

$399/month

Thuesday and Thursday 5:30-8pm AND Saturday 9-11am

Learn more about the Shine Academy

In the Shine Program your dancer (age 11-teen) is blossoming into a confident
dancer and young lady. She often owns the stage with fierceness as she relies on
her skills she has worked so hard to develop. She feels a sense of belonging with
her dance besties. Under the guidance of their dedicated instructors, these
dancers influence each other to be their best. They have fun, work hard, commit,
and to truly SHINE.


The Shine Core Program is divided into levels based off of age, experience, and
skill level. Students may start at any time within this program but must show
mastery of their level before promotion to the next. With regular attendance, your
child will thrive and should be able to progress from one level to the next each
year.


Shine Core Program
Age 11+
Intermediate-Advanced Levels
Ballet, jazz, Contemporary
All Inclusive Monthly Investment: $399/month-includes registration, recital fee, monthly tuition, applicable costume(s) for the show.

Shine Electives
ages 11+
choose from tap, hip hop, acro*
each class meets for 1 hour each week
investment: $99/month if electives taken individually
$399/month to take Shine core classes and all electives


The Shine Core Curriculum: Each class includes Ballet, Jazz, Contemorary


Shine Ballet: Comprised of the award winning American Ballet Theater
curriculum. This curriculum builds upon a strong foundation emphasizing growth
in strength and technique. Understanding of musicality is developed.
Understanding and execution of correct terminology and technique is required.
Mastery of movement is expected. Pointe is introduced for some dancers in levels
5 and 6. Advanced pointe work is developed in levels 7 and 8. Advanced dancers
in Shine Ballet are eligible for pointe solos and lead roles.


Shine Jazz: Utilizing our proven jazz curriculum, students learn kicks, turns, leaps,
and combinations. As dancers progress through Shine jazz, advanced and
complex choreography is introduced and mastered and memory retention is
increased. Dancers explore different styles of jazz including jazz funk, lyrical jazz,
and classical jazz. Choreography is challenging and encourages dancers to grow.


Shine Contemporary: Working with the hottest choreographers of today such as
Travis Wall, Teddy Forance, and Kathryn McCormick, Centre Stage has partnered
with CLI Studios to bring your child the very best that dance has to offer. Your
child will learn rise and fall, expression, emotion, and endurance coupled with
challenging and creative choreography through this award winning program.
Portraying feelings and story telling is explored and understood by Shine Dancers
who are ready for this emotional outlet in their lives. They learn to “leave it on the
dance floor”.