Parent Info

  • Our email address is dancecentrestage@gmail.com
  • Studio phone number is 626.357.8308
  • Please update your contacts and set your security settings to receive emails from dancecentrestage@gmail.com
  • Email will be used to contact you with information regarding scheduling changes, billing questions etc.
  • If you do not have an email account, please be sure our Front Desk is aware so that you can receive notifications in another manner.
  • Also, be sure to follow our Facebook Page (Centre Stage Dance Academy-CSDA) and Instagram Account (centrestagedanceacademy_csda)
  • Tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Annual Registration Fee is $25 for the first dancer and $20 for each sibling.
  • Tuition will be posted on the 5th of each month. CSDA uses “Studio Director” for all tuition payments. An online account must be set up and a credit card must be on file. Please set up your online account at the following link: https://app.thestudiodirector.com/dancecentrestage/portal.sd
  • If Credit Card/autopay is declined, a $25 fee will be incurred. 
  • Any accounts past due 30 days will suspend all CSDA activities until the account is resolved. 
  • Tuition is based on an average of 4 classes per month. No additional charge applied when a 5th lesson occurs, nor is there a deduction when fewer than 4 classes are held due to a major holiday, absence, or recital. 

       • Students who wish to drop their classes or from the studio must inform the front desk TWO WEEKS PRIOR  to the date of their next tuition in order to avoid the next                month’s billing cycle. If a two-week notice is not given, the client will be charged the following month’s tuition.

Drop in class rate – $20 

1 class/wk = $65 / month 

2 classes/wk = $120 / month 

3 classes/wk = $165 / month 

4 classes/wk = $195 / month

5 classes/wk = $225 / month

6 classes/wk = $255 / month 

7 classes/wk = $275 / month 

8+ “unlimited” classes/wk = $295 month

 

TEENY’S/TOTS/45-MINUTE CLASS TUITION RATES

Drop in class rate = $15 

 1 class/wk = $55 / month 

2 class/wk = $100 / month

3 classes/wk = $135 / month

*30 min class = $45 / month  

 

SIBLING DISCOUNTS 

  • We offer 10% discounts for siblings of current dancers. 
  • Class levels are broken down by age group
  • It is at the discretion of the teacher if your child’s ability will place them with older dancers
  • You should not expect to move up a level each year.  Most dancers spend a few years in each level before progressing. 
  • Some age groups will have different level classes within the age group (intermediate/advanced) these will be differentiated on the schedule, and dancers will move levels at the discretion of their teacher. 
  • TOTS classes are 45 minutes long, all other classes are 1 hour unless otherwise specified.  Every class will include 3-5 minutes of transition time for dancers to change shoes, get a drink of water etc.  This is to ensure every class starts on time!

*Must be these ages by Sept 1st

TOTS •  ages 3-5

MINI • ages 5-6

PETITE  • ages 7-8

JUNIOR • ages 9-11

PRE-TEEN • ages 11-14

TEEN/SENIOR • 12+

ADULT

  • Students will be evaluated during the registration process and during the first few weeks of class to make sure they are in the right level. Placement is based solely on ability and age. This is done at the discretion of the director and instructors. CSDA reserves the right to shift students into other classes if their ability does not match the level of the class, as determined solely by CSDA staff. All decisions are made with the dancers’ best interests at heart!
  • If current dancers wish to advance to more difficult level classes or older age range, you must request a student evaluation. Staff members will then watch the student in their current class and contact you with recommendations and/or a plan for placement. Each dancer and each situation is different, which is why we tailor our response to create truly personalized recommendations. 

All students are eligible to sign up for age-appropriate beginner level classes.

  • Attendance is imperative for consistent progress for the entire class. It is important that your child attend dance class every week. 
  • If injured, your student should come and observe class.
  • There will be NO refunds or credits given for missed classes. These classes can be made up in another age/level appropriate class within 30 days or it will be forfeited. Your tuition must be current to use any makeup classes.  You must be currently enrolled to take make-up classes. .

DROPPING CLASSES

Students who wish to drop their classes or from the studio must inform the front desk two-weeks prior to the date of their next tuition in order to avoid the next month’s billing cycle. If a two-week notice is not given, the client will be charged the following month’s tuition.

  • Private lessons are booked through the front desk staff and Miss Alison

      Rates vary by teacher

DRESS CODE 

  • Please pack your child’s dance shoes and water bottle in a small dance bag. 
  • If you are changing attire/shoes for the next class, it must be done in the 3-5 minutes that the teacher allows. If the change cannot be done in five minutes, you must have appropriate attire and hair for all your classes.

