Our desire at Center Stage Performing Arts Academy is to enrich your child's life through dance, theater and performing arts.Whether your child takes one class or several, we hope his/her time with us is an enjoyable learning experience.As parents and teachers, we share a responsibility in the growth and development of these students.Therefore, I invite your comments at any time regarding joys and/or concerns you may have about our programming.We will do our best to address any issues you may have.
-Christina Myatt Owner/Artistic Director
Pick-up & Drop-off Procedures: Students eight years of age and under must be escorted into the building before class and retrieved in the lobby after class.Students must wait in the lobby for their ride.They are not allowed to wait outside.Parents are expected to be prompt when picking up students.
Dance Class Dress Codes: Female students are required to wear appropriate dance attire for all dance classes.Leotards, tights, leggings, other athletic wear and correct dance shoes must be worn. Jeans and/or baggy clothing are not permitted.Hair must be up and pulled back away from face in a tight ponytail or bun.
Female students need pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes for Levels 1-3; Levels 4-6 require pink ballet, black tap, and black jazz shoes or sneakers.
Male students may wear bike shorts or athletic pants and fitted T-shirts.
Male students need black ballet and tap shoes for level 1-3, Levels 4-6 require black ballet, black tap, and black jazz shoes or sneakers.
Dance Shoes: Dance shoes may not be worn outside.They are to be worn only in the dance studio.Students should wear regular shoes to class and carry their dance shoes in a bag.Make sure their name is in their shoes.Street shoes should be left in the cubbies provided.
Costumes: Performance costumes are provided for all students.A performance fee may be charged each recital to help purchase new costumes and maintain those already acquired.Students will be asked to supply tights, black tank leotards and other personal items for dance performances.Students may be asked to supply additional items or small fees for theatre productions.
Food and Drink: Food or drink are only allowed in designated areas.Students may have snacks, but we ask that garbage be disposed of properly. Please make certain students bring their own water bottles if desired.
Tardiness: Promptness is important and expected.Classes will start on time.Students should be on time and prepared to begin class.Please use the restroom before class.
Absences and Makeups: Please notify us as soon as possible if you know you are going to miss class.Please call in last minute absences (563) 293-5855, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.If a student misses class tuition will still be charged.Please contact the office for possible makeup classes.If Center Stage cancels a class specific makeup times will be given.
Lost or Stolen Articles: We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.It is suggested students carry a bag and label all personal items with their name.Please check the Lost & Found if you are missing something.
Discipline: A first warning will be given.A second infraction will result in a call to the student's parent/guardian.If the problem persists, the student, parent/guardian,instructor and director will meet to determine whether or not the student will be expelled.
Weather Cancellations: If classes need to be cancelled due to weather, there will be an email alert sent, a text message sent, and a message will be placed on the Facebook page. One winter cancellation is accounted for in the semester. Any weather cancellations over one will be made up. If classes are canceled for any other reason, every effort will be made to notify all students.
General Class Rules:
**use the restroom before class begins **dress appropriately **have hair up and away from face **no gum, food or drink in the studios **be on time **use indoor voices in the studios **always check your tap screws **treat everyone with respect **always be a good listener **always be positive **never say I can't...always try!