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About Us

We teach real dance.  And it’s fun.

Center Stage Dance is a fun, creative, non-competitive studio that offers structured dance lessons with a focus on technique, body control, and spatial awareness. We offer traditional ballet, tap, and jazz classes in which we place an emphasis on showmanship, stage direction and blocking, and backstage etiquette.

And we have a lot of fun!  Sometimes we forget we’re actually learning!  Our recreational dance studio welcomes students at all levels, and we encourage one’s personalbig crowd best.  We get to know personally every student and have a great rapport with our dance parents.  We pride ourselves on maintaining a relaxed, motivating, drama-free environment for our dancers AND their families.

We love our dance families.  And it shows.

Center Stage Dance offers its families a positive dance experience at affordable prices.  Throughout the year, we celebrate holidays together, enjoy participating in the Hernando Christmas Parade, and we put on an annual production like no other!  Strong, consistent communication with our families is important to us, and we make it easy to stay in the know about what’s going on and what’s coming up. We hug, we encourage, and we reward. Our goal is to ensure our dancers and their families feel special every time we get the chance.

We are qualified to teach.  And we love it.

Amanda Herring, Studio Director/Instructor, brings over 30 years of dance experience to her students. Her lifetime love of dance and performance inspired the Center Stage Dance concept.  Ms. Amanda adores teaching the youngest ballet, tap, and creative movement Center Stage dancers.  She also teaches tap to all levels, oversees studio operations, and creates and delivers a first-rate, entertaining annual production!

Kirstin Kelly, Sr. Instructor,  urges strong technique and a solid work ethic while fostering the love of dance is every dancer.  Her quality of instruction is no doubt the result of her dance education and professional experience.  And her ability to bring out the artistic expression and confidence in a dancer is the result of her passion for dance and her wish to instill that passion in every student.  Kirstin teaches ballet, jazz, lyrical/contemporary styles, and musical theater.

We have a well-appointed studio.  And it rocks.

20121019_170817From the floating floor and the sound system to the parent waiting area and the heights of each ballet barre, the Center Stage Dance studio was carefully and deliberately crafted with dancers and families in mind.

The music library is extensive, over 24 feet of mirrors allows for self- awareness and improved lines, and the décor lends itself to a comfortable, inspiring environment. Parents may even view dancers in the studio on a closed-circuit television from the waiting area.

We want you happy.  And we mean it.

If you’re contemplating how to choose a dance school, we encourage you to always visit the studio you’re considering, meet the instructors, and ask the opinions of those already enrolled.  In a highly competitive market, we understand that you have choices, and we are grateful that you took the time to consider Center Stage Dance.  We’re thrilled that you want to dance, and we hope you find the studio that’s right for you.boys tap class

The Center Stage Dance Mission

It is the mission of Center Stage Dance to provide dance instruction within a structured, disciplined framework while fostering the joy of dance in our dancers.  We wish to inspire, motivate, energize, and empower each student to develop a work ethic necessary for reaching personal goals, building confidence, and being successful in life.

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