Center Stage Dance Studio was founded in 1988 by owner, Sherry Federan. Center Stage consisted of only one room when it opened its doors, and through the years the business has increased to its current size. Our recently built Northfield location is 12,000 square feet, with five large dance rooms. We have a kids cafe, lounge, girls' locker room, and study room. All of our dance rooms include custom marley covered sprung floors, full-length mirrors, and the best sound systems! We are so proud of our new location and are so excited to be celebrating 34 years of dance education in Northfield!

Our Mission:

To provide quality dance instruction that is both educational and inspirational to children from the community and surrounding areas. From recreational dance to serious study, correct technique is always encouraged. We believe in teaching through positive reinforcement and know that children learn best in this environment. We have a studio where dancers of any age can feel part of an extended family; a safe space for dancers to learn and explore their passion for dance.

Confidence. Strength.
Determination. Success.


Dance Programs:

Looking to find your child the most well-rounded dance program? You've come to the right place! Center Stage has been creating strong, confident dancers for over 30 years. Our staff of highly trained professionals gives students the tools they need from ages 2-18. We strive to give children a unique learning experience suited to their abilities and desires.



For children looking to move, shake, jump, and have a good time, our recreational program offers an abundance of classes, age levels, and scheduling options. We offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics to any dancer interested in learning skills and technique, and having fun in the process! All recreational dancers have the chance to perform in our annual end-of-the-year dance recital held at a local high school, where they will perform a dance that they have worked on throughout the year with their class. All dancers wear costumes, perform in front of our audience of friends and families in the community, and get the chance to feel like a star! If you are a parent that is new to the world of dance, we encourage you to give your child a start in our recreational program!


Prep Teams:

Center Stage also offers a step between recreational dance and competition called Prep Teams. Dancers must have previous dance experience in order to be in a Prep Team. Students who are interested in trying out competition for the first time can be placed in an appropriate Prep Team class in which they will learn a dance and bring it to one dance competition in April. This is the perfect environment for those students and parents that want to take the next step in dance, without making the large commitment associated with competition. Prep Team dancers will begin learning their competition routine earlier than recreational dancers and will focus more on gaining technique skills and strength needed to become a competition dancer.



For the more serious dancer, our extensive competition program of over 140 dancers is one of the most well-respected programs in Ohio. Competition dancers attend three regional competitions per year as well as one national competition every other year. Our company dancers also attend dance conventions and masterclasses throughout the year to learn new styles, work on technique, and make connections with leading choreographers and teachers in the dance industry. Hundreds of CSDS dancers have won scholarships from dance conventions to train at professional dance studios in New York City and Los Angeles. We have helped a multitude of dancers go on to major in dance on a collegiate level, and currently have students dancing at New York University, SUNY Purchase, Marymount Manhattan, Point Park University, Pace University, University of Arizona, University of the Arts, The Ohio State University, and more. Several of our alumni students are living in Los Angeles, working as professional dancers, and are signed with top dance agencies. We have even had dancers go on to careers on Broadway and in television. If students wish to pursue a career in dance, Center Stage Dance Studio has the resources and knowledge to help them achieve that goal!

With three different levels of programs to choose from, Center Stage Dance Studio has the perfect class level for each and every dancer! New students are encouraged to try any class in our recreational program for free before signing up!





Our three locations give us the ability to offer small class sizes with more personalized attention and encouragement from our teachers.



From beginner through advanced, we have the perfect class and teacher for each and every student. We offer an incredibly wide range of classes in many different styles of dance.



Our faculty includes teachers who have worked professionally as dancers, judged dance competitions throughout the country and trained extensively in the styles of dance that they teach at our studio.



Our staff members are always available to answer questions and help parents.



We hold one of the most professional end-of-the-year dance recitals in Ohio, where our students to present all of the material they have learned to friends and family.



Our competition program is one of the most well respected programs in Ohio. We are 2009-2017 national champions!



All of our dance rooms can be seen on our viewing monitors in the parents' lounge area. Watch your child take class anytime!



Each of our rooms include full length mirrors so that students can see their whole body and work to self correct their technique. 

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