GIRL’S BASIC DRESS CODE

  • All black – bra top, tank top, shorts, or leggings are fine
  • Hair must be up and out of your face 
  • No excessive jewelry 
  • Appropriate shoes matching the style of the class – tennis shoes suggested for Hip Hop

BOY’S BASIC DRESS CODE

  • White T-shirt, or CSDA shirt
  • Black gym shorts, sweat pants, or leggings are fine
  • Appropriate shoes matching the style of the class – sneakers suggested for Hip Hop

BALLET CLASS  DRESS CODE

  • Hair up and out of your face (bun or ponytail) 
  • Black leotard 
  • Pink or toast tights 
  • Ballet Shoes
  • NO shorts/skirts etc

TEENY/MINI/TOTS DRESS CODE

  • Any color leotard
  • Hair must be up and out of your face 
  • No excessive jewelry 
  • Appropriate shoes matching the style of the class 
  • Tutus and Ballet dresses allowed 
  • Tights not required

SHOE RENTAL

  • We have a multitude of used shoes at the studio.  If we have your size and the type of shoe you need, you are welcome to rent the shoes for $2/class.
  • The shoes should be paid for before class and returned after class.  They are not to be taken home.

*We will have “free dress week” twice a semester. Enchanted Dancewear in Monrovia gives CSDA students a 15% discount.

  • Centre Stage Dance Academy expects all dancers and observers to conduct themselves in a manner respectful to others and to themselves at all times. 
  • No rough housing or loud voices are tolerated. 
  • Please respect the classes in progress by keeping the lobby as quiet and clean as possible. 
  • Please do not interrupt the teacher while a class is in session. The Front Desk receptionist is available to assist you or make arrangements for you to speak with an instructor. 
  • Running, tumbling and tapping are not allowed in the studio lobby. 
  • Please supervise siblings at all times and teach them the dance studio lobby etiquette. All observers, regardless of age, are expected to meet these expectations or will be asked to leave, in the interest and respect of the dancers in class. 
  • A dancer’s focus should be on the instructor and their class. Parents who cannot refrain from communicating with or correcting their child through the studio door will be asked to leave. 
  • Please do not sit in front of the front door or bathroom door. 
  • Do not go behind the Front Desk at any time. 

HOMEWORK ROOM

  • If your child needs to utilize the homework room, please inform our office staff. The room is for homework only, not to hang out or get dressed in. 
  • Please tell your child to clean up after themselves. If the homework room is messy and students do not use it for its intended purpose, they will not be allowed to use the room. 
  • No food/drink (except water)
  • No gum
  • No cell phones 
  • No disruptive talking 
  • Use bathroom before or after class 
  • Bring water
  • Be respectful to all classmates, teachers and CSDA staff. 
  • No correcting other students. This is the teacher’s job. 
  • No judging other classmates’ talent or ability. The teacher decides who is able to take class, not you. 
  • Do not hang or lean on the barres. 
  • Be a role model in all aspects. 
  • Be kind.
  • If the teacher feels any of these rules are broken, they have the right to ask a student to sit out and discontinue their participation for the remainder of the class. 
  • It is very important that you maintain a positive attitude and to be respectful toward teachers, choreographers, and other dancers by your body language/demeanor, communication both verbally, and outside of class when on  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and/or Twitter postings. 

Inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and may cause removal from CSDA completely with NO REFUND.

  • If you have any questions regarding your child, please refrain from asking teachers in between classes. Just like your child will need the transition period between classes, so do the teachers. If you have any questions or concerns about your child or the class, please set up a meeting with Miss Alison or request a progress report be sent home with your child. 

       • If a teacher is having any concerns about a student’s in-class participation or behavior, they may request a parent teacher conference or send home a progress report with the student.

  • Parents are not permitted into the dance studio unless invited by an instructor or studio owner
  • Please allow your dancer to enter the studio unaccompanied, sending the clear message that they are to follow the direction of their instructor during their class time.

       • Teeny & Tots classes WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO OBSERVE  the last 10 minutes of classes on the last class of the month. The dates of Observation Weeks are listed in our yearly calendar. If you are unable to come that week, you will not be able to come on another week.

  • Street Parking is available on Olive Ave, or there is Free Parking in the Paragon building parking lot (off E. Walnut).
  • Please DO NOT double park, drop your child off in the middle of the street 
  • Please DO NOT park in the building to the east of CSDA, they will tow you.
  • Please DO NOT pull into the driveway at the front of the studio and park. 
  • Please drop off no more than 5 min early and pick up your child promptly at the end of class.
  • Dancers must come fully dressed and ready to dance. 
  • Sanitizer stations are set up in the lobby and outside each studio. 
  • Students must wait INSIDE the building to be picked up.
  • CSDA reserves the right to cancel a class if fewer than 5 kids are enrolled. CSDA reserves the right to change the schedule and/or cancel classes at any time. Classes are subject to change. Especially with newly scheduled classes, check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Email will be used to contact you with information regarding scheduling, information, class changes, billing questions and important information. Please set your security settings to receive emails from dancecentrestage@gmail.com

Each December CSDA puts on an in-studio holiday recital!  Since there is limited seating in the studio we have multiple shows over the course of four days, and ask dancers to participate in as many shows as possible so each performance is as exciting as the next!  Costumes for this recital are kept simple, and you may have the option to rent OR buy your dancer’s costume.  Parents help put together a hot chocolate bar and reception after each show for families to mingle and congratulate their dancers!  Dates and other details will be emailed to you in the months leading up to the recital.  CSDA also marches in the Monrovia Holiday Parade in December!  Parents and dancers are welcome to join in the parade!

