Centre Stage Dance Studio
Tuesday May 17 2022 
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since August 14, 2006

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CSDS Studio Policies

Centre Stage Dance Studio offers a variety of classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, acro, hip hop and musical theatre from beginner to advanced.
Our studio offers a Tiny Tot Rhythms class for preschoolers and exciting and entertaining Adult classes.
For a description of each of the classes we offer - Click here!
Ballet is based on the Russian Vaganova Syllabus. Jazz and tap are based on the C.D.T.A. Syllabus.
The studio offers our very popular OPEN Recreational program for students of all ages who wish to dance for enjoyment, exercise and the pure fun of it!
It is required that all exam students take one ballet class and one GFT/PMT (Ground Force Technique/Paula Morgan Technique) class per week.
Exclusive to Centre Stage are the Ground Force Technique/Paula Morgan Technique classes.
In these classes you will increase your flexibility & strength by improving your technical skills and staying motivated, inspired and feeling totally empowered! Building a strong, solid and safe foundation is the key to peak performance and the longevity of a dancer’s body.
Come experience the difference! Take your dancing to the next level!
Private and semi-private training is also available upon request. Your abilities will be discussed and assessed.
With your best interests in mind, a qualified teacher will be assigned to meet your needs.


CSDS Dress Code

  1. All classes require a black leotard and black studio dance shorts, unless otherwise stated. It is advised to purchase your studio spirit dancewear from CSDS and all other required supplies at Inspirations Dancewear as they have our dress code information on file and the inventory to accommodate our studio.

  2. CSDS dancewear is available at the studio. We will place an order for all of your dancer’s needs at the beginning of the dance season. Please inquire. Order availability is based on quantity required.

  3. Students are required to have their hair up and in a secure bun for all ballet and technique classes. Hair must be pulled back and off the face for all other classes. Please, no play or costume jewelry.

  • JUNIOR – SENIOR (Open & Elite) BALLET classes
    GIRLS: Black leotard, specified pink ballet tights & pink ballet slippers.
    BOYS: White fitted t-shirt or tank top, and black fitted dance shorts, white socks, black ballet slippers.

    GIRLS: Black leotard, black fitted dance shorts, and bare feet or pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes.
    BOYS: White fitted t-shirt or tank top, and black fitted dance shorts, and bare feet orblack ballet slippers, black tap shoes, black jazz shoes.

  • ALL HIP HOP classes
    Funky and comfortable (stretchy) clothing, clean, non-marking runners/sneakers (NO street shoes allowed in the studio). Hats are permitted. No jeans please.

    Fitted dancewear and dance paws



Classes / Terms

  1. Payment must accompany registration to confirm class placement.

  2. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations cannot be accepted for classes that have reached capacity. Students  may opt to be put on the waitlist if a space becomes available.

  3. CSDS reserves the right to combine or cancel classes in the event of low registration/attendance. Class schedules are subject to change.

  4. The Director and/or CSDS staff reserve the right to transfer a student from their class to an appropriate class if they feel the student is not meeting the criteria and requirements of the level, and/or will benefit more in a newly assigned class.

  5. Maximum class sizes, 8-16  students depending on studio capacity, and to ensure individual attention.

  6. All students currently registered in a class and wishing to change classes must first check with the administrative office before participating in the new class. Students may not be able to switch classes if the “new” class is at capacity. The change will also be dependent on the discretion of the teacher/director.



Tuition / Payments / Refunds

  1. All tuition fees for students in the CSDS Open Program MUST be submitted in FULL at the time of registration with either one full-year payment or 3 separate e-transfers DUE NO LATER THAN the 25th of the month prior to the start of a term.  Alternate methods of payment may be accepted (please inquire with our administrative office).  E-transfers to: centrestagedance86@gmail.com  

  2. All tuition fees for students in the CSDS Elite Program MUST be submitted in FULL at the time of registration with either one full-year payment or 3 separate e-transfers DUE NO LATER THAN the 25th of the month prior to the start of a term. 

  3. Any payments made on a monthly basis will be required to be paid a month in advance in an effort to keep all accounts current.

  4. An annual non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per student is payable upon registration.

  5. All fees include 13% HST.




Costume Deposits for Performances

  1. A non-refundable pre-authorized payment of $80.00/per costume dated November 1st of the current dance year for all annual recital costume(s) must be submitted at time of registration.

  2. After November 1st, costume deposits will NOT be refunded.

  3. One additional payment for the balance of your costume(s) must be paid prior to costume pickup (March/April).  

  4. Full payment of costume is still required if you cancel after November 1st, no exceptions.



Annual Recital

  1. Our annual recital is held tentatively at the end of May each year at the Humanities Theatre at the University of Waterloo. Ticket purchases for the show are made through the theatre box office.

  2. All students are invited to take part in all recital shows (usually 2 performances). If you have purchased the costume(s) it is understood that recital participation is expected in respect of the teachers, class work and peers.

  3. Each family will receive a recital newsletter with the details pertaining to the recital at the end of April/early May.



Society of Russian Ballet Examination Fees

  1. Any student registered in the Elite Program must submit the required examination fees set out by The Society of Russian Ballet no later than 6 weeks prior to the exam date and all exam fees are non-refundable.

  2. Extra rehearsal fees in preparation for ballet examinations will apply upon the discretion of the teacher/director at the rate of $15/1hr class.

  3. Dress code for ballet examinations must be adhered to. 

GIRLS: CSDS black studio leotard, specified pink tights and pink ballet slippers (and/or pointe shoes).
BOYS: must wear a white fitted t-shirt or tank top, black dance shorts, white socks and black ballet slippers.
* Please note that Inspirations Dancewear has our dress code information on file. Leotard and shorts to be purchased through CSDS.




Holidays follow the Waterloo Region District School Board calendar, with exception of the Christmas Break. Please note that the studio will be closed on the following days:

Thanksgiving Weekend:
Saturday, October 9 - Monday, October 11 (closed full weekend)

Sunday, October 31 (*evening classes only!)

Christmas Break (2+ weeks):

Tuesday, December 14 - Sunday, January 2 

Family Day:
Monday, February 21

March Break: (1 week)
Monday, March 14 – Sunday, March 20

Easter Weekend:
Friday, April 15, Sunday April 17 and Monday, April 18 

Victoria Day Weekend:
Saturday, May 21 – Monday, May 23 (closed full weekend)




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