Each June CSDA puts on a recital that showcases what all of the students have been working on over the past year. Below is information about what goes on during the weeks prior to the recital. There will be more info emailed to you as the recital gets closer!

JUNE 2024 Recital Calendar

MARCH

Dancers will begin learning choreography and be measured for costumes. Recital Contracts will be sent out via email.

MARCH 14TH- 

$25/per costume deposit due, signed Recital Contracts due

APRIL 18TH- Opening number T-shirt sizes due

MAY 16TH

Dancers who wish to participate may perform as part of Monrovia Days (not mandatory!)

Opening Number T-shirt payment due ($20/each)

 

SATURDAY JUNE 1st – 

TICKETS GO ON SALE AT CSDA AT 10AM

COSTUMES PAYMENTS ARE DUE IN FULL

JUNE TUITION WILL BE PROCESSED JUNE 1ST (not the 5th like most months)

Tuition and costumes must be paid in full before you will be able to purchase tickets

 

JUNE 3RD – 6TH  SPIRIT WEEK (REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE)

TICKETS ON SALE AT CSDA during regular studio hours.

 

FRIDAY JUNE 7TH 

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOSHOOTS more info coming soon

$45 per costume you want to be photographed in

This photoshoot is NOT required

 

SATURDAY JUNE 8TH 

DRESS RUN THROUGH AT CSDA WITH GROUP PHOTOSHOOT

Show running order will be emailed in June, dancers should arrive in their first costume with hair and make up done. Please be sure all costumes and shoes are labeled. We suggest bringing your dancers things in a small box or basket. Hair should be in a CSDA bun with a center part.

Tots can wear their hair in a ponytail or half up half down.

We will have a photographer at the studio to take photos of each group before they perform their routines. These photos will be available on our Facebook page and are free!

 

MONDAY JUNE 10TH  RUN THROUGH AT CSDA – Time TBA

No hair and makeup or costumes!

 

TUESDAY JUNE 11TH –  RUN THROUGH AT CSDA- Time TBA

No hair and makeup or costumes!

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12th 

TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL @ HAUGH PAC, CITRUS COLLEGE

Not required for Tots

Mandatory for CSDA Comp Team

Highly suggested for ALL dancers! (including Tots)

No Parents allowed in the building for this rehearsal

3:45 ARRIVE AT THE HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

There is a $5 parking fee. You may want to consider carpooling. Parking permits can be

purchased at the Kiosk by the theatre

Look for Miss Debbie in the garden patio to find out where to go for your dressing room.

Dressing rooms are assigned, and you may not switch rooms!

You will need to sign in and out of every rehearsal, so we know when you are on campus and

when you have left. Sign in’s will be at each dressing room

4:00 TECH/DRESS REHEARSAL

*While this rehearsal may seem “unimportant” if your child is only in a couple of numbers, I think

it is actually SUPER important! Remember, this is a 1400 seat theatre and for many the very first time they will step on a stage, be “blinded” by the stage lights and not have a mirror to watch their friends if they forget a step. This extra day at the theatre gives them one more chance to practice before their friends and family get there on Friday.

This is a Dress Rehearsal. Costumes, hair and makeup should be done for this rehearsal.

There is no set dinner break for this rehearsal, so parents please pack a dinner or bring food for them. They will be allowed to go to the garden patio when they have a small break between routines.

If your child is only in a couple of routines, they will be able to leave as soon as their routine is done.

9:00 REHEARSAL ENDS

Parents please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to rehearsal ending so that no staff member is required to stay late. Thank you.

 

THURSDAY JUNE 13th

DRESS REHEARSAL @ HAUGH PAC, CITRUS COLLEGE

Mandatory for all CSDA dancers

Parents are allowed to come in and take pics and videos of this dress rehearsal. There is a $5 fee per person for the dress rehearsal. This fee goes directly to the added hours for the janitor. Please no food or drink in the audience.

This is a dress rehearsal. Costumes, hair and makeup should be done for this rehearsal.

3:45 ARRIVE AT THE HAUGH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Same as Tuesday! There is a $5 parking fee

Miss Debbie will be in the garden patio to help you find your dressing rooms. No switching rooms allowed.